Women's Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 400 designed for female mountain hikers seeking protection from the rain and wind, as well as freedom of movement
A waterproof, breathable, ventilated and stretch jacket at an extremely competitive price. 3-layer stretch fabric will protect you from mountain rainfall, providing greater freedom of movement.
3-layer membrane stretch fabric (10 000 mm). Seams and zippers 100% waterproof.
Hydrophilic coating (RETand#x3D;6): limits condensation inside the garment.
Underarm ventilation zippers: facilitate moisture transfer.
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric containing 13% spandex that is extremely comfortable to wear.
Just 1.3 lbs in size S.
3 secure pockets including one inner chest pocket. 2 mesh inner pockets.
Water repellent treatment applied to fabric to prevent water saturation
Life cycle comparison: Womenand#x27;s waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Fitted cut to derive maximum benefit from the stretch fabric (13% spandex). Curved and feminine lines. Sized so that it can be worn over a second thin technical layer such as a microfleece or light down garment.
Attached. Height and depth adjustable with elastic drawstring and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
2 external pockets with taped zipper fastener for hands + 1 inner zipper pocket + 2 "quick access" inner mesh pockets.
Jacket hem drawstring
Elastic drawstring and toggle.
Velcro tab fasteners.
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed as a water column in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a 2000 mm waterproof rating can withstand the pressure of 2000 mm water (corresponding to about an hour of rain).
Technology: 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.
The inner layer is a coating rather than a genuine layer
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.
Fabric with coating or a membrane
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.
3-, 2- or 2.5-layer fabric
"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.
Water repellent fabric
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from becoming saturated, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is made water repellent by treating its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes). All Quechua's waterproof jackets have received a water-repellent treatment.
Additional recommended products
Forclaz Rain pants protect the lower half of your body, forming a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain excursions.
Care products: spray or liquid water repellent treatment in the washing machine. Helps renew fabric's water-repellent properties and optimize your garment performance throughout its life.
A score for comparing productsand#x27; environmental impact
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Quechua is based at the foot of Mont Blanc, in the Haute-Savoie region (France). All year round, our design teams create and develop products that are appealing, simple, and technologically advanced. These are then tested in the field by our technical partners and mountain professionals in the most challenging conditions. We believe that it is only through rigorous testing in real-life conditions, identical to target-use conditions, that we can continue to improve our products.
Main fabric : 87.0% Polyamide , Main fabric : 13.0% Spandex\r\nLining : 74.0% Polyester cationic, Lining : 26.0% Spandex
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. Renew fabric's water repellent properties using a suitable treatment each time you wash. All our Decathlon stores offer a complete range of products specially designed to care for water-resistant and breathable fabrics. These products will help optimize your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.