Berghaus add new summer waterproofs to Extrem range
Berghaus has introduced a new range of high performance lightweight waterproof summer jackets, the Extrem Paclite and Fastpacking jackets, which are designed for fast-moving alpine climbing and backpacking respectively, offering low weight, carefully considered features, and packability.
The new jackets complete the summer Extrem shell range, alongside the new Hyper 100 which Berghaus claim to be “the world’s lightest 3-layer waterproof.”
The Extrem Paclite is a serious alpine shell, made out of bluesign approved Gore-Tex Paclite fabric and weighing only 320g for a men’s medium and 300g for a women’s 12. The jacket features a fully adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood, an internal stash pocket that doubles as a stuff sac, two zipped, venting hand pockets that are accessible while wearing a pack or harness; an internal a phone specific pocket to keep a mobile device secure while on the move, and bonded cuff tabs with Velcro fastenings. Underarm lift and articulation through the elbows enhances performance and comfort while reaching high during a climb and high quality seam engineering improves the Extrem Paclite’s durability. The jacket retails at £220.
The Fastpacking jacket has been designed for multi-day backpacking in the mountains, when kit has to be reliable, durable and effective during extended use. Weighing in at 250g for men’s medium and 200g for a women’s 12, the Fastpacking jacket is lighter than the Extrem Paclite. The jacket is made out of Berghaus’ own waterproof and breathable Hydroshell Elite fabric which Berghaus claim to be “twice as strong as other typical 2.5 layer materials.” It features a trail hood that can be easily adjusted with one hand and also offers rear adjustment, two zipped venting pockets that are compatible with a rucksack, and adjustable cuffs and hem. The Fastpacking jacket can be easily packed away into one of its pockets for storage and retails at £190.
The Extrem Paclite and Fastpacking jackets are available from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist outdoor retailers.