This RDS-certified down and feather jacket keeps you warm on bivouac between +5° and -5°C. Warm and lightweight, it is the most compressible of our down jackets and takes up less space in your backpack so you can travel light!
Comfortable between 5°C and -5°C. RDS ethical down with a fill power of 800 CUIN
Easily folds away into its left-hand pocket using a zip with double puller
Surface-treated outer fabric to prevent water from getting in
This down jacket weighs approximately 290 g in size L. Fabric 35 g/m2, 15 Denier
How warm is this padded jacket?
This padded jacket, worn as a 3rd layer, has been certified for an active comfort temperature of -5°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.
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 low weight: 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 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 800 CUIN or more (European standard).
* 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 are committed to only using down from ducks reared for their meat and plucked after slaughtering. We have been awarded RDS certification (Responsible Down Standard) by a third-party organisation.
XS: 70 g S: 76 g M: 81 g L: 87 g XL: 94 g 2XL: 100 g 3XL: 112 g
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 advice by clicking on the below link: 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 quilted jacket is water repellent. It allows drops of water to slide off the fabric which delays the penetration of water into the quilted jacket while you get out of the rain. We nevertheless recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over the quilted 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 ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight 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 do I reactivate the waterproofing properties?
The water-repellent treatment becomes less effective with time, washing and use. Here is how to restore the water-repellent properties of your padded jacket! https://www.quechua.co.uk/advice/how-do-you-restore-water-repellent-properties-your-jacket-a_86426
You can also use the care product: Treatment restoring water-repellent properties https://www.decathlon.co.uk/txdirect-wash-in-300ml-id_8401685.html
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated based on its entire life cycle and using different indicators. A general score from A to E is provided to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc). Decathlon is committed to displaying this environmental information. For more info: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/