Water-repellent component (different to being waterproof)
Water-repellency is a feature obtained by applying a treatment that prevents water from adhering to the surface of the fabric.
It "slides off" without being absorbed, so the garment remains light, breathable and warm. Be careful: this does not mean it’s waterproof.
This treatment can be repeated to keep all its effectiveness. Use sprays that are applied to the outside, rather than additives used when washing the garment, which can damage the product's breathability.
Wind protection is very important because of the significant chill effect that wind can have on the body, whether you are active or at rest.According to the "windchill" model, which measures how the air temperature feels when factoring in the wind & cold:At a temperature of 5°C combined with winds of 30km/h, the temperature felt will be 0°C. If the air temperature is 0°C & wind speed is 30km/h, the temperature felt will be -6°C. The materials used help to counter the chilling effects of the wind
The membrane is a polyurethane layer sandwiched between the softshell jacket's inner and outer fabrics. It protects from the wind and therefore ensures that body heat does not escape. This membrane is also breathable: it wicks away water vapour generated by the body through its microscopic pores to the outside of the garment, preventing moisture build-up and keeping you warm and dry!
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
A product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators.
A score from A to E is produced to help you make a responsible choice.
This rating is used to easily identify the products with the best environmental performance.
This is done by making a comparison between products of the same family (e.g. backpacks).
Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labelling approach.
Product design: our expertise
Our Quechua global design centre is based in Passy, at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Haute Savoie.
This location makes it a real meeting place for our teams (designers, product managers, engineers, etc) and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
A great asset for designing your mountain walking products and providing you with all our expertise.