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Berghaus Tungsten

beardytwobeardytwo Posts: 174
edited September 2008 in MTB general
My old waterproof had finally given up. I even retreated the surface with some water repellent spray but to no avail. So I just picked up a Berghaus Tungsten from Chainreaction. Seemed like a good deal and should work as a walking jacket aswell as for cycling. Just wondered if anyone out there has one of these and what they recon? Is it a bit limited to showers or can it take a bit more of a deluge. Anyone washed them regularly (asits likely to get muddy :D ) and noticed the waterproofing has degraded? Any opinions would be appreciated...


  • papasmurf.papasmurf. Posts: 2,382
    someone at works got an old one..nearly got oen myself from CRC.

    waterproofing will always degrade over need to wash them properly with soap flakes or a proper tech wash..never use normal washing powers..then I usually reproof with something like nikwax or grangiers (i prefer grangiers) and tumble dry on low.
  • I think thats where I went wrong with the old jacket. Got put in with the other stuff which was probably biological washing powder. I'll hand wash this one in Fairy non bio :)
    My wife thinks its an elaborate plan to just spend more money. She may be right :wink:
    Thanks for the tip on grangiers. I used the nikwax on the old one and it did help but not to the level I was hoping.
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