EXCELLENT: 12,000 mm membrane, taped seams and main zips.
Liner jacket with 90% down/10% feather insulation.
Breathable fabric, 2 zip vents, back ventilation strip.
Water-repellent outer fabric that does not get waterlogged.
Hood, jacket hem, cuff and snow skirt adjustment.
5 pockets: 2 hand pockets (+2 under jkt), 1 ski pass pocket, 1 interior. 1 net.
Freedom of movement
4-way stretch outer fabric.
Recco system on the hood to help the search in the event of an avalanche.
What type of padding is used to provide warmth?
Recognised for their high thermal insulation, down and feather (liner jacket) also give an excellent weight/warmth/compression ratio. However, remember that the warmth provided comes from the combination of the weighting of down/feathers and the filling power of the liner jacket. Together, they provide you with warmth and insulate you from the cold.
Which components are added to the padding give it warmth?
As well as your liner jacket's padding, the cuffs, snow skirt, waterproof zips and hood adjustments keep the warm air inside and prevent cold air from getting in.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very thin component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away the perspiration produced by the body. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How is the water resistance of a jacket measured?
The resistance of a fabric is measured by the height of a water column in mm that can be supported by the fabric (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A fabric with a waterproof rating of 12,000mm is therefore resistant to the pressure exerted by a 12,000mm column of water.
Which parts of the jacket protect me from bad weather?
The 980 jacket has been developed with a sophisticated component and assembly that prevent water from entering and reduce wind chill to help you cope with the weather conditions (rain, snow, wind, etc.) . To validate its waterproof rating, this jacket was tested under a special shower that replicates the conditions skiers have to face. We validated the waterproofing of this product in the field in various weather conditions for several days.
What is the water repellent feature of my jacket for?
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. The 980 jacket features water-repellent components that extend its weather resistance. To remain effective, this treatment must be restored regularly using the products sold in our stores.
How can you reactivate the water-repellency of your jacket?
Bear in mind that the water repellent feature can be reactivated. To do this, put the jacket in the dryer on a synthetic programme for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can also use a waterproofing spray (sold in our stores): spray the product evenly over the entire garment, then leave it to dry for 10 to 12 hours).
The 980 jacket is fitted with a Recco system at the back of the neck for easy tracking in an avalanche.
What is a "breathable" jacket?
This garment wicks away the water vapour produced by your body when exercising. To see if a fabric is breathable, its resistance to evaporative heat (RET) is measured in a standardised ISO 11092 test. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. The 980 jacket has an RET of 8. However, it is the technical solutions (zips, vents, mesh) that Wedze uses, which reduce the condensation inside the garment and maximise breathability.
What is the fit of the 980 jacket?
Slim fit. The jacket is tighter at the chest. The interior volume means this jacket can be worn in combination with a first and second technical layer.
How to dress to stay warm on the slopes?
To make sure you stay warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-technical-layer rule:
- Layer 1 or a second skin, to stay dry.
- Layer 2 or an insulating layer, to keep the heat in.
- Layer 3 or a protective layer to protect against the elements.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press studs at the bottom of the ski jacket. The snow skirt (which is automatic), as well as the adjustable cuffs, prevent the entry of snow and draughts during practice and especially in case of a fall.
How to wash your liner jacket?
* Close all the zips on the quilted jacket
* Turn it inside out
* Machine wash at 30°, delicate programme with little detergent & without fabric softener. Important: set to a very gently spin cycle (less than 800 rev/min): too strong a spin could create feather balls that are difficult to undo
* Put 2 clean, ideally white, tennis balls in the drum of the washing machine.
* Perform a 2nd or 3rd rinse cycle to make sure that any washing product that remains from the previous wash has been eliminated
How to dry your liner jacket?
Dry in a tumble dryer (strongly recommended)
* Use a gentle or delicate programme.
* Dry on several long cycles to dry completely.
* Between 2 cycles, shake the down to break up the clumps of feathers which form during washing.
If you do not have a tumble dryer, the process is longer. (drying can take 1 to 2 weeks on a dry and flat place). Make sure you pat the jacket to avoid feather balls (at least 4-5 times)
Where do the feathers come from?
Thanks to our traceability system, we can guarantee the origin of the feathers in accordance with our commitment to use responsible materials. Our suppliers are committed to using only feathers that come from ducks that are raised for their meat and plucked after slaughter.
A score for comparing products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and using various indicators. An overall ABCDE score is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon is committed to displaying environmental information about its products. For more information: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
This product is repairable
This product is repairable. We commit to repairing your product free of charge for the duration of the warranty. Whatever it is, fixings, seams, zips, etc. This service is offered in your usual store.
However, if we can't repair your product (production defect), we will exchange it or reimburse you.