“How do I find the right jacket for light and fast activities in cold and wet weather. Do I need to take insulation or don't I?” A lot of climbers, ski mountaineers, trail runners or hikers have certainly been at this point, wanting protection from the cold and wet without too much weight. With the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha Jacket, Berghaus has created a whole new type of apparel for these consumers: a super lightweight, stowable shell, with a hint of insulation that helps to maintain the optimal body temperature.
Overall, the Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha Jacket offers a completely new concept of an extremely thin insulated waterproof jacket. Until now, POLARTEC® ALPHA® was only known from functional fleece jackets. By bonding the brand’s own 3-layer Hydroshell ELITE™ material with POLARTEC® ALPHA®, a functional layer can be omitted when layering. You can wear a first layer and then the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha directly over it. The jacket offers the benefit of warmth at the beginning of the activity. In the course of movement, it also has the identical breathability and moisture wicking properties of a pure active shell.
In this jacket, an all-new material combination of Berghaus' proprietary 3-layer Hydroshell® ELITE™, woven ripstop 6D DWR, 3L TY, which is an extremely lightweight waterproof fabric with 12,000 mm water column and 50,000 g/m2/24h breathability, and POLARTEC® ALPHA® has been bonded. This new material combination achieves remarkable values, mixing thermal performance, moisture transport, breathability and waterproofness, without negatively affecting the respective counterpart. It also saves a layer that you won’t have to pack, so that you can go even faster and lighter.
Even if the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha follows a less is more kind of approach when it comes to packing, it still provides optimum comfort and protection on those long hard days, with a number of features. It is harness and pack compatible thanks to its raised hand pockets. Hood and hems can be easily adjusted. A single point rear adjustment gives the hood a comfortable and snug fit, even if it is rainy or windy. The dual hem adjustment and highlighted cordlock allow for very intuitive use. Reflective details also provide a bit of extra visibility and safety in poor conditions.
The design is in line with the whole Berghaus Extrem collection for men and women, using timeless colours from a red and black palette. And as nature can be tough even on the toughest pieces of clothing, Berghaus offers to stitch any rip or replace any zip through its in-house Repairhaus service.
- extremely thin rain jacket with bonded insulation
- saves an extra layer
- durable and timeless design
- using PFC-free, OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified materials
- light to wear and small to pack
Woven ripstop 6D DWR
12,000 mm water column
50,000 g/m2/24h breathability
Sitze: XS-XXL (je Herren und Damen)
Color: red-black und gray-anthracite
RRP: 300 €