Bergans Isogaisa ReviewDecember 4, 2013
- Great fit
- Stretchy fabrics
- Insulation is 70 percent recycled material
- Long hip length and synthetic are good for wet conditions
- A bit expensive
Great jacket. Testers loved the fit on the stretchy Isogaisa. It’s warm for the weight, and loaded with features. It’s the first Bergan’s jacket we’ve tested, so durability over a season or two is yet to be determined.
The Derzimax 2-layer fabric is nice, supple stuff with a good stretch. It’s windproof and breathable. We love the Primaloft Eco, which is warm for the weight and 70 percent recycled to boot.
The Isogaisa is long in the hem, tall in the collar, slim, but roomy in the shoulders, and stretchy so it never binds. It’s an average cut, so if you are particularly husky, I’d try it on first.
The pit zips are enormous so if you are overheating, crank ‘em open. The hood easily fits a helmet. I like the asymetrical front zip location that never chafes the chin. The handpockets are high, which keeps it out of the way of a backpack hip belt. Zip-out powder skirt. RECCO for if things go wrong.