Berghaus's New Down Jacket
Winter's coming and Berghaus has a new mountain-friendly down jacket on the way.
Posted: 17 September 2009
You can tell winter's coming when manufacturers start bigging up their down jackets
here's one from a brand you might not have considered on the insulation
The new Liskamm
down jacket - that's it above on the left - is part of their 'Mountain
Range', aimed at regular mountain goers who want effective, all-round
technical kit, but don't see themselves as Extrem-level mountaineers.
The Liskamm illustrates what they're on about nicely. It uses 650+ fill
power goose down fill with a top spec Pertex Microlight outer which is
wind and water resistant, uses stitched-through, unusual-looking
baffles, half-elasticated cuffs and a soft fabric-lined collar.
There's no hood, but then the jacket's designed for
stationary rather than active use.
To put it some sort of perspective, the Extrem equivalent is a thing
called the Incinerator, a really high-spec insulated jacket
that combines 750+ goose down with Primaloft in stategic areas and a
Pertex Endurance outer. It looks like a total beast - see our
for more information -
has a hood, weighs a not inconsiderable 900 grammes or so and costs
By contrast, the Liskamm is priced at £170
weighs a claimed 630 grammes. Colour options are gold and black.
More about the Berghaus Mountain range in our 2009
, should be in the shops
More about Berghaus at www.berghaus.com
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