On the surface, the Berghaus Ignite Hoody is very similar to the Montane Flux; however it is slightly heavier (20g more) but feels a little warmer. Like others on test it’s wind- and water-resistant, filled with PrimaLoft insulation and also boasts an adjustable hem cord to get a snug fit around your waist.
A draught excluder is fitted behind the main zip to help keep you warm, while a soft chinguard extends a fair way down the zip to help make it more comfortable when closed.
In terms of features it does have a good range, and some of the ones it has offer finishing touches that make it a little more appealing than some other jackets in the same price range. For example the pockets are lined on one side with soft material, making them a bit cosier for glove-free hands; and the Velcro adjustable cuffs are more generous, making putting them on over gloves easy.
The Berghaus Ignite Hoody’s hood, although not helmet-compatible, draws in around the face well, keeping the heat in where you need it. The hood also has a stiffened peak – but this is not as rigid as a wired peak and therefore it’s not as effective at keeping its shape.
Weight 440g (size 10)
Outer fabric Pertex Microlight
Inner fabric plain weave nylon
Insulation PrimaLoft One
Women’s sizes 8-10
Men’s sizes S-XXL
Boasting a range of features, the Berghaus Ignite Hoody is a good, lower-cost option – though others at this price offer slightly more for your money.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine March 2012