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Berghaus Extrem Ramche Down 2.0 Jacket Review

Every adventurer needs a good down jacket in their outdoor kit bag. When the sun dips behind the mountains or you find yourself hiking on a cold November day, you will appreciate pulling on a decent, thick down jacket.

With the Berghaus Ramche Down 2.0 jacket, you needn’t worry about feeling the cold. The British-based outdoor company have stepped up their game this year, making this jacket lighter and warmer than ever before.

Using body-mapping technology, Berghaus have scientifically engineered heat zones within this down fill to warm the body in the right places. Combine this with the aluminium mesh lining which reflects body heat back inside and you’ve got yourself a very well-insulated jacket.

“Berghaus have developed a new down filler called Hydrodown with waterproofing product company Nikwax. It means the Ramche 2.0 will repel water for up to 16 hours.”

The Ramche Down 2.0 is technically a mountaineering jacket but you can use it anywhere, whether that’s hiking in Wales or just strolling to the shops on a cold winter’s night. It is guaranteed to keep you warm, plus the super lightweight fabric is also extremely strong so you won’t be discarding this jacket after just one season.

Traditionally, down jackets and rain don’t go together very well. Originally down jackets were filled with duck or goose feathers. When wet, the feathers stuck together and lost their insulating properties. However, Berghaus have developed a new down filler called Hydrodown with waterproofing product company Nikwax. It means the Ramche 2.0 will repel water for up to 16 hours, making it one of the most water-resistant down jackets on the market.

It’s just another one of the impressive innovations that have come out of Berghaus’ design studio in recent years, alongside their ludicrously lightweight Hyper hydroshell, used in the VapourLight Hyper Smock trail running jacket.

Berghaus also have very high-standards when it comes to protecting the planet and creating sustainable, ethical clothing. Unlike other brands, they do not coat their down jackets with perfluorocarbons or PFCs, a water-repellent finish which has been known to damage the environment. Instead the Hydrodown does the same job as PFCs without the environmental impact. The Ramche jacket is also Responsible Down Standard certified, which means you can be assured that the down materials have been ethically sourced.

If you are looking for a down jacket with the ideal warmth to weight ratio, check out the Berghaus Ramche 2.0. It’s not only great, it comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you can be sure it’s built to last.

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