Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men
Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men

Berghaus Berghaus AquaFoil in Deluge waterproof pants

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Black

Sizes:
Leg Lengths: 29ins, 31ins, 33ins

Weight:
390 gms

SRP:
£40.00

Features to Note:

  • Aquafoil® fabric provides durable waterproof protection
  • A DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment increases performance and delays saturation to the face fabric
  • Elasticated waist with side waist adjustment
  • 3/4 length side leg zips make them quick and easy to put on
  • Side leg zips can also be used for venting when needed.

Berghaus says:"Waterproof over trousers in Berghaus' own Aquafoil® waterproof, breathable fabric; provides durable waterproof protection; ideal for year round use"

In-use Test:

I've worn the Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men (in combination with the Berghaus RG1 Waterproof Jacket for Men) during walks in the Snowdonia and the Clwydian Hills during the Autumn months. The weather during these trips has been predominantly showery and damp.

The fabric is not Gore-Tex but Berghaus' own Aquafoil technology which is great for keeping the rain and weather out - but not so good at letting your own moisture (i.e. sweat) out. Fortunately, with the Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Over Trousers this doesn't matter much.

There is a full length zip on each leg that reaches to the mid-thigh. These have the dual purpose of allowing the trousers to be easily put on and off over bulky walking boots while providing ample ventilation and venting when the going gets tough. Whilst the zips themselves could be more robust, they do have poppered storm flaps to keep out much more of the weather than just waterproof zips alone.

The waist is elasticated with an easy to use draw cord that can even be adjusted with gloved hands. There aren't any pockets, but the leg zips are just about high enough to enable you to access pockets in your under-trousers without having to go via the waistband.

The material is a bit a noisy & crackly but it is reassuringly robust. I spent plenty of time climbing stiles and wading knee high through vegetation and the fabric appears to be perfectly durable. Having said that, there is no reinforcement in the seat, the knees or at the base of the trousers so this might limit their durability if you spend a lot of time scrambling or tramping through the snow in crampons.

Buying Advice:

There is no stow sack (who needs it anyway - it's just more weight right?) and the trouser bottoms have no ankle cuffs - but for a pair of lightweight, easy-to-carry, water-proof trousers with plenty of venting and access to your pockets - the Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men at £40.00 or less are an absolute steal.


What do you think?

Have you got a Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men?

We would love to hear what you thought of it - good, bad or indifferent. Perhaps you simply disagree with the verdict above - or feel an important feature has been negelected.

Let us know by clicking this link - What I think of Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers for Men - so we can publish your important views below.


• I received a pair of these trousers mail order about 4 days ago , fit is fine quality seems ok , it rained steadily today so I took myself out on a 2 hour walk locally , best to test before heading to the hills , which proved wise as upon return home I was soaked through , particularly at the bottom of the trouser and pocket area if there were any . These trousers are not water proof .

Andrew Whyte, Newton Aycliffe


• having used thes over trousers for a couple of years i found that the synthetic lining caused sweating and was better removed. the trousers were only waterproof if kept treated with water repelent coating. now the pair that i have is about 2 years old and the fabric on the inside of the crotch area is perished letting in water draining down the front of coat. as with all outdoor gear the term 'waterproof' should be taken with a pinch os salt, most will only do for short walks and do not keep you dry in day long, heavy rain.

Nigel Flather, Halifax


Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain


Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home


Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search