Tested in moderate rain over 2 hrs
15,000 mm Schmerber
Pockets not waterproof
The quilted lining combined with microfibre provides very good insulation
High fleece collar and coated fabric to reduce the cooling effect of the wind.
The fabric's hydrophilic coating wicks away perspiration (RET= 12)
1 closed inside pocket. 4 outside pockets.
Specially treated so water slides off the fabric surface.
Resistance to salt water
Materials and zips resistant to salt water and sea air.
We measure the resistance of a fabric to water pressure expressed in mm of water column (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood by the fabric, the more waterproof it is.
Here are the waterproofing ratings:
Component resistant to water pressure of 15,000 mm after ageing (5 washes). This equates to 15 000 Schmerber - average pressure exerted by the water during rain.
The anorak's waterproofness was tested in a rain shower with 60 litres of water / m² / hour for 2 hours.
The hood is easily stored in the pocket built into the collar. It can be tightened with an adjustable elasticated cord equipped with two self-blocking eyelets to better protect you from the elements.
The one inner zip pocket lets you safely store your documents and accessories.
Two big, zipped, hand-warmer pockets protect your hands from the wind and rain and keep your accessories safe. The lining keeps your fingers warm and dry.Two pockets with a flap to protect small items.
The cuffs has the hook & loop, so that you can adjust the fit at the wrist and prevent air and water from getting inside.
The injection-moulded plastic front and pocket zips are oxidation-resistant, thanks to the special shape of the teeth. It has an exterior flap and a placket with a gutter that guarantees optimal waterproofing. The hem adjusts using an adjustable elastic with a blocking eyelet.
The jacket is lined with wadding combined with microfibre to provide thermal protection.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
We consider that if:
RET < 9 = very breathable fabric
9 < RET < 12 = breathable fabric.
The values for the Trek 500 jacket’s breathability are as follows:
> more resistant fabric: RET < 12 (or 3621 g/m²/24h, JIS1099A standard)
> Lightest fabric: RET < 8 (or 2972 g/m² /2
Water-repellent properties information
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides off the surface of the fabric, without seeping in.
Your anorak does not become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. The water-repellent properties are achieved with a treatment applied to the external side of the fabric, but in practice these properties can be altered.
The water-repellent properties can be reactivated by putting the jacket in a dryer for 10 minutes at the lowest temperature.
How to wash your anorak?
To maintain the water repellent properties, infrequent washing is recommended.
Close all zips and flaps, empty all pockets and then turn the garment inside out to wash it. You can wash it on a synthetic cycle at 30°C or 40°C with your usual detergent. Do not use fabric conditioner, which could damage the existing performance of the garment, or bleach.
Very important: choose a full rinse cycle or extra rinse.
HOW TO REACTIVATE THE ANORAK'S WATER REPELLENCY
Drying is a crucial phase in reactivating the water repellent treatment.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator.Then place it in the tumble dryer on a short synthetics cycle, i.e. 10 to 15 minutes, before turning it back the right way round. Caution: do not over-dry the garment.
A score to compare the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle with different indicators. An ABCDE score is provided to enable easy identification of the most environmentally friendly products when comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks).
Decathlon chose to apply this voluntary environmental labelling scheme.