BERGHAUS has unveiled a versatile new insulated jacket for winter 2022 which highlights its increased focus on more responsible materials and manufacture. Designed for activities from hiking and cragging to kayaking and travel, the Cuillin Insulated Hoody features bluesign approved materials, including the brand’s own recycled Hydroloft Heatball and recycled Pertex Quantum.
Available in men’s and women’s specific versions, the Hoody delivers effective warmth through synthetic Hydroloft Heatball Eco+. The loose balls are 100% recycled polyester (post-consumer waste), with a CLO value of ~2.4-2.6*, based on 150gsm. The main Pertex Quantum face fabric is also 100% recycled polyester with a quilted baffle construction in 20D woven ripstop with PFC-Free DWR treatment for extra weather resistance. The jacket’s plain weave plain weave polyamide lining also has a PFC-free DWR.
An insulated 3/4 bound hood fits snugly and adds extra warmth as does the dropped rear hem with adjustment through the pockets while cuffs with next to skin binding eliminate draughts and improve comfort. A two-way front zip adds versatility and there are two concealed zipped hand pockets plus one internal security pocket for keeping small valuables safe. The internal pocket doubles as a stuff sac for the jacket so it can be stowed neatly in a pack when not in use.
The men’s style weighs 409g for a size large and the women’s weighs 375g (size 12). The jacket comes in four colours and in sizes XS-XXXL and 8-20 respectively. Retailing at £190, it’s available now at the brand website and from selected specialist outdoor retailers. As with all products in the Berghaus range, the jacket is supported by the brand’s free repair service REPAIRHAUS.
*CLO is a value that describes the degree of insulation provided by an article of clothing with 1 being equal to the amount of clothing required by a resting human to maintain thermal comfort at a room temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. A CLO of between 2.3 and 2.5 equates to the comfort level of insulation provided by a lightweight down jacket while in active use on the mountain.