ALPINISM LIGHT JACKET
Light, waterproof and breathable jacket that's anatomically cut for climbing, and comes with adjustable hood allowing you to wear a helmet beneath it. Two-way zip, large chest pockets,
Prices valid from 14/01/2017 on decathlon
3-layer coated fabric (10000 mm); taped zips
Freedom of movement
Ergonomic cut, preformed elbows, adjustable hood, lightweight (360 g in size L)
Breathable membrane (RET=8), mesh pocket lining
Hood can be worn with a helmet. Two-way zip for easy access to harness
Visible colour on rock or snow, reflective inserts
Life cycle comparison: Men's waterproof jacket - sustainability.decathlon.com
XS to XXL
360 g in size L
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Pocket : 74.0% Polyester (PES), 26.0% Elastane
Team Simond mountaineers
Designed to :
MOUNTAINEERING, CLIMBING and SKI TOURING
Machine wash at 30°C
We measure a fabric's resistance to a water column, in mm (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure resistance, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with 2000 mm rating can resist 2000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours). With waterproofing greater than 10000 mm, the Alpinism Light jacket offers an extremely high level of waterproofing.
The Alpinism Light was approved in a shower test under 100 litres of water / sq.m. / hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour. For all additional information, consult the Novadry.com website
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture generated by an active body is evaporated, and the higher the fabric's breathability. We consider that if RET< 9 (such as with the Alpinism Light jacket)= highly breathable fabric / if 9<RET<12 = moderately breathable fabric / if RET > 12 = slightly or not breathable fabric.
On top of the main fabric's breathability, the choice of a mesh net pocket lining helps improve the jacket's thermal comfort. This lining prevents to build up of moisture than would a pocket made with the jacket's main fabric. Moreover this helps air to circulate through the jacket by opening the pockets. The adjustments at the hem (tightens with elasticated drawcord and toggle) and cuffs (riptab strap) allow you to adjust the air flow through these areas.
The pockets are positioned to be used as hand warming as well as for being accessible when wearing a harness over the jacket. The Alpinism Light jacket is also equipped with an inner zip pocket.
The Alpinism Light jacket's main zip is a new generation zip offering the same waterproof properties as classic silicone zips (similar to pocket zips) while being more flexible, which improves the jacket's compression when packed away. Plus, this zip is easier to handle, contributing to enhance its durability. The 2-way zip allows you to use a harness under the jacket. The zip pulls are easier to handle with gloves.
The Alpinism Light jacket hood is large enough to wear over a mountaineering helmet. It is height and depth adjustable according to your needs. A semi-rigid visor offers better forehead and eye protection. The high collar provides protection for the lower part of your face.
A rating for comparing products environmental impact
Product's environmental impacts are calculated throughout its life cyle and with different indicators. An overall ABCDE rating is performed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing the same type of products with each other (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks,...). Decathlon is a committed stakeholder in this environmental labelling approach. To get more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.