Wadding: 85% down / 15% feather. Fill power 660 CUIN. Jacket hem tightening.
Easily packs into its storage bag
Surface-treated outer fabric to prevent water from getting inside (PFC-free)
Freedom of movement
Its sleeveless design and low weight make it very comfortable for walking.
2 zipped hand pockets. 1 chest pocket with zip fastening
This gilet weighs approximately 355 g in size L.
Why wear a down gilet?
A gilet helps to keep the body warm: it protects the chest, neck and kidneys from the cold, as these areas a especially sensitive to chills.
It is sleeveless so it saves weight in your backpack, provides even more breathability during exercise and excellent comfort of movement when worn under a jacket.
Worn underneath the MT100 down jacket, it can provide 6°C extra warmth when compared to a down jacket worn without the gilet.
The advantages of a duck down and feather filling
The filling power of down has 3 advantages for mountain sports:
- Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers
- Ultra low weight: down is lighter than synthetic wadding while offering the same degree of warmth. This saves even more weight in your backpack
Inflating Power of down/feather filling
The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. It is expressed in CUIN (cubic inches).
So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation.
For this sleeveless down gilet, with its 85% down/15% feather filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 660 CUIN or more (international standard).
What is RDS certification?
RDS or “Responsible Down Standard” is a worldwide certification issued by an independent organisation to volunteer brands.
This standard enables us to guarantee the origin of the feathers in accordance with our commitment to use responsible materials. Our suppliers commit to using only feathers from geese and ducks raised for their meat and slaughtered before down and feathers are collected.
Weight of the filling
S: 119 g
M: 124 g
L: 130 g
XL: 136 g: 142 g
XXXL: 149 g
How to care for a down and feather gilet?
The down jacket can be worn throughout the winter and will certainly need to be washed. But the less you wash it, the more it will retain its thermal insulation and water repellency.
1/Machine wash with a detergent suitable for down or technical garments, at 30°, with 2 or 3 tennis balls. Gentle spin between 800 and 1000 rpm.
2/ - Tumble dry on cotton mode with 2 or 3 tennis balls, repeat 2 or 3 times until dry.
A snag? Here's how you can repair your sleeveless down jacket
A tear on a padded gilet can happen when trekking! The good news is that it can be repaired so the tear doesn’t get any bigger or to stop the feathers from escaping.
Don't you feel at ease carrying out this repair yourself? Don't worry! Our in-store Decathlon workshops offer a repair service to mend your padded gilet using a heat-bonded patch.
Water-repellent property of component (not to be confused with waterproofing)
The water repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight and warm.
The material of this down jacket is water-repellent; we recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over it in the event of prolonged exposure to rain.
The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface, however this property may deteriorate with use.
We recommend that you restore it after each wash.
How do I reactivate the waterproofing properties?
Once you have cleaned your padded gilet, we recommend you use a water-repellent reactivator spray to preserve the hydrophobic properties of the outer fabric. This renews the fabric’s water repellent properties and optimises its performance throughout the lifespan of your garment.
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 in a clean, dry place
Do not store folded in its pouch.
Restrictions on use
Not suitable for mountain hiking in rainy weather
TESTS AND WARRANTY
All our gilets are laboratory tested in 5 km/h winds and worn as a 2nd layer on a thermal mannequin (over a long-sleeved T-shirt). Their level of thermal insulation is measured on a scale of 1 to 5, so that you can make the choice that best suits your use. Finally, when worn under a Trek 900 down jacket, you will gain an extra 9°C when it comes to this down jacket's comfort temperature rating.