The warmest fleece: long pile and with a density of 300g/sqm
Polyester knit: lets through water vapour generated by the body
Fleece resistant to abrasion and pilling
Ease of use
2 hand pockets and hood.
Only 300 g in 10-11 years
Machine wash at 30°C. Quick drying. No ironing needed (crease-free).
Fleece material: Insulation provided by air
The mission of the fleece component is to trap air thanks to the volume created by its texture (and the brushing of the knit).
This air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm.
We conduct numerous laboratory tests to validate the highest standards in terms of durability: a resistance test to abrasion and friction to ensure that the fleece does not pill, a colour fastness test to check the behaviour and resistance of the colours and an ageing test to check that repeated washing does not alter the properties of the fabric, its behaviour, its thickness or its appearance.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
RECYCLED POLYESTER: By using recycled polyester, no new oil-based resources are used. The waste is recycled into resources that can be used again.
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.
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.
WHERE DO OUR FLEECES COME FROM?
Created in our international design centre at the foot of Mont Blanc in France, this fleece is then manufactured by our suppliers in Vietnam and Bangladesh.
We collaborate closely with these partners who have real expertise in the manufacture of our fleeces.
Thanks to this relationship of trust with our industrial partners, we can create high-quality technical products.
Working conditions in our production workshops
We guarantee that our suppliers comply with our code of conduct. These suppliers are often located in developing countries where our presence helps to create jobs.
By conducting audits and having teams on site, we make sure that the working environment of the employees meets certain quality standards in terms of human respect, personal fulfilment and environmental protection.
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
We carry out 2 types of thermal testing:
- either a test of the material of our fleeces.
- or on a thermal mannequin in a thermal chamber. We reproduce the conditions of temperature, wind (5 km/h) and humidity that you would encounter in the mountains walking at 5 km/h in our testing chambers.
These tests allow us to validate our design choices. So we can adapt our thermal insulation where you most need it.
To meet your kids’ requirements, Quechua products are tested in the mountains in conditions that you will come across during your hikes.
The kids of our teams, as well as a panel of young testers test the products throughout their development until they go to market.