Construction is up to Decathlon's usual standards, but this is neither a mid-layer (too bulky to wear indoors like a pullover) and too insubstantial/durable to wear as an outer-layer. The style of the neck is also a little strange to me - too flimsy to be a tunnel neck. Might look better over a shirt, but that's not really the idea of a hiking product. Maybe it is better suited to the shooting fraternity?
It is a very good product. I have bought the same model for women (dark blue colour with yellow colour inside). I and my husband skied on mountains (height is 2000 metres, -3 degrees, windy) in these jackets. Under these jackets we had only inner layer from decathlon and one sweater + scarf. These jackets are very light and perform excellent against any kind of wind.
I know the jacket was cheap but the zip broke after only 4 days.
Hi, I am sorry to hear you had an issue with your Arpenaz 20 men's down hiking jacket - black . Our products are tested to high standard and come with a 2 year warranty. If you return it to your local store, then they will happily exchange it for you.
Christopher Penn | UK Product Trainer
good quality for the price and fashionable
good to wear
nice fitting comfortable jacket- not too heavy or overly bulky, and best suited for wearing in chilly weather. Lightweight and as it was inexpensive, can be thrown into the back of the car when not in use. that said, I like it so much I have taken to wearing it when I go out, and because I own it, I always hang it up and take care of it.
the two pockets zip up.
possibly could have done with an inside pocket.