Forclaz Rain overtrousers

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QUECHUA

Made for

protection from rain,wind and snow and keeping you dry while MOUNTAIN HIKING.
Waterproof, breathable, and easy to pull on even with shoes, these overtrousers will complement your waterproof jacket to keep you dry even during heavy storms.

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Advantage
Waterproofing5000mm waterproof NOVADRY membrane. 100% taped seams.
BreathabilityNOVADRY hydrophilic membrane (RET=12) limits condensation inside the garment.
VentilationSide ventilation zips: facilitate moisture transfer.
Flexibility3/4 length leg zip: can be pulled on over your shoes.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing information
Standard cut. Large interior volume so you can wear tights, trousers or shorts underneath. N.B. no seams possible because of the side zips on the legs.
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Support
Straps are removable, and length is adjustable by rip-tabs.
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Waist size adjustment
With rip-tab + plastic buckle systems on each side of the waist.
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Pockets
2 hand pockets with zip fastening.
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Easy to put on
Zip along 3/4 of leg length so they are easy to slip on/take off without having to sit down or remove footwear.
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Reinforcements
Trouser cuffs reinforced with highly durable patches resistant to cuts and tears.
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Main component
2-layer NOVADRY coating.
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Technical linings
Micro fleece inside the waist and on the seat for comfort / nylon around the knees for ease of movement and durability / mesh on the thighs for breathability.
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Recommended additional product
Care products: spray or liquid water repellent treatment in the washing machine. To renew the fabric's water repellent properties and optimise performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.
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Waterproof component
We measure a fabric's resistance to a column of water in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood, the more waterproof the fabric. A waterproof rating of 2000 mm means the fabric can withstand the pressure exerted by 2000 mm of water (the equivalent of a rain shower lasting for two hours).
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Waterproof garment
NOVADRY® technology: this garment has been subjected to a shower test using 100 litres of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains. Please visit Novadry.com for more information.
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Component breathability
To find out whether a component is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity evaporates, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9
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Garment breathability
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overtrousers (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines). These ventilation systems allow you to regulate the temperature inside the garment and at the same time enable enhanced moisture-wicking of perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
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Water repellent component
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. This is achieved through a treatment applied to the fabric's exterior. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended with each wash). Water repellent treatment products are available in our stores. All Quechua waterproof overtrousers have received a water-repellent treatment.
characteristic
Weight530g in size XL.

SizeS to XXXL.

Coloursanthracite / black.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Outer component: 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester.

Product test
Quechua is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, our design teams create and develop products that are attractive, simple, and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field in collaboration with our technical partners and mountain professionals. We remain convinced that only through rigorous testing under real world conditions, like the ones you will be using them in, can we continue to provide you with better products than ever.

Stockage tips
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.

Maintenance tips
Wash at 30°C. Use liquid detergent, do not add fabric conditioner. Fasten zips and rip-tabs before washing. With each wash, renew the fabric's water repellent properties using a suitable treatment. A complete range of products specially designed to help you care for waterproof and breathable fabrics is available in all Decathlon stores. These products will help you optimise your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.

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Caveat Emptor
Used for 1 week or less
I bought these trousers as I was satisfied with my purchase of Arpenaz Rain Jacket. However, I am very dissatisfied with this purchase. First off, these trousers are anything but rain proof. I wore them on a bike while it was raining mildly and still got wet.

I contacted the customer service and after an initial reply there was absolute silence until I sent another email after 5 days. I got a reply that "The water could come in because you have used it on a bike. The velocity of the water striking your body is much higher compared to a stroll or a hike. During a bike ride, the bombarding drops could seriously damage the waterproofing; These trousers are not designed to withstand the former".

I disagree with this reply because the product page says these trousers are designed to withstand HEAVY STORMS. Also, why didn't my shirt get wet when I was wearing the rain proof jacket of the same brand and which is also not designed for bike riding? A cursory glance of the reviews of Forclaz rain trousers at Amazon.in shows that almost everyone has this complaint. I was told that there will be no replacement as this is not a manufacturing defect. I don't need a replacement or an explanation. I blame myself for having been a fool to buy a Rs.1000 rain proof trousers (supposed), when a Rs.100 locally made rain trousers would have sufficed.
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Anything but rain proof
Response of the brand
Hello Mr Syed Khader,

I am extremely sorry about this incident that you had to face regarding the trousers. You are right, these pants are meant to be rainproof, and I apologise that the product quality did not meet your expectation. 

Being responsible for the team managing this production, I would like to offer you a new , completely tested product in return. I would also like to speak to you , and get more details to improve our production processes.

You can drop me a message on +917259636250, and I shall call you back .

Regards

Vishakha CHOPRA
Production Team Manager
WOVEN
a total satisfaction even during the heavy rain....comfortable to wear over the trousers.the best of all is the breath ability of this rain overtrouser .hats off to the the inside lining mesh and the materials used inside ,too soft and comfortable to wear ,iam now worry free during the rain since all my stuffs inside my pant pocket is safe(my smart phone)
These trousers are good in terms of their water resistance. During my trek half a bucket of water spilled on my trousers at 0 degrees while bringing water to our camp for the night but the trousers did not absorb any of it. Water resistance is good.

But the fit of the trousers is a problem. There are these rectangular clips of plastic on the sides which are used to hold the belt in place. The belt moves over these and stuck with velcro for tightening and loosening.
The usual position of the rectangular clip is the length of the rectangle vertical and the width parallel to the ground. But while trekking, I found the clip rotated while in motion and the length of the rectangular becomes parallel to the ground. This adds a few centimeters to the belt and hence, it loosens. It was very uncomfortable to keep pushing the clip back in position every few hundred meters with a 8 kg backpack and a pole in one hand. Finally, I put my backpack waistband over my trousers to prevent it from slipping down!
Given the relatively higher cost of these trousers, I think the easier option is to carry an extra pair of forclaz 100 modul trouser to change into after a rain shower instead of constantly 'adjusting' the belt clip.
Response of the brand
Dear Hiker,
Thank you for taking the time to share your frustrating experience with these trousers. I am very sorry, as it seems to cause you a lot of bother during your hikes. It may also be the combination of backpack belt and trouser belt that don't interact well whilst you are walking?
Can you please take the time to explain or show how this happens to your local store's mountain sports sales team? They will be happy to exchange or refund the item and they will also be able to give a detailed report to help us to continually improve our products. 
Best regards
Edward Roberts Brand Manager DECATHLON
SHILADITYA not found this answer helpful
Good for Scooters
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Used for 3 to 6 months
If you are using these on a scooter or motorcycle,make sure your saddle is dry.Would use them on the hills without hesitation.
Comfortable,easy on and off,windproof.
Zips sometimes get caught.Problem common to zips
started well but not for long
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Used for 3 to 6 months
I bought these trousers and I was initially very pleased with them. They were lightweight, comfortable and easily packed in a rucksack. They passed some quite testing conditions ( rain and snow) in the highlands of Scotland. However after a few days of extended use during and an expedition the trousers basically wore out! The seat area, pockets and some of the front of the leg area started to fray and split. This was during normal hill days walking through heather etc. I was very dissapointed in the end. The saving grace was decathalons excellent customer service who immediately refunded me the cost of the trousers.
lightweight
no durability
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