Free 500 Men's Ski and Snowboard Jacket - Black/Yellow

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Key feature
The Free 500 jacket is designed to offer greater comfort and freedom of movement, it is also warm, waterproof and breathable: an ideal combination for enjoying skiing to the full!
Users reviews
4.63 / 5 30 ratings

User benefits

Recycled 100 g/sqm wadding on the chest. Recycled 60 g/sqm wadding on the arms.
Waterproof (10,000 mm membrane). Watertight main seams.
Breathable component facilitates perspiration wicking.
9 secure pockets including 1 ski pass pocket and 1 inner mesh pocket for a mask.
Ease of use
Snow skirt. Audio Output.
Tightens at the bottom of jacket. Velcro closure on sleeves. Adjustable hood.
Durable component. Double-stitched seams. Excellent stability after washing.
Freedom of movement
Large fit for greater comfort and freedom of movement.

Technical information

Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Padding : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Main lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Secondary lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Approved by
12 Decathlon customers helped approve the product during field testing at Tignes as part of the final product development phase. Are you interested in becoming a tester? Contact us at!
All the Wed'ze products are tested in actual usage conditions for which they have been designed: in the snow, in the cold and in any of the conditions you're likely to encounter when skiing and snowboarding. The design teams, product managers, engineers and garment designers ensure the product's design corresponds perfectly to its real-world use.
Designed to :
intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders, practising mainly freestyle 1 to 3 weeks a year.
2 years


Storage instructions
Store on a hanger and do not fold, as this can damage the fabric coating. Make sure that the garment is completely dry before storing in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Features of the product

Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To face different weather (rain, snow, wind...), the FREE 500 jacket has been developed and produced using a special component to prevent water from entering. In order to validate the waterproof rating, the jacket was placed under a special shower that replicates the real-life conditions faced by a snowboarder on the slopes. Finally, we spent several days snowboarding in all conditions to validate the waterproofness of the product.
What does the water repellency of my jacket actually do?
Water-repellent fabric allows water to run off its surface without seeping in thanks to a treatment that is applied to its exterior. The fabric is not waterlogged, it stays light and warm. This treatment must be renewed during the product’s lifespan, after 2 to 3 washes on average with the help of the products offered in our stores. All waterproof Wed'ze jackets receive a water-repellency treatment.
"Coated" jacket: what are the advantages of this coating?
A breathable coating is a coating applied to a fabric in the form of a paste or liquid in order to create a protective film. A breathable coating serves as a waterproof barrier that allows water vapour through.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
A membrane is a very thin component (between 5 and 25 micrometres) applied to the internal surface of a textile support to give great capacities in terms of waterproofness and breathability.
Water often gets in through the seams. Does my jacket have waterproof seams?
As well as the waterproof material, taped seams are incorporated to strength the waterproofing of the FREE 500 jacket. These are waterproof adhesive strips fixed to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight. These taped seams are present on the areas most exposed to snow.
How will my Free 500 jacket keep me warm?
To keep you warm, we use wadding insulation. Wadding is a synthetic component made from polyester which stores more or less air, depending on the size of the fibres. Wadding can be standard, hi-tech or siliconised, each with different properties (warmth, lightweight, supple, etc.). Free 500 trousers also offer an additional layer of warmth at the buttocks for greater comfort when sitting in the snow.
How can I be sure about the durability of my jacket?
We take particular care in choosing all the elements and assemblies that make up our products, to guarantee the best possible resistance. We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding!
What is a "breathable" jacket?
Breathability is the jacket’s ability to let the moisture escape. This has been produced by the body during exertion. The aim is to stay dry. Wed'ze uses materials that help prevent condensation inside the garment.
How should I dress to avoid feeling cold on the slopes?
In order to keep warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-layer rule. The principle is simple: Use 3 layers of fabric, each having a particular function. Your under-garment must produce and keep in the warmth. Your jumper or sweatshirt provides you with warmth whereas the jacket protects you from bad weather. All these layers should be breathable in order to evacuate humidity.
How can I stop snow from coming into my jacket?
Our jackets have elasticated snow skirts that can be adjusted at the waist. If you fall or ski in fresh snow, the seal keeps the snow out.
Can I compare the products' environmental impact?
"The product's environmental impacts are calculated across its entire life cycle using various indicators. A score of A, B, C, D or E is made to help you easily identify the most eco-friendly products by comparing products of a similar type (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks). For Decathlon, this initiative to display environmental data is a priority. Video explanation:"

Users reviews

4.63 / 5 30 ratings
29 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    01 March 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    Pohodlná,lehká,přesto teplá bunda.
    Dobře vypadá,zip jde lehce zapínat.
    Na lyže i na běžné nošení opravdu fajn.

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    01 March 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    bon produit efficace

    La poche étanche ne l'est pas vraiment. Les manches pas top si pas avec de bons gants.

  • 22 February 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    Parfaitement étanche, même en cas d'intempéries ! Chaud et confortable, il est très bien ajusté. Nombreuses poches qui le rendent très pratique.