Check out the eco-design of this padded jacket!
The filling of this padded jacket is made from 90% recycled polyester fibres. For the lining, we use a “bi-ton” dyeing process where only one thread in every two is dyed. This dyed thread is also the result of dope dyeing which incorporates the colour pigments from the initial thread manufacture to avoid the use of dyeing baths and reduce our water consumption. This process can reduce CO2 emissions by 40% compared to traditional dyeing methods.
This padded jacket, when worn as a 3rd layer, has a temperature rating of 0°C that was certified during a standardised test in a thermal chamber. The model is wearing a synthetic long-sleeved T-shirt and a light fleece underneath. It works with a simulated 5 km/h wind. In our heat comparison tool, this is equivalent to 1 star. We have also tested this model in "static" mode, its temperature rating is +10°C in this case.
Technical information on the wadding
We use a 100% polyester wadding (90% recycled): 100 g/sqm in the body and 60 g/sqm in the sleeves.
Our advice in the event of rain
The material of the quilted jacket is water repellent. This means that drops of water roll off the fabric preventing them from soaking into the padded jacket as quickly, giving you time to find some shelter. But the padded jacket is not waterproof. We therefore recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over the down jacket in the event of prolonged exposure to rain.
Water repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)
The water repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight and warm. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with use. We recommend that you restore it after each wash
How to restore water-repellent properties?
Once you have cleaned your padded jacket, we recommend you use a water-repellent reactivator spray to preserve the hydrophobic properties of the outer fabric https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/fabric-waterproofing-liquid-250-ml/_/R-p-308192
The benefits of synthetic wadding
Synthetic filling is a useful alternative to feathers: - It has good thermal insulation capacity, even when wet - It provides greater breathability and may be recommended in the case of dynamic activity (feather down is recommended for static activity) - Easy care: machine wash at 30°C and tumble dry
HOW TO REPAIR A HOLE IN A PADDED JACKET?
A tear on a padded jacket can happen when trekking! The good news is that it can be repaired so the tear doesn’t get any bigger or to stop the synthetic fibres from escaping. Don't you feel at ease carrying out this repair yourself? Don't worry! Our in-store Decathlon workshops offer a repair service to mend your padded jacket using a heat-bonded patch.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated based on its entire life cycle and using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labelling approach. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/