We are committed to consuming less water with this product (black colour)
Textile dyeing requires a lot of water and also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce our environmental impact, we use a mass pigmentation process that involves adding the colour pigments when the yarn itself is produced.
Recycled polyester (Colours other than black)
By recycling plastic bottles to produce our polyester, we have reduced the utilisation of oil-based resources while preserving the quality and performance of the material during your activities.
Water repellent without PFC
The fabric of these overtrousers has water-repellent properties:it lets water slide over its surface without seeping in.This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight and breathable.The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior.We have started to use a water repellent treatment without perfluorocarbons.Consequently, over the course of 2022, this model will be marketed with a water-repellent treatment that is more respectful of the environment
Overtrousers with long-lasting performance
To maintain a durable water-repellent fabric, we recommend reactivating it regularly.
Do this every three washes (it is important to rinse abundantly) or after a dozen uses in the rain.
You can easily reactivate the water repellent property by warming the fabric:
- in a tumble dryer for 15 minutes (synthetic program) - with a hair dryer at a distance of 20 cm by going back and forth twice
- or two passes with an iron on the delicate setting without the steam function.
Waterproofing of the overtrousers
These overtrousers have been shower-tested under 60L/m²/h of water for 30mins:it protects you from a fine rain,i.e. 3cm of rain in 30minIts fabric has a waterproof rating of 2000mmWe measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm(based on the ISO811 standard).The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric.A component with a waterproof rating of 2,000mm can therefore withstand the pressure exerted by a 2,000mm water column.
The fabric of these overtrousers is breathable: RET = 12.To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its total evaporative resistance (RET) 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.
- RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
- 9 < RET < 12 = very breathable fabric
- 12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric
- RET > 20 = little or no breathability
Choosing your waterproof overtrousers according to your level of physical effort
This product is designed for hikes lasting several hours while walking at a pace of no more than 5km/h.During sports activity, the extent to which we perspire depends on the intensity or the duration of the physical effortIf the fabric's breathability isn't suited to the type of activity/exercise your perspiration will condense inside jacket.You will feel damp insidethis is not rain coming through but perspiration vapour condensingYou need to choose over-trousers in line with your activity type.