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Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki

Bergans Of Norway

Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki

OFFER   £122.50

Weight: 800 g         43 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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Product Reviews

Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak - Dark Khaki is rated 5/5 based on 43 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 43

  This product has been out of production for several years, so finding that they are still available (Small size only) was great news. I have had a Teflon coated anorak from Bergans before, and it was both waterproof and windproof; one of this year's storms should test this one nicely. I ordered the small size, because Bergens had very large sizing for their cotton smocks. I am 5 feet 11 inches and still reasonably slim and I can get a merino underlayer and a thick jumper on under it, and there is still plenty of room. The colour is understated, which is good (not the usual Norwegian red or navy blue) and it is quieter than the man made fibre anoraks that Bergans and most others produce now. I am therefore very happy with my purchase, which should give me many years of use.  

  Philip Wood
15th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 43

  Excellent product, being as I am only a year younger than Ray ,when I was a scout we had ventile anoraks like this which were great. Now I want the same reliability and comfort and I'm happy to say this anorak is fitting the bill. The delivery could only have been faster if I had driven the 50 miles to woodlore and picked it up personally. Once again thanks for having great products and super customer support.  

  Paul Renn
16th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 43

  Brilliant light-weight smock  

23rd August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 43

  I have had a red version of this smock for some time and it seems to be made from very tightly woven cotton which I believe to be 'Epic'. This khaki version has a very different and appears to have a more open weave. This leads me to believe it is no longer Epic cotton, but just some plain old cheaper cotton, with poorer water resistance. So, four stars for my red version but only three for this one.  

  R A I White
18th May, 2019

Rated: 3/5

Woodlore's Reply - 21st May, 2019
Dear Mr White, thank you for your review. Bergans no longer use the Epic cotton for the Morgedal Anorak, but the new and updated Teflon® Shield+: 100 % Cotton. It will provide the same water resistance as the Epic version. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

  5 of 43

  Initial test with pack and rain in east sussex showed issues with forearms- waterproofing so I would say anorak requires treatment before use, two Nikwax washes fixed that. Good outer windproof shell hood works well with layers, even at -8 and 4m/s wind on the Hardangervidda. The front pouch easily holds 500ml water and food enabling you to keep going and not have take your pack off. Despite being an outer shell and working quite hard with merino base layers it was still cool enough to keep on. The cuffs are a little loose given size, and loop holders for zips don't look so robust. I am actually quite pleased with this given it's price compared to some of the more expensive alternatives.  

  Pete Ryan
20th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 43

  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

  7 of 43

  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

  8 of 43

  Great Anorak, good service.  

  Chris Wright
6th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 43

  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

  10 of 43

  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

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