Fleece component: Insulation provided by the air trapped inside
The purpose of the fleece component is to trap air thanks to the volume created by its texture (qualified as "brushed" when it consists of loops); this air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm.
Durability guaranteed for 2 years
We test the ageing of our hiking fleeces to guarantee their durability. We guarantee:
- the backpack's resistance to abrasion and arm movements in order to delay pilling that is a feature of this material
- the strength of the seams
- the durability of the fleece material after 5 washes (dimensional stability)
- colour fastness to washing, UV light or contact with perspiration.
A score for comparing the products' environmental impact
The product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using different indicators. An overall score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, rucksacks, etc.)
Decathlon actively promotes this environmental rating system.
For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Store folded in a clean, dry place
We conduct 2 types of thermal tests: - a test of the material of our fleeces. - a test on a thermal mannequin in a thermal chamber. We replicate the temperature, wind speed (5km/h) and humidity conditions that you will encounter in the mountains when walking at 5km/h. These tests allow us to validate our design choices, and we adapt the thermal insulation where you need it most.