Forclaz 200 Men's Mountain Hiking Fleece Gilet - Black

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hikers looking for very versatile protection against the cold.
Lightweight and breathable gilet. Warm but not bulky: Thanks to the high collar and the lightweight fleece material (200 g/sqm). Ideal in for the bottom of the backpack.
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Advantage
WarmthBrushed microfleece inside and outside . Additional warmth. High collar.
BreathabilityPolyester knit: lets through water vapour generated by the body (RET=7.08)
LightweightJust 350g in size L. Microfleece with 200 g/sqm density
Compact designMicrofleece gilet - ideal for the bottom of your backpack.
Pockets2 hand pockets and 1 chest pocket with zip fastening for securing personal items
Easy maintenanceWon't crease. Easy to machine wash. Quick drying
Waranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Fleece component: Insulates thanks to the air
The fleece component is designed to trap air in the space formed by its texture, the air keeps the body warm because of its naturally insulating properties. It is the brushing of the knit fabric that traps the air.
2
2 year durability
We test the ageing of our hiking fleeces to guarantee their durability. We guarantee: - resistance to wear from backpacks and moving arms to delay the appearance of piling which is specific to this material- the solidity of seams- the resistance of the fleece material after 3 washes (size) - colour fading after washing, when exposed to UV or after contact with perspiration.
Characteristic
SizesS to XXXL.

Weight350 g in size L.

Colourblack.

Also availableblue.
nformation / Concept / Technology
Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Test
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.

Stockage tips
Store folded in a clean, dry place

Maintenance tips
Wash at 30°C. Do not use fabric softener, do not tumble dry, do not iron

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A cracking good fleece vest
Used for More than 1 year
This in an updates review as I have had this for some time now and used it quite a bit.
I love it. It was on offer for £7.99 when I bought it but even at full price what's not to like? It is surprising how often a vest adding a bit of warmth (and pockets) can be useful to wear. My latest use is over a work shirt and jumper and under a jacket with no external chest pockets to keep my train ticket safe and give some extra warmth. When I get to work the heating hasn't always kicked in so I take my jacket off and keep the vest on until it warms up.
The hand and chest pockets are an excellent addiction, without them I probably wouldn't have bought it.

The pluses:
1. adds a surprising amount of warmth but no real bulk
2. very useful pockets with handy string pulls
3. nicely fitted without being too snug
4. so versatile

Cons:
1. my wife says I look like a ticket collector - difficult to deny because on the line I commute on they do wear vests but they are grey and this is black... hmmm
2. sometimes, just sometimes I get some irritation from the back of the neck from the collar part but nothing terminal really.
3. The other day I nearly lost the string off the main zip. Doesn't seem to be on tight enough but sure that can be remedied.
4. there's no hem cinching so it can ride up under a jacket to leave a cold spot. Maybe one for a future update Decathlon? If so, don't make it bulky or stick into wearers send me one to review please :)
5. you can sweat a bit in it. It is goo quality but not the best fleece material (compared with some of Decathlon's others). But c'mom! under £10 super versatile, pockets, possible evasion of train fines, excellent fit.

Overall I am very, very happy with this purchase. I would recommend it to anyone and buy it again in a blink if I lost mine. In fact, it's gotten colder in here since I started writing this so I might just go and get it on now!
Excellent value
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Usual Decathlon quality and value , it’s a winner.
Great value gilet
Used for More than 1 year
Love these gilets, have two of them now, lovely fit.
Star buy
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent quality great fit and price
Good value. Good product.
Used for 1 week or less
Light weight. Easy to store in a backpack.
Quality
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Great fleece gilet, warm without being bulky
Excellent product
Used for More than 2 years
My husband has bought several of these gilets over the years and they have proved very hard wearing
Body Warmer
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Quality product purchased another 3 for colleagues at work who saw me wearing it and were suitability impressed perfect in winter time adding another layer and protection from the cold
Very pleased
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
A well made very comfortable body warmer at a very good price
Excellent
Used for 1 week or less
Bought this today and im really pleased as i wanted a thin gilet not a padded one that makes you look like the michelin man fits well over a chunky jumper and keeps you warm as well as looking trendy
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