epitomises Berghaus Extrem at its best. This featherweight waterproof and breathable piece is ruthlessly functional. An ideal emergency shell for climbers, its feature set includes a stunning new helmet compatible hood construction that automatically adapts to the wearer’s head. Made out of the lightest possible 3L Gore-Tex Pro Shell with micro-grid backer technology, the Asgard Smock weighs in at a mere 289g (size large).
Some of the best features from the smock filter through to the rest of the Asgard Collection. The hood also appears on the Mount Asgard Jacket, another highly technical climbing shell, while products such as the Baffin
Island Softshell Jacket and Vest
Zip work really effectively when combined with AQ outer jackets and Tech Tee Advanced base layers.
Also new for the season are the men’s and women’s Pitztal Pants, versatile legwear made out of a high performance, lightweight stretch fabric. Add in new Freeflow rucksacks and footwear such as the Benefaction shoe and the result is a compelling, competitive Trail collection.
equipment The Berghaus product development process is completely integrated. This means that for each category, the clothing, footwear and equipment styles are created at the same time, all designed to work in a system together. For
Trail Ridgeway jacket
incorporate advanced pattern cutting techniques that offer outstanding articulation in the arms and great freedom of movement in action.
Sitting at the heart of the Berghaus range, Trail offers great, contemporary
performance products that help hill walkers and trekkers enjoy their time in the outdoors in comfort. The range is the perfect showcase for Berghaus’ AQ family of waterproof,
breathable fabrics. Part of a growing range of AQ jackets, the Ridgeway leads the way. Made out of AQ2.5, the lightest AQ fabric, the Ridgeway (available in men’s and
spring/summer 2011, new boots, shoes and packs complete the performance lightweight story that characterises the whole
In the Mountain category, the Tarazed Leather GTX and Tarazed GTX 3/4 season walking boots introduce a unique collaboration between Berghaus and Vibram. A high performance Berghaus Opti-Stud design has been combined with the technical compounding expertise of the world’s leading outdoor rubber sole unit
manufacturer. In simple terms, the result is a stunning
performance sole unit that is just part of a great new boot.
W Micro Stretch Jacket
women’s versions) has all of the essential features that walkers need and weighs in at only 313g, packing down into a tiny size when not being worn.
The Trail shell pieces are complemented by other lightweight clothing, along with footwear and packs. Products such as the Stretch Hoody and the women’s Micro Stretch Jacket and Half
In Trail, the Roam Light is the lightest walking boot Berghaus has
made, weighing in at
only 530g (men’s size 42). The Gore-Tex extended comfort lining keeps out the water, while allowing feet to breathe, and Vibram sole technology offers great grip underfoot on challenging terrain. All materials and components have been
selected to keep the weight down without compromising the levels of performance.
Bridging the Trail and Trail Sports collections, the Benefaction is a lightweight multi-sport shoe designed for both trail walking and more energetic outdoor pursuits. A combination of suedes and mesh are framed nicely by the protective toe cap and heel cradle, creating a highly durable and abrasion resistant low cut shoe. The last is sculpted specifically with multi-sport in mind and Berghaus has developed specific fits for men and for women.
Yeti Extrem Pro
The Benefaction uses a lightweight trail walking Vibram sole unit for optimum traction on multiple surfaces,
further reinforcing the shoe’s performance credentials.
Equipment An ideal partner to the Benefaction shoe, the new Octans 40 pack is perfect for fast moving outdoor sports. It was developed in conjunction with Team Orion, twice adventure racing world
champions, and is the
rucksack they have Octans 40
been using in their most recent races. It incorporates all of the features expected in an adventure racing pack, packaged in a sleek design with a low profile back system.
The new Freeflow 35+8 delivers all of the performance that the Freeflow range is famous for, but with an improved back system that has a lower profile gap between the back and the pack for better load carrying. Combined with lightweight, packable clothing and other kit, the Freeflow 35+8 is ideally suited for single or multi-day walking trips. It’s the perfect companion piece for Trail clothing and footwear.
All of these items, and more, will be available from March 2011.
Freeflow 35+8 (trail)
To find out more visit www.berghaus.com
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