Men's Mountain Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 900
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3-layer fabric (15,000mm).W/P seams & zippers.Test: 119 gallons/hr/sqm for 4 hrs
Hydrophilic membrane (RET=6): reduces condensation inside the garment.
17.7" underarm ventilation zippers that help eliminate perspiration (Size: L)
Stretch fabric and ergonomic cut for freedom of movement.
Weight: 1.2 lbs in size M. The best combination of weight/protection/durability
Lightweight, compressible fabric to save weight and space.
Durable reinforcements on the shoulders, cuffs and hips.
2 hand pockets and 2 chest pockets with waterproof zippers. 1 inner chest pocket
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I bought this jacket online. It is really nice and light and looks well made, until you realise that as other people have said that the right hand pocket is not waterproof, this is a design flaw that should have been spotted in testing. To test if the zip was waterproof, I applied a sprinkling of water over the pocket at home to test before returning it. Unfortunately the zips used are not waterproof over the pocket and there is no waterproof barrier between you and the pocket so you will get wet in heavy downpours. This seems like a really silly design flaw as the rest of the jacket is really nicely made and would have been great. Decathlon - there is a really simple fix to this - use waterproof zips on the pockets and put a waterproof membrane behind the chest pockets. You could also put the zips horizontally under the flaps that are already there instead of them being vertical. That would sort the issue out and make it a great jacket.
This was the best jacket I find before, I love the color, the size is perfect and high quality
Nice fit and good looking jacket. Used a few times in the rain and stayed dry dry dry.
I have been buying Quechua products for many years, and I have always found their quality and price to be very good. So, I was disappointed when the right chest pocket of this jacket started to leak. There is no waterproof material between the inside of this pocket and the wearer, and the zipper on this pocket is not the same waterproof zipper that is found under the arms and on the lower pockets. I recommend Quechua replace the right chest zipper with the type that is under the arms, or use waterproof fabric to line the pocket.
Used this jacket for a trip up Ben Nevis, the clouds and rain moved in, alas this jacket is no match for a Scottish May rainy day on Ben Nevis. It quickly wetted out and stopped performing, within the first hour. This then also rendered its breathability useless. In comparison I was also wearing my Sprayway Goretex over trousers, which stayed dry.
Well… where to start. For a jacket that promised top delivery, it did not impress. I think I was expecting more. It's not that it's a bad jacket, just that I was expecting more. Let's start with the zippers under the arms - they are a really nice feature. Really nice. However, delivery is poor. Those zips are stiff and hard, and often, I couldn't operate them with one hand only. This was disappointing, as it required either removing my backpack to close the zippers with both hands, or asking the walking partner to give me an extra hand, which is not practical. Also, because of weather conditions changing, I often had to either open the zips or close them, and as they were quite stiff, again it just wasn’t practical. One other thing: if the jacket is fully closed, it warms up quite easily, so though it is protecting from rain, I am warming up inside, and if I don’t get wet from rain, I get wet from sweat. Opening the zips under the arm (which, again, and to me, is a very nice feature) allows for some water to enter inside the jacket. The elastic band on the hood and behind the head was difficult to operate single handedly. I often had to ask my walking partner to do it for me. It is quite inconvenient when we are walking at different paces. Granted, the day I mostly used the jacket, it was raining throughout the day. Not intense rain, but just constant rain. Nonetheless, I believe I was left with shoulders wet, and at certain stages, I felt my arms were also wet (but this is tricky to say, as this was close to the parts that benefited from having the zippers opened earlier… but having closed it, the rain that had infiltrated earlier will remain there). And though the rain was constant, the wind was shifting often, which made it difficult and actually got the jacket tested to the limit. I got my shoulders wet, and this was actually not meant to happen, as these were areas away from the zippers and from the neck area. Maybe the wet straps from the backpack I was carrying, which were wet, contributed for it, but again, it is difficult to say that I was buying a jacket and not expecting to carry a backpack… Design wise, it could be more attractive. I think that Decathlon is lacking on minimalistic designs or fashion. The color patterns are not always great. But I bought the jacket mainly for rain protection, not for a fashion statement… So to conclude: I think I would be equally well served with a cheaper but still waterproof jacket, if I am going to end up being wet anyway. I am walking for long hours, if I don’t get wet from rain, I would get wet from sweat from having the jacket closed, and if I am to open the zippers under the arms to cool a little, I would get wet from that, so yeah, a cheaper jacket would probably give a similar delivery at the end of the day :/ This was a jacket put to proof hiking in the highlands for several days.
The cut is maybe good for a Tall slim person with wide shoulders in a warm country, but if you are shorter, more stocky and need to wear a fleece or a down jacket underneath and some layers , I dont think you will find it very generous. The Arms are long but the body is short. Its waterproof for about an hour, the stretch fabric softshell material leaks eventually. Pockets are too tight to be of any use. Not advisable for use in Northern Europe. Tested in Storm Callum.
Lo he probado un par de dias con lluvia ligera, y no cala nada. El gorro y los puños se ajustan bien, y resultan cómodos. No quita el frio, es un simple chubasquero , con buen sellado, y por eso cuesta 100 euros. Lo de traspirable, lo pongo bastante en dudas . Si mientras llueve, te estas moviendo, se condensa bastante humedad por dentro. Me falta probarlo con un buen chaparrón, pero no tiene pinta de pasar el agua de momento. Otra cosa será valorar el funcionamiento del repelente de agua dentro de seis meses.
Buena chaqueta para protegerte de la lluvia. Se adapta muy bien al cuerpo y cabeza y tiene unos bolsillos muy funcionales, además de aberturas para disipar el calor.
es super resistente la utilizo para todo i esta como nueva
Ligero de peso, cumple muy bien
Buena prenda , para el viento y agua
Compré esta chaqueta pensando que aguantaría bien la lluvia. Una lluvia ligera la soporta bien. Hace unos dias me pilló una tormenta en el monte y no aguantó ni media hora. Dudo que aguante los 15000 mm que pone. La he cuidado bien, dandole spray reimpermeabilizante, guardandola cuando esta seca etc... la he cuidado al detalle y la primera vez que le exigo un poco no responde. Desde mi punto de vista y para lo que yo la compré no merece la pena.
Ajustada estructura y buenas características. Test aprobado en montaña.
- 22% Polyester cationic
- 78% Polyamide
- 100% Polyester cationic
- 100% Polyurethane
- 100% Polyester cationic
- 26% Spandex
- 26% Spandex
- 74% Polyester cationic
Slim fit. The jacket is loose enough to wear on top of a warm second layer like a down gilet or high-tech padded jacket. Construction and component designed to provide superior freedom of movement at the shoulders and arms.
Hood with a single one-step adjustment system.
Good depth and good coverage. 3-point adjustment system (height, depth and volume) with 1 elastic cord + toggle. Visor for maximum face protection.
Outer: 4 large hand pockets closed with waterproof zippers. 2 chest pockets and 2 hand pockets. Inside: 1 pocket with waterproof zipper + 2 quick-access mess pockets.
Elastic drawcords + toggles.
Velcro tab-tightening system.
Waterproof overpants for protecting the lower body to complete an effective rain protection outfit designed for mountain walks. Care products: waterproofing spray or wash-in waterproofing liquid to restore the fabric's water-repellent properties and optimize the garment’s performance throughout its lifespan.
3-layer coated fabric.
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the higher the waterproof rating of the fabric. Components with a 2000 mm waterproof rating can support the pressure of a 2000 mm column of water, which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours.
This garment has been shower-tested using 119 gallons of water/sqm/hour for 4 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a tropical storm. Garment's waterproof properties linked to fabric used, watertight seams and assembly process.
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 water vapor generated by physical activity can escape and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9
The coating is like a layer of "paint" applied on the underside of the fabric to make it waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane and requires a lining for protection. The membrane is like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the advantage of being more flexible, lightweight and durable, and often more breathable than a coating.
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction prolongs the life of the membrane and enhances the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer fabric, while the inner protective lining is loose. This construction costs less but is generally more cumbersome. 2.5 layers: the membrane has inner protection with a kind of varnish coating rather than an actual layer to make it as lightweight as possible.
In addition to the breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zippers, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of all its jackets and overpants designed for long-distance hiking use (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines). These ventilation systems regulate the temperature inside the garment and help to eliminate the perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
A fabric's water-repellent property is its capacity to repel water so that it runs off its surface. This prevents the fabric from absorbing water and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. A fabric is made water-repellent when you apply a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (with every 3 washes). All the Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water-repellent treatment.
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire lifecycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE rating is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products. Use the rating to compare similar products to one another (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information. For further information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, we create and develop products that are beautiful, simple and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field, as we remain convinced that only through rigorous testing under real world conditions, like the ones you will be using them in, can we continue to provide you with better products than ever.
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.
Men's Mountain Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 900
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