Helium Wind 500 Anti-UV Men's Hiking Windproof Jacket - Blue

8328920

QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers seeking ultra-light back-up protection from the wind and sun.
This extremely light, breathable and compact hiking windproof jacket serves as the perfect protection when out on nature hikes. With added UV protection!
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Advantage
WindproofMicrofibre fabric and tight knit provide a windproof effect.
BreathabilityWaterproof fabric. Ventilation through micro-perforations under the arms.
Compact designFolds away into its small pocket to take up as little space as possible.
Lightweight110 g in size L: An ultra-light and durable component!
Water repellentWater repellent treatment on the outside of the fabric: protects from fine rain.
Waranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Sizing and fit information
Slim fit for perfect ease of movement and minimum wind resistance. Its volume enables you to wear a 2nd layer of light clothing such as light micro-fleece.
2
Hood
Adjoining hood. Easy-fit elastics automatically adjust height and depth.
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Pockets
2 zip side pockets.
4
Jacket hem drawcord
With elastic drawcord.
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Cuff adjustment
Semi-elasticated cuffs.
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Comfortably warm and windproof
Wind considerably increases the effect of the cold! With an outside temperature of 0°C and 20 km/h winds, it will feel like the temperature is -10°C. "Windproof" components help eliminate the discomfort linked to this "freezing effect". They are very effective at reducing heat loss by creating a barrier against the wind.
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Water-repellency of the component (different to waterproofing)
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water to slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. A fabric becomes water repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes).
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Component breathability
To find out if a fabric is breathable, its total evaporation resistance RET (test based on ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity can escape, and the higher the fabric's breathability.For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9
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Breathability of the garment
In addition to breathability of the fabrics used, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overtrousers designed for great hiking use (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines). These ventilation systems allow both temperature regulation inside the garment and help wick away perspiration generated by the body during exercise.
Information / Concept / Technologie
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, we create and develop products that are beautiful, simple and technologically advanced. These are then ruthlessly tested in the field, as we remain convinced that only through rigorous testing under real world conditions, like the ones you will be using them in, can we continue to provide you with better products than ever.

Maintenance tips
Machine wash at 30°C. Fasten zips and riptabs before washing. Refresh the water-repellency using an appropriate treatment every 2 to 3 washes. A full range of water-repellent products is available in all Decathlon stores. These products will help optimise your garment's performance and longevity.

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Great value, hardwearing
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Great value compared to big brands. Love the pit vents. I would be more than happy to pay extra for basic thumb loops and a small cord adjust in the hood, which is too big and flappy to be of any practical use when running.
Excellent value
Used for 3 to 6 months
I've been looking for a windproof to replace my big brand one I sold a while back but I wasn't prepared to spend the £60-£80 on a new one. This Helium windproof is not as full featured and well-designed as my far more expensive old one but to be frank, it really doesn't matter for what I use it for.

Windproofs are one of those bits of kit you don't know how useful they are until you get one. I go backpacking and when up on the hills, a windproof really comes in handy. Windchill is a massive factor in outdoors pursuits but waterproof shells, whilst being excellent wind-blockers, trap sweat and you get damping and steamy no matter how good your "breathable" fabric is. Windproofs are just finely woven polyester and so sweat can easily get through. So can rain so they do spray them with a water-repellent but this only holds off light showers for a short time - they are not waterproof. What they do well is to massively reduce windchill without adding insulation or sweatiness. If you wear one over a baselayer you can keep just warm without getting too hot and if you wear it over a fleece, the insulation value of the fleece improves dramatically. Overall, they allow you to ajust your temperature much better than the standard 3 layer system.

I don't need it to have a full mountain hood or adjustable cuffs etc - if the weather is getting that bad, it's waterproof time. So this one fits the bill. It's super light and packable. It will see off a short, light shower and does the job of stopping the wind just fine.

The downside is that it's not the toughest item around. The fabric is necessarily thin, the zip isn't robust and there are extra ventliation holes under the arms which, whilst welcome, are just punched through the fabric with no reinforcement. So it needs treating a bit carefully.

I'd definitely recommend this item.
Morocco Tétouan Al-Sanobar Street No.117
Used for 7 to 12 months
very good for people
and my body
fantastic product
Used for 3 to 6 months
excellent value for money! super lightweight and packable this brilliant wind jacket protected me from the sun and wind during spring hikes in Greek mountain trails. The price is unbelievable as most big brand wind jackets i looked up online in this lightweight range were around 8 times the price of thid.. I'll get a second one!
Mixed Bag
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
This could be perfect, but it isnt.
my nearest decathlon is 170m round trip. As I know my sizes, I often buy mail order.
Pros: material, quality of manufacture, zips, armpit breathing, weight. almost everything.
Cons: stuff sack should be built in, the product is windproof, a small stuff sack on a windy day...probably going to get lost.
This is the second walking decathlon jacket I've had, the other a more substantial one. Both are very loose round the neck with way too large hoods. It's a windproof jacket! but won't windproof the neck, and a stiff wind will blow off the hood - elastic way way too loose. Many similar jackets have no hood, so it's better than nothing. If you don't need a hood, it's still great and cheap.
If I had tried this at the store, I wouldn't have bought it, but for this price, I decided to keep it and it works ok, with a buff type product on the neck to plug the gap it leaves.
just right in the summer
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
excellent for protection from wind and rain in the summer
Product is good, but Zip Quality is not good
Used for More than 1 year
Product is good, but Zip Quality is not good.
The best product for Summer
Used for 3 to 6 months
I brought this jacket from Hennur road, Bangalore shop 4 months ago. This is the best jacket can use for bike riding for Summer season. Quality is awesome.
Excellent product.I use it everyday riding to work
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Lightweight yet breathable via small holes. Does not stick to the body due to sweat. Looks very nice. Most importantly - its very compact for storage. You can have it in your backpack & not remember.
Gud products
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
It's very useful for runner for all season. Great stuff...
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