This garment has been subjected to a shower test using 60 litres of water/sqm/hour for 2 hours. This test reproduces the average conditions of a rain shower in the mountains.A waterproof rating of 2 000 mm means the fabric can withstand pressure exerted by 2 000 mm of water (the equivalent of a rain shower lasting for two hours).Waterproofing is expressed in schmerbers (for example: 2,000 Schmerbers)
The waterproof rating of a product depends on the following two main criteria: its component and its construction.
This product was made with a coating. A coating is like a kind of paint applied to the inside of the fabric that makes the component waterproof while remaining breathable.
However, it requires a liner to protect it.
Component breathability is measured by its thermal evaporative resistance (RET).
This is its capacity to let water vapour generated by the body during physical activity escape and therefore avoid water accumulating on the skin.
The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric.
RET ≤ 6: very breathable fabric
RET ≤ 12: breathable fabric
RET ≤ 20: little breathability
Our product has a 12 RET rating
Can be stored in the pocket. Central zip opening, elasticated hood, wrists and waistband
Durability of the components
Resistance to wear and abrasion test: for example, we check that our fleeces do not pill using tests conducted in laboratories. Colour retention test: the colour fastness is verified to ensure that the colours do not bleed when coming into contact with saliva. Ageing test: repeated washing should not affect the fabric's properties, behaviour, thickness or appearance.
1/ Machine wash (30°C): fasten rip-tabs and use mild detergent. Wash jackets and trousers inside out. Loosen straps and elastics. 2/ Avoid folding the garment too much in the washing machine: this can damage it. 3/ Do not mix clothing styles and colours. 4/ Don't use bleach. 5/ Choose a full rinse and gentle spin cycle. 6/ Either line or tumble dry (low temperature, short cycle). For more info: htt
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Because we are aware that we must act to preserve our playground, Quechua is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products.
Today, this product is not eco-designed, but we work every day to make it more responsible: eco-design, repairability and sustainability are at the heart of our developments.