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Women’s Mountain Trekking Padded Gilet - MT500

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Our team of trekking enthusiasts designed this RDS certified feather and down gilet for trekking comfortably in cool weather.

Filled with RDS-certified down and feathers, this stylish yet practical women's padded gilet will keep you warm when trekking yet allows some air for ventilation. Enjoy all-round comfort in style.

Filling: 10.0% Grey Duck Feather, 90.0% Grey Duck Down; Lining: 100.0% Polyamide; Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester


Compact design

Easily packs into its storage bag

Water repellent

Surface-treated outer fabric to prevent water from getting inside (PFC-free)

Freedom of movement

It is sleeveless and lightweight, making it comfortable to wear while walking


Wadding: 85% down / 15% feather. Fill power 660 CUIN. Jacket hem tightening.


Only 284 g in size M


2 zipped hand pockets to secure personal items


Why wear a down gilet?

A gilet helps to keep the body warm. It protects the chest, neck and kidneys as these areas are especially sensitive to chills. It’s sleeveless so it saves weight in your backpack, provides even more breathability during exercise and excellent comfort of movement when worn under a jacket. Worn underneath the MT100 down jacket, it can provide 6°C extra warmth when compared to a down jacket worn without the gilet.

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

Inflating Power of down/feather filling

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 sleeveless down jacket, with its 85% down/15% feather filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 660 CUIN or more (international standard).

Weight of the filling

S: 67 g

M: 71 g

L: 75 g

XL: 80 g: 85 g

XXXL: 93 g

How to care for a down and feather gilet?

The down gilet can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed.

Our advice: 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


A tear on a padded jacket can happen when trekking! The good news is that it can be repaired with a repair patch to prevent the tear from getting bigger or feathers from escaping. Don't you feel at ease carrying out this repair yourself? Don't worry! Some Decathlon workshops offer an in-store repair service to mend your padded jacket using a heat-bonded patch.

Water-repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)

The fabric's water-repellent properties lets water run off its surface without absorbing it. The fabric is subsequently prevented from saturating with water, ensuring it remains lightweight and warm.The down jacket's fabric is water-repellent, we, however, recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over it if exposed to rain for a prolonged time. Water repellency comes from treating its outer surface, but with use, it may deteriorate. We recommend that you restore it after each wash.

How to restore the water-repellent properties?

Once you have cleaned your padded gilet, we recommend you use a water-repellent re-activator spray to preserve the hydrophobic properties of the outer fabric. This renews the fabric’s water repellent properties and optimises performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.



Filling: 10.0% Grey Duck Feather, 90.0% Grey Duck Down; Lining: 100.0% Polyamide; Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester

Tips for storage and maintenance

Machine wash - 30° max - normal Machine wash - 30° max - normal
Do not bleach Do not bleach
Tumble dry - low heat Tumble dry - low heat
Do not iron Do not iron
Do not dry-clean Do not dry-clean

Storage tips

Store on a hanger in a clean, dry place Do not fold it up before packing it into the storage bag.

Restrictions on use

Not suitable for mountain hiking in rainy weather


Test product

All our gilets are laboratory tested in 5 km/h winds and worn as a 2nd layer on a thermal mannequin (over a long-sleeved T-shirt). Their level of thermal insulation is measured on a scale of 1 to 5, so that you can make the choice that best suits your use. Finally, when worn under a Trek 900 down jacket, you will gain an extra 9°C when it comes to this down jacket's comfort temperature rating.


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