FLEECE COMPONENT: INSULATION THANKS TO 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.
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
ANY TYPE OF IRONING ALLOWED.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE OF 30°C. VERY MODERATE TREATMENT.
IRON AT A MAXIMUM SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 150°C.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE 70°C. NORMAL TREATMENT.
IRONING AT A MAXIMUM IRON SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 200°C.
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.