Our hiking designers have developed this NH100 Half-zip rain jacket for occasional walks in the forest or on the coast. A great back-up in case it rains! Our best price for a waterproof walking jacket! This light, compact, waterproof and breathable technical jacket provides excellent back-up protection and can be stored in your pocket.
2000 mm waterproof coating | Taped main seams | Hood
Closed pocket with zip | The jacket folds away into its right pocket
An eco-designed rain jacket made from recycled polyester fibres
Hydrophilic coating RET=12: reduces condensation in the garment
Ease of use
Hood adjustment | Zip pull for easy opening with gloves
Light and compact rain jacket | Weight: 175 g in size S-M
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Waterproofing of the garment
This garment was validated in a shower test using 60 L/sqm/hr of water for 1 hour. This test reproduces the average conditions of a rain shower. The fabric of this jacket is water-repellent, which means water runs off the surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from becoming waterlogged, and keeps it lightweight and breathable. A fabric is made water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. We have also taped the main seams, those most exposed to the rain.
How to ensure your jacket stays waterproof 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 can be easily restored by heating 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.
Waterproof rating expressed in mm or schmerber
A fabric's resistance is measured using water pressure expressed in terms of the height of a water column in mm (test based on ISO 811) The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a waterproof rating of 2000mm is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 2000mm 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 evaporates, 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 based on your outings and level of exertion
During a sporting activity, you perspires to varying degrees, depending on the intensity or length of the effort. If the fabric's breathability is not suited to the type of activity/exercise, your perspiration will condense inside the jacket. You feel damp inside: this isn't rain getting through, but condensation from sweat. You need to choose a rain jacket in line with your type of activity. This rain 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 product scored a B. Our products' environmental impact is calculated over their entire life cycle. A rating from A to E is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing and contrasting products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks). Decathlon actively promotes this environmental rating initiative. For more information, go to: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8
Making materials more eco-friendly
We take care of our planet to preserve our natural playground and to contribute to the pleasure of hiking. This is why, for the turquoise colour of this jacket, we have opted for a material made entirely from recycled polyester fibres to limit our CO2 impact.
Additional recommended products
We recommend the NH500 Waterproof Trousers to protect your lower body too. This way, you will have a complete protective outfit that is very effective against the wind and rain. And, most importantly: from 2019, we will also start using this more eco-friendly dyeing process on these overtrousers!
Our hiking jackets and rain jackets are guaranteed for 2 years. Our commitment? To offer you long-lasting products that you can use on all your country hikes and walks. Because the products we love the most are those that have a story behind them... and plenty of life in them yet!
It is important to always make sure that the rain jacket is completely dry before putting it away.
All our models are tested by hikers who represent the target market, under the same conditions as you would encounter during use. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to develop and continuously improve the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester Coating : 100.0% Polyurethane