An innovative combination of hybrid materials and body mapping technology, the Berghaus Men’s Baffin Island Jacket offers maximum weather protection with breathability that far surpasses that of traditional hardshell jackets.
An innovative combination of hybrid materials and body mapped construction, the Berghaus Men’s Baffin Island Jacket delivers maximum weatherproof protection with breathability that far surpasses that of traditional hard shells. Let’s take a closer look at its fit and features.
The jacket’s Hydroshell Elite main body fabric wards off precipitation and wind. It is extremely durable as well. So whether this is worn for climbing or other outdoor activities, it is really, really going to withstand a lot of punishment. The hybrid construction comes in with Berghaus’ Hydroshell air construction. So you can see that with the different coloration here on the sides. That continues up in the underarms and also in portions of the back. This still is waterproof, still breathable. In fact, it is significantly more breathable and that is why strategically it appears where it appears. As you are working hard, you are out there doing your outdoor activities, heat can build up and need to escape the jacket faster than it may through that main body. But you have basically got those vents built in with that hybrid construction, so really, really smart technology there. It gives you the protection you want, but also maximizes breathability.
The jacket has a regular fit. It certainly anticipates that you are going to be wearing this over top of other pieces and wearing it as your outer layer. I am wearing a large. I certainly should be in a medium. So this is actually roomier than would be ideal, but there are points of adjustability that let you dial in that fit and really adjust it.
So here on the cuffs you have got built in Velcro tabs. You have got a nice gusseted hem here and you also have the ability to draw in the hem as well. So it really promotes a nice range of motion while still enabling you to hold that in closer if you choose to. It has got a helmet compatible hood, which increases that weather protection. There is also a lot of built in adjustability on the hood with some shaping to the brim. So you, again, can really make sure that you are staying dry and comfortable while also still being able to see out from within the jacket.
A lot of nice pocketing here on the Baffin Island Jacket as well starting with the zippered pockets here on the front, so high set hand warmer pockets. When I say that, what I mean is if I was wearing a backpack or had on a climbing harness, I could still get in and out of those pockets. And that is not insignificant. I always like seeing that in that set that high.
There is also mesh backing on the interior of these pockets. So, again, when you are really working hard, you are building up a lot of heat, you actually have the ability to throw those open and increase ventilation and allow air to flow.
There is a really neat concealed pocket on this jacket as well. So right here beneath the storm flap is right in the center it is a really deep pocket, easy to get to, very secure and hidden away. So really neat pocket built in to the jacket there as well.
In addition to those front pockets, you also have a zippered pocket here on the sleeve, really streamlined pocket just to keep some essentials kind of close at hand. In addition to that you have got one more pocket here on the interior, zippered, but kind of a deep stretch mesh pocket on the inside, too. All different kinds of places to organize and stow items within the jacket. It adds to the jacket’s functionality, increases its versatility and makes the Berghaus Men’s Baffin Island Jacket a high performance option for year round use.