Forclaz 100 Men's Hiking Waterproof Rain jacket - black/grey

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers who need a jacket that provides protection from the rain or wind while also allowing air to circulate inside.
1st jacket in the range with side ventilation, this waterproof, breathable and ventilated hiking jacket has the essential functions of a major hiking functions… at a low price!
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Advantage
Waterproof8 000 mm waterproof membrane. Fully taped seams.
BreathabilityHydrophilic membrane (RET=12): limits condensation inside the garment.
VentilationUnderarm ventilation zips: enhances moisture management.
Freedom of movementFitted at back for freedom of movement. Preformed elbows.
LightweightWeight:630 g in size L.
Pockets3 secure pockets.2 zipped hand pockets. 1 inner chest pocket.
Environmental impactLife cycle comparison: Men's waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing information and cut
Standard cut. The jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a second technical layer such as a light down or fleece garment.
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Hood
Height can be adjusted using an elastic drawcord and toggles. Adjustable depth thanks to a rip-tab strap at the back of the hood. Shape memory visor provides good face protection.
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Pockets
2 hand pockets with zips under flaps + 1 outer chest pocket with zip under a flap.
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Jacket hem drawcord
Elastic draw-cords and toggles.
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Wrist adjustment
Tightening tabs with velcro.
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Main component
Double-coated fabric.
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Technical linings
The fabric inside the sleeves is designed to manage perspiration and provide greater comfort when the jacket is worn over "bare arms" (on top of a T-shirt or another short-sleeve garment). Meshed fabric body lining to enhance the garment's breathability.
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Recommended additional product
Forclaz Rain overtrousers protect the lower half of your body and provide a complete and effective rain protection system for your mountain hikes. Care products: waterproofing spray or liquid in the machine To renew the fabric's water repellent properties and optimise performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.
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Waterproofing
NOVADRY® technology: this garment has been subjected to a shower test using 100 litres of water/sqm/hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a violent storm in the mountains.
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Waterproof component
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporative resistance or RET (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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Component 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.
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Component with membrane or coating
Coating: like a layer of "paint" applied on the underside of the fabric to make it waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane, and requires a lining for protection. The membrane: is like a very fine plastic film (polyurethane) making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the edge, being more supple, lightweight, durable and often more breathable than coating.
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Consists of 3, 2 or 2.5 layers
3 layers: the membrane is bonded to an inner and outer layer of the component. This construction helps the membrane last longer and boosts the component's performance. 2 layers: the membrane is only bonded to the outer layer, the inner protective lining is free. This construction costs less but is generally more cumbersome. 2.5 layers: the membrane has inner protection with a kind of varnish coating rather than an actual layer to make it as lightweight as possible
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Water repellency
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it 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). All Quechua waterproof jackets have received water-repellent treatment.
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Comparative note on the environmental impact of the products
The environmental impact of each product is calculated for the product's entire life cycle, using different indicators. A general ABCDE mark is attributed to help you identify the best environmental performance by comparing products to each other (t-shirts, rucksacks, etc). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of the environmentally-friendly labelling approach.For more information visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Test
Tested and approved by a team of 8 customer-testers during a 3-day test mission in the Mont Blanc massif.

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

Stockage tips
Always make sure that this waterproof protective garment is completely dry before storing it.

Maintenance tips
Wash at 30°C. Use liquid detergent, do not add fabric conditioner. Fasten zips and rip-tabs before washing. With each wash, renew the fabric's water repellent properties using a suitable treatment. All our Decathlon stores offer a complete range of products specially designed to care for water-resistant and breathable fabrics. These products will help you optimise your garment's performance throughout its lifespan.

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Awesome Jacket
Used for More than 2 years
I love this jacket because its awesome and completely wind-proof, lots of time I am travelling on bike with one sweater and above this jacket, Its never feel me cold. awesome, but I dont know if they got more color option than much more better, but product is awesome
Good
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Good
not waterPROOF at all!!!
Used for 3 to 6 months
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.
Response of the brand
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:)
Varun Nair
e-Sports Manager
NICE PRODUCT
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I took it for my last mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas. It's really nice.
Bought this to sheild me from rain
Used for 1 week or less
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.
Response of the brand
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.

Sandeep NAIR
Good product but not for biking
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Product is good their is no dought about that but not as I expected for biking specially in rain
Not water resistant.
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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.
Response of the brand
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 care.india@decathlon.com to have it exchanged or refunded.You can write back to me for any further queries:)Varun Nair
e-Sports Manager
I would not recommend buying this product
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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.
Response of the brand
Hello Charles,

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:)
Varun Nair
e-Sports Manager
not water resist
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Used for 1 week or less
Look wise it is good but it is not the rain proof.

though i am wearing this jacket completely drenched in rain
Response of the brand
Hello Vinay,

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.
Varun Nair
Nice product
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Nice service