Berghaus' classic longer-length waterproof walking jacket, now with refined touches and details.
A longer cut version of the classic Berghaus Cornice II, the Berghaus Long Cornice II has been designed to keep hill walkers dry and comfortable even on hte wettest days.
Made using 2-layer GORE-TEX fabric, it's totally waterproof and windproof and highly breathable, and its longer length (when compared to most GORE-TEX garments) keeps you covered and walking for longer.
Its full-length InterActive zip means that if the temperatures drop, you can securely attach a compatible Berghaus fleece inside (such as the Berghaus Prism Men's Fleece ) to give you a layer of much-needed insulation without compromising on comfort or breathability.
The hood is fully adjustable, and can be rolled and stashed away into the collar when you don't need it. A drawcord at the waist lets you cinch the jacket in to cut down on bulk, and the dual drawcord hem means you can minimise drafts.
Its three generously sized pockets include a zipped OS map pocket, for easy access when you're navigating your trail.
- Double storm flap over front zip
- Elasticated cuffs with cuff tabs
- Warm, soft lined collar
- Handwarmer pockets
||Volume Adjustable, Packaway, Toggle Closure
||Relaxed / Longer Length
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How to guild the lilly, 11 February 2015
By Gonefishin (Faversham)
Further to my January 2015 review I have discovered an overwhelming need for this coat to be fitted with Pit Zips. Still 5* without them but 6* with!
The Dogs Whatsits, 13 January 2015
By Gonefishin (Faversham)
This is my second LONG Cornice jacket and the improvements over the Mk 1 version are great. My favourites are The neck length is increased so that the hood is no longer tight against my head when wearing a hat under it and the cuffs are wider so allowing gloves the be more easily tucked in, especially the second one when the other hand is gloved and struggling to perform this task. A great benefit of the longer length is that i can wear and vent my Deluge trousers with this coat without any rain getting in as the top zipped and vented part is snug beneath the coat. Only time will tell is this coat is as durable as its price tag suggests. Seriously consider going up a size to allow for winter jumpers and fleeces to be worn beneath it and for the collar to fasten. A great coat albeit one that lacks variety on the colour front. . Go for it because it's a great garment and you have the backing of the Goretex guarantee which is bomb proof!
Excellent jacket, 29 September 2014
By Geo (Plymouth)
I bought this jacket because I wanted a longer jacket for everyday wear when walking to and from work. As winter is not quite upon us it hasn't been used in anger. I have worn it on a couple of rainy days and it just seems to shrug it off with rain just beading and running off. The coat is really comfortable to wear the hood has an adjuster at the rear and a really good peak which keeps rain off face. I have also purchased the same brand fleece which zip into it so it should cope well with anything the British winter can throw at it. The coat looks like it is well made and good quality I am sure it will stand the test of time.
Fantastic Jacket, 04 March 2014
By Rhino (Halifax)
This jacket is fully waterproof with heavy wind driven rain beading and running off the surfaces even in extreme windy conditions. I wanted a longer length jacket because my hip belt on my rucksack kept lifting up my other jacket exposing the bottom of my back when going uphill on fells. The map pocket is accessed by opening the front flap press studs and then unzipping it so you can gain access without unzipping the jacket and letting in the weather a very good design. Only downside is the front pockets are covered by the hip belt of my ruck sack making it harder to get into them or having to undo hip belt but i can live with that for the performance in bad weather. Also vents exceptionally well with my layers being less wet/damp than previous jackets.
Long Cornice 2, 03 December 2013
By Oldish Pete (England)
This is my raincoat of choice for everyday British weather. Have been using it and its forebears for the past 30+ years. I am now on my third coat, which I have had for at least 3 or 4 years.
I outgrew my 30+ year old original, and its ~25 year old replacement. But a couple of years ago the original had its seam tape stuck back on, and was passed onto a friend whose size it is, and she regularly uses it for rambling.
Regarding the modern long Cornice compared wiith its forebears, the main improvement has been to the hood, which nowadays folds out from the collar, and has a peak to keep the rain off the face.
The main job over the years has been to reproof it with Nikwax products every couple of years or so.
While it is true that to remain completely dry for hours in the rain, one needs leggings or overtrousers, for shopping and generally getting around town and for using public transport in the rain the coat suffices.
The length is practical, especially for those of us with longer bodies in relation to our other dimensions. And a longer coat gives more protection against the cold and wind as well as rain. Personally, find them practical for cycling as well as hill walking.
Just wished they did this coat in a range of cheerful colours. - At least the only colour currently available is not black.
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