EN 342 EUROPEAN COLD PROTECTION STANDARD
Certified and approved garments provide protection against cold weather, i.e. thermal insulation properties and air permeability.
The norm tests three criteria, but only has requirements for A and B.
A: Effective thermal insulation
B: Air permeability
C: Resistance to water penetration (optional)
A cold climate is characterised by a combination of moisture and a temperature below -5°C. EN 342 indicates the value of the resulting effective thermal insulation for the user. The value is measured for light and medium duty tasks for a certain period of time.