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At the heart of the Berghaus autumn/winter 2016 collection is a completely new flagship Extrem range. Originally introduced in 1986, Extrem has become a byword for innovation, technical excellence and extreme adventure.
Extrem 8000 Pro Jacket
The most advanced mountaineering shell jacket available, the Extrem 8000 is made out of 3L GORE-TEX® Pro Shell, with thoughtful first-to-market features that make this jacket stand out in a storm.
A combination of two face fabrics addresses key wear areas without adding weight. The hood, shoulders, hem and lower arms have an extremely durable 70D face, while the main body features an exclusive lightweight 40D face, developed in partnership with WL Gore especially for the range. Not only is it extremely tough, but it also delivers outstanding water shedding performance, helping to maintain its light weight and breathability during extended use.
The Extrem Pro 8000 jacket includes the introduction of Berghaus’ new Xpanse™ concept, designed to provide the ultimate level of adaptable and adjustable garment technology for mountaineering.
Xpanse™ Hood. The new Xpanse™ hood is revolutionary. Berghaus has used a system of magnets to allow the hood to expand for use with a helmet and then snap back into place when the helmet is not in use, delivering exceptional fit and weather protection in either state. The wearer has simply to pull up the hood to expand it, and then release it to allow it to close. The system uses less excess fabric, which also serves to reduce weight and improve comfort.
Xpanse™ Faceguard. This front gusseted extra expansion panel with breather holes provides an option for additional protection over the mouth and nose during the most hostile conditions.
Xpanse™ Back. The Xpanse™ Back offers a new and unique approach to stretch and garment construction. A storm proof box pleat and internal lightweight stretch mesh provide unrivalled freedom of movement across the back and shoulders, perfect for when reaching the harder moves. Providing around 20% better freedom of movement than standard construction, the Xpanse™ Back also amplifies ventilation at the rear of the jacket.
Berghaus has applied uncompromising attention to detail in every aspect of the Extrem 8000 Pro’s build, from precise pattern cutting to the highly specified seam construction, with a 3mm seam allowance and 13-14 stitches per inch (seven to eight is standard). A seam free continuous panel around the front, sides and rear waist enhances comfort under a harness. Bonded zip, pocket and placket construction feature throughout the jacket, along with high tensile shockcord. Pleated volume in the cuffs accommodates mountain gloves and the centre front zip features bottom engagement inset to prevent snagging and ensure ease of connection. The hem uses ‘v’ cut tailoring to create a slim profile under a pack and/or climbing harness and allow unrestricted step high movement, and there is a stitch free bonded hem shockcord channel.
Other features on the Extrem 8000 Pro include: two large hand pockets with 3D panel construction to ensure they gape and allow fast venting during high exertion; hand pockets incorporate extremely lightweight internal mesh to allow fast airflow; two large Napoleon chest pockets; a discreet left arm bicep pocket with bonded ultra slim YKK® AquaGuard® zip; an internal zipped security pocket; YKK® AquaGuard® pocket zips for added weather resistance; microfleece comfort lining on the inside neck; extremely robust and tactile Cohaesive™ cordlock adjustment system around the face and lower hem.
The 30th anniversary Extrem range will be available from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist outdoor retailers from September 2016.
About Berghaus: Celebrating our 50th year anniversary in 2016, Berghaus has created generations of market-making, iconic products that have led the way for others to follow. That innovation legacy continues today with MtnHaus, our UK based engineering team, which has achieved multi-award winning, world’s first, world’s only, world’s lightest and environmentally conscious outdoor apparel and gear. Expedition tested by its team of professional athletes, mountain guides and every day adventurers from legendary English climber Sir Chris Bonnington, and his lifetime of Himalayan accomplishments, to world adventurer Leo Houlding and his recent first ascent of the NE ridge of Ulvetanna in Antarctica, athletes rely on Berghaus kit to perform from the in the highest reaches of the globe to everyday walks in the park. Live for Adventure. Visit berghaus.com for more information.