The Berghaus Deluge Pro is a well-established favourite with walkers who need good all-round overtrousers at a reasonable price. They’re made from Berghaus’s own AQ2 fabric, which is a ripstop nylon treated with a polyurethane coating to make it both waterproof and breathable. There is a loose lining inside to improve comfort, while the side zips extend to the waist so they’re very easy to get on over boots. The waist is elasticated with a drawcord, but there’s no zip fly, belt loops or brace attachments. There are slit openings allowing access to undergarment trouser pockets, but no zipped pockets. So while they lack the features of higher-priced trousers, they offer good features for general hillwalking, plus they’re lightweight and comfortably priced.
Material AQ2 nylon ripstop with mesh lining
Sizes S-XXL plus 3 leg lengths (men’s); 8-18 plus 3 leg lengths (women’s)
Weight 384g (size L)
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2014