Bergans lightweight technical jacket with exceptional low weight and minimal packing volume made from 2 ½-layer Dermizax™. This is a great jacket for Adventure racing or fast and light multiday events where every gram saved lightens the load. Has the added advantage over most of it's competitors of having under arm zip vents for exceptional temperature regulation while moving fast and working hard. For those wanting to travel fast and light in the mountains, this is the jacket.
- Extended back and fixed hood with wire reinforcement for fit adjustment
- Front pockets lined with mesh for extra ventilation,
- Underarm Zip vents and reflective logo
2 ½-layer Dermizax™: 100% Polyamide (Nylon)
Adventure racing, multiday mountain travel, summer hiking, biking, travel and more
Using your own body measurements, you will see which size is best suited to you, but don't forget to consider whether you prefer tight or loose-fitting garments. Occasionally a garment you have bought won't fit, as you have based your decision on other measurements than those we use in our diagram. We therefore recommend that you always try the garment on first.
Very few people will match the diagram perfectly. Leg length in particular can vary greatly and is difficult to standardise. Several of our trousers are therefore available with short or long trouser legs. To be specific, either -5 cm shorter or +7 cm longer.
This is another product that will suit those who prefer a long er jacket (it also comes out a bit big in size). The Helium jacket from the Norwegian outdoor giants is well-featured with a wired hood and pit zips. It’s made from Dermizax which is a non-porous membrane – this means it is totally wind and waterproof, but breathability is affected. It also means the pores won’t clog with dirt and grime, instead it is hydrophilic, which means it ‘absorbs’ the moisture that then evaporates as it moves through. In reality, it appears not too noticeably different than other fabrics here, perhaps a little less ‘breathable’ but only on high exertion exercise.
The hood is excellent: wired peak, volume cinch around the whole head, and the face draw cords can be pulled with one hand. It’s a quiet material too. The pockets are cut off at the bottom by a backpack hipbelt as are the two mesh pockets inside. It’s one of the lightest jackets here and packs away easily in one of the pockets. A good, classic jacket for hillwalking.
Credit the 2.5-layer Dermizax, a hydrophilic, monolithic (read: no micropores, as with Gore-Tex, eVent, and NeoShell) membrane that works by absorbing sweat and wicking it through to the outer fabric to evaporate. Testers could actually see the process with the naked eye: “I watched droplets being pulled through to the outside of the shell,” says one. Testers also gave props to the shell’s supple, four-way stretch, relaxed fit (there’s room for a slim puffy), and durability: “It’s one of the toughest shells in this weight class.” Nitpicks: Some testers wished for a more substantial hood brim. Bonus