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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Berghaus, Love the Womens High Trails Walking Jacket,
This review is from: Berghaus Womens High Trails Classic Walking Jacket (Sports Apparel)I have been buying quality walking/hiking and climbing gear for many years now. Good gear can mean the difference between a fun expedition or a nightmare waiting to happen. There are several brands in outdoor gear that I trust 100% and one of those is Berghaus. I own several excellent pairs of Berghaus waking boots, a couple of Berghaus backpacks and numerous other items. This is my 3rd Berghaus walking jacket, my first being a Berghaus Lady Lightening Gore-tex jacket many moons ago. That still looked as good the day I passed it on to someone else as the day I bought it (and it had walked/climbed/hiked its way all around Scotland several times by then, in all weathers - snows, storms, rain like you can only imagine and butt-freezing temperatures in the Cairngorms etc)
I expect a lot from my outdoor gear and for that I am prepared to pay a lot if need be. When I found this Berghaus 4 season Gore-Tex classic walking jacket on Amazon for this price it was a no-brainer, truly. Worth the RRP listed, paid less - amazing Amazon bargain!
So, why should you consider this walking jacket? I'll tell you the reasons I love it.
1) Its build quality is exceptional, built to withstand the demands of a serious 4-season trail walker/hiker.
2) Its got enough pockets to store your MP3 player, GPS system, mobile phone, snacks, whatever.
3) Cut for a relaxed, ultra comfortable fit and feel.
4) Comes in great, eye-catching colours (Berghaus is never boring!) I chose purple, well I just love purple! My first ever Lady Lightening Jacket by Berghaus was purple and it works for me.
5) Gore-Tex is unbeatable in my opinion. Breathable and guaranteed to keep you dry and it does!
6) The hood (Roll away peaked hood with volume adjuster) folds away into the neck of the jacket, but I actually like it out, so I took it out as soon as I opened my jacket.
7) InterActive (IA) feature means this jacket can be combined with other Berghaus IA zip in fleeces.
8) I like to feel good and look good when I am out playing in the wilds of Scotland and this jacket gives me everything I need.
What will the fit be like for you, well - I bought a size 14 as I have a 38 inch chest and this size 14 fits me perfectly. Plenty of room for a fleece underneath if its biting out there and just as great a fit if its warmer and no fleece underneath. I can move freely whilst the jacket still has great shape and fit. I couldn't want more, seriously. I am a great Berghaus fan, can you tell? :)
I LOVE THIS JACKET, thanks Amazon for a great service and price (ordered yesterday, delivered this morning)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch jacket and excellent value.,
This review is from: Berghaus Womens High Trails Classic Walking Jacket (Sports Apparel)I LOVE this jacket. I've always wanted to own a Berghaus jacket and recently got a bee in my bonnet about finally getting one. :) I'm so glad I went for this particular one as it's got all the features I could possibly want and it looks good too.
I don't know if this particular women's jacket is in Berghaus' current range as it's not mentioned on their website so I thought I'd give a quick rundown of its features in case you're interested.
2 layer GORE-TEX Performance Shell
IA system (InterActive) so various fleece tops can be attached on the inside
Roll away hood with a wired visor and volume adjuster
Two way front zip with double storm flap
Velcro cuff adjusters
Elastic/toggle waist and hem adjusters
4 external zipped pockets
1 internal zipped pocket
I'm fairly tall and I think this jacket might be a bit longer than most which is what I was hoping to find. I've measured the back from where the collar is attached to the jacket down to the hem and it's 74cm...I have a size 14 so I don't know if this varies with size. The arm length, measured from the underarm seam to the end is 59cm and they're nice and long. The general fit is described by Berghaus as Relaxed and I think that's a fair description.
I bought the black and I'm very pleased with its look. It's smart enough to wear in everyday situations and when the waist is nipped in it looks more feminine than some of these types of jacket.
Oh, and according to the care instructions it's washable at 30 degrees, cool iron, cool tumble dry, cannot be dry-cleaned and you should use a non-biological washing powder and avoid the use of fabric softeners.
Anyway, I'm sure you wont be disappointed with it. :)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very practical walking jacket,
This review is from: Berghaus Womens High Trails Classic Walking Jacket (Sports Apparel)The inner map pocket is true to size and can hold an OS Map fine, I bought a size 12 which was pretty roomy and plenty big enough to house multiple layers so you don't need to buy the next size up, buy your usual clothes size. The arms were quite long I thought but there is velcro on the cuffs to tighten them up. I've yet to try the waterproofness but for practicality and comfort it hits the nail on the head. The best thing is the 4 pockets on the front of the item.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant,
5.0 out of 5 stars Berghaus walking jacket,
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