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Berghaus Rg1 Jacket Black size Medium £40 from Amazon. 9 left in stock (more on the way).

Size L will be in stock on March 25, 2011.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Berghaus-Rg1-Jacket-Black-Large/dp/B000VIY2VO/ref=pd_sim_sg_1

Product Features
* Classic entry level walking jacket
* Ideal for walking and urban use
* Lightweight
* Waterproof
* Windproof and breathable
* Full length zip with double storm flap
* Rollaway hood
* Two zipped pockets
* Adjustable cuffs
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#1
I got one of these when Amazon dropped the price about a year ago (for a little less than this.)

It's definitely wind and rain proof, but obviously (at this price) it's not breathable so you tend to sweat a little inside it!.

Still a nice jacket.

Chris
#2
evapor8
I got one of these when Amazon dropped the price about a year ago (for a little less than this.)

It's definitely wind and rain proof, but obviously (at this price) it's not breathable so you tend to sweat a little inside it!.

Still a nice jacket.

Chris


From the Amazon description - "The Berghaus RG1 is a simple, lightweight waterproof jacket which uses Berghaus' own Aquafoil ® breathable fabric.".

Either it's not very good or they've changed it since you bought it.
#3
Thanks - looking for this for a long time. Ordered.
#4
Also been on sale at Webtogs and Cotswold at this price for some time, its OK for the price.
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phishwak
evapor8
I got one of these when Amazon dropped the price about a year ago (for a little less than this.)

It's definitely wind and rain proof, but obviously (at this price) it's not breathable so you tend to sweat a little inside it!.

Still a nice jacket.

Chris

From the Amazon description - "The Berghaus RG1 is a simple, lightweight waterproof jacket which uses Berghaus' own Aquafoil ® breathable fabric.".

Either it's not very good or they've changed it since you bought it.

It's not very good.

Aquafoil isn't great, but still a good price for a well made jacket.
#6
Aquafoil is as good as Goretex and Event but you have to be realistic to what these sort of membranes can do in terms of breathability (ie. not very much).

Edited By: davester2k on Mar 23, 2011 10:43
#7
Pretty good deal
#8
My son has had an RG1 for 3 years (bought it pretty big). He uses it for everything from regular mountain walking to going to school. Great value (still looks like new), but if you believe a £40 Aquafoil jacket has the same waterproof and breathable properties as Goretex or eVent then you'll be sadly disappointed. That's why it costs a fraction of the price.
If you want waterproof, that's easy. Use a bin liner. If you want breath-ability, then that's a whole different game.
Good deal.
#9
Heat, good jacket, decent enough price. Not amazingly breathable but again, what do you expect for the price.

Would be intrigued to know how you are supposed to "top up" the waterproofing on these when it fades though, given it's presumably their own fabric/materials that makes it "special". Anyone?
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NikLP
Heat, good jacket, decent enough price. Not amazingly breathable but again, what do you expect for the price.

Would be intrigued to know how you are supposed to "top up" the waterproofing on these when it fades though, given it's presumably their own fabric/materials that makes it "special". Anyone?

That one's right up my street because I work at developing such products. You need to keep it clean by washing in a soap based cleaner (like Nikwax Tech Wash) and occassionally reproof by washing in Nikwax TX-Direct.

Apologies if that is spam.....other waterproofing chemicals are available...but these are good because I designed them ;-)

Available at good outdoor shops or Amazon
#11
Can't say fairer than that! Pat on the back for you, sir! :)
#12
davester2k
NikLP
Heat, good jacket, decent enough price. Not amazingly breathable but again, what do you expect for the price.

Would be intrigued to know how you are supposed to "top up" the waterproofing on these when it fades though, given it's presumably their own fabric/materials that makes it "special". Anyone?

That one's right up my street because I work at developing such products. You need to keep it clean by washing in a soap based cleaner (like Nikwax Tech Wash) and occassionally reproof by washing in Nikwax TX-Direct.

Apologies if that is spam.....other waterproofing chemicals are available...but these are good because I designed them ;-)

Available at good outdoor shops or Amazon

Fascinating - although you probably think your job is boring! :)
#13
davester2k
Aquafoil is as good as Goretex and Event but you have to be realistic to what these sort of membranes can do in terms of breathability (ie. not very much).

Dream on.

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