Bergans Bergflette Jacket
Mid Layer for Men and Women
Product Review / Walking Gear Test

Bergans Bergflette Jacket Mid Layer for Men and Women Bergans Bergflette Jacket Mid Layer for Men and Women
Bergflette Jacket Mid Layer for Men and Women

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Men Grey Melange, Navy
Women Cream, Grey Melange, Navy

Sizes:
Men's S-XXL
Womens CS-XL

Weight: Women's M 705gms

SRP: £120.00

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

The Bergflette is another in Bergans' range of Tecnowool garments. Tecnowool is a mix of organic wool and synthetics which produces a slightly stretchy fabric feeling like a robust wool but with a very soft fleece-like interior. The styling of the Bergflette has a rather 'retro' appeal ... a little bit different to many contemporary garments of this ilk.

Body and sleeves are a good, generous length and both bottom hem and cuffs are elasticated for a nice, cosy fit. There's also a rather good hood which can be drawn in around the face with a simple lace-like tie around its edge. Once up - and with the generously baffled, full-length zip fastened - I found that I was really comfortable throughout a long day's walking on the South Downs on a fine end-of-March day in temperatures around 5-6 deg C. (I was wearing the Bergflette over a decent baselayer.) The breathability was fine; there are no pit zips so any temperature regulation was via opening the front zip and/or rolling up the sleeves. The fleecy lining on the inside of the two pockets at the front meant that my hands could be warmed up easily even when wearing a backpack/daypack. The cut and slight stretch in the Tecnowool fabric meant that the freedom of movement was excellent.

This is basically a wool garment so needs to be washed and dried as such. The only downsides in what is otherwise a quality garment is its weight and its relative bulkiness. (On a more stylistic note, I did feel that the branding is a little OTT; there's the characteristic Bergan's 'badge' on one arm AND on the left side of the front ....!)

Overall though - this has become one of my favourites for both lower level walking and more general wear when some extra warmth is required.

Buying Advice:

Whilst it may be a little bulky to keep as standard at the bottom of your backpack/daypack 'just in case', Bergan's Bergflette is great for casual wear and also a fine midlayer for toasty warmth - with an outer shell in wind or rain.


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