• Daniel Wretham

Berghaus Ben Oss Fleece Review

Updated: May 3, 2020

Seeing as it's getting to that time of year again where it starts to get a bit chilly I thought I would do an honest and in depth review of the Berghaus Ben Oss Fleece.

Berghaus Ben Oss Fleece Review

As I have said many times before I'm a bit of a Berghaus fan boy and I own around 7 of their jackets, several pairs of trouser and untold amounts of base layers and I really rate the gear they make but this will still be and honest review based around my findings.

A little bit of background to Berghaus to start with, It's a British company, despite its name (german translation is Mountain House) and I love to buy British especially during these turbulent times where the economy is up and down it's great knowing you are supporting a British company and British jobs.

Berghaus was created in 1972 by climbers Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison, who frustrated with the quality of mountaineering clothing available, decided to design their own.

Berghaus was born and quickly gained a substantial following based around the quality and innovation of its products.

In the late 90s they made a significant leap forward by securing the right to use Gore membranes in their products, at the time the most advanced material for waterproof and breathable functions.

Reputation quickly grew and they were established as one of the market leaders in walking & climbing clothing so as you can see they have a very good pedigree behind them.

So now you know the company lets have a look at the Ben Oss fleece itself (Named after a mountain in the Argyll region of Scotland).

The fleece itself is available in three colours, blue, dark blue and finally black, I opted for the Dark Blue version which is pictured in this review.

The design is very pleasing on the eye and a small splash of colour on the chest pocket adds to the look