Helium Wind 500 Anti-UV Men's Hiking Windproof Jacket - Blue
With UV protection. An ultra-light, ultra-compact windbreaker, with UV protect and excellent breathability too.
Microfibre fabric and tight knit provide a windproof effect.
110g in size L, an ultra-light and durable fabric.
Protection against UV rays: UPF 50.
Breathable fabric. Micro-perforations under the arms for ventilation.
Folds away into its small pocket to take up as little space as possible.
Water repellent treatment on the outside of the fabric (protects from drizzle)
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Our design team is based at the foot of Mont Blanc, in Haute-Savoie (France). All year round, our designers create and develop products that are appealing, 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 a 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 longevity.
Not designed for mountaineering and rock-climbing.
fitted cut for complete ease of movement and minimum catching in the wind. Jacket's inner volume allows you to wear it over a thin light second layer such as a fleece garment or thinner.
Adjoining hood. Easy-fit elastics automatically adjust height and depth.
2 zip side pockets.
Jacket hem drawcord
with elastic drawcord.
partially elasticated cuffs.
Windproof and Thermal Comfort.
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
A fabric is water repellent when it allows water slide over its surface without seeping in. This prevents the fabric from swelling, and keeps it lightweight 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 total evaporative resistance or RET (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.
* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.