In short, the Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock is the world�s lightest waterproof jacket.
Weighing in at 110g (size large), the VapourLight Hyper Smock is 30% lighter than its nearest known competitor. Made out of an exclusive 7 denier face nylon ripstop fabric with an ultra-light PU coating, it has fully taped waterproof seams, delivering a hydrostatic head of 7,000mm. The minimalist design includes an adjustable hood and small sleeve pocket, and it packs down into a stuff sac with dimensions of just 12cm by 8.5cm.
Berghaus sponsored Philippe Gatta used the Hyper Smock while running over 1,000km of the high route of the Great Himalayan Trail in only 33 days. Philippe was accompanied by his wife Anna on this adventure, who sent back this report: �Philippe put all kit to the roughest test. The smock is very waterproof and works amazingly well. Together, we have used it during a 10 hours day with heavy snow and rain for over eight hours. Nothing to say, other than it really works. We were not wet underneath.�
The VapourLight Hyper Smock retails at �120 and will be available from www.berghaus.com and selected specialist outdoor retailers from March.