The benefits of a "ball fibre" synthetic wadding
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: can be washed in a washing machine, ideally with tennis balls as for a pillow so that the wadding remains well distributed.
If not, you will have to shake your down jacket to distribute it well.
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, so the garment remains light, 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.
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
Tumble dry - low heat
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 or 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.