25 November 2016
+ This offering from Berghaus is packed with tech, including body-mapped construction, responsibly-sourced hydrophobic down treated with Nikwax, and new Reflect aluminium mesh, which Berghaus claims can increase warmth by up to 2 degrees. The old bugbear of Berghaus down jackets – naff zips – has also been remedied with an excellent two-way chunky zip, while the drop tail and close-fitting hood also provide additional warmth in key areas.
- The most expensive jacket here, and the second heaviest, although for that outlay you get a seriously warm jacket equipped for true mountain use.
VERDICT A really well-made and feature-packed jacket. Although not the lightest, it feels really warm and is relatively packable for such a heavy-duty piece of kit.