Designed by used heat-sealed compartments to face temperatures down to -18°C when active, this down jacket remains lightweight and compact. Confront the extreme cold with this jacket filled with RDS-certified down and feathers*. It's the warmest jacket in the range!
Comfortable between -5°C and -18°C. RDS down with a filling power of 660 CUIN
Can be stuffed into its inner pocket to save space in the backpack
Completely water-repellent fabric. Waterproof hood and shoulder inserts
Strengthened shoulder panels and cuffs for abrasion resistance
Ventilation zips help evacuate heat generated by the body
This down jacket weighs approximately 570 g in size L.
TREKKING TREKKING SEVERAL DAYS MOUNTAIN TREKKING
VERY COLD WEATHER
How warm is this down jacket?
This down jacket, worn as a 3rd layer, has been certified for an active comfort temperature of -18°C during a standardised test in a thermal chamber. The model is wearing a synthetic long-sleeved T-shirt and a light fleece underneath. It works with a simulated 5 km/h wind. We have also tested this model in "static" mode; the comfort temperature is -5°C in this case.
* What is RDS certification?
Thanks to our traceability system, we can guarantee the origin of the feathers in accordance with our commitment to use responsible materials. Our suppliers commit to using only feathers from ducks raised for their meat and plucked after slaughter. We have been awarded RDS certification (Responsible Down Standard) by a third-party organisation. http://developpement-durable.decathlon.com/documents-et-rapports/documents/
How to measure the fill power of a down and feather wadding?
The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. It is expressed in CUIN (cubic inches). So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation. For this down jacket with its 85% down/15% feathers filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 660 CUIN or more (European standard).
Weight of the filling
S: 190 g M: 200 g L: 210 g XL: 223 g 2XL: 236 g 3XL: 249 g
The advantages of a duck down and feather filling
The filling power of down has 3 advantages for mountain sports: - Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers - Ultra lightweight: down is lighter than synthetic wadding while offering the same degree of warmth. This saves even more weight in your backpack - Ultra-compressible
How to care for a down and feather jacket?
The down jacket can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed. Follow our guidance by clicking on the link below: https://www.forclaz.co.uk/advice-alias/how-should-i-look-after-my-down-jacket-tp_2579 In brief: 1/ machine wash, 30°, with 2 or 3 tennis balls. Gentle spin cycle. 2/ tumble dry with 2 or 3 tennis balls, repeat 2 or 3 times until it is completely dry
In case of rain
The material of the down jacket is water-repellent. It lets drops of water roll off the fabric, delaying water getting in the jacket and giving you time to find shelter. The shoulders and hood of the down jacket are waterproof as they are more exposed to the rain. We nevertheless recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over the down jacket in the event of prolonged exposure to the rain.
Water-repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. As a result, the fabric does not soak up water and stays light and warm. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with use. We recommend that you restore it after each wash
How to restore water-repellent properties?
Follow the guide: https://www.quechua.fr/conseils/comment-reactiver-la-deperlance-de-sa-veste-a_86425 We recommend that you use the wash-in care product https://www.decathlon.fr/eco-wash-in-proof-250-ml-id_8408883.html It restores the water-repellent properties of the fabric and optimises the performance of your garment throughout its lifetime.
Reducing the risk of feather loss
The main stitching of the compartments containing the down and feather are heat-sealed to prevent the loss of feathers
Store on a hanger in a clean, dry place Do not store folded in its pocket