Berghaus Axis Jacket
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Aimed at serious outdoor enthusiasts, the Axis combines high performance with minimum weight. The fit is streamlined, but articulated sleeves give you extra freedom of movement. 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell protects you in all but the most extreme environments, and a unique fold-down hood forms a protective collar in high winds.
Berghaus Axis Jacket Reviews
Reviewed by bri (lochaber) on 2009-07-09:
General comments: THE climbers choice for a simple, lightweight, won't-let-you-down, all season goretex shell
Pros: goretex pro shell= mega effective and hard wearing
great wired-peak hood with lateral and vertical adjustment
large map pocket
great ease of movement
Cons: none other than price- ive used mine hard for 2 seasons now
Reviewed by alan (stirling) on 2009-07-10:
General comments: does what it says on the tin - a really good - no frills jacket
Pros: 3 layer 'tex , big map poackit, wired hood. nice feel to the fabric - robust yet comfy
Reviewed by gerrard thompson (london) on 2009-07-28:
General comments: absolutely brilliant, brilliant jacket!
Pros: gtex pro shell - excellent! well designed hood , sleeves and pockets
Cons: none yet- would recommend to anyone!
Reviewed by joanne ali (leicester) on 2009-09-08:
General comments: phenomenal! i love this jacket!! as a reviewer above said 'no frills' but works absolutely brilliantly
Pros: goretex proshell=totally w/proof+ breathable, great hood, nice detailing inside and out
Reviewed by Ste (Lancashire) on 2010-02-08:
General comments: This is a very well designed jacket. It is gore tex pro shell and has kept me dry through 3-4 hours of heavy rain. The jacket is very breathable but can still get a little sweaty in warmer weather (although not as bad as the paclite fabric). The material seems very durable/hardwearing. I think the hood is great. The adjustment allows you to tighten the hood without affecting the peak at the front. The top of the zip also has a softer fabic patch around the mouth when fully zipped up. The front has a double storm flap and the pockets are a reasonable size. The cut of the jacket is reasonable short (although long enough) but this makes it useful for other activities like baking. One minor problem I have is that the wrist are very large/wide so there quite a foid in them when velcroed up. Also the hood isn't very good folded away which I don't mind as I only wear it in the rain with the hood up, but this may annoy you if you want to wear this with the hood folded away. The jacket is also reasonably cheap if you shop around (ok £130 isn't cheap but for the spec and compared to other jackets).
Pro shell material
Great hood (without helmet, no experience with helmet)
Cons: None personally, Hood folds away badly (very trivial) and cut is reasonably short.
Reviewed by Steve Rees (Carmarthenshire) on 2011-02-03:
General comments: Brilliant jacket, and if you shop around, you can get this jacket at bargain prices. It retails at £200, however, I picked mine up for a mere £80 at a store called Brand Fusion, at the Macarthur Glen outlet. The Womens version was a mere £60. This is a quality Gore-Tex Pro-Shell jacket and has been faultless even in the heavy downpours I have experienced in the Brecon Beacons and on Snowdonia for several hours at a time. I notice that other people have commented on becoming sweaty inside this jacket, but I believe this is par for the course unless you go for an Event fabric. That said, Pro-Shell is said to have the upper hand when it comes to keeping the rain out which is the main reason I bought the jacket, and you will also be very very lucky to get an Event fabric jacket (e.g. Montane) for £80.
Pros: Bombproof feel to the fabric. Excellent hood with several robust toggle adjustments (capable of taking a helmet also) and very strong and large wired peak. Double storm flap to main zip, and large map pocket on the inside. Would not hesitate in buying another one, even if I couldn't match the silly price I paid for this first one.
Cons: None - does what it says on the tin! Simple but effective design. There are more flash and attractive jackets out there, but they cost around £250. Some people don't like the way that the hood folds down and clips onto the collar, however, I just keep the hood out and ready to go, just like a jacket with a non-retractable hood, and this has worked very well.