Our Top 5 Autumn/Winter Essentials From Berghaus

It’s the season of adventure, and here at Tog-Blog we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than sharing our top 5 Berghaus essentials with you.

Whether you’re a busy commuter, a daily dog walker or a weekend wanderer Berghaus provide premium gear for every outdoor adventure. From the extreme right down to the day to day they boast a huge range of innovative in house technology to help you get the job done.

Whatever your plans are this Autumn and Winter be ready for anything with our top 5 picks from Berghaus.

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Berghaus RG Alpha 3-in-1 Mens Jacket

The Berghaus RG Alpha 3-in-1 Mens Jacket is ideal for cold weather adventures. It boasts serious comfort thanks to the removable AT micro fleece jacket inner which offers great insulation and an AQ2 fully waterproof outer shell which protects from wet weather without inhibiting breathability. It features two external zippered hand warmer pockets as well as a roll away hood, cuff tabs, a dual drawcord hem, a stretch binding on the collar and two zippered handwarmer pockets on the inner fleece.

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Berghaus Stainton Half Zip Mens Fleece

Versatile for outdoor adventures for mild to harsh weather the Berghaus Stainton Half Zip Mens Fleece is constructed from warm, durable and soft next to the skin AT Optic fleece fabric. It can be worn over a t-shirt as a jacket or beneath a shell as a mid layer fleece for versatile performance whatever your outdoor adventure. It also features a zippered chest pocket and a stretch bound edge. 

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Berghaus Remote II 30 Backpack

The Berghaus Remote II 30 Backpack is ideal for alpine adventure this autumn. It boasts a 30 litre capacity with plenty of organisation for your gear including a walking pole/ice axe attachment, a bottle pocket, attachment points, a bungee cord, zippered internal pockets, an internal organiser, a laptop sleeve and a pocket on the shoulder strap. The Remote II 30 Backpack boasts reflective detailing as well as side compression and a padded flow back system for carrying comfort wherever your adventures take you.

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Berghaus Stronsay Insulated Mens Jacket

The Berghaus Stronsay Insulated Mens Jacket is a great everyday waterproof jacket. Whether its your daily dog walk, commute to work or going about the town with friends this premium jacket delivers exceptional waterproofing and warmth. It features Berghaus’ premium Hydroshell waterproof fabric with Hydroloft insulation for weatherproof protection that doesn’t inhibit breathability. The Stronsay Insulated Mens Jacket also features a fixed adjustable hood, a chin guard, adjustable cuff tabs, a drawcord adjustment at the hem and a double baffle behind the centre front zip.

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Berghaus Prism Micro IA Mens Fleece

Functional, versatile and oh so comfortable the Berghaus Prism Micro IA Mens Fleece is ideal for your adventures this Autumn. Perfect for walking, hiking and everyday use it can be used alone as a jacket or as part of a layering system to adapt to your environment and boasts a dual construction of plain polyester fleece and micro-grid fleece fabrics for premium thermal insulation. It also features stretch binding at the hem, collar and cuffs as well as two hand warmer pockets.

So there you have our top 5 picks for Autumn/Winter from Berghaus, now get out and enjoy your adventures!

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GoreTex Active Shell – What’s the story?

The 1980’s saw a fabric introduced that revolutionised outdoor clothing – the introduction of Goretex. As the worlds first waterproof yet breathable fabric, it was a sea change in the way that people enjoyed outdoor activities. Before, your choice was simple. Drown in your own sweat, or drown in the rain. I wasn’t the only one who dreaded being made to wear a “Cagoul”, and the feel of wet clammy rubber against my skin. The world outdoors definitely became more of a comfortable place as a result.

One of the first Goretex pieces, the Berghaus Lightning Jacket

So here we are nearly 30 years later, and Gore have come up with the latest version of their technology, called Active Shell. We are going to be getting in several Active shell pieces this winter, and before they come in, we wanted to explain just why we think these new pieces of clothing are so darn cool. Our job is so easy though. We can sum it up thus

1) It’s more breathable than previous versions of Goretex. High aerobic folks such as runners, cyclists, and climbers are going to be big fanboys and girls of this new fabric

2) It’s lighter than any of their other fabrics. It’s ideal for those who want to move fast and light, yet retain decent levels of weather protection.

3) This is just our own opinion having tried on a couple of different jackets, but we think that they are a step up in terms of comfort as well. Less like a crisp bag, they are a bit more flexible and comfortable next to skin. Please note that this is based on the samples we have tried on, so the real deal could be different. Oh apparently the value of your house can go up as well as down.

So how have they done it I hear you ask? Well you will be pleased to know that there was no magician with a rabbit, or a pentagram on the floor. They have managed to make the membrane itself lighter, and by getting the scrim, or backing fabric to integrate straight on to the membrane itself. Both of these manufacturing processes have made the garments lighter, and reduced resistance for water vapour and sweat to get through.

Now we have two of these new jackets coming in for Winter, first up, the Adidas Men’s Terrex Gore-Tex Active Shell Jacket. Adidas are a relative new player in the outdoor market but they have hit the ground running in our humble opinion. We actually got to have a bit of a sneak peak of their gear earlier in the year. The weight is a paltry 370 grammes, we love the laser cut and bonded detailing, and the built in vents. Check out our Video on the whole range here, the new jacket is first up;

Second up is a British classic, it’s Mountain Equipment’s Firefox Jacket. Now the firefox jacket was released a couple of years ago with a unique fit. The fit’s become much more of a standard ME fit, and they have now changed the fabric to Goretex Active Shell as well. The weight is slightly lower than the Adidas coming in at 320 grammes, it features their Mountain Hood adjustment system, and pit zips in case you are on fire.

ME Firefox Jacket

So more breathable, lighter and more comfortable is the new order of the day with Goretex’s Active Shell. We’re getting them in this September and already the anticipation is building here. If you have any questions at all on the new fabric, or any comments, please post away below.

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