With the 3-in-1 system, the jacket will be ideal in cold conditions (down to -10°C) as well as for warm weather travel.
Indeed, you can leave the inner layer at home and carry the rain jacket only. You can also use the inner padded jacket on its own, as an intermediate layer over a T-shirt and jumper.
With just one jacket, you have 3 possibilities!
A durable jacket thanks to its good abrasion resistance...
We test our fabrics in the laboratory based on various criteria including abrasion resistance.
To replicate the friction caused by the backpack straps, we perform a standardised Martindale test which involves rubbing the material of the jacket against another abrasive material. The aim is to measure the point at which the product starts to become worn & the pilling begins. The jacket easily passed the test reaching 20,000 cycles, which is above the average for the other jackets on the market.
... as well as good tear resistance
The jacket was also subjected to single rip tearing tests. The aim is to reproduce in a laboratory the effect of your jacket snagging on something outdoors and being ripped.
Using this test protocol, we check that the fabric doesn't rip any further after a hole is made in the fabric, so that it can still protect you for years to come.
The advantages of a duck down and feather filling
The swelling capacity of the down gives it 3 important qualities during your travels:
- 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
How to measure the fill power of a down and feather wadding?
The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air. It is expressed in CUIN (cubic inches).
So, down with a higher fill power (higher CUIN number) will occupy more space, trap more air and provide greater thermal insulation.
For this inner jacket, the fill power is guaranteed to be greater than or equal to 660 CUIN (European standard).
* What is RDS certification?
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 only using down from ducks reared for their meat and plucked after slaughtering.
In this way, we have obtained RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certification issued by a third party.
For more information visit: https://sustainability.decathlon.com/legal-documents
Waterproofness of jacket components
The waterproofness of a fabric, provided by the coating or membrane, is measured in Schmerber or mm H²0 (pressure exerted by a column of water). The higher this number, the more waterproof the fabric.
Waterproofness of this jacket
A jacket's waterproof properties are not derived solely from its components: the technique used to assemble the different pieces is also an evaluation criterion.
Whether it's thermo-sealed or sewn and then taped, the overall waterproofness of your jacket is assessed in a shower test, developed by Decathlon, which simulates downpours of varying intensities.
We know, therefore, that this TRAVEL 900 COMPACT waterproof jacket will protect you from a storm i.e. 30 cm of rain in 3 hours.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Machine wash - 86°F normal cycle
Do not use bleach
Tumble dry low heat
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
TESTS AND WARRANTY
This jacket was first tested in the laboratory, on a whole set of factors (warmth, waterproofing, durability). It was then tested by a small panel of users, at the heart of our global development centre, to assess the comfort, fit and practical features.
Finally, it was validated in the field by volunteer-customers and users, as part of a test mission, just like a large number of Decathlon's products (check out our website)