New from Berghaus this year is Hydroshell™, a waterproof, breathable technology designed to keep the wearer drier for longer, whatever their adventure. Available in three versions, Hydroshell™ has been in development for almost two years and put through extensive testing in a wide range of environments and activities.
It is the latest technology to emerge thanks to the work of Berghaus’ dedicated MtnHaus™ product innovation team. The new products complement established and successful styles in the collection that are made out of GORE-TEX® fabrics, the result of Berghaus’ long term partnership with W.L. Gore & Associates.
Sitting at the heart of the new range is a collection of men’s and women’s clothing designed for walking and trekking, including the Light Trek Hydroshell™ jackets. Made out of lightweight yet tough 2.5 layer Hydroshell™ Elite, the Light Treks offer storm level waterproof protection and include a lining made out of Berghaus’ own ARGENTIUM® fabric, that delivers great ‘dry touch’ next to the skin comfort and anti-odour properties. The jackets are packed with features, such as a fixed and fully adjustable hood with wired peak, four pockets and body venting. The men’s jacket weighs 391g (size large) and the women’s weighs 345g (size 12), and both retail at £170.
Berghaus has also focused on sustainability when developing Hydroshell™, working to develop fabrics that have a lower impact on the environment than their predecessors. Two thirds of the environmental impact made by apparel occurs during the consumer’s use of a product. Hydroshell™ products have been engineered to substantially reduce that impact, especially when it comes to excessive water consumption, one of the most environmentally damaging outputs of the industry. In addition, the ARGENTIUM® lining also prevents the build-up of odour, again reducing the frequency with which products get washed during their lifetime. Meanwhile, the nylon face fabrics used in Hydroshell™ styles offer greater durability than other faces, extending the useful lifetime of the products.
The new range of Berghaus Hydroshell™ jackets is available from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist retailers now.