This soft shell jacket from Berghaus is a good fit in the body and the Mistral Soft Shell fabric offers a reasonable amount of stretch too. The collar is nice and high – a big plus. However, the cuffs are too tight to pull up easily. A little heavier and warmer than some, the Element leans slightly towards the colder months. It breathes well and has good venting pockets. If only those sleeves would pull up!
Verdict: A warm and weather-resistant soft shell jacket that will be at its best in spring, autumn and winter, or higher up in summer. Well-featured and very comfortable, but needs some adjustment on the cuffs.
Colours: High red, dark green, dark cobalt and black
Fabric: Mistral Soft Shell
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com