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Bergans Morgedal Anorak

Bergans Morgedal Anorak

The Morgedal “Anorak” (I think “smock” is a better tem for UK markets…) is a classic mountain, or ski-style smock with a retro look with a modern twist. It’s lightweight, comfortable and 100% practical for a host of outdoor pursuits.

It’s Epic!

Made from Epic Cotton, the Morgedal Anorak is a very tight woven 100% cotton that is not only durable, but lightweight (a large size Morgedal Anorak weighs about 800g), but as the fibres are encapsulated in a silicone treatment (silicone derived from sand, so no eco issues here). The fabric is highly water repellent and very breathable as the silicone is in the fibres, not as a coating applied after weaving.

In wear the Epic Cotton feels like, and looks like a plain cotton fabric.  In rain the fabric repels water which “beads up” and runs off better than a waxed cotton I compared it to in tests!  The treatment also reduces the fabric drying time when it does get wetted out – meaning a reduced chilling if you are wearing the Anorak when it gets wet – and helps repel dirt.  If you warm iron or tumble dry the fabric after washing, the water repellent quality is restored.

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The manufacturers, Nextec, list the following claims for Epic Cotton:  “Rain proof, windproof, breathable, air permeable, retains body heat, quick drying, lightweight and packable, anti-bacterial, anti-mosquito, UV protection, durable and permanent, eco-safe and “dynamic breathability performing up to 3x greater than conventional weather protective technologies”,

To be fair, I cannot contradict any of these claims from my testing and I have been very impressed with the fabric!

Good Design

The ‘over the head’ style Anorak has a large and comfortable integral hood with a wired peak, an elasticated front drawcord with single hand-adjustable cord locks and Velcro fur for attaching a fur trim (not supplied) for Arctic weather as well as an elasticated volume adjuster with a single hand operation cord locks.

Properly adjusted, the hood fits well and moves well with the head, giving both protection and good vision. The front of the Anorak opens with a zip, about 20” long.  The zip is covered by a generous storm guard that closes with two Velcro tabs and a strong press-stud.

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