Free 700 Men's Freeride Ski Jacket - Red/Blue

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Key feature
What could be better than a great day in the powder? Enjoy it in peace with all the essential features of this Free 700 jacket: warmth, waterproofing and breathability.
Users reviews
4.62 / 5 58 ratings
£119.99*

User benefits

Waterproof
Waterproof (8000 mm membrane). 100% sealed seams. 3D hood
Breathability
A membrane to wick perspiration away. Ventilation zips.
Freedom of movement
Its cut and the mechanical stretch of the component follow all your movements.
Warmth
100 g/sqm hi-tech wadding on the body. 60g/m2 on the sleeves.
Durability
Resistant component, designed for freeriding
Pockets
6 secure pockets including 1 ski pass pocket and 1 inner mesh pocket for a mask.
Ease of use
Ventilation at the front for easier opening with a backpack on
Adjustable
Jacket hem tightening system. Velcro cuffs. 3D adjustable hood

Technical information

Sizes
XS to 3XL
Composition
Padding : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Main lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Secondary lining : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Approved by
12 Decathlon clients took part in the product validation process during the field tests conducted at Tignes as part of the final product development phase. Are you interested in becoming a tester? Contact us at wedze.com!
Tests
All Wed'ze products are designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested under the same conditions of use as you will experience (snow, cold, powder snow, etc.). The design teams ensure that the programme for which the product is designed and developed corresponds perfectly to its use in the field.
Designed to :
intermediate freeride skiers and snowboarders practising in all weather conditions
Warranty
2 years

Advice

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

Features of the product

3D hood
Fed up with your hood falling onto your nose, or preventing you from looking left and right? Wed'ze has integrated into this ski jacket a hood with double tightening designed to follow the movements of your head without hindering you for better protection against bad weather. It's compatible with wearing a helmet.
Cuffs
Elastane cuffs prevent intrusion of snow to keep you dry and warm in case of snowfall, or a fall in the snow.
Ventilation zip
The position of the ventilation zips has been designed to facilitate their use, especially when wearing a backpack, essential for carrying your safety equipment. This frontal positioning also maximises the ventilation function in use because these vents act as air intakes. Ideally, you open the vents before getting too hot while skiing and close them so as not to get cold when the activity level decreases before getting cold.
What should you wear under your ski jacket?
To keep warm and dry, use the 3-breathable-layers rule: 1 ski base layer and 1 liner-jacket for keeping warm, 1 ski jacket to protect you from bad weather.
The first layer
It's this which keeps you dry by ensuring the transfer of perspiration from the skin to the other layers.
How can I be sure my jacket is strong enough?
We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding. That’s why we take particular care in choosing all the elements that make up our products to guarantee the best possible protection.
The third layer:
Protection against external elements (snow, rain and wind) by preventing them from getting in (while still allowing perspiration to escape so as not to get "wet from the inside"). It is therefore ideally waterproof AND breathable. The third layer can also help insulate in the case of lined trousers or jackets and thus complement the action of the second layer.
Can I compare 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. Explanatory video: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8sustainability.decathlon.com"
The second layer
To provide heat, you need a second layer that insulates you from the cold. This is the role of sweaters and fleeces, as well as jackets.
Where can I put my ski pass when taking the ski lifts?
You no longer need to get your ski pass out because your sleeve has a ski pass pocket to allow you to access the cable cars quickly
How should I dress to avoid feeling cold on the slopes?
To keep warm and dry, we recommend using the 3-breathable-layers rule. The principle is simple: use 3 layers of fabric, each having a particular function. Your skiing base-layer and your liner jacket must produce and retain warmth. Your ski jacket will protect you from the weather conditions. All these layers should be breathable in order to evacuate humidity.
How can I best insulate my extremities?
The finishing at the end of the sleeves has adjustable velcro fastenings to go on top of or underneath gloves, allowing better water resistance and preventing snow from entering if you fall, or uncomfortable cold air from getting in. What's more, given that the cold is a source of irritation, Wedze has added a soft fleece chin guard that protects your face to avoid any risk of neck and chin irritation.
Built-in Recco system
With RECCO® technology, you can be located in the event of an avalanche. Someone who is equipped with RECCO® reflectors and is buried in the snow can be quickly and accurately located by the emergency services using the RECCO® tracker. RECCO reflectors are not a substitute for an avalanche beacon. The RECCO technology has a complementary function, thereby increasing the chances of being found in time.
Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To tackle bad weather (rain, snow, wind), the FREE 700 jacket has been developed with a rigorous component and assembly to block the entrance of water and limit the feeling of the wind. To check that it's efficiently waterproof and watertight, the jacket has been placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier may have to cope with. Finally, we wore them for several days' skiing under all conditions to validate this waterproofness.
What's the point of having a water-repellent jacket?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. The FREE 700 jacket is made from water resistant materials to prolong its resistance to bad weather. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long as possible on the ski slopes. You should repeat this treatment regularly using products sold in our stores to maintain these properties.
I often hear people talk about "coated" jackets. What are the advantages of this coating?
The coating is a waterproof "substance" that's spread on the inner side of the fabric. It prevents water from seeping into the garment but allows the water vapour produced by an active body to escape. So you stay dry and comfortable while hitting the slopes
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 700 jacket. These are waterproof adhesive strips taped to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight. These taped seams are present on the areas most exposed to snow. These are usually located on the shoulders and chest.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away perspiration. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
How will my ski jacket keep me warm?
We use wadding for insulation to keep you warm. Wadding is a synthetic material with a polyester base that stores a greater or lesser quantity of air depending on the size of fibres used. There are different types of wadding, including standard, technical and siliconised, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness, suppleness etc)
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It's the ski jacket's ability to let moisture produced during exercise escape to the outside, to keep you dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, its evaporative resistance, called RET (standardized test ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) preventing condensation inside the garment.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protection system at waist level that closes with press studs at the bottom of the ski or snowboard jacket. It prevents snow and air from entering during practice and especially in the case of a fall.

Users reviews

4.62 / 5 58 ratings
54 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

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  • 18 April 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    VERY FUNCTIONAL AND WELL WORTH THE PRICE

    Snowboarded for 3 days at -5 to -15 degrees c snowing condtions. waterproof, warm and the day pass pocket at the arm was extremely handy when riding ski lifts. also has a cloth in the breast pocket for wiping glasses or visors if it fogs up.

  • Man
    09 January 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Stylová a funkční budna

    Střih velmi dobře sedí (vel. L pro 180 cm). Dobře řešené a přístupné odvětrávání. Límec je dostatečně vysoký, ale upřednostil bych rovný střih, nikoli mírně nahoru. Na konci rukávů bych zvolil kombinaci suchého zipu a gumy na stažení rukávů. Bunda výborně vydržela husté mokré sněžení i silný déšť. Materiál je příjemný.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    08 January 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
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