Forclaz 400 Men's Hiking Waterproof Rain jacket - black

8302503

QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers who want protection from heavy rain and wind.
This raincoat is robust, breathable, ventilated and is at a competitive price. Another advantage? It is stretchy making movements easier!
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Advantage
WaterproofTested in storm conditions, 100L water/sqm for 3 hours. 3-layer mat. (10000 mm)
BreathabilityMaterial limits condensation inside the garment. Hydrophilic coating (RET=6).
VentilationVentilation zips under the arms that wick away perspiration.
Freedom of movementStrechable fabric (13% elastane) for optimal comfort during use.
LightweightWeight:590 g in size L.
PocketsThree waterproof secure pockets. Two mesh inner pockets.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Men's waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing information and cut
Fitted cut to fully benefit from the stretch component.Jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a warm second layer such as a lightweight pullover or fleece.
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Hood
Attached. Height and depth adjustable with elastic drawcords and toggles. Stiff visor for maximum face protection.
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Pockets
2 hand pockets with waterproof zips + 1 outer breast pocket with a waterproof zip + 1 easy-access inner mesh pocket.
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Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
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Wrist adjustment
Tightening tabs with velcro.
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Main component
Triple-coated stretch fabric.
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Additional recommended products
Forclaz Rain overtrousers protect the lower half of your body for a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain outings. Care products: waterproofing spray or liquid in the 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 water pressure, expressed as a water column of mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood, the more waterproof the fabric. Components scoring 2000 mm can resist the pressure from 2000 mm of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours).
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Waterproofing
This garment has been shower-tested using 100 litres of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
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Component 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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Component with coating or a membrane
Coating: like a layer of "paint" applied on the underside of the fabric to make it waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane, and requires a lining for protection. The membrane: is like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the edge, being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than coating.
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Consists of 3, 2 or 2.5 layers
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer layer, the inner protective lining is free. This construction costs less but is generally more cumbersome. 2.5 layers: the membrane has inner protection with a kind of varnish coating rather than an actual layer to make it as lightweight as possible
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Water repellency
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 water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received water-repellent treatment.
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Comparative note on the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE mark is attributed to help you identify the best environmental performance by comparing products to each other (t-shirts, rucksacks, etc). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labelling approach.For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 87.0% Polyamide (PA), Main fabric : 13.0% Elastane Lining : 74.0% Polyester (PES), Lining : 26.0% Elastane

Product test
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, we create and develop products that are beautiful, simple and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field, as 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. All our Decathlon stores offer a complete range of products specially designed to care for water-resistant and breathable fabrics. These products will help you optimise your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.

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Nearly perfect
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
The waterproofing is very good. I've taken it out for walks in pouring rain and it remains dry after an hour. There are just two issues though that make it merit only a four star rating, one minor and one major:

Minor: the tape seams aren't perfect and are the first to leak after about 45 minutes.

Major: the orange lining on the inner bottom side is water absorbing. Water that slides off the front on to your trousers will be absorbed by this lining and will then travel up to the pockets, which are not waterproof on the inside. If you put your phone there, it WILL get wet. You must put your phone in a plastic pouch or in the chest pocket further up.

I wish the lining was water repellent or the pockets were internally waterproof. Either would have avoided this problem.
quality of jacket
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
upto what temperature it can handle?
Response of the brand
Hello Nikhilesh Nayak,

Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 400 rain jacket.

The Forclaz 400 rain jacket is a hard shell or the outer most jacket a user wears when he is on the mountains. It does not provide any warmth, the usage of this jacket is to protect a person from rain and wind, the fabric is 10000 mm waterproof when tested in the water column test generally used to test the waterproofing of a fabric. It is also a stretch fabric which enables more comfort when a user wears it.

It would be great if you could let me know your usage so that I can suggest you the right product according to your requirement,

Sportively,
Sandeep NAIR
Size short
Just received my jacket from decathlon, but it's just one size short, pls help
Response of the brand
Hello Syed Ibrahim,

Thanks for writing to us.

You can take the jacket to any of our store closer to you and get it exchanged for the size you require.
Or you could write a mail to care@decathlon.com and our team will get in touch with you and pick the product at your doorstep according to your convenience and then provide you with the size you require.

I stay available if you need any further assistance.

Sportively,
Sandeep NAIR
Bad build quality
Used for More than 1 year
The seams started to come apart after a couple of wears. I exchanged my jacket for a new one and the same thing happened with the new one too. Not sure what to do now. I wear the jacket under my motorcycle riding gear so there can't be a lot of pressure applied to the rain jacket itself.
Keeps you dry for light to medium showers
The seams give away after a few wears
Response of the brand
Thanks for the valuable feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear the problems you faced with the jacket. We believe that this is a product defect due to the incorrect application of the seam tape. We have identified the batch and have started to recall all the jackets. We would gladly provide you with a replacement(which is of better quality and a higher level of waterproofing- 10,000mm) or a refund. This is the Jacket represented on the page, the only difference with aesthetics is that the new one has Orange coloured Zippers & a double Zipper. Once again we are sorry for the inconvenience caused and hope that you would continue being a loyal customer. 

Aniketh Premanath
E-sport manager DECATHLON
Ogden found this answer helpful
Rain coat.
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Does what it says on the tin.
Great product except for the chest pocket
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Used for More than 1 year
I have this jacket since April 2016, and I'm using it almost daily, still being waterproof but the chest pocket was glued with what it looks like a similar tape used on the stitches and it failed very quickly after a month or two, almost damaging my phone in the process, because i was using that pocket just to carry my phone in it.
Big design failure.
Refined jacket, some quirky details
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Refined jacket, some quirky details

As usual the price is a steal compared to the big outdoor brands. For me this jacket is an addition, or possibly a replacement, for a pretty comparable Haglöfs jacket that was more than 5 times as expensive! Now during sales, it is even 25% off again.

Just inspecting this jacket, it is a pretty serious outdoor (mountaineering) jacket. Short cut, pretty good adjustable hood, ventilation zippers, breathable fabric, taped seams, Velcro adjustment of the cuffs, water resisting zippers for the side-pockets and ventilations. It is all very neatly made. And I quite like the colour combination, a nice matt blue with yellow details.

There are some quirky details.
- Breast pockets are pretty essential to me. I want them big, I want them well accessible, and I want 2 of them! In the past I have even adjusted 2 Quechua fleece jackets myself to get that. It is a pity that on this jacket Decathlon has added just one again. It is not particularly small, but it seems small because the zipper is a bit too short and is not placed very practical.
- The sleeves are mysteriously long. When I compare it to the Haglöfs jacket, which has a very comparable width and length, the sleeves are about 10 cms longer! Fortunately there are the Velcro adjustments to make it usable.
- The hood lacks a vertical drawcord to keep the hood out the eyes.
- The main zipper could be of a more robust quality.

I have just been able to test it during some extended (light) rain. So far it worked well and kept me dry. At first it even shed drops off the fabric. That effect is of limited duration, but the main shell kept me dry.

The breathability is hard to compare. Under dry conditions it can easily get a bit too warm and stuffy. But I do not think it does a bad job.
Snug
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent wind and rainproof jacket. Only slight criticism is that the sizes come up a bit small and arms a bit long but that's probably because I'm shaped like a orangutan. If you want to use this as part of a layering system definitely go up a size to your normal as it is a " slim" fit. But overall an excellent jacket at a great price.
great value product
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
We bought two of these for a family trip , very impressed at the quality for the cost.
hiking jacket for Scottish mountains
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Really pleased with this jacket, does the job, easy to store and kept me dry in traditional Scottish summer weather (sun rain hailstones sun ..all in the same hour ) "Rinse and repeat" :-)