FLEECE COMPONENT: INSULATION THANKS TO AIR
The fleece component is designed to trap air in the space formed by its texture; this air acts as a natural insulator, keeping the body warm. It is the brushing of the knit fabric that traps the air.
Component water resistance
A fabric's water repellent property is its capacity to make water run off its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight, warm and breathable. The water-repellent property is obtained by applying a PFC-free treatment to the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifespan (recommended after each wash). Products are available for this purpose in our stores.
Tips for storage and maintenance
MAXIMUM WASHING TEMPERATURE OF 40°C. VERY MODERATE TREATMENT.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE OF 30°C. VERY MODERATE TREATMENT.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE 70°C. NORMAL TREATMENT.
IRONING AT A MAXIMUM IRON SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 200°C.
Store in a dry, dark place.
We recommend you avoid using chemicals such as bleach, which could cause deterioration in the garment’s thermal insulation.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
We carry out 2 types of thermal testing:
- a test of the trousers’ material.
- a test on a thermal dummy in a thermal chamber.
We reproduce the temperature, wind (5 km/h) and humidity conditions that you would encounter in the mountains walking at 5 km/h.
These tests validate our design choices and we then adapt the thermal insulation where you need it most.
All our products are tested in the field by user representatives and these tests are run in parallel to our laboratory tests. By conducting this comprehensive and demanding dual testing process, the technical features and design of our QUECHUA products is being continually improved. Your regular feedback is also taken into account to constantly improve our range.