Latest Buy – Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock – The World’s Lightest Waterproof Jacket

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock The World’s Lightest Waterproof Jacket – check out this review at Outdoors Magic. I’ve just ordered mine – the Twilight Blue colour way. £120 from Berghaus Online. I think it looks really smart, can’t wait to get it! I’ll let you know what I think, in more detail, when it arrives. […]

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock

Berghaus Vapourlite Hyper Smock

We can look forward to this Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock – due to land in March 2014! Priced at £120. I love the blue! The VapourLight Hyper Smock is the world’s lightest waterproof jacket, weighing in at 110g (size large), 30% lighter than its nearest known competitor.  Made out of an exclusive 7 denier face […]

Cagoule Of The Week – FCUK Natchez Two-Tone Cagoule

FCUK Natchez Two-Tone Cagoule

FCUK Natchez Two-Tone Cagoule   A first, I think, for the brand – FCUK to be featured on this blog. This is very reminiscent of the ultra lightweight packable jackets you get from Berghaus and The North Face. Check out my Berghaus Vapour Windshirt I bought recently. I’m absolutely loving that bronzy colour – they […]

My Latest Buy – Berghaus Vapour Windshirt

Berghaus Men's Vapour Windshirt

I had a trip to London, last Saturday. Fancied a spot of shopping. The main reason for going was to see the “Adidas Spezial” trainer exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery. Awesome exhibition by the way! If you’ve not been to London before – well – where do you start? I like to get to the […]

Berghaus Men’s Vapour Windshirt

Berghaus Men's Vapour Windshirt

My first thought, when I saw this new Berghaus Men’s Vapour Windshirt was oh that’s like “The North Face Verto“. They are in a very similar vein – ultra lightweight to the point of being semi-transparent. The Vapour Windshirt is the lightest jacket ever to be made by Berghaus (103g). It’s designed as a featherweight, bare-minimum barrier […]

Cagoule of the week: Stone Island Packable Overhead Jacket

Stone Island packable overhead jacket SS12

Stone Island Packable Overhead Jacket Seeing ‘Being Human’ star – Russell Tovey wearing this jacket was the first time I became aware of it. He was wearing it in photographs that had been posted to his Twitter account, and it was getting some attention – admiration for the Stone Island wear.       I’ve […]

New; The North Face; men’s Triumph anorak pullover jacket

The North Face Triumph Anorak 2012

I’ve long admired the Triumph range of anoraks from The North Face. So it is pleasing to see this range refresh of the ever popular lightweight rainjacket for climbers and walkers. I have the previous season’s version of this in ‘lantern green’. Listed colours, this time, are TNF black and sublime green – though that’s […]

New; The North Face Verto jacket; men’s lightweight climbing shell

The North Face Verto jacket 2012

It’s great to see the return of the Verto jacket, from The North Face. Innovative, ultra-lightweight, and super compressible. This became a big hit, when it was launched in 2011. To see the previous version, click here.       The North Face men’s Verto jacket; £100. 80g ! Yes, just 80g ! So light […]

Featherweight Jackets.

Montane Slipstream Smock

The Gear Caster has a great article on ultra lightweight jackets. 2011 has been a great year for innovation in ultra featherweight jackets. The Verto jacket from The North Face – being just one example. This Montane Slipstream Featherlite Smock (below) looks stunning, and weighs in at an almost non-existent 80 grams! Check out the […]

The North Face Packable Jackets – more info

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Well, I have confirmation that there is a great looking rain poncho in the new line up of packable jackets from The North Face. I really like the green colour – I hope we can see an overhead Triumph Anorak in that green material – would look very Awaydays! I really really love the rich […]