WHY CHOOSE RECYCLED POLYESTER?
By recycling plastic bottles or second-hand textiles to produce our polyester, we have reduced the utilisation of oil-based resources while preserving the quality and performance of the material during your mountain hikes.
The advantages of "ball fibre" synthetic wadding filling
The "ball fibre" wadding is a good alternative to feathers:
- it is made up of many fibres that can trap a lot of air, providing insulation from the cold
- it provides good thermal insulation even when wet
- it is easy care: machine washable
Water-repellency is a feature obtained by applying a treatment that prevents water from adhering to the surface of the fabric.
It “slides” off without being absorbed, as a result the garment remains lightweight, breathable and warm. Please note, this does not mean it is waterproof.
This treatment can be repeated to keep all its effectiveness. Use sprays that are applied to the outside, rather than additives used when washing the garment, which can damage the product's breathability.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Because we are aware that we must act to preserve our playground, Quechua is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products.
This down jacket is eco-designed with 80% recycled fibres and a recycled zip to limit our impact.
The hood is also filled with 90% recycled fibres
Finally, the inside hood fleece lining is made from 100% recycled fibres
A SCORE FOR COMPARING PRODUCTS' ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
A product's environmental impact is calculated over its entire life cycle using various indicators.
A score from A to E is produced to help you make a responsible choice.
This rating is used to easily identify the products with the best environmental performance.
This is done by making a comparison between products of the same family (e.g. backpacks).
Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labelling approach.
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 your mountain walking products and providing you with all our expertise.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Machine wash - 30° max - normal
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Store on a hanger or folded in a clean, dry place
Restrictions on use
Keep away from flames and heat sources.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
Our Decathlon Sportslab laboratory, based in Lille, also contributes to the innovation and development of our Quechua products.
It brings together 4 themes, each with their own area and technological tools:
Body shape (3D analysis in particular)
Thermal comfort (with its four climatic chambers)
Behavioural and sensory sciences
To meet your kids’ requirements, Quechua products are tested in the mountains in conditions that you will come across during your hikes.
Sarah, our Field Test Engineer, as well as a panel of child testers, test the products throughout their development until they’re offered for sale.