Men's Mountain Backpacking Waterproof Jacket Trek 700
Best compromise between resistance and lightness
Men's Mountain Backpacking Waterproof Jacket Trek 700 designed for trekkers in the mountains over several days (e.g. rockies).
Waterproof jacket using the combination of a lightweight, breathable fabric and a sturdy fabric to help protect you from the elements.
Combination of 2 fabrics resistant to 10,000 mm water pressure after 5 washes
The hybrid construction reduces the weight to 500 g in size L.
Use of a robust fabric (147 g/m²; 70 denier) on the areas to be protected.
Double slider, water-repellent ventilation zipper under the arms.
Freedom of movement
Preformed elbows, adjustable hood, pockets accessible with a backpack
RET < 8 for the lightest fabric; RET < 12 for the most resistant fabric
2 hand pockets (with a mobile phone compartment in the right one)
Folds into its hood and stays compressed with a hook.
Combination of a strong and protective fabric (147 g/m²; 70 denier) on areas to be protected from friction (shoulders, outer arms, front and back hems) and a light and breathable fabric (109 g/m²; 20 denier) elsewhere.
Back 2 cm longer than the front to ensure maximum protection and to cover the thermal layer 2 underneath if necessary.
Completely adjustable hood height and depth.
Semi-rigid visor with integrated mesh headband to provide a high level of protection and support.
The high stand-up collar effectively protects the lower face.
2 hand pockets that remain accessible even when carrying a backpack and waterproof YKK AquaGuard zipper fastening.
There is a mesh mobile phone pocket inside the right pocket.
Features a waterproof YKK AquaGuard zipper along the entire length with an inside flap providing protection from the wind. Folded under-flap on the hem to facilitate the fastening of the zipper.
Double slider allowing opening from the bottom of the jacket.
Soft fabric flap at the top of the collar to protect the chin.
Double tightening with an elastic drawstring and toggle at the hem.
Velcro-adjustable sleeves covering the wrist.
The gusset on the wrist makes it easy to wear gloves with the jacket.
Water resistance of the fabric
The resistance of a fabric is measured using water pressure expressed in water column mm (test based on ISO 811). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a waterproof rating of 2,000 mm is able to resist the pressure exerted by 2,000 mm of water (roughly equivalent to a 2-hour rain shower).
With a water resistance greater than 10,000 mm, the TREK 700 over-jacket provides an extremely high degree of water resistance.
Water resistance of the jacket
The water resistance of the jacket was tested under rainfall of 450 Liters of water/m²/hour for 4 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a thunderstorm in the mountains.
Breathability of the fabric
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance, or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more the water vapour generated by physical activity evaporates, and the higher the fabric's breathability.
It is considered that if:
* RET < 9 = very breathable fabric
* 9 < RET < 12 = breathable fabric.
Here are the breathability values of the Trek 700 jacket:
RET < 8 for the lightest fabric
RET < 12 for the most resistant fabric
This jacket has been tested and validated in the field in genuine conditions. It was worn for 5 weeks by several people who undertook the Grande Traversée des Alpes (GTA) in late spring 2017.
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide\r\nOuter fabric : 100.0% Polyester\r\nYoke : 100.0% Polyamide\r\nPocket : 94.0% Polyester, Pocket : 6.0% Spandex
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