Tuesday, July 1, 2014


The placard recounts the Bergans acquisition of the rights to use the Knud Bergslien painting depicting 2 loyal soldiers carrying the young prince Hakon Hakonsson to safety-in 1206=brand image redesigned for products today.

Nibbi Insulated Jacket windproof+water repellent, padded w/ Primaloft Silver Insulation Eco-warm when wet. Articulated elbows, elastic cuffs and hem, extended back, 2 way front zip, integrated storage pocket-super light

Well, the names of tough to pronounce but we doubt anyone would doubt the integrity and ability of a Norway based company-BERGANS- to design and make what epitomizes weather tough performance apparel. Plenty of highlights-this is a big brand with lots of options:

colr ranges form sky/ocean blues, warm golds, greens, and, bolder red+pinks.. wine merlot tone

A new series- The Slingsby Series is designed for alpine mountaineering and ski touring goers-inspired by William Cecil Slingsby-a Brit who scaled the 160 Norwegian mountain peaks-back in the late 1800s.

CLEARLY the smallest design details matter in challenging environments---and in cooperation with Øyvind Aanes, a UIAGM approved peak guide and ISIA ski instructor-the well fitting outerwear separates are durable, waterproof/windproof, lightweight with maximum ventilation -for comfort and thermal insulation for warmth.

AND nice color range too...
Storen Jacket $419-waterproof+windproof 3 layer Dermizax™ NX with 2 way stretch, fixed adjustable helmet compatible hood, front, chest, inner pockets don't interfere w/ placement of hip belt or backpack, -including a radio link compatible breast pocket w/ 2 way zip, articulated elbows for freedom of movement, extra wide open at wrists to pull jacket over gloves (smart), one hand elastic drawstring at hem

Storen Jacket…color options

Slingsbytind Down Jacket $229-90/10 fill volume Pertex Microlight fabric-men's and women's versions-including w/ a hood
Uranostind Insulated Lady Jacket Primaloft Gold

Memurutund Lady Down Jacket (guy version too) Pertex Quantum fabric 95.5% down fill w/ elastic cuff, velcro adjusted, stuffs down into inner pocket for ez transport, fixed adjustable hood, extended back 1 hand adjustable hem

Visbretind Lady Jacket-made of Pontetorto NoWind plus 14% stretchy Spandex/Pontetorto Techno stretch….

Visbretind Softshell Jacket--men's version-outer or mid layer….
Visbretind Lady Jacket-hybrid purposes-in athletic cut-windproof protection where needed plus stretchy fleece  for maximum breathability

Pants  specifically designed for women-with stretch, and weather tough. Of course, the colors matchy-match up

Osen Wool Jacket colors...
Osen wool/down-love this color…kind of jacket we would wear hiking in the Fall- and layer up for winter...

Love these-Osen Wool/Down jackets-for men and women ---Pertex Quantum and Technowool® fabrics warmth and windproof weather tough. elastic cuffs, one hand adjustable hem, fixed hood, front and chest pockets

Oppdal Lady Jacket-2 layer Bergans Element Active -moderate to high activity-4 way stretch-waterproof+windproof

Isogaisa Jacket $499-$599-men's and women's 3 layer waterproof, windproof 3L Dermizax™  NX with 2 way stretch , fixed adjustable helmet compatible  hood, pit zips for ventilation, plenty of pockets including inner mesh  placed so as not to interfere with hip belt and backpack placement. Detachable snow skirt and attached to specific pants…made for telemarkers , nordic, mountaineering skiers/boarders ---snow activities

Well not everyone scales rugged mountains-urban dwellers will LOVE these warm lifestyle options...

Svolvaer Down Long Lady Jacket in pretty plum/grey-90/10 Fill windproof+water resistant-guy version is shorter jacket
classic design -Oslo Insulated Jacket (and Lady Coat) made from 3 layer Bergans Element®-waterproof, windproof  and breathable-padded with heat insulated Primaloft Silver Insulation Eco® with an integrated hood that rolls into the collar. Articulated elbows, velcro wrist adjustments on sleeves, elastic drawstring hem, front storm flap w/ snaps covering a 2 way zip, front, hand warmer pockets…and men's alone (!!!) have an inner one.

Røros Insulated Coat-in grey sand here-is windproof and water repellent, quilted wool padded with warm heat insulating wool, integrated hood rolls into collar, velcro wrist adjustments, plenty of pockets, front storm flap snaps shut, welt with buttons at side seams...
The antithesis of city-is expedition-as in Mt. Everest worthy-check out these hard core EXPEDITION DOWN SUIT and JACKETs (not pictured--- light version and regular with 30% more fill than other Bergans down jackets.Windproof/water repellent...

Fixed hood with additional inner collar, 2 way zip in front, full length zip from the underarm down on both sides for venting heat and ez on/off. Attachment loops on the front, and on sleeves for mittens, articulated knees, reinforced sections, elastic waistband at back, elastic ankle cuffs
MERINO WOOL in the SOLEIE (light) and Fjellrapp (heavier 210 g/m2) series of silky feel woolen garments….Symre Jacket $159

FYI: Merino wool is embedded with natural  mixture wicking, anti-odor , durable UVA/UVB blocking properties-plus fab hand feel...warm when wet and importantly Bergans sources their Merino Wool from carefully selected producers for consistent high quality of fibers, stable prices and traceability in the links of the entire chain supply…ensuring ethical treatment of animals-no mulesing and economic welfare for workers. IMO-these basics last forever-we'd rather pay a tad more and besides-how great are these pieces with stripes. We would wear in the summer!!! 1980 Soleie Tee and Fjellrapp Tee and L/S Soleie-Fjellrapp Lady Shirt…men's and women's versions-lotsa color options

Mad for plaid-Bjorli (polyester) and Tovdal (cotton-with sleeve snap adjustments)  Shirts-flannels, comfy-men and women's versions 

CAMO is major for outdoor brands---technical hunting jacket HOGNA Jacket-in a 2 layer Bergans Element Active fabric…waterproof, windproof and breathable-lined with wicking mesh-with radio pocket, shell fabric of silent micro-fleece, zip-off hood with adjustable high collar, tunnel opening and visor, underarm pit zips, hand warmer pockets, front storm flap, velcro wrist adjustments on sleeves and articulated elbows, extended back---and in a rather fetching pattern…matching Hogna Pants…has ventilation zips on the inside of the thighs-and high waisted back panel, belt loops, and internal suspender loops