Women's Mountain Hiking Waterproof Jacket MH500 designed for the beginner in mountain hiking looking for protection from strong wind and rain while retaining freedom of movement.
This waterproof hiking jacket is sturdy, breathable and ventilated. Offered at a competitive price, it has another advantage: its stretch fabric frees up your movements!
3-layer fabric (10000 mm). 100% sealed seams. Tested for 3 hours in 100L/H/M²
Hydrophilic membrane (RET=6): limits condensation inside the garment.
28-cm underarm ventilation zips to wick away perspiration.
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric (13% elastane) for maximum comfort in use.
550 g in size M.
2 outside hand pockets, 1 breast pocket and 2 inside mesh pockets.
Fastening drawcord at jacket bottom. Adjustable hood.\nAdjustable cuffs.
Fabric with a water repellent treatment to prevent water from seeping inside.
Sizing and fit information
Slim fit to take full advantage of the stretch element (13% elastane). Curved, feminine lines. The roomy interior of this jacket means it can be worn over a light, thin second layer such as a fleece or lightweight down jacket.
Attached. Height and depth adjustable with elastic draw cords and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
2 outer pockets fastened with waterproof zips to keep your hands warm.
On the inside of your jacket: 1 zipped breast pocket to safely carry your personal items and 2 quick-access mesh pockets (gloves, hat).
Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
Adjustment of cuffs
Velcro tab fasteners.
This garment was approved in a shower test in 100 L of water/m²/hour for 3 hours. This reproduces the conditions of a big mountain storm. Garment's waterproof properties linked to fabric used, watertight seams and assembly process .The seams of your MH500 jacket are 100% sealed.
Waterproof zips on main fastening and 2 outer hand pockets to guarantee the jacket waterproofing.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity evaporates, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example:
RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
Your MH500 jacket has a RET value of 6 (extremely breathable fabric).
Breathability of the garment
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overtrousers (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines. These ventilation systems allow both temperature regulation inside the garment and help wick away perspiration generated by the body during exercise.
Component with hydrophilic membrane
The component of your MH500 jacket consists of a membrane.
A membrane like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. A membrane has the advantage of being softer, lighter, more durable and often more breathable than the coating.
The coating is similar to a paint layer applied to the inside of the fabric. It is often less costly than a membrane, and requires a lining for protection.
The MH500 jacket component is named "3 layer".
The membrane is, in fact, bonded between the inner layer and the outer layer of the component (hence the name 3-layer component). This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance.
In the case of 2-layer components, the membrane is bonded to the outer fabric only; the protective inner lining is free. This construction costs less but is generally more cumbersome.
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight and breathable. A fabric becomes water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received a water repellent treatment.
Additional recommended products
MH500 overtrousers protect the lower half of your body for a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain outings. Care products: reproofing spray or liquid for use in the washing machine restores water-repellent properties of the fabric and optimises the performance of your garment throughout its lifetime.
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 rating is attributed to help you identify the product with the best environmental performance by comparing similar types of product to each other (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information. For more 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.
Main fabric : 87.0% Polyamide (PA), Main fabric : 13.0% Elastane\r\nLining : 74.0% Polyester (PES), Lining : 26.0% Elastane
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.
Wash at 30°C. Use liquid detergent; do not add fabric conditioner. Fasten zips and rip-tabs before washing. Restore fabric water-repellent properties using a suitable treatment with each wash. All our Decathlon stores offer a complete range of products specially designed to keep fabrics water-resistant and breathable. These products improve the performance of your garment throughout its lifespan.
Women's Mountain Hiking Waterproof Jacket MH500 reviews