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Forclaz Men's MT500 Windbreaker Jacket

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Keep well protected during excursions in the mountains with this warm and breathable softshell windproof jacket!

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About this item:

  • Weight: 1.3 lbs (600 g) in size L
  • Fabric with tight weave so you can wear a backpack without any risk of tearing.
  • Built-in windproof membrane for maximum protection.
  • 2 x Hand Pockets + 1 x Chest Pocket with Zip fastening.
Model: 8370292

Product Features

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Keep well protected during excursions in the mountains with this warm and breathable softshell windproof jacket!

A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Windbreaker Jacket in use
A photo of the Forclaz Men's MT500 Windbreaker Jacket in use

Abrasion resistant

Fabric with tight weave so you can wear a backpack without any risk of tearing.

Windproof

Built-in windproof membrane for maximum protection.

Warmth

Comfortable from 50°F (10°C) to 45°F (7°C) when worn as 2nd layer Fleece.

Ventilation

Zipped air vents that help to eliminate the heat generated by the body

Breathability

Underarm panel that lets the water vapour generated by the body pass through

Water repellent

Treated surface to prevent water from seeping into the fabric.

Weight

Weight: 1.3 lbs (600 g) in size L

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My son doesn’t…

My son never leaves him

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I made a…

I did a 200km hike over 9 days in Puy en VELAY in mid-May 2024. I had a warm jacket, and I preferred to leave with this mid-season jacket. The only problem is the start of fluffing under the armpits, caused in my opinion because I swing my arms a lot with my sticks, hence the friction. I took several short showers and the water-repellent side worked well. Like any walker, heavy rain = poncho. good thermal protection, this does not exempt the wearing and adaptation of underwear according to the conditions of the day. Significant improvement for me; the zipped pocket on the chest should be able to accommodate such a cell phone. therefore not used. In summary, great value for money

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very good quality and…

very good quality and great design, very good hold

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Very effective against…

Very effective against the wind.

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After a week…

After a week of use, a seam came loose and traces of friction appeared on the back with the backpack.

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trekking jacket

meets expectations

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First impressions

For now, it is difficult for me to assess the functionality. First impressions: protects against wind and light rain, narrow sleeves (easy to tuck into another jacket, but a bit difficult to tuck into the long sleeve of a sweatshirt), small, horizontal pocket for a phone! Very uncomfortable in my opinion.

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Well-fitting, tight hood, soft pockets. I recommend

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Very good value for money…

Very good value for money

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Second coat, same poor quality

I bought this case in blue but I was disappointed with the quality, after a 10km walk it started to get pilling in the friction areas. I thought I might have been unlucky with the specific case, the case is visually beautiful and as I liked it I decided to buy another one, in black. I thought maybe this one would be better, wrong!! The color changes but the poor quality remains. This happened precisely the same in the same areas. Too bad, the case is actually pretty…

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Low quality product

Poor quality in the materials used, after a walk of around 10km the friction areas under the arms began to pill.

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In the top

In the top

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very good, protects perfectly…

very good, protects perfectly from wind and cold. Very good value for money

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The jacket is windproof but not waterproof

This softshell jacket, which states in the title that it is wind and waterproof, unfortunately turns out to be NOT waterproof when used. Too bad, because the reason for purchasing was that we needed a jacket that was both wind and waterproof for our trip to Scandinavia. The fit is excellent and in our opinion it is suitable for both men and women. The jacket is warm as long as it doesn't rain. The jacket is splash-proof, but if it rains you will be soaking wet. We tested the jacket in the Ardennes. Unfortunately, we now have two NOT waterproof but largely windproof jackets, which are not suitable for our trip. If you are just looking for a windproof jacket, this is a great option. The sleeves are of good length, the fabric is fine and so is the finish. The jacket fits quite tightly, as usual with softshell jackets.

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good windproof but it tears easily but if you are careful it is a good product

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Additional Product Information

Composition

Main fabric: 95.0% Polyester, 5.0% Elastane ; Outer fabric: 93.0% Polyester, 7.0% Elastane ; Pocket: 100.0% Polyester ; Hem: 93.0% Polyester, 7.0% Elastane ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane ; Cuff: 80.0% Polyamide, 20.0% Elastane

What is softshell?

It is a warm protective jacket that protects you from the wind and a short downpour (about 30 minutes) of light rain or snow.The fabric used is an assembly of 3 materials: a breathable and windproof micro-porous membrane sandwiched between the water-repellent outer side and the inner face composed of a comfortable and warm fleece.

Thermal comfort and windproof

The wind makes you feel considerably colder.With an outside temperature of 32°F (0°C) and a 10 mph wind, the perceived temperature is 14°F (-10°C).InchWindproofInch components fight the uncomfortable effects associated with this Inchfreezing effectInch. Extremely effective at reducing heat loss by creating a barrier against the wind

Breathability

The main fabric used throughout the jacket, except at the sides, has a windproof membrane with a breathability of 2814 g/sqm for 24 h (according to the JIS 1099 A standard).

Water repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)

The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight and breathable. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with use.The water-repellent property can be reactivated by putting the jacket in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes on low heat.

Recommended additional product

Wash-in product that restores the water-repellent propertiesIt restores the water-repellent properties of the fabric and optimises the performance of your garment throughout its lifetime.

Jacket hem drawcord.

Elastic drawcords and toggles.

Pocket system

2 hand pockets + 1 chest pocket with zip fastening.

Product testing

This jacket was developed in partnership with mountain professionals (AEM: Mountain Guides).

Origin

Imported

 

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