Forclaz 100 Men's Hiking Rain Jacket - black

8332515

QUECHUA

Made for MOUNTAIN HIKERS who want protection from the rain or wind.
1st jacket in the range with ventilation. Waterproof, breathable, and ventilated, the Forclaz 100 has the essential features of a trekking jacket - at a simply unbeatable price.
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Advantage
Waterproofing8000mm waterproof NOVADRY membrane. Fully taped seams.
BreathabilityNOVADRY hydrophilic membrane (RET=12) limits condensation inside the garment.
VentilationUnderarm ventilation zips: facilitate moisture transfer.
FlexibilityHood folds into the collar.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Waterproof men's jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing information
Standard cut. Jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a technical layer such as a down or fleece gilet.
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Hood
Folds into the collar. Height can be adjusted using an elastic drawcord and toggles. Adjustable depth thanks to a rip-tab strap at the back of the hood. Shape memory visor provides good face protection.
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Pockets
2 hand pockets with zips under flaps + 1 outer chest pocket with zip under a flap.
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Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
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Sleeve adjustment
With rip-tabs.
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Main component
2-layer NOVADRY coating.
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Technical linings
EQUAREA® fabric inside sleeves for optimising perspiration management and providing greater comfort when the jacket is worn over "bare arms" (on top of a T-shirt or another short-sleeve garment). Meshed fabric body lining to enhance the garment's breathability.
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Recommended additional product
Forclaz Rain overtrousers protect the lower half of your body and provide a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain hikes. 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 component with a waterproof rating of 2000 mm can therefore withstand the pressure of a 2000 mm column of water (which is approximately equivalent to a one-hour rain shower).
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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 fabric 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 also to facilitate the transfer 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. The fabric is made water repellent by treating its outer surface. 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 jackets have received a water repellent treatment
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A socre for comparing products' environmental impact
The product's environemental impact is calculated across its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is attributed to help you more readily identify the products with the best environemental performance by comparing the same type of product (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information visit http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
characteristic
Weight590g in size L.

SizesS to XXXL.

Coloursdual colour Black/Grey.

Also indual colour Blue/brown.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Outer fabric: 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 beautiful, 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 full 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.

NOVADRY
Novadry, for textiles that offer protection from the weather.

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Suggest a water repellent spray
I have purchased this produced just yesterday. I went to local store in thane, Maharashtra India. I wanted to purchase a water repellent spray along with it. But they said that the license hasn't been issues to them to keep the sprays in their stores. So can you suggest a good water repellent spray available in India that would be best for this product. And also advice how to use the spray. Thank you
Good rain and wind protection. Ideal for hiking
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
The product was very useful during the hike where we encountered rain and snow enroute. Kept me dry and warm up to a good extent. Good stitching and stylish design
Good fabric quality
More colors may be included in the collection
No longer waterproof after a year of use
Used for 7 to 12 months
This is a great jacket and worked well for a year but the fabric is no longer waterproof. Care instructions mention application of waterproofing spray, but I can't find this either on the Decathlon India website or at my local Decathlon outlet (Coimbatore). If it was the UK/EU, I'd just get Nikwax and be done with it, but this being India, Nikwax isn't available here.
Needs regular application of waterproofing spray!
Forclaz 400 Review (1.5 years experience)
Used for More than 1 year
This product misses out on the most important part i.e. durability. I use the product for hiking and also while driving. The product is comfortable and has good breath-ability.
The chest pocket is not usable even though present. If you place a 98gm phone in the chest pocket it fails (i.e. it tore up). The jacket seams covering the water proof lining started to come apart after a couple of wears. I did not expect this to happen within 4 months of purchasing this product. As of now all the seams in my jacket has come off, all the pockets are of now use as they are all open from one way or other. The design is faulty, the product is bound to fail again and again unless the faulty design is fixed.
Otherwise the product provides good rain protection, it has vents to help with air circulation. Yet durability is a shortcoming which needs to be urgently addressed. May be the product batch itself is faulty.
The product can not justify the cost I paid.
good rain protection, Breathable
Faulty design of pockets and seams
Response of the brand
Hello Mr. Chatterjee,
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear the problems you faced with the Jacket. I guess you wanted to post this review with regard to the older model Forclaz 400 Rain Jacket and not The Forclaz 100. We have a new Forclaz 400 Rain Jacket http://www.decathlon.in/hiking/rain-wear/light-jackets/400-men-black/p-M8302503. We believe that defect was caused due to the incorrect application of the seam tape. We would be more than happy to provide you with a replacement (which is of better quality and a higher level of waterproofing - 10,000mm) or a refund. 

Aniketh Premanath
E-sport manager DECATHLON
Decent Rainproof Jacket
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I wear this on my 20 minute scooter ride to work and back. So far has kept me dry on a rainy day but haven't been in a real downpour yet. A word of warning though it's advisable to buy a size bigger than normal as it is a very snug fitting jacket.
It's lightweight and easily foldable
tight size
Bad rain protection for Forclaz 100
Used for 7 to 12 months
I tested this rain jacket during a drizzle and it worked well last year. Today, there is a storm with the wind speed of 10-20km/hr according to a weather app by NEA SG. After walking in the storm for about 15-minutes, the bottom part of the jacket was fully drenched and the water seeped into my shirt.

The bottom part of the sleeves were also fully drenched and damped my arms. Only the hood and the top part of jacket keeps me protected well.
Decent reliability at the discounted price of $30
A shower with wind speed of 10-20km/hr will drench
Breathable Waterproof Jacket
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Light enough to keep in my pack at all times and the underarm zips allow you to regulate temperature without constantly taking the jacket off and on again.
Lightweight and breathable
Zip can sometimes pull apart from the bottom
Quality at a good price
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I purchased this jacket after the waterproofing on my Tresspass jacket was spoiled by me using fabric softener in the wash, I wanted a comfortable and waterproof jacket for my commute to work and this fits the bill exactly.

The jacket is constructed very well, all the pockets have waterproof seams, the interior of the jacket is very comfortable to wear even with short sleeve shirts.

The under arm vents do not have the usual mesh, which is a good thing as there is nothing for the zip to catch when you undo or redo the zip, the vents are a complete opening of the side of the jacket.

One thing to watch out for is the sizing as they come up small, I am normally an XL but with this jacket I had to up the size to XXL as the XL would not have allowed room for a fleece/jumper

Overall very impressed with the jacket and at a great price.
Well made, great waterproofing, comfortable
Hiking on a Budget
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent jacket! Even at twice the price! Under arm vents, lightweight and good overall fit. The underarm / chest could be roomier and the chest pocket could be deeper / bigger. Only other negative is the depth of the hood, which I would say should be deeper or have a bigger peak on to cover the face.
Lightweight, style
Hood could be deeper, more room for chest
Excellent jacket. Great fit and design.
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Bought as a jacket to wear to work. Looks good and fits well. Unfortunately its only let-down is its lack of breathability. It gets a bit too warm and perspiration builds up on long walks unless the under-arm vents are opened and even then it's quite warm.

Nonetheless, if you're after an inexpensive, good looking waterproof jacket it's excellent value for money and I'm very pleased with it.
Great fit. Looks great. Pockets good size.
Doesn't breathe so can get a little sweaty.