I am a big fan decathlon and in particular QUECHUA from past 7 years even before they came in India.
With great regret I am posting first ever review and that happens negative. It must be about 6-8 months I got this jacket but never had used under rain. It’s been last two days I am forced to put on additional thin jacket on top of this to protect from rain.
As pointed out the front zipper is the main culprit which leaks loads of water on chest and I had tough time protecting my valuables under the jacket - luckily I had space in scooter for the rescue.
Not only the front zipper but also the arms get wet feel quite quickly under rain.
I am from Bangalore fyi and the rain I faced wasn’t the heaviest of the falls/shower to be clear and the speed of the scooter is imaginable under rain and the present (13-Oct-2017) road conditions and the traffic.
Hello Mr Kumarswamy,
Glad to hear from you:)
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us about this Jacket. We are sorry to disappoint you with this product, but I would like to inform you that this product has gone through a series of testing in the laboratory to guarantee the promise. However, leaking is perhaps a manufacturing defect which we would like to investigate further, so kindly return the product in any of our stores.
User satisfaction being our primary concern, we would request you to have it exchanged or refunded from your nearest Decathlon store.
I am available in case you have any further queries:)
I took it for my last mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas. It's really nice.
Used this in rain, it was not able to shield. Got wet in the rain. Think then zip part on the jacket should be shielded well. Not impressed.
Hello Mr. Raj Shekar,
Thanks for your time to review the Forclaz 100 waterproof hiking jacket by Quechua. I apologise for the inconvenience caused to you.
The Forclaz 100 has been an amazing jacket, as reviewed by a lot of our users, for the protection it offers on mountains from the rain and wind. It has been tested under the laboratory conditions for 8000 mm waterproofing , which is equivalent to 8hr of walking in the rain. The zipper has an internal channel which routes the water downwards and protects the user from getting wet. The one challenge to any waterproof hiking jacket of Quechua is the pressure with which the water droplets hit the surface of the jacket, which varies with the altitude on a mountain or when used for bike riding.
If you believe your case was not the latter, I apologise for the inconvenience caused and request you kindly to visit any of our stores closer to you and get this product exchanged.
I stay available if you need any further assistance with our products or services in future.
Product is good their is no dought about that but not as I expected for biking specially in rain
I bought this Jacket with high expectation after recommendation by Decathlon people in May 2017. Got opportunity to use it in rain while roaming around ooty in July 3rd week. It failed to shield even in moderate rains.It seems as if it absurd the water. I am really disappointed as It was supposed to be one of best rain jacket.
Hello Pawan,Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 100 Hiking Rain Jacket. We are extremely sorry to hear that the product did not serve the purpose. This Jacket has been tested to guarantee the protection from Rain during your Mountain hike. But, there are chances that the product you have received has a manufacturing defect. Thanks to our Satisfied customer policy, You can visit our store or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it exchanged or refunded.You can write back to me for any further queries:)Varun Nair
In the beginning it kept me out of being drenched when I had the jacket unfolded and less used. Later I started folding the jacket to fit in my backpack and I crushed it and dumped it a few times. Thats when I observed that I'm being drenched more. I don't know if that is something to do with how the material is manufactured. But for me this jacket is not a cheap one and I was not expecting this to happen.
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 100 Hiking Waterproof Jacket. We regret to hear that the product did not help you.
Thanks to our Satisfied User policy, You can visit any of our stores to have it exchanged or refunded.
I remain available for any further queries:)
Look wise it is good but it is not the rain proof.
though i am wearing this jacket completely drenched in rain
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 100 Hiking Rain Jacket. We are extremely sorry to hear that the product did not serve the purpose. This Jacket has been tested to guarantee the protection from Rain during your Mountain hike. This could have also happened due to a manufacturing defect.
It would be really helpful for us to understand the issue and help you with this if you could share your usage of this product with us.
Awaiting for your response.
I brought this product a month ago. I had to use it for biking. And the store person recommended this product highly. But waste of 3k. This is not at all suitable for rain.
Thank you for your review on the Forclaz 100 Rain jacket. We are extremely sorry for recommending it for Riding. Quechua Rain jackets are designed to protect you from rain while you are on your hike. The material used is breathable as well as waterproof to keep you dry from Rain as well as sweat. When you use it for riding, the water strikes the material at a higher pressure thus allowing it to enter the jacket. I request you to visit any of our stores or write to email@example.com with the product to have it exchanged or refunded.
Sorry again for the inconvenience caused.
It's a great product . Really works well under heavy rain .