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British outdoor brand Berghaus has launched the world’s lightest range of waterproof and insulated clothing. The 2015 VapourLight collection includes a waterproof top and an insulated smock that weigh only 85g and 156g respectively.
At 85g (size large), the VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 weighs about the same as a small bar of chocolate and packs down to the size of an apple. Its companion piece, the VapourLight HyperTherm Race Smock, is the word’s lightest insulated top, offering protection from the wind and cold in a reversible product that weighs only 156g (large). It also compresses to a tiny pack size. Both products are designed for running, adventure racing and other fast moving outdoor activities, or for anyone who is heading outdoors but doesn’t want to be weighed down by their kit.
VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0
The VapourLight Hyper Smock is 30% lighter than its nearest known competitor. Made out of Berghaus’ new Hydroshell™ Hyper waterproof and breathable fabric, it has fully taped waterproof seams. The minimalist design includes an adjustable hood and zipped chest pocket, and it packs down into a stuff sac with dimensions of just 12cm by 8.5cm. Retail price $150.
VapourLight HyperTherm Race Smock
The HyperTherm Race Smock offers new levels of comfort, breathability and adaptability in an insulated product for spring and summer use. Insulation comes in the form of Berghaus’ synthetic Hydroloft®. Worn one way, the HyperTherm has a very wind and water resistant Berghaus AF™ face fabric; when reversed, the face fabric allows more airflow through the smock, providing an ideal balance of insulation and breathability while moving fast. Retail price $200.
The full Berghaus VapourLight range will be available from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist outdoor retailers from March.