It's not 100% waterproof
Water started getting in from the zip line and the forearm side
Even in medium rain i could feel the water getting in
The staff is very supportive and helpful
Any solution or options available for replacement ??
Hello Swapnil Dive,
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 300 rain jackets. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.
It would be great if you could explain me your usage so that I can understand what went wrong with the jacket, assist you with the exchange and suggest you a product for your requirement.
Brought this product from the Bangalore store and they couriered it to me. While the buying process, including the wonderfully detailed information provided on the company website, was very pleasant, the product hasn't really lived up to all it's advertised qualities. The quality of fabric, liners, zips/draw strings, hood, colour and overall design is very good but I was a bit disappointed with waterproofing of the jacket. I have been using it for about 6 weeks this monsoon for walks and jogs and tested it in mild to medium Mumbai rain. While light rain rolled off the jacket and provided excellent waterproofing, medium steady rain for more than 20 mins resulted in the inner lining becoming damp as the jacket soaked in some rain. Maybe the jacket needs to have the repellant treatment specified after every 3 washes.. though I haven't yet washed it. Would appreciate if the Decathlon service team could advise the product to use for this treatment and hopefully it will enhance the waterproofing.
Excellent design. Quality overall is very good.
Waterproofing of the jacket
I just got it three weeks before and I was waiting to test it. Few days ago when it rained heavily, I used it. I was in a downpour for half an hour and not a drop entered inside. The best thing is, it kept me cool. Normally the other rain jackets makes me feel sweaty, this one kept me cool. And the inner chest pocket accommodated a large smart phone.
Weight, breathable fabric, looks good
Hood is large and it obstructs the vision.
Decathlon product delivery ( Blue dart ) excellent
This jacket comes only in two sizes 2XL & 3XL
Good discount ( other online portals charge much more except one )
My product was manufactured in 2015
Fabric, Zips, Pockets, Velcro are all good
Hood is non detachable and was too too BIG and covers by eyes.
Neck cord tightening not helpful
Neck & Hip cords shouldhavee synthetic or cotton mixed and not elastic as given hence will last longer
Cord clip has spring inside which may rust and not desirable
Wish more sizes & colours were available
Fabric breathing not tested yet
Overall liked the product but hood....
Good quality product for the price
Hood is NOT DETACHABLE and too big
I bought this product after enquiring a lot in decathlon store since I am a regular trekker across western ghats. But i was disappointed by quality of product since i bought this product with intention of protecting myself from rain. I trekked in one of the peak in karnataka called mullayanagiri all along in drizzling rain with a belief of jacket being water proof. But i was surprised to see that water enters through side zip. I bought this jacket for my hampta pass trek this month,but i don't think this will protect me from rains in himachal. Really disappointed by this product
Hello Prashanth Shetty,
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 300 rain jacket. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.
The Arpenaz 300 rain jackets are field-tested by users who represent the target market in conditions identical to those found in typical use. We believe that testing in real life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability and design of our QUECHUA products and we value your feedback for the same. Our products come with a replacement warranty of 2 years against manufacturing defects and I request you kindly to visit one of our stores closest to you and claim for a refund/exchange as I doubt the piece you have has a defect.
If you could explain me your usage I could also suggest you the best possible options for you.
I stay available if you need further assistance.
This is my first purchase from your website. I am very happy about this product. Its very good quality, 100% waterproof jacket, I liked it.
I suggest you kindly update sms notifications about order confirmation & order status and please mention mobile number in courier packing.
Further I am waiting for the rains to come.
Size, Weight, Waterproof, Windproof
Can't think of any
Thanks decathlon n blue dart for a very quick delivery. (2days). The jacket looks n feels nice to wear.
But as reviewed by someone earlier too, the problem is the inner yellow fabric at the cuffs pokes out as you wear it. You have to tuck it in every time. Hope you come up with some solution for this.
Further I m waiting for the rains to come. Then I can comment on the water resistance of the jacket.
My trek this year was in the Pin Valley (Himachal Pradesh, India) during the end of September and early October. The weather forecast had light rain and cold wind with gusts. I wanted a jacket that would protect me against these elements and bought the Quechua Arpenaz 300 Men's Trekking Rain Jacket (Blue). Now post the trip here is my review.
The waterproofing (NOVADRY waterproof coating 5,000 mm), along with the fully taped seams were a good protection against the light rain made worse by strong winds. The water repellency made the rain drops bead off the surface. The outer layer also provided windproofing against the cold wind.
The jacket has a total of four pockets: Two hand pockets, an outer chest pocket on the right side and lastly an inner pocket on the left. The inner pocket was useful to store my camera batteries and cellphone to keep them warm. All the pockets are zipped.
An inner and outer flap is provided to the front zip to prevent entry of water and wind. The outer flap also has usefully placed velcro strips that fix it to the main jacket.
The rip-tabs on the sleeve ends were particularly useful in the cold windy conditions. Similarly for the elastic drawcords to tighten around the waist and hood.
Meant as an outer shell I bought a size bigger to accommodate the inner layers. The jacket fitted me really well with all the layers on.
Pros: Waterproof and wind protection
Cons: I felt the jacket was on the heavier side. Also, it would help to have an informational graphic/poster of the waterproof testing standards at the stores.
Waterproof and wind protection
The jacket was on the heavier side.
Great product at good price. No problems in the rain to date, kept me dry. Good buy.
Running seam that is not finished off along the edges, at the wrists and several other parts of the jacket. It makes it look cheap and well manufactured. Moreover, I am afraid the jacket will not last too long once one of the threads work lose and the stitching comes apart. It's disappointing.