Made with wadding (90% recycled) for maximum thermal insulation, even when wet
Protects from fine rain, water rolls off it while you look for shelter
Compressible & lightweight jacket (230 g in 8-9 years) to take with you anywhere
The wadding component guarantees better breathability than down.
Insulation from synthetic wadding
We use 90% recycled wadding for this gilet.
The wadding filling has 3 appealing qualities for hiking:
- it has good thermal insulation capacity, even when wet
- it provides some breathability and may be recommended in the case of dynamic activity (feather down is recommended for static activity)
- compressibility: wadding filling is highly compressible
This functional feature is obtained by applying a hydrophobic treatment to the fabric. This process prevents water from sticking to the fabric, causing it to "slide" off without being absorbed. As a result, the garment remains lightweight, breathable and warm.
The effectiveness of the treatment can be restored during the product's lifetime. Use sprays that are applied to the outside, rather than additives used when washing the garment, which can damage the product's breathability.
A score for comparing the products' environmental impact
Decathlon is the first French company to implement environmental ratings. These ratings has been developed with the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) as well as other French companies. The ratings are used to assess the environmental impact of products thanks to a scale from A to E, with A being the best rating.