Made for Our hiking designers have designed this NH100 Raincut Full Zip raincoat for occasional walks in the forest or on the coast. Extra protection when it rains! This hiking rain coat is an additional waterproof protection that you can take anywhere: lightweight, compact and breathable and can be stored in its pocket!
This clothing was validated in a shower test using 60 L/sqm/hour of water for 1 hour. This test reproduces the average conditions of a shower. The fabric of this jacket is water repellent, i.e. it makes water run off its surface without absorbing it. As a result, the fabric does not soak up water and stays light and breathable. A fabric is made water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. What's more, we have taped the main seams, those most exposed to the rain.
How to maintain the waterproofing of your jacket over time
In order to maintain good waterproofing over time, the fabric's water repellent properties must be regularly reactivated. We recommend doing this every three washes or after a dozen uses in the rain. The waterproof property is easily reactivated by warming the fabric: either in your tumble dryer or with a hair dryer, for example, over a relatively short period. If you are washing it, it must be thoroughly rinsed.
Measurement of the waterproof rating expressed in mm or schmerber
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A component with a 2000 mm waterproof rating can therefore withstand the pressure of a 2000 mm column of water.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its total evaporative resistance (RET) based on the ISO 11092 standard. The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability.
- RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric
9 < RET < 12 = very breathable fabric
12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric
RET > 20 = little or no breathability
How to choose your waterproof jacket depending on your activity and your level of exercise?
When exercising, the extent to which we perspire depends on the intensity and duration of the physical activity. If the breathability of the fabric is not adapted to your type of exercise, the perspiration vapour condenses inside the jacket. You feel damp inside: this is condensing perspiration vapour rather than rain getting inside. You therefore need to choose a rain jacket according to your type of physical activity. This jacket is designed for 2-hour hikes at no more than 5km/h.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
On a scale from A to E, this jacket was given a score of A.
The environmental impacts of our products are calculated over their entire life cycle. A score is given to each product in order to identify the most eco-friendly products within a particular product family (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks).
Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental data of its products.
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Making dyes more eco-friendly
Our teams work to find innovative processes that reduce water consumption or water pollution during the production process. The dope dyeing technique reduces water consumption by 60% and significantly reduces the amount of CO2 emitted. This also reduces colour fading over time.
Since 2019, on this jacket we have started using the process on the navy colour (while we learn to master the technique on other colours) : this colour will arrive in store and online mid season.
Making materials more eco-friendly
We take care of our planet to preserve our natural playground and to contribute to the pleasures of hiking. For this jacket, we only master the new environmentally-friendly dyeing process on the navy colour. Since 2019, we have chosen to use a fabric made from recycled polyester fibres for all other colours. As a result, we have reduced our environmental impact on all colours available for the model.
Additional recommended products
We recommend you wear the NH500 Waterproof over-trousers to also protect your lower body. You will then have a comprehensive protection system that is very efficient against the wind and showers.
And, first and foremost: from 2019, we will also start using this more eco-friendly dyeing process on these overtrousers!
Our hiking jackets and rain jackets are guaranteed 2 years.
Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your country hikes and walks. Because the products that we love the most are those that have lived the most adventures and will continue to live them!
We always recommend that you check that this raincoat is perfectly dry before storing it.
All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.