Made for Our hiking designers have developed this jacket for your short walks in the plains, forest or on the coast: extra protection in rainy weather. Our first price for waterproof hiking jackets! Lightweight, compact, waterproof and breathable, it’s an extra protective technical jacket which stores away in its pocket.
This clothing was validated in a shower test using 60 L/sqm/hr of water for 1 hour. This test reproduces the average conditions of a shower. The fabric of this jacket is water-repellent, i.e. it makes water run off its surface without absorbing it. As a result, the fabric does not soak up water and stays light and breathable. A fabric is made water-repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. What's more, we have taped the main seams, those most exposed to the rain.
How to ensure your jacket remains waterproof over time
In order to maintain good waterproofing over time, the fabric's water repellent properties must be regularly reactivated. We recommend doing this every three washes or after a dozen uses in the rain. The waterproof property is easily reactivated by warming the fabric: either in your tumble dryer or with a hair dryer, for example, over a relatively short period. If you are washing it, it must be thoroughly rinsed. You’ll find all our advice in the care manual
Measuring waterproofing in mm or schmerber
We measure a fabric's resistance to water pressure, expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a waterproof rating of 2000 mm can therefore withstand the pressure exerted by a 2000 mm column of water.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its thermal evaporative resistance coefficient (RET) based on the ISO 11092 standard. The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability.
RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
9 < RET < 12 = very breathable fabric
12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric
RET > 20 = little or no breathability
How to choose your waterproof jacket according to your physical activity and level of effort
During sports, the extent to which we perspire depends on the intensity / duration of the physical activity. If the breathability of the fabric is not adapted to your type of physical activity, the perspiration vapour will condense inside the jacket. You will feel damp inside: this is not rain coming through, but perspiration vapour condensing. You therefore need to choose a rain jacket according to your type of physical activity. This jacket is designed for two hours hiking at a speed of 5 km/h
Our environmental footprint
On a scale of A to E, this jacket obtained a score of A.
Our products' environmental impacts are calculated over their entire life cycle. A score is attributed to each product so that you can easily identify the more eco-friendly products within a particular family (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks).
Décathlon is committed to displaying the environmental information of its products.
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Towards more environmentally friendly materials and dyeing processes
Mass-dyeing involves introducing pigments during manufacturing of the thread and is able to reduce the significant environmental impact of the dye associated with water (consumption & pollution). There are environmentally friendly dyes.
Additional recommended products
To protect the lower part of your body as well and have a very effective complete outfit to protect you against wind and showers, we recommend the Raincut over-pants. We have also started using a more environmentally friendly dyeing process on these over-trousers since 2019!
Our hiking jackets are guaranteed for 2 years.
Our commitment? To provide long-lasting products that you can use for all your country walks. Because the products we love the most are those that have a story to tell and will have more to tell in the future!
Always dry this waterproof protective garment thoroughly before storing it.
It’s in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc, that our design team conceives, designs and creates Quechua products. We test them in the laboratory and in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and waterproof. Whether it is in forests, on the coast or in the countryside in rainy weather, we cover as many different paths as possible. This testing gives us plenty of opportunities to discuss the products, get your feedback and plan our future collections!