Designed For :
Protecting from the rain and wind, and keeping your body dry while MOUNTAIN HIKING. Waterproof, breathable and ventilated, the Forclaz 300 offers all the essential features of an authentic trekking jacket for an unbeatable price.
Water repellence :
Water repellency is a fabric's ability to let water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm.
2 hand pockets with zips under flaps / 1 outer chest pocket with zip under a flap.
Zipped underarm vents: enhancing perspiration transfer outwards.
Hood folds away in the collar.
Easy adjustment :
Folds away into the hood. Removable and height adjustable using the elastic drawcord + toggles. Depth adjustable by using the velcro strip at the back of the hood. Shaped visor for ideal coverage of the face.
Hydrophilic coating ,in addition to the breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilations, mesh sections...) which improve the overall ventilation of all its jackets designed for long hiking use.To find out whether a fabric is breathable, the resistance of evaporation of a textile, RET (test based on the ISO 11092 standard) is used as a measure. The weaker the resistance, the greater the fabric's capacity to transfer the water vapour generated by the body through the fabric, thereby making it more breathable.
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed as a water column of mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood, the more waterproof the fabric. Components scoring 2000 mm can resist the pressure from 2000 mm of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting one hour).
Care Instructions :
Machine-wash at 30°C. Use a liquid washing detergent and do not use softener. Close all zips and riptapes before washing. Renew the water-resistance of your garment by using a suitable coating every 2-3 washes.
Vikramkumar Amladi |
I purchased the Forclaz 300 for use while cycling/biking, in case of light rain it protects well, In Mumbai where we get bouts of heavy rain, during a long bike ride the jacket seemed to leak at the pockets, some water seepage occurred through the top left side pocket and also the lower left/right pockets which fell damp/wet. Since i had stored my wallet/phone in these pockets, I had to repackage them in plastic.
With this experience, I decided to upgrade to the Forclaz 400 Jacket which has zip with w/p seams. Hopefully this will hold good...
Also Decathlon should ensure that a water-repellent spray should be made available in-stores to further increase the water-proofing/resistance, as such products lose this capacity over a period of time/usage.
I think the jacket should be fine where there is light rain fall Reply