The Berghaus Akka Down Jacket is a perfect compromise between the warmth of a polar and Arctic suitable insulated jacket, with a weight and a look that fits in just as well on the high street as it does in the hills.
A favourite with dog walkers, ramblers and hikers, the Akka Down from Berghaus has an impressive fill power of 600 at only 645g of weight, making it great for daily use in harsh cold climates and a great low weight alternative to your favourite insulated jacket.
Whilst the 600 fill power (made from 80/20 Duck Down/Feathers) would struggle in extreme minus temperatures, the Akka Down is more than capable of fending off the cold British Winters.
The Akka Down is a great alterantive to anyone who has owned a very bulky down jacket and would prefer a slimmer alternative without losing too much heat, and comes with a hem drawcord to pull it in for a closer fit.
Snow and rain may trouble you with the Akka Down, because of its natural fill and high loft, it will be slow to dry and will let in dampness after a certain point, despite a DWR (Durable Water Repellency treatment), the jacket has more open venting points to aid breathability.
However, for wind, extreme cold, snow and sleet, the Akka Down is ideal.
A must have jacket for British Winters, the Akka Down is ideal for any walker.
Berghaus Akka, 18 January 2012
By keno (Newcastle under Lyme)
Latest addition to my "Berghaus Collection".
I haven't had the opportunity to be out in the rain yet, but have worn the coat during the last few frosty days. Excellent is my verdict, so light and WARM .....buy one!
Great value warm jacket., 16 January 2011
By Jamie (Hampshire)
i bought this when i saw it in sale for £60 (i think!?!?!?) and it is great value, considering you can find a similar jacket in millets / blacks for £120+ .
the build quality is OK, but could be better, as i found the outer fabric seemed quite thin, jackets like the north face nuptse (competitor jacket to the akka) have a thicker outer, with this i felt quite paranoid about ripping it open on a bush or rough surface and emptying all the down out of it. another negative point on build quality which i can understand looking at the design of the jacket compared to other more expensive jackets is the bunching of the fill. because the akka has larger "fill pockets" it can have a tendency to bunch up sometimes which wouldnt happen as much in the more expensive jackets (more smaller pockets). zips are good, same with the rest of the jacket, not cheap crap but not flagship material feel / look.
the jacket was nice and warm if i tightened up all the openings (front zip, wrist and waist adjusters) because i am tall and thin and the hot air could escape / cold air get in easily as it is designed for the average sized person.
i bought this jacket to mainly use for everyday use, but also to use on the hill if needed. i would recommend this jacket if you are using it for everyday use, but not really if you are using it for anything that you would need to rely on it, for instance winter hill-walking or mountaineering due to the thin outer fabric.
lightweight but keeps you warm inside, 14 December 2010
By davos (shropshire)
needed decent jacket with recent cold weather and so glad bought this one.despite being outside in -10 degrees kept me warm and snug.looks quite stylish as well and at least a couple of my mates have gone and bought one of them as well.
This size chart should act as a guide only.
Men's Size Chart
Leg Length - Short: 30", Regular: 32", Long: 34".
Men's Size Chart