Bergans of Norway Super Lett Jacket (2013)

The Super Lett from Bergans is a lightweight jacket at 435g (size men’s L), but what makes it better than many lightweight jackets is that it is made from a 3-layer fabric, so you get less clammy when wearing it. The price is a bit higher than other lightweights, but you do at least get a proper hood, unlike many lightweight jackets, and that’s what sets the Super Lett apart from many of the other contenders here. The hood has a wired peak, fits well on the head and moves well when you look around, while providing far more protection for the face than the cutaway hood designs of many lighter jackets – handy in the British hills! The front zip gets an external stormflap, which keeps rain out better than the exposed zips used on other lightweights. There are also pit zips for venting. Sadly the Super Lett’s pocketing isn’t so great. It has base pockets large enough for a map but access to them is easily obscured by rucksack hip-belts, and this is a problem with lots of the lightweight jackets. Unfortunately the price is fairly steep for what you get, too.

Weight 425g (men’s size L)
Fabric 3-layer Toray Dermizax
Lining none
Men’s sizes S-XXXL
Women’s sizes XS-XL
External pockets 2
Wired hood yes
Side/pit zips yes
Website www.bergans.com

 

Verdict

The Bergans of Norway Super Lett Jacket is a 3-layer garment with a great hood and a good weight, but the pocketing and price could both be better.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2013