To help you choose the right size
The model on the photo is wearing a size M and measures 176 cm. Measurements:
Chest measurement: 88.5 cm
Waist measurement: 70 cm
Arm length: 57 cm
How does my jacket protect me from impact?
This SNB JKT 500 PROTEC is the first jacket on the market to protect your back against impact. The built-in Hexaflex protection technology meets the EN1621-2 Level 1 impact test, a European standard applicable to back protection. The invisible back protection gilet is removable if you want to wear the jacket when you are not on the slopes.
How does my product warranty work?
This product is guaranteed for 5 years from the date shown on the sales receipt. A product covered by warranty will be repaired or exchanged free of charge. The warranty covers product defects , excluding those resulting from normal wear and tear and improper use.
Find all the warranty details here: https://www.wedze.fr/quest-ce-que-la-garantie-textile-5-ans
How can I be sure that my jacket is strong and durable?
We guarantee our products for 5 years and will repair them with the help of local professionals if you should accidentally damage them. Contact us on our website to find out more about what you need to do to get your product repaired.
We take particular care in choosing all the elements and assemblies that make up our products, so that they are as durable as possible for snowboarding use.
Can I compare the products' environmental impact?
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and using various indicators. A score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the more eco-friendly products by comparing products of a similar type. Decathlon actively promotes this initiative:
Find all our sustainable initiatives at http://sustainability.decathlon.com
Can I be sure my jacket will give me proper protection in bad weather?
To withstand bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the trousers have been developed with a component and assembly that keep the water out and reduce wind chill. The waterproof rating is measured by placing the product in a special shower that replicates the real-life conditions encountered by snowboarders during use. Finally, we have spent a few days snowboarding, in all conditions, to validate the waterproofing of the product.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have taped seams?
In addition to the waterproof fabric, we reinforce the waterproofing of the jacket with taped seams. These are heat-bonded waterproof strips placed on the seams inside the clothing to make it perfectly watertight. For this product, all seams (100%) are waterproof.
What is the water repellent feature of my jacket for?
The water-repellent feature makes water run off the fabric without seeping in thanks to a treatment applied to its outer surface. The fabric does not soak up water and stays light and warm. This treatment must be renewed during the life of the product, after 2 to 3 washes on average, using products available in our stores. All the waterproof jackets that we design for snowboarders are water-repellent.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
A membrane is an extremely thin component (between 5 and 25 micrometres) applied to the internal surface of a textile substrate to give it excellent waterproof and breathable capabilities. Our membrane components stop water getting inside while allowing the water vapour generated by your body to pass through, when snowboarding.
How will my jacket keep me warm?
To keep you warm, we use faux-down wadding insulation. Wadding is a synthetic component made from polyester which stores more or less air, depending on the length of the fibres. Wadding can be standard, hi-tech or silicone-coated, each with different properties (warmth, low weight, elasticity, etc.)
How should I dress to avoid getting cold in the mountains?
In order to keep warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-layer rule. The principle is simple: wear 3 layers of clothing, which each have a specific function. Your base layer must produce and retain warmth. Your hoodie or sweatshirt keeps you warm while the jacket protects you from bad weather. All these layers should be breathable to wick away moisture.
How do I look after my product?
To optimise the performance and durability of your product, we recommend: Machine wash separately at 30°C. Synthetic cycle. Turn the product inside out. Use a small amount of detergent. No softener.
Wring by hand. Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place. Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator. You can restore the water resistance of the outer fabric using a fabric waterproofing spray. Read the care label.
Why is the waterproofing value online and the one in the jacket different?
We designed our jacket by choosing a membrane that ensures waterproofness of 15,000 mm when you buy them. After each wash the membrane becomes less efficient, which is why we also test the product to guarantee optimal waterproofing even after 5 washes. It’s this value after 5 washes that is printed inside the jacket so that the information remains true even in a few years when you sell your product.