Fleece material: Insulation provided by air
The mission of the fleece component is to trap air thanks to the volume created by its texture (and the brushing of the knit).
This air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm.This component has been laboratory-tested for a comfort temperature from 7 to 10°C without any additional jacket.
Durability warranty of 2 years
We test the ageing of our hiking fleeces to guarantee their durability. We guarantee:
- resistance to wear from backpacks and moving arms to delay the appearance of pilling which is specific to this material
- the solidity of the seams
- the resistance of the fleece material after several washes
- colour-fastness after washing, when exposed to UV or in contact with perspiration.
By using recycled polyester, no new oil-based resources are used. The waste is recycled into resources that can be used again.
What is the water-repellent property of the component?
This fleece has a water-repellent treatment (upper chest, hood and shoulders) that lets the water slide off the fabric’s surface. Please note, this does not mean it is waterproof.
The water-repellent property prevents the fleece from getting wet too fast but will not keep you dry under steady rain.
For this, we recommend you add a waterproof jacket.
The water-repellency can be reactivated in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes at a low temperature.
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 quality products for your mountain hikes, and providing you with all our expertise.