Berghaus Scafell Hydrodown

Scafell

Walk rating

25 November 2013

Price: £150

www.berghaus.com

+ 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.