Our hiker-designers have eco-designed these NH500 waterproof over-trousers for your hikes on lowlands or on the coast. An added bonus in case of rain! Slipped into the bottom of the bag, these hiking over-trousers offer full protection in case of rain and match the waterproof jacket! A compact, waterproof & breathable model.
1 zipped pocket | Easy to transport:lightweight, compact, foldable in its pocket
Designed with a dye that saves up to 60% of water and reduces the CO2 impact.
Drawcord at the waist | Velcro fastening on the bottom of the legs
Hydrophilic coating (RET=12 : reduces condensation in the garment
Lightweight and compact over-trousers | Weight: 165 g in size M
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Waterproofing of the garment
This garment has been shower-tested using 60 litres of water/m²/hour for two hours. This test reproduces the average conditions of a shower. The fabric of these over-trousers is water-repellent: it allows water to slide off its surface without absorbing it. As a result, the fabric does not soak up water and stays light and breathable. The water repellent property is obtained by applying a treatment to the outer surface of the fabric. In addition, we sealed 100% of the seams.
How do you maintain the water-resistance of your over-trousers over time?
In order to maintain good water-resistance 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 water-resistance 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
A score for comparing the products' environmental impact
On a scale of A to E, this jacket obtained a B rating. The environmental impacts of our products are calculated over their entire life cycle. A score is given to each product to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly ones within the same family (T-shirts, trousers, rucksacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to visually displaying environmental information. For more information, go to: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8
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 dye" (bulk dying) process saves up to 60% of water and significantly reduces the amount of CO2 emitted. It also provides a more long-lasting garment dye. From 2019, we are using this new procedure on these trousers.
How do you choose your waterproof over-trousers according to what activity you do and at what level?
When we are doing sport, the extent to which we perspire depends on the intensity or duration of the effort. If the breathability of the fabric is not adapted to your type of physical activity, the perspiration vapour condenses inside the over-trousers. You feel damp inside: this is condensing perspiration vapour rather than rain getting inside. You need to choose your over-trousers according to your physical activity level. This product has been designed for 2-hour hikes at no more than 5km/h.
Our hiking over-trousers are guaranteed for 2 years. Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your off-road hikes and walks. Because the products we like the most are those with a story behind them that is still continuing!
We advise you to always make sure that these over-trousers are completely dry before storing them.
Our design team conceives, plans and designs Quechua products in France, at the foot of Mont Blanc. We test them in the laboratory and in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and waterproof. Whether it is in forests, on the coast or in the countryside, in sunny or rainy weather, we cover as many different paths as possible. This provides us with a great opportunity to discuss things, enabling us to obtain your feedback and prepare our future products!
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester Coating : 100.0% Polyurethane