X Light 1 Men's Hiking Down Jacket - Dark Blue

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QUECHUA

Made for protection from the cold on your MOUNTAIN HIKES. Tested for optimum comfort between -5°C and -10°C.
The best in terms of the balance of warmth, lightness and price. No longer any need to look for an efficient padded jacket. The body is covered with feathers for greater comfort.
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Advantage
WarmthFront/Back 75%down / 25% feathers. Wadding in Hood/Arms . Long protective back
LightweightOnly 440 g in size L
Compact designCan be compressed into storage pouch for packing at bottom of backpack. 540 CUIN
Pockets2 zipped hand pockets and 2 inside pockets
Freedom of movementTechnical, flexible and lightweight wadding fills the arms for ease of movement
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Warm men's jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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NEW IN 2016
X-Light is the number 1 TECHNOLOGY (Bodymapping) available in 2 MODELS: X-light 1 and X-Light 2. Available in 7 colours providing you with plenty of choice.
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Inflating Power of down/feather filling
For this down jacket filled 75/25, the inflating power of the down/feather is guaranteed to be greater than or equal to 540 CUIN. The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. Down with higher fill power takes up more space, trapping more air and providing greater thermal insulation.
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The advantages of duck down and feather filling (for the back and front of the down jacket)
The durable and inflating properties of down give this jacket 3 qualities for hiking: - Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers - Ultra low weight: down is lighter than synthetic wadding while offering the same degree of warmth. This allows you to lighten the load in your backpack - Ultra compactable* Our feathers come from Chinese ducks reared for their meat, we remove their feathers after slaughter. We hold the death certificates for these ducks.
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The advantages of synthetic down filling (for the arms, sides and hood)
Synthetic down (wadded) filling provides an appealing alternative to feather down: - it provides good thermal insulation even when wet - it provides a little breathability and may be recommended for dynamic activity (down is recommended for static or moderate activity)
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Care advice for a down jacket filled with down and feathers
The down jacket can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed. Follow our advice by clicking on the link below: http://www.quechua.com/wash-your-down-jacket
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In case of rain
The material of the quilted jacket is water repellent. It allows drops of water to slide off the fabric which delays penetration of water into the jacket while you get out of the rain. But the down jacket is not waterproof. We therefore recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over the down jacket in the event of prolonged exposure to rain.
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Note regarding the light colour versions
The X-Light down jacket is made with a fine fabric in order to make it lightweight and compact. Please note that the feathers are slightly visible through the fabric of the orange and yellow colour versions of the range.
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A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is applied to help you readily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.).Decathlon is committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
SizesS to XXXL.

Weight440 g in size L.

Coloursdark blue.

Other colours:black, orange.

X-Light2 Modelred, grey, blue, green.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Padding : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Filling : 75.0% Grey duck down, 25.0% Grey duck feather Main lining : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Secondary lining : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)

Test
All our quilted jackets have been laboratory tested on thermal mannequins in 5 km/h winds, reproducing a hike with moderate exertion. This allows you to make the best choice by comparing the degree of thermal insulation on a scale of 1 to 5.

Product test
Thermal chamber test It allows us to check our design choices. We reproduce the temperature, wind and humidity conditions that you encounter in the mountains. In this way we can adapt our thermal insulation where you most need it. Feather impermeability test We use a test machine to ensure that the feathers do not escape from your jacket during your activities. Our fabrics are thus "featherproof" and so ensure lasting warmth.

Stockage tips
Keep on a hanger in a clean and dry place

Maintenance tips
Caring for down jackets requires special attention. We recommend using specialist dry cleaning services for the care of your down jacket. Washing: machine wash at 30°C, add 2 tennis balls to ventilate the down. Rinse twice. Tumble drying highly recommended: synthetic programme with three tennis balls to ventilate the down, put the jacket through several cycles until the down has dried completely, otherwise it may clump, losing insulating power. See the care instructions in the online guide

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It got damaged while touched on a smooth handle.
Used for 1 week or less
Can you replace it
Handy
Very thin outer layer.Damaged in the very first us
Sub standard quality-
Used for More than 1 year
I purchased this product from India for my Europe trip during October 2016 and even with all the extra layers, I found the quality to be sub standard. It is claimed by the company that this jacket can withstand temperature between -5 to -10, but right from day one, even 10-15 degrees in the day time was unbearable and I had to shed some more money to purchase a new jacket from there (but glad that I got a good quality branded product at the same price as this one).

I purchased this jacket only because it can be folded even though the temperature there was not such extreme one. But after using it I am wondering what could have been my situation if I would have purchased another jacket from decathlon suitable for 5-10 degrees.

After my experience, It is impossible to believe that this same product can be used in extreme conditions as claimed by the company. I don't know whether this compromise on quality is made for products sold in India only as I can see satisfied reviews from other customers and a complaint similar to mine by an Indian consumer.

I am glad that I was able to return the product. But, more importantly such a fatal error or misrepresentation is not good from a reputed brand. It is advisable that the company do not make compromises on quality of hiking and winter clothes like these as any under performance from the claimed level will also turn to be detrimental to the health situation of the user.

A clarification in this regard will help me in deciding whether I can trust and buy products from the company in future.
Foldable
Low quality, claim upto-5 is a bit "overhyped"
Response of the brand
Hi Rajeev,

Thank you for your feedback on the X-light Men's Hiking Down Jacket. I am sorry to hear that the jacket didn't match your expectations.

Quechua has presence in 30 countries and all the products are designed, prototyped and tested in Chamonix Valley, France. Though it does not matter where you buy the product from, as it has to go through the same quality standards as products from the rest of the world. Therefore the X-light in India is same as X-light in Great Britain or France.
Our users are at the heart of our innovation and development. Therefore all Quechua down jackets are tested in both laboratory(on a thermal mannequin) and in real conditions by specific user group before reaching the stores.

The conditions of the test are as follows:
The user/mannequin is wearing synthetic long sleeve thermals/base layers. A fleece jacket on top and the down jacket as final layer.
He is also wearing synthetic thermal bottoms and fleece lined pants.
All the extremities of the test subject body are covered by warm beanie(hat), gloves, warm socks and boots.
This simulates the real life layering system the user will have while hiking.
As it is a hiking product, the user/mannequin is walking at 5km/hour speed in wind speeds of 5km/hour.

With this exact system, the user reports no sensation of cold during the temperatures mentioned in the description.

But if you are not hiking and your body is not producing enough heat, there are high chances you might feel cold in the same temperature.
All down jackets work on the same principal, they trap the body heat generated by your body. The more heat your body will generate the warmer they will keep you (hence no cotton, as it is a summer fabric).

The thermal efficiency of human body is around 20% which means only 20% of the energy it is converted into mechanical work while the rest 80% is heat loss. Therefore when your body is at rest or not much active the heat generated is also less. Therefore insulation required for runner < hiker < football match spectator.

Also plenty of other variables like material of the first layer(cotton is bad), previous cold exposure(someone local will have more resistance that you), windchill (5 degree Celsius will feel 0 degree at 30km/hr wind and a windproof layer is recommended in such cases) plays a large part in thermal comfort.

All this information can be little confusing therefore we mention the most important of it on our website and instore.

I am available in case of any questions.

Regards,
Many thanks,  
Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
RAJEEV not found this answer helpful
Not Suitable for below 0° C
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I have recently bought this product and undergone a trek at Roopkund, Uttarakhand. India. At first I was impressed as Decathlon website mentions that the jacket is suitable for -5° to -10°C. Along with the jacket, I have used three layer protection, i.e. undergarment, Quechua fleece inner, cots-wool shirt and sweater, During night the temperature went down to almost -5°C and the jacket failed to give me adequate warmth.Moreover, some feathers came out out of the jacket's top surface. The positive thing about the jacket is its low price and light weight. It may be suitable for places where temperature does not go below 0°C.
Light weight and low cost
Not suitable for temperature below 0°C
Product is excellent, I am really happy
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I don't have any advice to you
Comfort and usefull
For the money...outstanding
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Very pleased with this jacket. I expected to make some compromises for the price level, but I love this jacket and have no complaints. It's light, warm, hard wearing. I use it for climbing indoors and out, and hiking, and pretty much everywhere else! It regularly comes into contact with rocks and no problems with fabric damage.

Lots of people have mentioned lack of hem cord, and I agree it seems an obvious omission, but it really is a very trivial modification to make to pass a cord through the hem, which I've done.
Fit, comfort, style
Decathlon click and collect service was poor/slow
good value
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Bought this from Huyton store and they were very helpful, you do need to try the jackets on as size and fit seems to vary from coat to coat, strange as most that fit my chest and shoulders were way too big at the waist, but in the end I found one that was a great fit. My wife said it looks good on and at least as good as the Rab I tried on elsewhere.
price and fit
could have a cord at the bottom to adjust the fit
Great jacket but !!
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Used for 1 week or less
Fantastic jacket for the money , sizes seem to be slightly off with this jacket , every other Quechua top/jacket I own is 2xl , this I ordered & tried on but was a lot smaller than any other jacket I still own so had to move up a size , needless to say this is too big !!
Jacket is excellent quality & I recommend to anyone wanting a warm winter jacket at bargain prices .
Only drawback / fault with this jacket is the lack of a drawstring hemline to enable the user to close / tighten bottom of jacket around hips & stop annoying drafts etc.
Good quality warm jacket at low price
needs a draw string hemline !! Sizing issues !!
X Light 1 Men's Hiking Down Jacket - Dark Blue
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This jacket was great value and arrived really quickly. I've marked the size as 'AS EXPECTED'... but would comment that it is a snug fit on me. I ordered a Medium and I usually wear a 38" Jacket. There isn't much room for a thick jumper under the jacket- but then again it's the snug fit that keeps you warm. It's nice and light, but will keep you warm (without getting too hot).
Value for money, Speed of delivery & Looks great.
Great lightweight packable jacket
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Take care when ordering if you are UK XL you need to order 3XL.
Good value
Sizing a little confusing
Great Value
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought this for my husband at the sale price of £14.99. I have to say that it is every bit as good as my Rab down jacket. OK the colour is very bright but as a climber he does not mind that. The sizing is accurate and I would recommend the jacket to anyone. If you don't mind the bright colour then grab yourself a bargain.
Quality, price
Quite brightly coloured, almost hi-viz

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