Thursday, December 19, 2013

BERGANS of Norway-Spring 2014 Performance Apparel/Gear M/Ws

Lighter and faster multi-taskers---outdoor types demand that for backpacks and apparel…Bergans of Norway delivers THAT and more for Spring 2014.

Bergans' line of packs-the hard core expedition kind are getting very noticed. For summer the Rodane collection of seven sizes…are multi and do it in a day-practical haulers…

Rondane Pack Line

Rodane-the red-30L---the entire line= seven different packs-in sizes from 65 liters to liters... with weights of 2 lbs 12 oz down to 15.87 oz. MSRPs range from $99.00 to $199. 

Bergans QuickAdjustTM adjustable shoulder harness system, detachable hip web strap, and ventilated foam and mesh on the back and harnesses…featured on most of the line...

Made without cutting corners- the Rondane 30 L $129 is a  lightweight medium backpack or compact hut to hut backpack with top zip entry. Lots of internal/external pockets for ez access, hydration compatible---additional features- a separate compartment at the bottom for easy gear organization, adjustable sternum strap, ventilated hip belt. Fits great with Bergans QuickAdjustTM adjustable shoulder harness system, detachable hip web strap, and ventilated foam and mesh on the back and harnesses.
Rodane  6 L $99 blue-neon green (pictured)-is great lightweight, unisex hauler for thirsty competitors on the run or bike, cross country skiers etc weighs 15.87 oz / .45 kg. Also in a 12 L $109 (1 lbs 5 oz / .6 kg) model, both are hydration system compatible and made with attachment points for reflectors/lights. Tough 420D, 210D nylon velocity that'll survive mountain spills---Rodanes come in color combos- of Blue/Neon Green, Neon Green/Solid Dark Grey, and Black/Neon Green. Practical as it kinda curves to the body via Bergans patent-pending RS3™ Stability System that prevents the packs from “jumping” on the shoulders during use. PLUS: Integrated Source 2L (122 cu in) hydration system helps maintain fluid balance, shoulder strap pockets make it easy grab something to eat on the fly, an internal zippered pocket for small items so no digging for car keys, topped off with Gilly lacing system for strapping items on the outside. Also back and shoulder harness and a detachable hip belt -have comfy breathable perforated ventilated foam with mesh surfaces helps for hot days. 

Clothing wise-weight reduction and functional fabrics are featured---as are---nice color options.We bet founder Ole F. Bergans would be happy with the mix…105 years after he invented the frame pack that can hold it all.


Stranda Softshell-warm cobalt with hot red trim-woman's jacket that's windproof and highly water resistant with 4 way stretch. Breathable, durable-it has a fixed hood, underarm pit zips for venting-and lots of pockets-front, chest and sleeve. Velcro wrist adjustments on sleeves, tailored sleeve closure and one-hand elastic drawstring at hem, extended back and reflective pops-nice features. Men's S-XXL (Black w/ Grey accents, Solid Dark Grey w/ Red accents, and Blue with Lime Zest accents) and Women's  XS-XL ( Black w/ Grey accents, Warm Cobalt w/ Hot Red accents, and Blue with Blue accents) $199

Airojohkajkt Jacket-Sea Blue-Pumpkin trim (pictured) is a  highly techy 3 layer lightweight backpacking, hiking and shell made of Dermizax™ NX, a non-porous waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane..Bergans own. Four way stretch nylon outer fabric, extended back, fixed hood with high collar and laser cut welded waterproof seams…with mesh lining for maximum ventilation-available in men's and women's ($369). Other top-of-the line creatures...YKK Aquaguard® #5 waterproof coil zippers on main, pocket and underarm vent zippers, articulated elbows, Velcro wrist adjustments, tailored sleeve closure and one-hand elastic drawstring hem

Needless to say-can wear this layered up underneath for year round wear. Men's colors: Black w/ Warm Cobalt/Lime Zest accents, Bright Sea Blue w/ Pumpkin/Dandelion accents, Solid Dark Grey w/ Solid Light Grey/Dandelion accents, and Navy w/ Blue/White accents, Women's colors: Warm Cobalt w/ Pumpkin/Ink Blue accents, Hot pink w/ Dusty Blue/Aluminum accents, Black w/ Amethyst/Hot pink accents, and Navy w/ Light Amethyst/White accents
Reine-Woman's (pictured in sizes XS-XL-in Black, Warm Cobalt Blue, Amethyst or Navy) and men's ( S-XXL in colors Black, Cobalt Blue, Navywindproof softshell jacket made of a soft comfortable fabric-slim fit makes it good for biking as well as strolling around. Windproof with a soft microfiber storm guard at top of front zip, articulated elbows for movers, velcro wrist adjustments on sleeves, tailored sleeve closure and one hand elastic drawstring hem for great fit. Front pockets, and chest pocket lined with stretch mesh for extra ventilation and space. $135

Utne Collection
Pants, pirates/capris and shorts-don't necessarily photograph so enticingly, but good fitting, stretchy, moisture wicking and durable-with clean lines and flattering fits-that is not a given for hiking bottoms-let alone ones you want to wear off the trails. Bergans Utne Collection…is all that and lightweight, quick-drying and with 4-way stretch, made to move in. A broad range of colors sizes and 3 lengths/designs…with smart features like like articulated knees (pants $99, capris $89) and a zip gusset cuff for adjusting lower leg width (pants), 

color ranges----
Hard to get hiking shorts right-the kind we'd wear out-off the mountain too---Bergans Utne Shorts are a lightweight stretchy,  wicks moisture and dries quickly. Easy clean too…made of Fabric= 94% Polyamide (Nylon)/6% Elastane (Spandex)
  • Utne Capri---like the length..

belt loops-and the snaps-designed well, lie flat-more fashion-y

Utne Capris-woman's-Hot Red +dusty blue trim $89

Women’s - one thigh pocket, sizes: XS-XL in colors=Black w/ Amethyst accents, Clay w/ Hot Red accents, Warm Sand w/ Warm Cobalt accents, and Hot Red w/ Dusty Blue accents. 10 inch rise-195 g…$79.00 The Utne Short $79-for men-in sizes: S-XXLcolors= Black w/ Bright Sea Blue accents, Warm Cobalt w/ Ink Blue accents, Warm Sand w/ Warm Cobalt accents, and Pale Olive w/ Lime Zest accents. Length is what guys want-Size L- 11.5 in, Weight: 290g Front pockets, back pocket and thigh pocket….as does the pants and pirate length-hits right below knee.
Downlight Lady Jacket-windproof. water repellent w/ Pertex Quantum

Bergans has a huge number of SKUs---random likes- include the pink pink pink packable compressible lightweight down jacket-folds into pocket (men's version too), and men's and women's moisture wicking Langli shirt- button down, cap and short sleeve plaid shirts---that are ideal travel tops…
CUTE Langli Shirt-women's front pocket button closure-slim cut-flatters

Athletic cut, quick drying Langli Shirt-front pocket w/ button closure-men's