What components are used to give my trousers warmth?
To make these trousers 100% stretch, we also used stretch wadding that doesn't tear. (60 g/m²). Wadding that tears will create a "cold bridge" in that area.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very thin component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is essential when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of my trousers measured?
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a waterproof rating of 12,000 mm can therefore withstand the pressure exerted by 12,000 mm of water.
How can I be sure my trousers will give me proper protection in bad weather?
These trousers were rigorously developed and assembled to stop water getting in and to prevent wind chill, so you can brave the bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check their water-resistance, these trousers were placed under a special shower to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product when skiing in various conditions over several days.
Why is water-repellency needed for my trousers?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. These trousers feature water-repellent components that extend their weather resistance. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How to restore the water-repellent property of my trousers?
Remember that water-repellency can be restored. To do this, put the trousers in the tumble dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproofing spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then allow to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
What are "breathable" trousers?
This garment wicks away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) is measured in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 980 trousers have a RET of 8. However, it’s the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses, which reduce the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
How should I dress to avoid having cold legs on the slopes?
To keep your legs warm and dry, 2 layers of clothing are enough:
- 1 ski base layer to wick away perspiration.
- 1 ski trouser to protect against bad weather and provide warmth.
How can I prevent snow from getting into my trousers?
Our trousers have elasticated gaiters at the bottom that cover the shoes. If you fall or are in contact with fresh snow, the seal created by the gaiter keeps the snow out.
What is the cut of the 980 trousers?
Slim fit with an internal volume that allows these trousers to be combined with a technical base layer.
How should I wash my trousers?
To optimise the performance and durability of your trousers, we recommend:
* Machine wash at 30°, synthetic programme.
* Turn the product inside out.
* Add a small amount of detergent. No softener.
* We recommend you wring it by hand.
* Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place.
Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator.