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Waterproof Jackets: Buying Guide

Researching waterproof jackets can seem slightly daunting at first, given the number of options available and the wide range in prices. To help make your purchase a little easier, we’ve broken our range of jackets down into three technologies. This way you can see precisely what each fabric has been created for and the unique benefits it brings.

Remember that Berghaus only sells waterproof jackets that allow your skin to breathe, keeping you dry and stopping you from drowning in your own moisture. Such waterproofing involves a high degree of clever technology and so comes at various costs. These days such technology is highly affordable, and so we would recommend anyone looking for a waterproof to steer well clear of fabrics that may be waterproof but are not breathable. You may save on price, but an attempt at any activity, even in cold weather, will see you boiling hot and sweating profusely within a matter of minutes.

Choose a waterproof jacket fabric below and learn more about the individual characteristics, uses and attributes. Take a little time to get to know the options available and you’ll be reaping the benefits of choosing a fabric that’s right for you for years to come.


  • 100% waterproof technology
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Sustainable for life


  • Gore-Tex Pro for mountaineers and those serious about the great outdoors
  • Gore-Tex with Paclite Technology for those travelling light with little space
  • Gore-Tex Active – 3-layered construction with lighter weight
  • Gore-Tex Windstopper – the most windproof-yet-breathable material in existence


  • AQ waterproofing technology keeps even torrential rain at bay
  • Great for hiking and everyday use
  • Practical and affordable