Berghaus Temperance Jacket
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This is a highly specified jacket from Berghaus ideal for scambling or climbing. The Temperance comes with all the features you would expect of a jacket in this price category - the hood accommodates a helmet, vented pockets make sure the air keeps flowing and taped seams make sure you stay dry no matter how wet it gets.
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Berghaus Temperance Jacket Reviews
Reviewed by Jan Giecek (Dublin) on 2009-04-01:
General comments: Made out of Gore-Tex Pro Shell, two different types of fabric used. The main body, hood and part of sleeves are made from a lightweight rip-stop nylon fabric, the high wear areas like shoulders and most of the sleeves are made of lightweight, smooth plain nylon which is supposed to offer great abrasion resistance and water shedding properties. Two different types of tapes used, standard width in the high wear areas, skinny tapes elsewhere. All zips are water-resistant, covered with storm flaps (one external + one internal) and have good zip pulls. All cords, tabs and zips are easy to operate with gloves. Jacket has two decent external chest pockets that sits clear of all rucksack straps, belts and harness. Their big drawback is the opening, which is only about six inches wide! I have tried to fit in several types of maps, with little success. OS and OSI maps 1:50 000 fit in, OS 1:25 000 and Harvey maps don't. Also to stick a hand in with gloves on is difficult (I would say impossible for someone with big hands/thicker gloves). Sleeves are articulated, but not as good as say on Mountain Equipment jackets, the jacket rides up and down. This wasn't noticeable when I was trying the jacket on in store, wearing just a t-shirt - the jacket moved only about an inch, but it gets worse when wearing mid layer. It seems that the ticker the mid layer the more the jacket moves up when you rise your hands. Speaking of mid layers all my fleece and softshell jackets are sticking out a bit in front. Now for the Raptor hood, it really is great, I would say best helmet compatible hood, doesn't restrict movement in any direction and offers great protection from elements.
If you are looking for lightweight shell, this one should be definitely on your short list.
Pros: Good points...
Excellent hood, really light weight for mountaineering jacket(my medium weights little under 450 grams)
Cons: Bad points...
Pockets although decent sized, have in my opinion small opening/short zips which makes them almost unusable. Jacket moves/rides up when you lift hands little more than I would like...
Reviewed by Gordon Rolland (Scotland) on 2010-12-06:
General comments: Picked one of these up on an auction site for a bargain price and i have been extremely impressed by the quality and performance of the jacket. I have been out in full winter conditions using this as my outer shell, and so far, i cant fault it! The hood is fantastic, with a full range of adjustment with or without a helmet on. Easily accessible pit zips for ventilation work well. I liked the roomy pockets, and i found that i could fit an OS map in the outer and inner pockets without too much bother. The Goretex Proshell material looks, feels and moves like real quality and has been completely waterproof in rain and snow and has comfortably handled everything the elements have thrown at it.
Pros: Goretex Pro Shell performance. Raptor hood system is fantastic. Roomy pockets inside and out which aren't obscured by a rucksack hip-belt.
Cons: Nowt so far!