Women's Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 100
1st jacket in the range with side ventilation.
Women's Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 100 designed for the mountain hiker who wants to protect herself from the rain or wind with a jacket that provides good ventilation.
1st jacket in the range with side ventilation: a waterproof, breathable and ventilated hiking jacket with the properties of a top class hiking jacket....at a low price!
8,000 mm waterproof membrane. 100% taped seams.
Hydrophilic membrane (RET=12): limits condensation inside the garment.
Underarm ventilation zippers: enhances moisture management.
Freedom of movement
Fitted at back for freedom of movement. Preformed elbows.
Two zipped hand pockets. One inner chest pocket.
Water repellent fabric to stop it soaking up water.
Life cycle comparison: Women's waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Only 19.8 oz in size S!
Sizing information and cut
Close-fitting feminine cut. The inner volume of this jacket allows you to wear another technical layer of clothing, like a thin down jacket or a fleece.
Height can be adjusted using an elastic drawstring and toggles. Adjustable depth thanks to a rip-tab strap at the back of the hood. Shape memory visor provides good face protection.
2 zipped hand pockets with flap, 1 inner, zipped chest pocket.
Jacket hem drawstring
Elastic draw-strings and toggles.
Tightening tabs with velcro.
Mesh lining to stimulate the breathability of the garment. Fabric on the inside of the sleeves to maximize the evacuation of sweat and provide more comfort when the jacket is worn with bare arms (over a t-shirt or another short-sleeved garment).
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed as a water column of mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood, the more waterproof the fabric. Components scoring 2000 mm can resist the pressure from 2000 mm of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours).
This garment has been shower-tested using 26 gallons of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops technical solutions (zippers, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overpants (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines).
These ventilation systems allow you to regulate the temperature inside the garment and also to facilitate the transfer of perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
Component with membrane or coating
Coating: 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 edge, being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than coating.
Consists of 3, 2 or 2.5 layers
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer layer, the inner protective lining is free. 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.
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received water-repellent treatment.
Recommended additional product
Forclaz Rain overpants protect the lower half of your body and provide a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain hikes. Care products: waterproofing spray or liquid in the machine To renew the fabric's water repellent properties and optimize performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.
Comparative note on the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE mark is attributed to help you identify the best environmental performance by comparing products to each other (t-shirts, rucksacks, etc). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labeling approach.
For more information visit: 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.
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nLining : 100.0% Polyester cationic
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.
Wash at 86°F. Use liquid detergent; do not add fabric conditioner. Fasten zippers and hook and loop fasteners before washing. With each wash, renew the fabric's water repellent properties using a suitable treatment. All our Decathlon stores offer a complete range of products specially designed to care for water-resistant and breathable fabrics. These products will help you optimize your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.
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