Why We Chose The Berghaus Tephra Stretch: Warm and still breathable, well cut, good water resistance.
As the legendary British fellwalker and guidebook author Alfred Wainwright once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Over the years, of course, this line has been dug up and chucked around numerous times whenever discussions around the benefits of wearing the right products in suboptimal conditions arise. This year, thanks to its impressive ability to keep you incredibly warm in extremely low temperatures, we’re using this much-used quote to introduce the excellent Tephra Stretch Reflect Down Insulated Jacket from Berghaus.
Thanks to this jacket’s innovative internal workings that keep you 20% warmer thanks to ultra-light reflect technology, going out for long walks on cold winter days has arguably never been so tempting. In a nutshell, the ultra-light reflect stuff here works by directing your own body heat back to your core. Rather than see you lose your body’s own warmth to the surrounding air, the Tephra works collaboratively with you to keep you cosy and comfortable. This might sound like a gimmick, but trust us – it works.
“The ultra-light reflect stuff here works by directing your own body heat back to your core”
Of course, it’s not just the heat-reflecting tech that’s keeping you warm on the cold ones. The Tephra also comes equipped with ethically-sourced hydrophobic down (600 fill power). This Hydrodown filling, that’s been treated with Nikwax, keeps you nice and snug even in wet conditions.
To keep bulk under control, Berghaus have used Pertex Quantum on certain areas of the jacket’s exterior. This Pertex Quantum business is especially useful because as well as being lightweight, it’s also windproof to the extent where even the strongest gales will have difficulty blowing your warmth away.