Nikwax and Berghaus, two of the longest established British Outdoor brands, have joined forces on some key products in the Berghaus Extrem range, utilising PFC-free Nikwax Hydrophobic Down as a solution to make down exceptionally water resistant whilst continuing their commitment to the lightest possible environmental footprint. We have a Berghaus Ramche 2.0 jacket using this highly water resistant Nikwax technology to give away to one lucky winner along with a Nikwax bundle of aftercare products to keep it in tiptop condition.
Down is the optimum insulation for very cold conditions. Until recently though, its big drawback has been its vulnerability to water. When down gets wet it loses its ability to keep you warm. However with Nikwax Hydrophobic Down the wearer gets water resistance, low weight and high insulation without the use of hazardous, persistent chemicals.
Men’s Berghaus Ramche Down 2.0 jacket is a new standard in mountaineering down. It uses Berghaus’ pioneering Hydrodown® - now powered by Nikwax – with Reflect™ aluminium mesh sewn into the core body areas providing up to 10% greater thermal efficiency. Taking a tip from alpine sleeping bag design, the offset baffle construction eliminates cold spots along seam lines, ensuring a consistent barrier of warm down around the body. Body-mapped stitch-through side panels help to regulate body temperature without excess bulk, and the performance tailoring throughout allows for unhindered body movement while climbing and belaying.
Along with the Berghaus Ramche 2.0 jacket, the winner will also receive a Nikwax aftercare bundle including Nikwax Down Wash Direct, which will ensure optimal performance by cleaning effectively, revitalising insulation, and restoring the water repellency of water resistant down apparel and sleeping bags. Nikwax Down Wash Direct is available from outdoor retailers nationwide. SRP: £6.49.