Women's Freeride Ski & Snowboard Jacket Free 500 designed for intermediate freeride skiers and snowboarders practicing in all weather conditions\n
A jacket that will keep you very warm, for freeriding in all weather conditions.
Hi-tech 100 g/sqm wadding Cuffs
10,000 mm membrane Taped seams
6 pockets: 4 hand pockets, 2 inner pockets, 1 ski pass pocket
Membrane facilitates perspiration wicking. Ventilation zips.
A hood that can be adjusted over a helmet thanks to two small elastics
Easy to use
Ventilation at the front for easier opening
Resistant component, designed for freeriding
Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To tackle bad weather (rain, snow, wind,) the jacket FREE 500 has been developed with a rigorous component and assembly to block the entrance of water and limiting the feeling of the wind. To check that they are efficiently waterproof and watertight, these pants have been placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier may have to cope with.Finally, we wore them for several days' skiing under all conditions to validate this waterproofness.
What's the point of having a water-repellent jacket?
Water repellent fabric allows water to run off its surface without seeping in. The FREE 500 jacket is made from water resistant materials to prolong its resistance to bad weather. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long as possible on the ski slopes. You should repeat this treatment regularly using products sold in our stores to maintain these properties.
I often hear people talk about "coated" jackets. What are the advantages of this coating?
Coating is a water repellent material which is spread over the inner surface of the fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapor produced by an active body to escape. So you will stay dry and comfortable while hitting the slopes
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have waterproof seams?
As well as the waterproof material, taped seams are incorporated to strength the waterproofing of the FREE 500 jacket. These are waterproof adhesive strips fixed to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
These taped seams are present on the areas most exposed to snow. These are usually located on the shoulders and chest.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away perspiration. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How will my ski jacket keep me warm?
We use wadding for insulation to keep you warm.The wadding is a synthetic material with a polyester base that stores a greater or lesser quantity of air depending on the size of fibers used.There are different types of wadding, including standard, technical and siliconized, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness and suppleness...)
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It’s the ski jacket’s ability to allow moisture produced during exercise to escape to the outside, keeping you dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, its evaporative resistance, called RET (standardized test ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) preventing condensation inside the garment.
How should I dress to avoid feeling cold on the slopes?
In order to keep warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-layer rule. The principle is simple: Use 3 layers of fabric, each having a particular function. Your skiing base-layer and your liner jacket must produce and retain warmth. Your ski jacket will protect you from the weather conditions. All these layers should be breathable in order to evacuate humidity.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press snaps at the bottom of the ski or snowboard jacket. It prevents snow and air from getting in when skiing and especially in case of a fall.
Where can I put my ski pass when taking ski lifts?
You no longer need to get your ski pass out because your sleeve has a ski pass pocket to allow you to access the cable cars quickly
How can I best insulate my extremities?
The finishing at the end of the sleeves has adjustable velcro fastenings to go on top of or underneath gloves, allowing better water resistance and preventing snow from entering if there’s a snowfall or uncomfortable cold air from getting in.
What's more, given that the cold is a source of irritation, Wedze has added a soft fleece chin guard that protects your face to avoid any risk of neck and chin irritation.
How can I be sure my jacket is strong enough?
We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding. That’s why we take particular care in choosing all the elements that make up our products to guarantee the best possible protection.
Can I compare the products' environmental impact?
"The product's environmental impacts are calculated across its entire life cycle using various indicators. A score of A, B, C, D or E is made to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of a similar type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks).
For Decathlon, this initiative to display environmental data is a priority.
Video explanation: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8
All Wed'ze products are designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested in conditions identical to their target use (snow, cold weather, powder etc.) Our design teams ensure that the product is fit for purpose and able to withstand real-life conditions.
XXS to XXL
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nMain lining : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nPadding : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nSecondary lining : 100.0% Polyamide
Store on a hanger and do not fold, as this can damage the fabric coating. Make sure that the product is completely dry before storing in a dry and ventilated place