3 layer membrane,
25,000 mm H²O (Schmerbers)
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric (13% elastane), ergonomic cut for freedom of movement
45 cm side openings and components that wick away perspiration (RET = 6)
Only 565 gr in size L
Lightweight, compressible fabric to save weight and space in a backpack
Solid reinforcements to shoulders, cuffs and hips.
Drawcord at jacket hem, adjustable sleeve, 3D hood adjustable in one movement
2 hand and 2 chest pockets with taped zips / 3 inside pockets
Slim fit. Inner volume lets you wear this jacket with a second warm layer underneath, such as a fleece or light padded jacket. Ease of movement, particularly the shoulders and arms.
Deep cut that covers you completely.
3 point adjustment system (height, depth and volume).
Adjustable in one movement thanks to just one drawcord and tightening part. Adjustable with 1 action!
Visor for maximum face protection.
Outer: 4 large pockets fastening with waterproof zips. 2 chest pockets and two hand pockets.
Inside: 1 waterproof zipped pocket + 2 quick access mesh pockets.
3-layer component with membrane
The waterproof rating of a product depends on the following two main criteria: its component and its construction.
This product was made with a membrane.
This is a kind of very thin plastic film (polyurethane) that makes the component waterproof while remaining breathable.
It has the advantage of being flexible, lightweight and breathable.
3 LAYER DESIGN
3 layer design: The membrane is glued between the outer and inner fabric. We use it for and high-performing jackets
WATERPROOF FEATURE OF THE COMPONENT
Laboratory tests are conducted to guarantee the waterproof rating of a component. To this end, 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 JIS 1092 standard). The higher the water pressure, the more waterproof the fabric.
This product's component has a 25,000 mm waterproof rating and can withstand the pressure of a 25,000 mm water column.
This is also equivalent to 25000 Schmerbers.
WATERPROOFNESS OF THE
We conduct laboratory tests that simulate rainfall scenarios in order to guarantee the jacket's waterproof rating. this garment has been validated in a shower test under 30 cm rain for 3 hours. This test reproduces the average conditions of a mountain storm.
Component breathability is measured by its thermal evaporative resistance (RET).
This is its capacity to let water vapour generated by the body during physical activity escape and therefore avoid water accumulating on the skin.
The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric.
RET ≤ 6: very breathable fabric
RET ≤ 12: breathable fabric
RET ≤ 20: not very breathable fabric
This product was assessed at 6 RET
BREATHABILITY OF THE JACKET
Aside from the breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, air holes, mesh, etc.) to improve overall ventilation of all its jackets.
These ventilation systems regulate the temperature inside the garment and help to eliminate the perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
HOW TO RESTORE THE WATER-REPELLENT PROPERTIES
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. The fabric does not soak up water and therefore remains lightweight and breathable. The water repellent property is achieved by treating the fabric's exterior. This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment. The water-repellent property can be reactivated by putting the jacket in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes on low heat.
You can also use the waterproof spray (ref 8554908)
WHERE DO OUR JACKETS COME FROM?
Created in our international design centre at the foot of Mont Blanc in France, this jacket is then manufactured by our suppliers in China.
They are partners that have genuine expertise in making jackets and with whom we work in close collaboration.
Thanks to this relationship of trust with our industrial partners, we can create high-quality technical products.
Working conditions in our production workshops
We guarantee that our suppliers comply with our code of conduct. These suppliers are often located in developing countries where our presence helps to create jobs.
By conducting audits and having teams on site, we make sure that the working environment of the employees meets certain quality standards in terms of human respect, personal fulfilment and protection.
Product design: our expertise
Our Quechua global design centre is based in Passy, at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Haute Savoie. This location makes it a real meeting place for our teams (designers, product managers, engineers, etc) and outdoor sports enthusiasts. A great asset for designing your mountain walking products and providing you with all our expertise.