Magazine article Geographical

Berghaus Superflash Overtrousers

Magazine article Geographical

Berghaus Superflash Overtrousers

Article excerpt

Manufacturer's description: lightweight Gore-Tex overtrousers with full side zips; suitable for multi-activities

I am not a great fan of overtrousers. My earliest memories are of rubberised affairs that certainly kept me dry from the outside but created rivers of sweat on the inside. Later on when I purchased a pair of half-length zip Gore-Tex trousers I was ill-informed about the washing instructions and used copious amounts of pure soap flakes. As a result my legs foamed up every time I put them on in the rain.

Horrified by the increasing cost of waterproof-breathable materials I went back to non-breathable versions for several years until recently, when an expedition that I was on, bought Berghaus Superflash overtrousers for each member. Made from a lightweight but apparently robust 3-layer Gore-Tex Storm fabric with full-length zips, they were easy to don over cramponed boots. Unfortunately some of the team discovered the expensive way that the fabric is not crampon-proof. (To be fair I have yet to find a fabric that is).

However all ten members of the expedition were impressed by the garment's breathability, waterproofness and light weight. Unlike many overtrousers on the market they are not cut so wide as to look like a pair of circus clown's trousers. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.