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Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki

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Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki


Weight: 800 g         38 reviews
The Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak is a fantastically versatile and lightweight cotton smock that is ideal for year-round use in a variety of weather conditions. Primarily designed for cross-country skiing, the anorak is perfect for winter use over the top of insulating mid-layers, yet equally suitable for treks in warmer weather when protection from the wind is needed.

The Morgedal Backcountry Anorak is made from 100% cotton, a superb material which offers a natural alternative to synthetic weather-resistant garments. In a characteristic similar to that of Ventile, the Morgedal's tightly woven fabric 'swells' strand-by-strand when wet, providing a windproof and highly water-repellent barrier. As many reviewers will attest, the Morgedal Anorak can more than hold its own in adverse weather conditions.

The attached hood features a wire-rimmed peak for excellent visibility in snow or rain, as well as a Velcro attachment point for the Bergans Fake Fur Trim, for use in extreme cold. The jacket is shaped to include an extra-long back panel to keep out draughts, while the elbows are articulated to allow for improved freedom of movement when trekking and skiing. The quarter-length zip opening is covered with a soft chin protector for added comfort, and roomy hand-warmer pockets are included to finish it all off.

While the standard Morgedal Anorak is adorned with a number of bright patches and logos across the chest and sleeve, here at Woodlore we felt that a more subtle, understated look would better suit the wilderness' that this garment is designed for. As such, Woodlore have worked with Bergans to create this 'Backcountry' edition. Free from colourful badges, the Backcountry model comes in Dark Khaki and features only two small logos in complimentary colours. The Morgedal Backcountry Anorak is exclusive to Woodlore.

The Bergans company has now been in existence for over a century, beginning in 1908. Among the scores of new inventions devised by its founder, Ole F. Bergan, one in particular made the Bergans name famous worldwide - the rucksack with a frame. Since then, the Bergans brand has maintained its reputation as one of the frontrunners in the outdoor clothing and equipment industry. The Norwegian village of Morgedal, from which this jacket takes its name, is known as the 'cradle of skiing'. As such, the Morgedal Anorak is a perfect garment for cross-country skiing, and comes highly recommended for students of our Winter Expeditions.

  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Fabric: 100% cotton
  • Windproof and highly water-repellent
  • Quick-drying
  • Teflon™ Shield+ Fabric Protector
  • Highly breathable
  • Retains body heat
  • Lightweight and packable
  • Fabric is anti-bacterial and provides protection from mosquitoes and UV rays
  • Attached, adjustable hood with wired peak
  • Velcro attachment in hood for artificial fur trim (size Medium, sold separately)
  • High, zipped collar with protective storm guard
  • Soft micro-fibre chin protector
  • Large kangaroo pouch pocket with zip closure and storm flap
  • Zipped hand-warmer pockets with storm flaps
  • Tailored cuffs with Velcro adjustments
  • Adjustable drawcord at both the waist and hem
  • Extended back panel
  • Articulated elbows
  • Spacious fit
  • Weight: 775 g in size Large
  • Colour: Dark Khaki

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•  Large (41 to 44 inch chest)

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Product Reviews

Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki is rated 5/5 based on 38 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 38

  I wrestled with the decision to buy the Bergans Anorak for a long time. As a professional gardener and amateur dog walker I spend far too much of my life planning how to stay warm and dry in all kinds of UK weather. Modern technological advances in weatherproof material are incredible and I have various lightweight garments that do keep me dry and limit the effects of windchill but they all leave you with the same experience, that of walking in a crisp packet and they are rarely resistant to the beautiful thorns and thistles ever present in the English countryside. This beautiful cotton construction has been tested in freezing conditions with significant windchill and also in wet conditions (but not yet driving rain). It is a joy to wear as it is quiet, keeps the wind off and is designed for serious outdoor excursions. Were I designing this again I would put hand pockets behind the kangaroo pouch and make the pull tight elastic a touch more substantial but these are minor adjustments in the hunt for the ever elusive perfect anorak. The hood is outstanding and mid-rift drawstring is a nice touch. Highly recommend as outer layer of 3-4 layer winter arrangement.  

  Richard Jones
20th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 38

  This is a wonderful piece of clothing. Light weight, very comfortable to wear and completely windproof. I haven't tried it in the rain, so I cannot comment on how waterproof it is. The pockets are very spacious and the chest pocket easily takes my binoculars. The draw cord adjustments work well and are easy to use. The hood is large and really covers your face when up but doesn't get in the way when down. I know other reviewers don't like the ring pull handles on the zips but I found they work very well when wearing gloves. I chose a medium as I'm around a 40' chest when wearing a base layer and fleece. The medium gives a nice fit with these layers, but anything thicker and I would want a large. The top is a tad tricky to remove with these layers on, but I didn't want a baggy fit as this top will get used throughout the year, with a t-shirt as a base layer. If you think this might be an issue, go with a large. The colour works well in the woods and allows you to blend into the background extremely well. It is a dark khaki colour and not the stone colour you see on the website.  

  Steve Johnson
31st December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 38

  Great Anorak, good service.  

  Chris Wright
6th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 38

  Came in the post next day. I Bought a large so I could wear some under layers and it would still be a little baggy. I'm 5ft 5 and apart from the long sleeves it fits lovely. Nothing the Velcro wrists didn't fix. Feels really good quality like everything I've brought from this website. Yet to walk in the rain but I'm looking forward to it. Many thanks  

  Tom Raven
23rd November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 38

  I wasn't sure what to expect, however as with all items from Woodlore, you just know they will be top quality and this Bergans Morgedal anorak is no exception. I absolutely love this anorak. It protects against the wind and rain and feels really comfortable to wear. Perfect for all occasions.  

  Ryan Bedingfield
3rd October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 38

  I am really impressed with this smock it is light weight and packs down small to fit in my daysack. Having used this smock only for a week, it has gone through a heavy rain storm and strong winds. I stayed dry and the wind did not get through. It is cool enough to wear with a t-shirt and warm with just a Swanndri shirt under it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a serious all round smock for summer to winter.  

  Jason P Nock
17th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 38

  For more years than I care to remember I've worn an army windproof smock. Age had finally got the better of it and I decided I wanted to replace it with something a little less military. The Morgedal is excellent, very well made, strong and I like both the colour and design. At 5'11' and 44 chest I opted for the X Large which gave enough room for my down jacket underneath but also close enough fitting to be comfortable on its own. Looking forwards to many years of use.  

  Mark Pywell
22nd March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 38

  I adore the anorak I recently bought. The small men's size fits me a treat. I usually wear a size 12-14. It is a Snug fit but fine when on. I thought this might be good for future reference if another female asks.  

  Carole Gibbs
10th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 38

  What not Five Star? Sadly not, it's not as water repellent as I was hoping for but I do live on the borders of Dartmoor and the rain is quite persistent. That's the negative now the positive. I had been looking around for a more traditional 'Anorak' for some considerable time but couldn't justify the expense, well as most of you who will read this will also have two, three or more hiking jackets, you know what I mean. But here it was at a great price, colour and style. The fit is good, adjustments can be made for your own personal fit. I was a little uncertain of the size I would need but as I am Mr. Average (5'9' with a 34' waist 40' chest), I decided on the medium. It arrived the next day (ordered before noon), I eagerly opened the parcel and slipped it over my head. However, I was wearing a rather bulky jumper so it was a struggle. Once I had the right clothing on the fit is excellent. Windproof wise, no complaint. I would wholeheartedly recommend Bergans, get out there, live life.  

  Terry Speyer
2nd February, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 38

  Item is as described and not different from pictures, it appears to be well made but only time will tell. Some of the reviews I looked at said it was slightly large on the sizing and I found this to be the case but that is a minor inconvenience. The only complaint I have is with the zipper flaps on the pockets, they face forwards instead of backwards and make it awkward getting hands into the pockets.  

  Lorna Mckenzie
3rd January, 2017

Rated: 3/5

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