Men's Mountaineering Light Jacket

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Key feature
Light, waterproof and breathable jacket that's anatomically cut for mountaineering and multi-pitch climbing, and comes with an adjustable hood allowing you to wear a helmet beneath it.
Users reviews
4.03 / 5 36 ratings

Products benefits

Fabric resistant to 10 000 mm water pressure after 5 washes
Lightweight fabric (109 gsm). Best compromise between durability and low weight
RET = 8, 3 layer fabric with breathable membrane
Freedom of movement
Ergonomic cut, preformed elbows, adjustable hood
Hood can be worn with a helmet. Two-way zip for easy access to harness
Environmental impact
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S to XXL
Total weight
415 g in size L
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Pocket : 74.0% Polyester (PES), Pocket : 26.0% Elasthane Coating : 100.0% Polyurethane (PU)
Approved by
team SIMOND mountaineers during numerous ascents. (ex: Géant Glacier / Chamonix)
Designed to :
mountaineers, climbers and ski touring skiers looking to protect themselves from rain, wind and snow
2 years

Additional information

Fabric waterproofing
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 waterproof rating can resist 2000 mm of water pressure (which is roughly equivalent to a rain shower lasting 2 hours). With waterproofing greater than 10 000 mm, the Mountaineering light jacket offers an extremely high level of waterproofing.
Product's waterproofing
The jacket's waterproof was tested in a rain shower with 100 litres of water / sqm / hour for 3 hours. This test reproduces the conditions of a heavy mountain downpour.
Fabric breathability
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 therefore the higher the fabric's breathability. We consider that if: - RET < 9 = highly breathable fabric - 9<RET<12 = breathable fabric - RET > 12 = slightly or not breathable fabric The jacket's fabric has a RET of 8
Garment breathability
On top of the main fabric's breathability, the choice of including mesh lined pocket helps to improve the jacket's thermal comfort, whilst helping to create air flow inside jacket by opening pockets.
The jacket's hood size makes it compatible with a mountaineering helmet. Its height and depth are adjustable to suit your needs. A semi-rigid visor offers better forehead and eye protection. The high collar provides protection for the lower part of your face.
Pocket and Zip
Outer shell: 2 large pockets that fasten with taped zips. The pockets are positioned on chest, making it easier to get access to them when wearing a harness. Inner jacket: 1 mesh zip pocket Two-way front zip that lets you open the jacket from the bottom, giving you quick access to the harness tie-in loop. The zip pulls are easy to use with gloves.
Product care
Machine wash at 30°C. Use washing powder, but no fabric conditioner. Close zips and adjust cuffs before putting in machine. Reactive water repellency with adequate treatment after each wash. A whole range of specially made waterproof and breathable fabric care products are available in our Decathlon stores. Making use of these helps to optimise the effectiveness of your garment throughout their life cycle.
Score to compare the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle 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:

Users reviews

4.03 / 5 36 ratings
26 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings

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  • Man
    50-59 years old
    21 May 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Mountaineering light jacket.

    Comfy. Found jacket to be lacking in breathability, got damp on inside from not too heavy perspiration. Could be better.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    02 May 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Hood not fit for purpose

    This is a great attempt at a quality lightweight jacket. Unfortunately the hood doesn’t stand up to any significant level of wind. The goggles that grip the cords for tightening loosen off and you have to keep adjusting them as wind bellows in the hood! Also the hem with the cord on the front blocks your vision if your not wearing a helmet.

    Smaller hem at front of hood and a more effective lock on the cords would sort the problem and this would be an awesome jacket for the price! Will have to return.

    Brand response :

    Hello Niall,

    Thank you for reviewing the Men's Mountaineering Light Jacket.

    I am sorry to hear that Men's Mountaineering Light Jacket did not meet your expectations in regards to the hood design. The hood is designed to be compatible with a helmet which may account for some of the issues you have encountered. I have passed on your feedback directly to the Brand.

    Kind Regards

    Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

  • Man
    22 October 2018
    Use since More than 1 year
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Top Jacke für den Preis

    Ich war auf der Suche nach einer günstigen aber hochwertigen Hardshelljacke für alpine Unternehmungen. Ich habe die Jacke nun schon auf einige Touren mitgenommen und bin bisher sehr zufrieden. Was sehr gut ist:
    -Gewicht und Größe
    -Passform der Kapuze: Diese lässt sich sehr gut anpassen und sitzt dann wirklich super. Mit und ohne Helm
    -Wasserdichtigkeit: Bisher immer dicht gehalten.
    -Winddichtigkeit ist wirklich hervorragend

    Was leider nicht so ideal war ist dass ich trotz der Membran doch ziemlich zu schwitzen anfange. Ist aber besser als bei nicht atmungsaktiven Jacken.

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