Fleece component that is brushed on the inside & outside(290 g/m²) & fleece hood
Polyester knit lets the water vapour from the body pass through. Half-zip collar
Freedom of movement
Stretchable fabric, maximum comfort
Made from 66% recycled polyester
515g in size L
2 hand pockets with zip fastening. 1 phone pocket in the right hand pocket
Water-repellent treatment on the upper chest and hood
By using recycled polyester, no new oil-based resources are used. The waste is recycled into resources that can be used again.
FLEECE COMPONENT: INSULATION THANKS TO THE AIR
The mission of the fleece component is to trap air thanks to the volume created by its texture (and the brushing of the knit).
This air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm. This component has been laboratory-tested for a comfort temperature from 7 to 10°C without any additional jacket.
Bulk dyeing or “dope dyeing” incorporates the pigments during the thread manufacture. This technique reduces the environmental impact compared to standard dyeing which takes place once the thread forms a fabric. This requires more water consumption and pollution. Our black MH520 fleece models use this dyeing process and we are in the process of duplicating it for the other colours
GUARANTEED LIFE SPAN OF 2 YEARS
We test the ageing of our hiking fleeces to guarantee their durability. We guarantee:
- resistance to wear from backpacks and moving arms to delay the appearance of pilling which is specific to this material
- the solidity of the seams
- the resistance of the fleece material after several washes
- colour-fastness after washing, when exposed to UV or in contact with perspiration.
WHERE DO OUR FLEECES COME FROM?
Created in our international design centre at the foot of the Mont Blanc in France, this fleece is then manufactured and assembled by our suppliers in China and Vietnam.
These are partners that have genuine expertise in making our fleeces and with whom we are in close collaboration.
Thanks to this relationship of trust with our industrial partners, we can create high-quality technical products.
What is the water-repellent property of the component?
This fleece has a water-repellent treatment (upper chest, hood and shoulders) that lets the water slide off the fabric’s surface. Please note, this does not mean it is waterproof.
The water-repellent property prevents the fleece from getting wet too fast but will not keep you dry under steady rain.
For this, we recommend you add a waterproof jacket.
The water-repellency can be reactivated in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes at a low temperature.
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 quality products for your mountain hikes, and providing you with all our expertise.