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, Filling : 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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not good at all
Used for 3 to 6 months
the product does not reach the criteria as mentioned by the quechua website and sales personnel, i purchased it on oct 2016 and went to sikkim, it was hardly -8 degree, but felt very cold, it did not help that much, i want to return the material and purchase another one which may help in the cold
Response of the brand
Hello Arnab,Thank you for your feedback on the Xlight down jacket. I am really sorry to hear that you did not find the product helpful and I understand how difficult it is to be in such situation without proper protection.Quechua down jackets are designed to protect from cold during your hike. It is to be worn as a third layer, which is on top of a base layer and a fleece as the second layer. The same has been tested both in the lab as well as in the field to guarantee the comfort. We apologise for not explaining this to you at the time of purchase. If you are still not happy with the product, you can visit any of our stores or write to care.india@decathlon.com to exchange your product.I remain available if you have any further query :)
Varun NAIR WEB.MARK DECATHLON
Not at all worthy
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This product is very thin at zero 0°c temperature I felt very cold after wearing this .And quality also not that good
its outer layer is very thin
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
outer layer is very thin and easily get damaged by little scratch ..can you please replace it or repair it
light weight
outer layer is ver thin and easily get damaged
Response of the brand
Hello Mr. Amardeep,

Thanks for your feedback  on the Quechua X-light jacket. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by our product.I agree totally with you that the outer fabric of the X-light jacket (in general all down jackets) is light and that is due to the reasons as follows, these jackets are meant for usage on the mountains for a hiker which demands light weight and compactness which is guaranteed by the down inside and the light fabric outside, plus the light fabric allows the down inside to fluff up later on a longer use. Also, these are worn with a windproof or a rain jacket outside to tackle the light fabric. A solution for this now is the 3M tape available in the market, which seals the tear totally retaining the properties of the jacket completely.I stay at your disposal if you need any further assistance with our products.
Sportively,
Sandeep NAIR
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
Poor quality control
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Used for 1 week or less
Jacket Seemed OK when I first tried it on but I discovered a split on the seam on the arm allowing wadding to come out
Response of the brand
Thank you for your feedback on the Quechua Xlight Down Jacket. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the quality of the stitching on this product. We shall pass on this information to the produt manager. Please feel free to drop into your local store where we can offer a full refund or exchange.

Regards,

Isaac Gregg - Quechua UK Product Expert

Isaac Gregg - Quechua UK Product Expert
Low cost so not expecting too much - wait and see
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Used for 1 week or less
Size was on small side unless you were only wearing a thin base layer. My intention is to use as block insulation over other layers i.e. When stoping for rest and slipping it on while stood still. Recommend going up a size to your normal. The construction seems fragile and as though it would rip easily. At only £16 and if used infrequently might do the job.
Great jacket for the price. But wrongly sized
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Had to return (at my expense) as jacket was way under sized. I always take large but in this case had to reorder XL.