To make sure they were making the Light Hike as good as it could be, Berghaus asked hikers finishing the West Highland Way what they wanted from a lightweight waterproof.
The result is a jacket that weighs way less than a can of pop but offers fantastically breathable protection against serious storms. The Hydroshell Elite fabric uses a printed-on Argentium layer instead of a conventional lining; this is comfortable and dry to the touch as well as odour-resistant, but cuts out the extra weight and bulk of a fabric liner.
Little touches really optimise weather protection, such as the extra coverage of a drop-tail hem. Even the zip has been thoroughly thought out: it's a reversed coil design, which is great for water resistance, but to be really weather-tight, there's a storm flap over it too.
Lightweight, dependable protection, designed for – and by – walkers.
Berghaus has an amazing ability to tap into that feeling of joy and discovery in the outdoors. That feeling we all love. They've used this as the essence to create high performance gear that they're constantly developing and evolving. From the first shop in the North East of England, Berghaus has come a long way.
Using over 50 years of experience to bring you carefully crafted kit that's tested by athletes and built to last. Smart gear with a host of clever ways to make every step in the outdoors more enjoyable and more fun. Berghaus know what lies between simply enjoying the great outdoors and truly loving it. The evidence is in every great bit of kit they produce.