Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Berghaus Akka Down Jacket

Mine is blue but this is a better photograph

This Berghaus Akka Jacket has been sent to me for review.  It only arrived yesterday so I've not had an opportunity to use it (and in any case the weather is mild and wet at present), but here are some details together with initial impressions. 

Outer shell - made from Berghaus AF nylon face fabric which is wind resistant, breathable, DWR treated and pleasantly soft to the touch. 

Insulation - 600 fill power with a down to feather ratio of 80/20. Sewn-through construction - the outer shell is sewn directly to the inner lining in a quilted fashion thereby trapping the down.

  Features : - full length zip with easy-pull toggle and internal baffle
                    - chin guard lined with soft, brushed fabric
                    - small internal security pocket which takes my BlackBerry and small wallet
                    - two good-sized, zipped, hand-warmer pockets
                    - velcro adjustment on partly elasticated cuffs
                    - thick insulated collar
                    - drawcord hem
                    - there is no hood

Fit:             Berghaus Active Fit which is: 'Not body conscious. Not
                    baggy. Just a streamlined cut for every kind of activity'. The medium size fits me
                    perfectly and feels extremely comfortable.

Quality:      as with my other Berghaus clothing, the Akka appears to be manufactured to a very high
                    standard. I certainly can't find any faults.

Price:          prices vary whether online or on the high street:
                    under £100 to £140 approx.

Weight :     645g approx. (manufacturer's figure)

Use:           First impressions suggest that this will be a versatile jacket equally at home in the town     
                   or country. I'll add to this brief introductory post once I've used it in the cold/snowy
                   weather which hopefully will arrive soon.

Note: I have no connection with Berghaus or their agents who sent me this garment.


  1. Lucky man. Look forward to the review on this one.

    1. Hi Alan

      Just my luck to have a down jacket to review when the weather is mild. Can't last though.

  2. 'Lucky man' - I agree...
    Enjoy this when it gets a bit cooler!

  3. My good luck is really down to you Martin, so thanks!