There were smiles all round from the Berghaus team as they picked up three awards at the 2014 OutDoor Industry Awards presented during the annual trade show in Friedrichshafen last week.
Three product developments from the latest Berghaus range were awarded a gong, The HyperTherm Race Smock picked up an award in the Performance Clothing category, while the new ECO Wovens collection was successful in the category that focuses on products of high ecological and sustainable value. In addition to those accolades, the design team behind the new Hyper Smock 2.0 was presented with a coveted Gold Award in the Performance Clothing category.
The Hyper Smock 2.0 is part of Berghaus’ VapourLight collection, developed by the company’s MtnHaus® innovation team. Made out of new Hydroshell™ Hyper (hydrostatic head – 15,000mm, breathability – 10,000g/m2/24hrs), the smock is the world’s lightest waterproof top. A men’s large Hyper Smock weighs in at just 75g and the women’s specific version weighs only 67g (size 12).
The award jury stated:
“Berghaus has again managed to significantly reduce the weight of an already lightweight model. The fit is exceptionally good, given the minimalist concept. Berghaus did very well with the hood design in particular.”
Designed and developed with ultra-runner Philippe Gatta, the reversible HyperTherm Race Smock sets out to redefine lightweight synthetic insulation. It features non-migratory, extremely lightweight HydroLoft™ Elite and different weave face fabrics to deliver the optimum combination of warmth and breathability, depending on levels of action and weather conditions.
The award jury said: “Given its low weight, the Berghaus HyperTherm Race Smock offers particularly high insulation properties. Its clever reversible design means that it can be worn to provide either more wind resistance and greater insulation or more air permeability and less insulation.”
In developing its new ECO Wovens range, Berghaus has removed key stages of the textile dyeing process that impact the environment. See our quickie here
The award stated: “Because of the innovative dry yarn dyeing process used, the jury sees the ECO Woven shirts and trousers as a pioneering development in the area of resource saving production. The clothing also requires less maintenance than comparable products when in use.”
All of the above products are part of the spring/summer 2015 collection which will be available from Berghaus and outdoor retailers from March 2015.