For our trip to Finnish Lapland where temperatures can hit – 30 in the winter, I did wonder how we’d keep warm in the freezing conditions. From copious amounts of research we learnt that wearing layers is the most important thing to remember to keep warm when visiting Lapland.
The result of our search was Berghaus and considering the brands reputation is well-known for clothes for extreme conditions, it was the perfect match for our trip. We tested out the new range of Berghaus coats, fleece jackets and hats to see if they performed as good as they looked.
Our coats needed to be able to keep us warm in very cold conditions, but lightweight enough to pack into your bag. That’s why we chose the new Berghaus Tephra Down Jackets which were so lightweight and the bold colours make them stand out from the norm.
The Tephra jackets are filled with ‘Hydrodown’, a specially treated duck down, and using ‘Nikwax’ it keeps the down dry in wet conditions for up to 16 hours, so it was perfect if we got caught in heavy snow. The clever Pertex outer shell of the jacket kept the wind out and the warmth in. This proves that you can have a coat which is warm, waterproof, wind-resistant and very lightweight.
I really liked the bright colour and tailored shape of the ladies coat and the micro baffles enhanced this even further. More importantly it’s a very comfortable jacket when on.
Although the coat has a lovely deep collar it would have been nice to have a hood in the coat but our Berghaus hats kept us warm. The two zipped handwarmer pockets were large enough to hold a small camera and phone, which was essential to capture some of the beautiful wintry landscapes of Lapland.
Even when the temperature dropped to -15 having proper clothing was essential and our layers of Bergaus clothing kept us warm, from when we were walking around the beautiful ski resort of Levi to exploring the snow covered forests.
We loved our Berghaus clothes, they were the perfect items for our trip to Lapland. They were lightweight enough ensuring that they didn’t take up too much room but more importantly kept us snug, warm and dry in freezing conditions.