Bergans Eidfjord womens Jacket Review 2016

Features

Bergans’ Dermizax/ecodear fabric is a 3-layer laminate, partially made from molasses, rather than crude oil, which is better for the planet. It’s extremely breathable, with added stretch; softer and comfier than most, with articulated elbows for greater freedom of movement. There are pit zips, three pockets (all a little smaller than OS map-sized) and a non-wired helmet-compatible hood with stiffened peak.    4/5

Fit

The women’s jacket comes in sizes XS-XL, the men’s in S-XXL. The fit is a little closer than some but will still comfortably cover a warm layer. Freedom of movement is very good, especially around the arms, thanks to the articulated elbows; and there’s no cuff movement when reaching. It’s cut longer at the back so you get some bum protection too.    4/5

Comfort

The Bergans Eidfjord is one of the more versatile jackets we looked at. Though not quite as bombproof as others it will be more comfortable in warmer conditions, thanks to its breathability and the lighter fabric. The pit zips are useful for cooling, making this well-suited to faster travel. The material is noticeably softer and easier to move in too, especially around the shoulders. 5/5 

In use

The Bergans Eidfjord offers durable waterproof protection while still remaining light, comfy and soft. You can’t fit a map into the pockets, but the chest pocket at least happily takes a large phone. The hood fits well and moves with the head, so there’s good visibility. All in all, this seems made for movement and it will have a greater reach into the summer months than some others. 4/5

Value

Here the focus is on comfort and durable waterproof protection, and the material is excellent so the price is competitive. RRP £280. 4/5

Verdict

The Bergans Eidfjord is light with good breathability, and durably waterproof. Not as bombproof as some, but comfier than most. 4.2/5