Choosing the right winter jacket depends on what type of activity you are planning to do. The requirements of those who are adventurous and like to stay active are different from those who want something warm to wear around town. Apart from this, knowing what kind of weather conditions you'll be using the jackets for is also essential to choose a suitable jacket for winter. It's important to layer effectively to keep yourself warm in cold weather.

Fleece Jackets -

Fleece is a soft, insulating man-made fabric and provides good warmth while offering breathability. Fleece is relatively lightweight compared to wool and capable of drying quickly. Fleece jackets can be used as an outer layer if the temperature is not too cold and if it is not too windy. Fleece is also a perfect mid-layer to wear as they help to retain the body heat.

Decathlon offers a range of Eco-design Fleece Jackets (made of 100% recycled polyester). Fleece is a must-have item for your Outdoor Adventure in the Mountains.
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Hiking at Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh in January wearing MH-120 Fleece

Cold-weather jackets for Hiking and Backpacking -

If you are looking to protect yourself from really cold weather in winter, Decathlon offers a variety of jackets to suit your different needs from temperatures ranging between 5 to -25 degrees Celsius.

  • SH100 X- Warm is a durable jacket to keep yourself warm and comfortable for up to temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius during Snow Hiking. This jacket is waterproof up to 2000 mm (ideal for light rain and snow showers). This jacket has an adjustable hood to limit the snow getting in and a tightening drawcord at the hem.

  • Travel 500- 3 in 1 Jacket is a versatile jacket for traveling in temperatures up to -10-degree C. This jacket gives you thermal modularity because of the removable padded inside jacket which makes it a go-to jacket for traveling in variable weather conditions. The outer fabric is waterproof up to 5000 mm (ideal for 3hour shower and snow conditions). The jacket also has a zipped underarm opening for ventilation.

  • SH 500 U-Warm jacket is designed for extreme winter conditions like intense cold, snow, blizzard. Made of thick synthetic wadding, the jacket provides you optimal protection up to -20degree C temperature and high winds. The jacket can withstand rain (2000 mm) and heavy snowfall. Handwarmer pockets and one secure inner pocket makes sure your upper body is fully protected in cold weather. 

Lightweight Down and Insulated Jackets for Trekking - 

A down jacket is a jacket that has been insulated with the soft and warm under feathers. Down is a fantastic insulator as the loft (or fluffiness) of down creates thousands of tiny air pockets that trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the wearer very warm in cold winter weather. Down is prized for being light, easy to compress, and breathable. It’s the insulation of choice in cold, dry conditions or whenever reducing weight and saving space are top priorities. Down Jackets are generally worn as a mid-layer in windy and heavy rain conditions. Outer Shells can be worn on top of a down if the weather conditions are harsh.

Decathlon offers a range of Duck Down Jackets (-5 degrees to -20-degree Celsius temp.) to suit your outdoor needs.

Is ideal for Trekking in temperature ranging from +5 degree to -5 degree(when worn as a 3rd layer) This jacket is also the most compressible jacket of Decathlon so that you can save space in your trekking backpack and travel lighter. The outer fabric is water repellent and suitable for trekking in snow conditions.

Offers protection up to -10-degree C (when worn as a 3rd layer). This jacket protects you from mild winds and snow during your outdoor activity. This jacket is very light and compressible so that you can travel lighter. 

Is the warmest jacket in the range. It is designed to face temperatures down to -18 degrees C when active. This jacket is very lightweight considering the cold weather resistance it provides- only 570 gm in size L. It also has abrasion-resistant fabric on shoulder panels for durability because shoulders are more prone to cuts during Trekking. Apart from all these excellent features, the jacket is water repellent and also has ventilation zips to give you maximum comfort while trekking.

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At the summit of Winter Brahmatal Trek wearing Trek 100 Down Jacket

Synthetic Padded Jackets

Synthetic insulation is admired for its strong overall performance and friendly price tag. It is made of polyester, synthetic fill is quick-drying and keeps you warm even if it becomes wet. They are generally heavier than down jackets.  Decathlon offers Synthetic jackets that are lightweight, and compressible at an affordable price. 

Is an Eco-Design Jacket suitable for temperatures between +5- & -5-degree C. This jacket is made of water repellent and highly durable fabric so that you always feel protect during Trekking. It is light in weight (only 345g in size L) and can be compressed in the left-hand zipper pocket. The jacket comes with easy maintenance and can be machine washed.

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Pin Parvati Pass Trek wearing Trek 100 Padded Jacket

Outer shell Jackets-

The Outer shell or the topmost layer is necessary to have if you are participating in Outdoor Activities in areas with high wind conditions. It becomes important to carry a Windproof jacket if you are planning a trip to the mountains because of unpredictable chilly winds and thin air. 

Is designed to protect you from the wind during a cold-weather mountain walk. The jacket also has brushed fleece inside which provides warmth. Thanks to the abrasion-resistant fabric so that you can wear a backpack without the risk of tearing. The Jacket has zipped air vents for breathability and maximum comfort while doing intense activities like Trekking. The Outer Fabric of the jacket is made of a water repellent fabric to prevent water from seeping into the fabric.

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Snow Trekking in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in Winters wearing Trek 500 Windwarm Softshell on the top of Down Jacket

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