January and February can produce the best and worst of weather, so there’s no better time to check out Webtogs selection of waterproof jackets to suit any pocket. With scores of jackets between them, Berghaus and the North Face are two of the biggest and most respected names available and provide some great bargains.
The classic Berghaus RG1 jacket is a long standing favourite, ideal for starting out and giving amazing value for money. Ever popular the RG1 uses Berghaus’ own Aquafoil waterproof technology with a DWR coating to keep the elements out. With a choice of 4 colours there’s something for everyone f r o m the classic black to a vibrant red and if the snow and ice of early January returns there’s even an option of a version with extra warmth in the Berghaus RG1 Insulated Jacket.
The North Face Resolve is another classic entry level waterproof offering real value for money with its HyVent waterproof and breathable fabric. The simple styling is supplemented with a fully adjustable hood that stows away when not needed and easily adjustable hem cord for sealing the wearer safely inside a protective shell. 5 colours give plenty of choice, one more than the Women’s Venture Jacket. The Venture Jacket for women is a technical jacket at a budget conscious price, with all the features of more expensive jackets. Brushed chinguard lining and pit zip vents show the attention to detail on one of Berghaus’ most popular jackets.
Gore-Tex Paclite makes an ideal lightweight but waterproof fabric for jackets and the Berghaus Paclite Jacket makes the most of its stunning breathability. With a choice of male and female cuts and a selection of colours the Paclite is destined to become a classic and all time favourite. With a streamlined design, taped seams, waterproof zippers and easy-adjust drawcords it’s easy to create a shell f r o m the weather outside. With a fully adjustable hood, large mesh venting pockets and Velcro cuff adjusters the Berghaus Paclite has all the features but at a tiny weight.
The North Face have also taken advantage of the breathability and light weight of Paclite fabric with men’s and women’s versions of the Circadian Jacket. Although lightweight the Men’s and Women’s Circadian jacket are full of features f r o m a stow away hood to Napoleon and hand warmer pockets. Fully seam sealed the jackets are waterproof, breathable and lock down tight with adjustable cuffs and hem draw cords.