If you’ve longed for a winter jacket to keep you warm during your outdoor adventures, then take note!
I’m lucky enough to own a Berghaus Tephra Jacket (£144 at Go Outdoors), a down-filled jacket which I would not be without now when hiking through the hills. It’s fantastic. Added to that, I have a Berghaus Extrem 5000 Waterproof Jacket. It’s the best waterproof jacket I’ve ever had. It’s tough, waterproof, breathable and designed with outdoor people in mind. The combination of the jackets means I stay warm and dry, no questions asked.
The Berghaus Tephra jacket is light, warm, it packs down well, it keeps some rain out but stays warm when wet, and dries quickly. And, having one gives me a reassuring feeling in the knowledge that when I stop for a rest on a walk, I can put it on, and I am instantly warm.
The Berghaus Extrem jacket breathes so much better than any other jacket I’ve owned, so you don’t get that horrible clammy feeling when walking. The waterproof jacket laughs at rain. Rain looks as though it is falling off a duck’s back, it’s so good. Its pockets are in places where you can get to all your pockets when wearing a rucksack. That sounds ridiculous, but you’d be surprised at how many walking jackets have pockets in odd places.
Now that I have this set of jackets, I have most of what I need for my upper body for winter walking and wet weather walking. It’s worth investing in good gear for years of comfort.
But, many people may wince at the price of them, even though they will last you for years and make outdoor adventures more fun (because you are comfortable!).
Nevertheless, with retailers struggling to shift stock in their shops before Christmas, some of them have started to discount it.
Take Cotswold Outdoor.
They have just sent out a promotion for up to £50 off selected jackets. In the range are some super men’s and women’s jackets from brands including Berghaus, Rab, The North Face and Jack Wolfskin.
For example, the Berghaus Women’s Tephra Jacket has £40 off the list price. It’s now £120.
Or, the Men’s Berghaus Cornice III jacket is popular with walkers and has £50 off the list price, taking the price to £175.
There are many more jackets in the promotion.
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