Helium Wind 500 Anti-UV Men's Hiking Windproof Jacket - Blue
Ultra-light, breathable and compact windproof jacket providing targeted protection when out amongst nature. UV protection included!
£163.55 / Kg
Microfibre fabric and tight knit provide a windproof effect.
110 g in size L: An ultra-light and durable component!
Protection against UV rays: UPF 50.
Breathable fabric. Ventilation through micro-perforations under the arms.
Folds away into its small pocket to take up as little space as possible.
Water-repellent treatment on outside of the fabric: Protects from light rain.
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
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.
mountain hikers seeking ultra-light back-up protection from the wind and sun.
Machine wash at 30°C. Fasten zips and riptabs before washing. Restore full water-repellent properties by applying adequate treatment after every 2 or 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 lifespan.
Not suitable for mountaineering and other activities
Sizing information and cut
Fitted for a perfect freedom of movement and minimum wind surface area. The inner volume of this jacket allows you to wear another light and thin layer of clothing, like a fleece.
Adjoining hood. Easy-fit elastics automatically adjust height and depth.
2 zip side pockets.
Jacket hem drawcord
With elastic drawcord.
Thermal comfort 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.
Water-repellent component (distinct from waterproofing)
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from becoming saturated, and keeps it lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is made water repellent by treating its outer surface. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime (recommended after every three washes).
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its RET or total evaporative resistance (based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more water vapour generated by physical activity evaporates, and the higher the fabric's breathability. For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric / 9<RET<12 = very breathable fabric / 12<RET<20 = breathable fabric / RET>20 = little or no breathability.
In addition to breathable fabrics, Quechua develops technical solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh, etc.) to improve the overall ventilation of its trekking jackets and overtrousers (Forclaz, Bionnassay and Helium lines). These ventilation systems allow you to regulate the temperature inside the garment and also to facilitate the transfer of perspiration generated by the body during physical effort.
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* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.