What components are used to give my trousers warmth?
To help keep you warm, we use recycled wadding insulation (60g/sqm). This synthetic polyester-based wadding traps more or less air, depending on the size of its fibres, to insulate you from the cold.
ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION: RECYCLED POLYESTER
By recycling plastic bottles or textiles to produce our polyester, we reduce the use of petrol-based resources while keeping the material's breathability in practice.
ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION: DOPE DYE
Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce this environmental impact, we opted for a bulk dyeing process that involves adding the colour pigments when the yarn itself is being produced.
What is the coating?
The coating is a waterproofing material spread over the inner surface of a fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapour produced by the body's physical activity to escape. So you stay dry for greater comfort while practising your sport.
How is the waterproofness of your trousers measured?
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. Components with a 3,000 mm rating can withstand the pressure of a 3,000 mm column of water (which is equivalent to a rain shower lasting two hours).
How can I be sure my trousers will give me proper protection in bad weather?
These trousers have been developed using a robust component and rigorous assembly that limit wind chill and prevent the passage of water to help you brave all weather (rain, snow, wind, etc). To check their water-resistance, the trousers were placed under a special shower, to reproduce the conditions faced by a skier. We have checked the waterproofness of this product in use in various weather conditions over several days.
Why are my trousers water repellent?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. These trousers feature water-repellent components to improve their resistance to bad weather. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use.
How can you restore the water-repellency of your trousers?
Bear in mind that the water repellent feature can be reactivated. To do this, put the trousers in the tumble dryer on a synthetics programme for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also use a waterproofing spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment and leave it to dry for 10 to 12 hours.
What are "breathable" trousers?
This garment wicks away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) is measured in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 150 trousers have a RET of 13. However, it is the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses, which reduce the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
How should I dress to avoid having cold legs on the slopes?
To keep your legs warm and dry, 2 layers of clothing are enough: - 1 ski base layer to wick away perspiration. - 1 ski trouser to protect against bad weather and provide warmth.
How can I prevent snow from getting into my trousers?
The trousers have elasticated gaiters at the ankles to cover the boots. If you fall or come into contact with fresh snow, the seal created by the gaiter keeps the snow out.
What is the fit of the 180 trousers?
Regular fit with an internal volume that allows these trousers to be combined with a technical base layer.
How should you wash your trousers?
To optimise the performance and durability of your trousers, we recommend: * Machine wash at 30°, synthetic programme. * Turn the product inside out. * Add a small amount of detergent. No softener. * We recommend you wring it by hand. * Dry on a hanger in a warm, well-ventilated place. Do not dry clean. Do not place on a radiator.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and using various 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 committed to displaying the environmental information of its products. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/.