WOMEN'S FREE 500 BLUE SKI AND SNOWBOARD JACKET

Ref :
8398665
Key feature
A jacket that will keep you very warm, for freeriding in all weather conditions.
Users reviews
5 / 5 2 ratings
£79.99*

3 colors

User benefits

Warmth
Hi-tech 100 g/sqm wadding Cuffs
Waterproof
10 000 mm membrane. 100% taped seams.
Pockets
7 pockets: 4 hand pockets, 2 inner pockets, 1 ski pass pocket
Breathability
Membrane that facilitates perspiration wicking.Ventilation zips.
Adjustable
A hood that can be adjusted over a helmet thanks to two small elastics
Ease of use
Ventilation at the front for easier opening
Durability
Resistant component, designed for freeriding

Technical information

Sizes
XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Main lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Padding : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Secondary lining : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)
Approved by
12 Decathlon clients who 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

Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
The Free 500 jacket is rigorously developed and assembled to prevent water from entering and to feel the wind less, ensuring greater comfort in bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.). To check that they are efficiently waterproof and watertight, these trousers have 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 500 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 is 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 will 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 500 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. The 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 siliconized, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness and suppleness...)
What is a "breathable" jacket?
It's the ski jacket's ability to let moisture produced during exercise escape to the outside, in order 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 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 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 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 cold air from entering when skiing, especially in the case of a spill.
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 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 there’s a snowfall 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.
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.
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. Explanatory video: https://youtu.be/8t63KkRwn_8 sustainability.decathlon.com"

Users reviews

5 / 5 2 ratings
2 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores
  • Woman
    +60 years old
    30 November 2017
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    Veste ski femme Free 500 violet

    Veste bien chaude et très légère . Col polaire très agréable. Une doublure style polaire très fine aurait été un plus.

  • Woman
    40-49 years old
    27 November 2017
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    Excellent Veste

    J’achète pour ma fille (17ans) tres bon qualité et tres practique pour aller faire du snowboard cette hiver.

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