Men's Mountaineering Jacket Features:
Fabric resistant to 10 000 mm water pressure after 5 washes
Durable fabric (147 g/sqm), jacket with reinforcements on shoulders and hips
9<RET<12 breathable membrane under arms for extra ventilation
Freedom of movement
Ergonomic cut, preformed elbows, adjustable hood
Hood can be worn with a helmet. Two-way zip for easy access to harness
Life cycle comparison: Men's waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
We measure a fabric's resistance to a water column, in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure resistance, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with 2000 mm waterproof rating can resist 2000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours). With waterproofing over 10 000 mm, the Mountaineering Light jacket offers an extremely high level of waterproofing.
The Alpi jacket was approved in a shower test under 100 litres of water / sqm / hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture, generated by an active body, is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
We consider that if
- RET < 9 = highly breathable fabric
The Mountaineering jacket has a RET between 9 and 12
On top of the main fabric's breathability, the choice of including mesh lined pocket helps to improve the jacket's thermal comfort, whilst helping to create air flow inside jacket by opening pockets.
The taped zip under the arms, helps to create air flow once opened, to further enhance ventilation.
The adjustments at lower end of jacket (tightens with elasticated drawcord and toggle) and cuffs (rip-tab strap) allow you to adjust the air flow through these areas.
The pockets are positioned to be used as hand warming as well as for being accessible when wearing a harness over the jacket. The Alpi Light jacket is also comes with a chest pocket and an inner zip pocket.
The Alpi jacket's main zip is a new generation zip that offers the same waterproofing as the classic silicone zips (similar to the pocket zips) while being more flexible, which improves the jacket's compression when packed away. Plus, this zip is easier to handle, which helps to make it longer lasting. The 2-way zip allows you to use a harness under the jacket. The zip pulls are easier to handle with gloves.
The Alpi jacket's hood is large enough to wear over a mountaineering helmet. It is height and depth adjustable according to your needs. A semi-rigid visor offers better forehead and eye protection. The high collar provides protection for the lower part of your face.
A rating for comparing products environmental impact
Product's environmental impacts are calculated throughout its life cycle and with different indicators.An overall ABCDE rating is performed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of products with each other (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks,...).
Decathlon is a committed stakeholder in this environmental labelling approach.
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Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)\r\nPocket : 74.0% Polyester (PES), Pocket : 26.0% Elastane
Men's Mountaineering Jacket reviews