What does the RDS* certification mean?
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 goose and duck feathers bread for their meat and slaughtered before down and feather collection.
To find out more: https://www.forclaz.co.uk/what-is-rds-certification
Inflating Power of down/feather filling
For this down jacket with its 85% down/15% feathers filling, the fill power is guaranteed to be 660 CUIN or more (European standard).The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation.
What are the benefits of a duck down and feather filling?
The durability and fill power properties of down give this jacket 3 qualities for hiking:
- 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
In case of rain
The material of the quilted jacket is water repellent. This means that drops of water roll off the fabric preventing them from soaking into the padded jacket as quickly, giving you time to find some shelter. But the padded jacket is not waterproof. We therefore recommend wearing a waterproof jacket over the down jacket in the event of prolonged exposure to rain.
How to wash your feather down jacket
In general, do not wash a down jacket too frequently.
Here are a few tips: close all the zips on your down jacket and put it in the washing machine (synthetic cycle at 30°C).
In order to preserve the fill power and warmth, you can even put 2 tennis balls in the machine
Be careful to set a gentle spin cycle: a fast spin cycle may create balls of feathers that are difficult to break up.
How to dry my down jacket?
When you take your down jacket out of the washing machine it will seem as if the down has gone A tumble dryer is the best way to restore the fill power of the feathers. Put your down jacket inside with 2 tennis balls. Run 2-3 drying cycles.
If you don't have a tumble dryer, you can dry your down jacket on a drying rack. Regularly turn it over and pat it.
For more advice, you've come to the right place!
How do I reactivate the waterproofing properties?
The water-repellent treatment becomes less effective with time, washing and use.
Here is how to restore the water-repellent properties of your padded jacket!
You can also use the care product:
Weight of the filling
XS: 117 g
S: 124 g
M: 130 g
L: 137 g
XL: 146 g
XXL: 157 g
HOW TO REPAIR YOUR PADDED JACKET IF IT HAS A TEAR?
A tear on a padded jacket can happen when trekking and the good news is it can be repaired! You can either mend it or apply a heat-bonded patch so that the tear doesn't get any bigger and the feather/down escapes.
Don't you feel at ease carrying out this repair yourself? Don't worry! Our in-store Decathlon workshops offer a repair service for your padded jackets.
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 in a clean and dry place. Do not store folded in its pouch
Restrictions on use
Not suitable for mountain hiking in rainy weather