500 Cycling Rain Jacket - High-Visibility Yellow

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B'TWIN

Made for regularly cycling in rainy weather (2-hour rides).
This 500 men's waterproof rain jacket provides effective protection from the rain thanks to its waterproof membrane and seams. It includes a secure back pocket and reflective patches.
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Advantage
WaterproofWaterproof membrane, sealed seams.
BreathabilityFabric has breathable coating, ventilation openings on the back and shoulders.
VisibilityReflective patches on the sides, wrists, shoulders. Can hold a VIOO Clip light.
PocketsSecure waterproof rear pocket with 2 compartments.
Environmental impactB rating - Comparison: men's waterproof jacket - technical details
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Waterproofness
Waterproofness is a fabric's ability to prevent rain water from passing through. We measure the fabric's resistance to the pressure exerted by a water column, expressed in mm (test based on standard ISO 811). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. Material with a waterproof rating of 2000 mm resists the pressure exerted by 2000 mm of water (which roughly corresponds to a 2-hour rain shower).
2
Breathability
To determine whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance (test based on standard ISO 11092). The lower its resistance, the more the fabric will let water vapour produced by the body escape, and therefore the more breathable it is. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric.
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Visibility while cycling
This garment is VIOO Clip ready. VIOO Clip is a LED light that can be clipped and unclipped anywhere in a single step. Red or white lights are available and can be used in continuous or flashing mode. The VIOO Clip effectively signals your position from up to 120 meters away. Battery life (9 hours in flashing mode, 4½ hours in continuous mode). Easy to charge using a USB cable (sold with the VIOO Clip).
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Product tests
Our team of product designers is based at the B'Twin Village in Lille (France). All year round, we conceive and develop new products that are easy to use, look great, and have the technical features needed for your cycling experiences. They are then mercilessly put to the test by users in the field, as we are convinced that only by subjecting our products to real world conditions, such as the ones you will experience on your bike, can we continuously improve them.
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Care tips
Machine wash at 30°C. Synthetic programme. Turn the garment inside out. Use minimal laundry detergent. Do not add softener. Line dry in a warm, ventilated area. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry clean. Do not bleach. Do not place on a heater to dry.
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A rating to compare products' environmental impact.
A product's environmental impact is calculated for its entire life cycle using various indicators. Products are then given an ABCDE rating to help you easily identify products having the best environmental performance (lowest impact) by comparing different products of the same type (T-shirts, bottoms, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon voluntarily chooses to display the environmental ratings of its products. Video with explanations: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8 sustainability.decathlon.com
characteristic
For whom?Men

Use?2-hour rides

Style?Long sleeve jacket

Sizes?Available in S to XXL

Colours?Black, orange or yellow
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Yoke : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)

Maintenance tips
Machine wash with a suitable laundry detergent. Do not tumble dry.

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Disappoining
Used for 1 week or less
I brought this jacket on line about a week ago the first time i used it i got wet though.Your web said it was waterpoof for a 2 hour ride.it only takes me 40 minutes to work. and i got soaked.
Nothing
Not waterproof
Response of the brand
Hello,
I'm sorry to read that you got wet on your ride.
Hard to tell how hard the rain was or how much perspiration built up in the jacket (as it is not breathable) but in moderate rain for 40 minutes I would not expect water to seep through (it is coated and has taped seams). A 40 minute ride in rain at a moderate pace will certainly create a good degree of condensation. The fabric itself is tested and has a hydrostatic head rating of 2000mm.
If you feel that the jacket is faulty or you are not happy with the level of performance it offers then please feel free to return it to us for a refund.
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Disappointing
I read the reviews and decoded to purchase the jacket for commuting mainly. It's a nice jacket but unfortunately mine is about as waterproof as a teabag. I used it for commuting and was soaked through every time it rained, even lightly. The lining has also disintegrated.
Response of the brand
I'm sorry to read that you have encountered issues with your jacket. It certainly sound like a one off issue. The jacket has taped seams and the fabric is waterproof. The fabirc is not breathable but has some ventialation at the shoulders to help air the jacket.
How long have you had the jacket? Would you say that delamination has occurred? Has it been washed in washing machine at all?
I look forward to hearing from you as I wish to pass this information on to the product engineer at b'Twin.
In the meantime, please return it to us for an exchange if you are not satisfied.
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
unwearable
Used for 7 to 12 months
just unbearably hot to wear. only tried it once, when it was chucking it down, but had to take it off after five minutes as it was too hot.
bright
too hot
Response of the brand
Hi Neil,

Sorry to hear you are unhappy with the Rainjacket 500. I do agree that the jacket could do with something extra to make it more breathable other than the hole at the back, though this does then increase the price. The 700 range does offer a lot more breathability over the 500.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-11006-cycling-jackets

Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
Not breathable at all
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Used for 1 week or less
Unfortunately its quite uncomfortable as it doesnt let any of the moisture out. Tried to return to the store I biught it from (Croydon) and was refused as it had been used.

What happened to "Buy it Try it Youll love it if not not we'll return it with a smile" 365 Days to return. I only bought it 3 days ago with all my other cycling gear (£455)
Comfortable fit, High vis
Not breathable
Response of the brand
Dear Sir,
I'm sorry to read that the jacket is not breathable enough for your needs. In cool rainy weather, the jacket should have enough ventilation on it to keep you cool enough on moderate rides.
As it was quite warm last week (in the 20s) , I'm not surprised to read that you found it to be warm. Ideally it should only be worn when raining which will keep you cooler.
If you wish to be visible then an ultralight version may be more suitable in spring/summer: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/700-ultralight-windproof-cycling-jacket-yellow-id_8283389.html
Regarding the returns policy, you are correct in saying that if you are not satisfied with the product then you can indeed return it to us.  I have contacted the store about this.
Regards,
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
500 visible waterproof jacket
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
fits well keeps you dry and pockets really handy
none
Good, cheap jacket
I bought this to use on my half hour commute. I'm happy with it, it is very good for that commute.

One of the other reviewers complains about it ballooning, but I've not had that problem even at 30mph+. I bought mine from the shop and tried on a few to get a good fit though.

The only real downside I can point to is that it isn't breathable so can get a bit sweaty, but that's to be expected for under 25 quid.
500 Yellow Visible Waterproof Cycling Jacket
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
A very good all round jacket for cycling. I have been told by my work mates that it really is Hi Vis. Along with being waterproof and wind proof, it is hard to beat this garment for the price.
The only downside is as it is not breathable, you will need a good absorbent under garment if you are trying for a heart attack.
Being unisex I would recommend it to anybody who cycles to school, work or for light to medium exercise.
Hi vis, lightweight, waterproof and wind proof
Non breathable
Not great in the wind or at speed
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
When cycling into the wind or at speed the jacket fills up with air through the shoulder vents and creates loads of drag
Cheap, long back
Balloons
B'Twin 500 Hi Vis Jacket
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Purchased a few weeks ago just in time for the heavy rains and got lucky as it was in the sale at £16.99 down from £24.99.

Very happy so far as have been in numerous heavy downpours during 20-30 minute commutes with strong winds and it has kept me dry. Breath-ability is good and not too sweat as a result.

Great value for money at full price but a top bargain when bought in the sale.
Lightweight, breathable, good slim fit, cheap
Could be a little longer at the back
Shopping experience at South Quay
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Products good value for money
Staff all very helpful and happy to help me
Nothing