I got this jacket for Christmas from my son and partner. What a waterproof garment it is. The hood is the best I've ever had being that I wear glasses and the hood does not tighten around them pulling them hard on the nose, it is loose what a clever idea, thumbs up to designer.
I walk regularly in the Lewis and Harris hills of the Western Isles which is probably the windiest and wettest corner of the UK. I have found the Cornice IA Jacket; lightweight and suitable for summer use, and with the spectrum fleece warm and waterproof for winter use. My only criticism, and it is a personal one, is that I like a lot of pockets and an extra pocket (like the map pocket) could easily have been duplicated on the right hand side of the jacket. Walkers carry a lot of gear and like to keep it separate. Other than that it does what it says on the tin.
Brilliant service. I accidentally put the wrong size on the internet order, I rang and Craig of the Outdoorkit staff was extremely kind, courteous & helpful. Unbelievably, the Cornice jacket arrived well packaged the following day. It is cosmic equipment. I tried many coats and checked even more out over a period of 6 weeks but this one won hands down for efficiency and stylishness. Nice one Berghaus and thanks to Outdoorkit.
Worn on holiday in Austria with the Spectrum fleece as a thermal inner. Went downhill skiing, snow walking, langlaufing and just to pop down to the bar in the evening. Temperature ranged from -4C to -17C. Plenty of movement for skiing and very flexible. Never felt too hot as both the fleece and the jacket are breathable, so no sweat build up when exercising. Very comfortable, functional and stylish.
My only regret? Why didn't I buy this combo years ago - everything else pales into insignificance against it.
Many thanks OutdoorKit for your advice and recommendation.
I brought this jacket over a year and a half ago from Outdoorkit. It was my first ever Goretex product and was a buy it was! It kept the rain out in times of need, and yet had enough weight to keep the cold out on a bitter day. Being able to zip in a fleece is a useful feature especially in winter, but this does affect the breathability a lot. The map pocket is perfect for an ipod, and the hood is excellent when most others around you have been caught unprepared! Finally the jacket looks great! It doesn't make one look like a rambler It is sleek and somewhat trendy in my opinion. The best of both worlds and a perfect mix of style and practicalness.
I like this jacket because Berghaus is the best brand for making high quality waterproof jacket. Many people that I know wearing this jacket love it and never want to change to other jackets.
This jacket is a first rate product, I had been looking extensively for a decent waterproof resistant jacket and this does as it says. As soon as I unpacked it I knew I had a quality product with enough refinements to know the company have been listening to their customers. How nice to know that I can replace my own in the future and recommend to friends a product and a supplier that is first class. Many thanks!
I had done a search on line for the Berghaus jacket and fleece that I wanted ( Berghaus Men's Spectrum Jacket IA ) and ( Berghaus Men's Cornice IA Jacket ). A lot of websites did not work very well - this website was a pleasure to use , easy to navigate etc. I required the clothing quickly so I phoned the store to find out if these items were in stock. THE FRIENDLY SERVICE AND HELP I RECIEVED WAS SECOND TO NONE. FANTASTIC, FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL. I WILL USE AGAIN. ORDERED LATE FRIDAY CAME EARLY MONDAY. JUST FOR ONCE A Ist RATE SERVICE ALL ROUND. THANK YOU TO ALL CONCERNED.
Best coat I have ever bought. I liked them so much I bought another one. They work well with any clothing and looks great on anyone.
This jacket is simply the best. I'm just an ordinary bloke. Most of my walking is done on city streets and this jacket has always done its job by protecting me from rain, wind and snow. It's smart and distinguished enough to be worn over a business suit, but is also great for football watching. I like the interactive system, which allows me to add a fleece if it's really cold. I'm now on my 2nd jacket, the first having lasted over 10 years. As if the lifetime and value for money wasn't good enough, when I replaced the old one I found that the new one had a number of improvements and cost less than its predecessor. How good value is that?
This is a fantastic coat (can coats be fantastic?) and has proven such a great buy I have bought another for day to day use. I have another brand of fleece and works great when I need to protect myself from cold, wind and rain. Looks smart without being show-off. Adaptable for so many different situations: hiking or en-route to a business meeting. 100% happy with mine.
After spending a fortune on re-proofers and sealers for so called waterproof jackets I went for the Cornice.
Got totally hosed down in a flash rain storm during a fishing trip in the Dales
Body and head dry, legs saturated, must buy some matching trousers.
Am just on the verge of buying another one for day to day use.
Great product, does what it says on the adverts , not what some PR person dreams up and production fails to meet.
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