Women's Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 900
The best combination of weight and protection!!!
Women's Hiking Waterproof Rain Jacket Forclaz 900 designed for female mountain hikers who want protection from the rain, wind and snow, and who want to stay dry as they hike.
A full option women's hiking jacket to stay dry and sheltered! Waterproof, breathable, ventilated and light, it is designed to protect you in all weather conditions.
3 layer coated fabric (15 000 mm). 100% watertight zippers and seams.
Hydrophilic membrane (RETand#x3D;6): limits condensation inside the garment.
Underarm ventilation zippers: enhances moisture management.
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric and ergonomic cut for freedom of movement.
16.8 oz in size S, best balance of weight/durability balance.
Durable reinforcements on the shoulders, cuffs and hips.
Water repellent fabric to stop it soaking up water.
Lightweight, compressible fabric for minimal weight and pack space.
Size and fit information
Slim fit. Curved and feminine lines. Longer back for improved protection in use. Sized so that it can be worn over a second thin technical layer such as a microfleece or light down garment.
Quick-adjusting, 3D hood
Adjust hood with single mechanism and single gesture! 3 point adjustment system (height, depth, and volume) with 1 elastic drawstring and toggle. Visor for maximum face protection. Deep, enveloping hood for excellent comfort.
Outer: 4 large hand pockets with taped zipper closure. 2 chest pockets and two inside hand pockets. 1 zipper, waterproof pocket + 2 easy-access mesh pockets.
Jacket hem drawstring
Elastic drawstrings and toggles.
Velcro tab fasteners.
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 evaporates, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9
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 coating or a membrane
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. A membrane like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. A membrane has the edge, being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than coating.
3-, 2- or 2.5-layer component
3 layers: the membrane is stuck between the inside layer and the 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 component
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 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 waterproof jackets have received water-repellent treatment.
Additional recommended products
Forclaz Rain overpants protect the lower half of your body for a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain outings. 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 the product is calculated for the entire life cycle of the product and using different indicators. An ABCDE score is applied to help you easily identify the most environmentally-friendly products when comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, pants, backpacks). 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% Polyamide \r\nOuter fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nPocket : 74.0% Polyester cationic, Pocket : 26.0% Spandex\r\nInner fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.