Helium Wind 500 Anti-UV Men's Hiking Windproof Jacket - Blue

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers seeking ultra-light back-up protection from the wind and sun.
With UV protection. An ultra-light, ultra-compact windbreaker, with UV protect and excellent breathability too.
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Advantage
WindproofMicrofibre fabric and tight knit provide a windproof effect.
Lightweight110 g in size L: An ultra-light and durable component!
Sun protectionProtection against UV rays: UPF 50.
BreathabilityWaterproof fabric. Ventilation through micro-perforations under the arms.
Compact designFolds away into its small pocket to take up as little space as possible.
Water repellentWater-repellent treatment on the outside of the fabric: protects from light rain
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing information and cut
fitted cut for complete ease of movement and minimum catching in the wind. Its volume enables you to wear a 2nd layer of light clothing such as light micro-fleece.
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Hood
Adjoining hood. Easy-fit elastics automatically adjust height and depth.
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Pockets
2 zip side pockets.
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Jacket hem drawcord
with elastic drawcord.
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Cuff adjustment
partially elasticated cuffs.
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Thermal comfort and Windproof
Wind considerably increases the effect of the cold! With an outside temperature of 0°C and 20 km/h winds, it will feel like the temperature is -10°C. "Windproof" components help eliminate the discomfort linked to this "freezing effect". They are very effective at reducing heat loss by creating a barrier against the wind.
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Water repellent component (different from waterproof)
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water, so that it stays 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).
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Component breathability
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its RET or total evaporative resistance (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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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.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, our designers create and develop products that are appealing, 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.

Maintenance tips
Machine wash at 30°C. Fasten zips and riptabs before washing. Restore full water-repellent properties by applying a treatment after every 2 or 3 washes. A full range of water repellent products is available in all Decathlon stores. These products will help optimise your garment's performance and lifespan.

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Mixed Bag
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This could be perfect, but it isnt.
my nearest decathlon is 170m round trip. As I know my sizes, I often buy mail order.
Pros: material, quality of manufacture, zips, armpit breathing, weight. almost everything.
Cons: stuff sack should be built in, the product is windproof, a small stuff sack on a windy day...probably going to get lost.
This is the second walking decathlon jacket I've had, the other a more substantial one. Both are very loose round the neck with way too large hoods. It's a windproof jacket! but won't windproof the neck, and a stiff wind will blow off the hood - elastic way way too loose. Many similar jackets have no hood, so it's better than nothing. If you don't need a hood, it's still great and cheap.
If I had tried this at the store, I wouldn't have bought it, but for this price, I decided to keep it and it works ok, with a buff type product on the neck to plug the gap it leaves.
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