25 November 2013
+ The hydrophobic down keeps the wearer warm even in wet conditions. Not only did the jackets dry as quickly as a synthetic, they also appear to retain their loft without having to tumble dry them with tennis balls.
– A smaller fit than usual for Berghaus.
VERDICT: Berghaus is the first brand in the world to use water-resistant down. It sounds too good to be true, but so far the results are impressive. We’d always still pack a shell if there was a chance of seriously wet weather, but this jacket could eventually change that habit.