All our coats have rainproof, windproof and breathable material.

This is how we describe technical specifications on our products:

Light Rain (Yr)

light_rain

 

 

 

 

Bergen Standard:
For light rain and those september and april showers that tend to appear out of the blue 5 times a day.

 

Quality:

Water resistant (3000 – 5000 W/P)
Breathable (3000 – 5000 g/m2/day)       DWR coating
Hidden hood in Collar
Wind proof
Reflective trims
Ykk zippers

Perfect for unstable and shifting weather!

Rain (Sipregn)

rain

 

 

 

 

Bergen Standard:
For those winter months with steady rain that never seams to end. Or the typical Bergen holdiay rain in July.

 

Quality:

Water resistant (5.000 – 10.000 W/P)
Breathable (5.000 – 10.000 g/m2/day)  DWR coating
Taped seams
Hidden hood in Collar
Wind proof
Reflective trims
Ykk zippers

Perfect for wet and harsh weather!

Heavy Rain (Høljregn)

heavy_rain

 

 

 

 

Bergen Standard:
For those autumn storms that bring strong wind and heavy downfall. This also appears in Bergen during holidays or when your car breaks down.

Quality:

Water resistant ( 10.000+ W/P)
Breathable (5.000 – 10.000 g/m2/day)  DWR coating
Taped seams
Hidden hood in Collar
Wind proof
Reflective trims
Ykk zippers

Perfect for really wet and stormy weather!

Cold (Bikkjekaldt)

Cold

 

 

 

 

Bergen Standard:
For those autumn storms that bring strong wind and heavy downfall. This also appears in Bergen during holidays or when your car breaks down.

Quality:  

100% Merino Wool

Perfect for cold days!

Waterproof material

Waterproof materials prevents water to penetrate, they have properties that keep rain and snow out and keeps the body dry. Waterproofness is measured in the amount of water, measured in mm, which can be pressed onto the material before the water passes through. Waterproof garments are prepared by laminating the fabric or by covering the material with a waterproof membrane.

1000MM: Low performance. Normally used to cheaper products. Can be used for practical purposes.

3000MM: Good and strong performance. Often used for products where the customer has high requirements for the garment performance.

5000MM: Very good performance. Used when there is need for a high performance. Eg. rainwear.

10.000MM: Extremely good performance, used primarily on products which are made to withstand extreme conditions.

Breathability

Breathable material allows sweat to get through, so it may disappear from your body. Breathability is measured by the speed sweat passes through the material. Measured in grams sweat per m2 fabric through 24 hours (g/m2/day). Making a breathable material is often accomplished using a membrane consisting of numerous tiny holes. These holes are too small for a water drop to pass, but large enough to allow air molecules thus sweat to pass through.

UNDER 800 G / M2 / Day – Low performance, normally used for soft shell jackets, making it comfortable during physical activity.

800-3000 G / M2 / Day – Medium performance, often used for ski-jackets and some soft shell jackets. Also normally used for rainwear to remain breathabillity while it is kept dry.

OVER 3000 G / M2 / Day – High performance, normally used for pros ski jackets and other clothing where a high performance is important.

Taped seams

To make sure that a product is completely waterproof, one can cover all seams with a special tape. This tape increases the product’s properties and is used in rainwear and some ski wear.

DWR

DWR stands for Durable Water Repellent. Almost all outerwear exterior fabrics are treated with some sort of DWR. It’s meant to keep the fabric from becoming saturated with water and adding weight. DWR causes water to bead-up and roll off the fabric and is affected by abrasion, dirt and body oils. This is why after some use, a garment will appear to no longer be waterproof. This isn’t the case, though – it likely means the DWR needs to be refreshed by simply washing the garmet (follow the manufacturer instructions).

Wash

For products with special properties, waterproofness and breathability, it is important to treat the clothes appropriate to ensure a long service life and performance. Washing instructions should be followed carefully, and it should be used detergents specially designed for this type of material or wool material. This ensures that the membranes of the material will last longer, thereby retaining the products special features longer. If not treated properly, the membrane will be damaged, and the special characteristics disappear quickly.