The northeastern part of the British Isles is notoriously wet, so it should come as little surprise that a few area natives took it upon themselves to improve on the standard rain jacket. The result was Berghaus, which for more than 50 years now has been a pioneer in developing ultra-waterproof rain jackets and insulated outerwear for dedicated adventurers. Berghaus’ rain jackets are legendary amongst wet weather explorers.
What Makes Berghaus Different?
Berghaus has been head and shoulders above the rest of the outdoor industry when it comes to making waterproof, durable shells since beginning in 1966. Throughout that time, the company hasn’t stopped innovating – and today, its AQ2 fabric technology is helping to keep backpackers, hikers, mountaineers, and even urban dwellers dry in any condition. AQ2 is a waterproof breathable fabric used in the construction of many of Berghaus’s most popular rain jackets. The fabric can handle conditions from light drizzle to soaking downpour without letting water pass through. But at the same time, you won’t get soaked from the inside with sweat since AQ2 is so highly breathable. On top of that, Berghaus pays attention to something that outdoor adventurers care a lot about: weight. Many of Berghaus’ two- and three-layer rain jackets weigh under 150 grams, which is incredibly lightweight considering how protective they are. Seamless construction allows Berghaus jackets to be durable despite their feather-light weight, and many rain jackets pack down inside a pocket so you can always be prepared for changing weather conditions.
Choosing a Berghaus Jacket
Berghaus Rain Jackets
Choosing a Berghaus rain jacket means pitting weight against waterproof protection, breathability, and durability. Thankfully, you’ll have to compromise a lot less with Berghaus jackets than with rain shells from other manufacturers. But, it’s still important to think about the kinds of conditions you expect to find yourself in. Heavy downpours will call for a three-layer shell, while a single-layer jacket is a lighter alternative for handling the occasional shower. Also think about whether you need insulation inside your rain jacket. Berghaus’s InterActive zip system allows you to seamlessly add any of the brand’s mid layers inside your compatible rain shell.
Berghaus’s fleece jackets are the perfect insulating mid layer in the winter or outer layer in the spring and autumn. Some of Berghaus’s fleece jackets are InterActive compatible, so you can easily layer them into a Berghaus rain jacket for increased versatility and weather protection. When choosing a Berghaus fleece jacket, look for handy pockets around the midriff and chest as well as hoods for extra warmth.
Berghaus also makes a variety of insulated down and synthetic jackets that are perfect for keeping warm on frosty treks. These jackets feature insulated hoods and high warmth-to-weight ratios, making them perfect for any cold weather adventure.
Berghaus Jackets at addnature.co.uk
The best way to find Berghaus rain jackets, fleeces, and winter jackets is to shop our selection at addnature.co.uk. We carry Berghaus outerwear for men and women, and our simple filters make it easy to find the perfect jacket for any weather.