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 10 to 13°C without any additional jacket.
Sizing and fit information
fitted cut for complete ease of movement and minimum catching in the wind. Sized to be worn with a light jacket.
Sleeve cuff adjustment
Semi-elasticated cuffs with thumb loop.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its RET or total evaporative resistance (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 920 = little or no breathability.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH AT QUECHUA
In order to preserve the hikers' playground, Quechua is committed to designing products with a reduced environmental impact. This requires the use of more responsible materials or less polluting industrial processes. Our environmental approach consists in taking the environmental factors into account from the product's design phase onwards, and throughout its life-cycle, while preserving the technical properties needed for hiking. If all our products are not yet
Durability warranty of 2 years
We test the ageing of our hiking fleeces to guarantee their durability. We guarantee:
- the abrasion resistance of the backpack and the arms in movement, so that the pilling associated with this material is delayed
- the strength of the seams
- the resistance of the fleece material after 3 washes
- colour-fastness after washing, when exposed to UV or contact with perspiration.
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.