Thursday, 04 April 2019 09:08

Taking on the elements with confidence - The latest Berghaus waterproofs

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Berghaus is helping people to explore the outdoors in confidence this summer with the launch of a new range of contemporary waterproof jackets that offer something for all budgets, without compromising on performance. 

As the seasons transition, the British weather gets no more predictable, so Berghaus has developed a wide range of versatile waterproofs, available in men’s and women’s specific versions, that will keep out the elements, whatever the destination.

The Deluge Pro (suggested retail price £100) represents great value and is the ideal everyday outdoor waterproof.  Made from Berghaus’ own award-winning Hydroshell® fabric, the lightweight Deluge Pro will keep out the rain and wind when the weather turns.  Features include an adjustable grown-on hood and two zipped handwarmer pockets, while the fit and design details have been carefully considered to complete an attractive, accessible package.  The Deluge Pro is available now in a selection of colourways.  Meanwhile, at £120, the Deluge Vented jacket provides even more protection from the elements with a covered front zip, while under arm zipped vents provide enhance breathability when working hard on the trail or hill.

W Deluge Pro in action

When the weather is changeable but plans aren’t, the Alluvion (SRP: £120) is a jacket that can be relied on to deliver protection from the elements.  Made out of waterproof and breathable Berghaus Hydroshell®, it guarantees to keep any outdoor enthusiast drier for longer, while the marled face fabric provides a stylish and contemporary edge both on and off the hill. 

Alluvion jacket Smoke Signal blue

Following the success of the Hyper 100, Berghaus has extended its ultra-lightweight jacket collection with the new Hyper 140 (£180), designed for fast and light days of multiple activities in the mountains.  The 2.5L Hydroshell® Elite fabric is extremely waterproof (20,000mm hydrostatic head) and breathable (MVTR of 60,000), with a six-denier face that is remarkably tough.  The seamless main body construction uses one piece of fabric to deliver outstanding articulation and freedom of movement at a minimal weight.  Essential features include a low-profile hood with bonded peak, two lower handwarmer pockets, pre-elasticated hem and close-fitting ergonomic cuffs.  The Hyper 140 weighs only 138g (medium) and comes with its own stuff sac.

Hyper 140 grey

For the more adventurous, the new Berghaus Ridgemaster Vented Jacket is the ideal companion on the hill.  Gathering clouds won’t deter anyone wearing this tough waterproof jacket that promises storm-level protection with world-class 2L GORE-TEX® fabric.  When the heavens open, the fully adjustable hood, cuffs and hem will come to the fore, while the two handwarmer pockets and large map pocket keep essentials dry and safe.  Two cleverly designed zipped underarm vents improve breathability during long walks and with a suggested retail price of £200, the Ridgemaster Vented delivers a lot of jacket for the price.

M and W Ridgemaster Vented jackets in action

When the mountains beckon, the stunning Changtse (SRP: £290) is a lightweight and technical jacket that is ready for the worst conditions and long, arduous days in the outdoors.  It features a combination of three high performance GORE-TEX® fabrics to offer varying degrees of breathability and durability across key zones.  Body mapped bluesign® approved GORE-TEX® Active delivers extremely breathable waterproof protection around the core body, while durable new generation GORE-TEX® PACLITE® has been strategically placed to ensure protection in areas that are prone to abrasion, including the chest and arms.  The revolutionary new GORE-TEX® Topo Stretch fabric is used around the cuffs and hem for great stretch and comfort.

Changtse red

Enhanced ventilation when working really hard comes in the form of a patented Berghaus Vapour Storm vent at the top of the back, while additional protection from the elements is provided by a single point adjustable, helmet compatible hood.  At only 375g (men’s M) and 284g (women’s size 12), the striking Changtse delivers a lot of features and high-level performance at a very low weight. 

The Deluge Pro, Deluge Vented, Alluvion, Ridgemaster Vented and Changtse jackets are part of the new spring/summer 2019 range by Berghaus, available now from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist outdoor retailers.