HOW WARM IS THIS PADDED JACKET?
This padded jacket, worn as a 3rd layer, has been certified for an active comfort temperature of -5°C 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.
We have also tested this model in static mode. The comfort temperature is +5°C in this case.
THE ADVANTAGES OF A DUCK DOWN AND FEATHER FILLING
The filling power of down has 3 advantages for mountain sports:
- Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers.
- Ultra-lightweight: down is lighter than synthetic wadding while offering the same degree of warmth. This saves even more weight in your backpack.
HOW TO MEASURE THE FILL POWER OF A DOWN AND FEATHER WADDING?
The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. It is expressed in CUIN (cubic inches).
So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation.
For this down jacket with its 90% down and 10% feathers filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 800 CUIN or more (international standard).
WHAT IS RDS CERTIFICATION?
RDS or “Responsible Down Standard” is a worldwide certification issued by an independent organisation to volunteer brands.
This standard enables us to guarantee the origin of the feathers in accordance with our commitment to use responsible materials. Our suppliers commit to using only feathers from geese and ducks raised for their meat and slaughtered before down and feathers are collected.
HOW TO CARE FOR A DOWN JACKET?
The down jacket can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed. Video:
1/Machine wash with a detergent suitable for down or technical garments, at 30°, with 2 or 3 tennis balls. Gentle spin cycle.
2/ tumble dry with 2 or 3 tennis balls, and repeat 2 or 3 times until it is completely dry.
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 of this down jacket is water repellent, however, we recommend that you wear a waterproof jacket over it in the rain. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating (PFC-free) its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with use.
We recommend that you restore it after each wash.
HOW TO RESTORE THE 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. This renews the fabric’s water repellent properties and optimises its performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.
HOW TO REPAIR YOUR FLEECE?
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 feathers 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 product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators. A score from A to E is given to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.) Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labelling approach.
TIPS FOR STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE
Machine wash - 30° max - normal
Do not bleach
Tumble dry - low heat
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Store on a hanger in a dry place. Do not store folded in its pouch.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE
Not suitable for hiking in rainy weather.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
All our down jackets are laboratory tested in 5 km/h winds and worn as a 3rd layer on a thermal mannequin (over a long sleeved T-shirt and fleece). Their level of thermal insulation is measured on a scale of 1 to 5, so that you can make the choice that best suits your use.
Delivery within 5 working days
We are offering free delivery on all orders over R300 anywhere in South Africa. For International Delivery please contact our team by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call our online team on +27 23 347 7188
'Click & Collect' - Order online and collect in-store
Place your order online and collect from one of our 'Click and Collect' locations.
We currently offer collection from the following locations:
- Shop 4/5 at Q-Square, 72 High Street, Worcester, 6850
- Douglas Murray House, 18 Protea Road Claremont, Cape Town 7708
More locations to be available soon!
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it, and in the original packaging within 14 days. Goods are to be shipped back to our store in Worcester at your own cost. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Gift cards are unfortunately not returnable.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, please contact us.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Store Address: C/O Quénet’s Hunting and Fishing Shop 4-5, Q-Square, 72 High Street, Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, 6850