The Berghaus Monsoon children’s jacket is an excellent, simple design that benefits from a good waterproof and breathable fabric with a mesh lining for extra comfort. The front zip gets a double stormflap to provide maximum protection against the rain. There are two zipped hip pockets and a hood with Velcro adjusters around the face as well as a hem drawcord and elasticated cuffs help to improve fit and keep out draughts. Some reflective piping adds safety in the dark. But jackets other than the Berghaus Monsoon are lighter and benefit from higher-rated fabric performance, while a removable hood and a hood volume adjuster would be good additions.
Outer Aquafoil Inner mesh
Fabric waterproofness waterproof
Fabric breathability very breathable
Sizes 5-13 years (boys’); 5-13 years (girls’)
Weight 416g (11/12 years)
Made in Thailand
The Berghaus Monsoon is an excellent all-rounder that comes with a good set of features.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2008