Despite sounding like a painfully hip German architectural movement, Berghaus are the long-established masters of fine outdoor gear based in Sunderland on the North East coast of England. As a result they know a thing or two about how inhospitable the British weather can be, and more importantly, they know how to make a jacket that can face up to it.
The Berghaus Extrem 5000 Waterproof Jacket is that very item. When you’re outdoors in the winter, be that on a fully fledged hike in the Scottish mountains or just a simple lowland ramble, you will want to stay warm and dry. At risk of overstating it, the alternative is being cold and wet, and it doesn’t take much imagination to realise that’s the recipe for unhappiness.
“One of the best winter walking jackets we’ve seen, designed to survive anything these isles can throw at it, by a team who know this environment like the back of their own hand.”
Utilising a three-layer Gore-Tex construction, the Extrem 5000 Jacket is completely waterproof, helped along the way by fully taped seams and a YKK Aquaguard zipper on the front of the jacket. Far from being a lesser known character from the DC universe, Aquaguard zippers are highly water resistant seals that help to keep your entire torso dry, even when the rain is horizontal.
These smart zips also appear on the chest pocket and the two hand pockets, the latter of which have been placed carefully by the folks at Berghaus to remain easily accessible even if you’ve got a backpack or climbing harness on.