If you're from the UK, chances are, you're familiar with Berghaus in one shape or form. It could be that your secondary school Geography teacher swore by the brand, a parent keeps one tucked in the boot for those windy Tesco stints, or your mate skimmed a couple off Depop for Parklife.
Though I cannot claim to be any sort of expert like the brand's founders, Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison, who founded it back in the 60s, it was a household name throughout my teens, long before Arc'teryx.
Now, it's taking a leaf from Helly Hansen's HH-118389225 handbook – stripping back on vowels and consonants, showing numbers some love, and redefining where outdoor exploration meets traversing cityscapes.
BRGHS//2.22 is an observation and exploration of city-living, an application of the tools needed for summiting peaks to finding a city-ready aesthetic with protective capabilities. Broken down to its core, the collection blends high-performance, all-weather gear with contemporary silhouettes and functional details.
A range of outerwear pieces has been developed with the needs of the city commute in mind. Of course, GORE-TEX and Primaloft are welcomed boosts to each of these shapes, offering water protection and warmth without a sacrifice on style.
Styles, such as the men's Pygar Jacket and Agorax Long GTX Jacket, and women's Neilen Long Jacket sit alongside a concise range of apparel spanning t-shirts and fleecing; have been crafted in an easy-wearing palette of white, black, and grey.
The Berghaus BRGHS//2.22 collection is available to shop online now.