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Bergans Morgedal Backcountry Anorak- Opinions

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Tweed Man, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Tweed Man

    Tweed Man Guest

    Afternoon gents, im considering purchasing one of theese, has anyone used one and how well do they perform?
    Many thanks
     
  2. Corso

    Corso Full Member

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    I have the Bergans Nordmarka Anorak which looks like the same material - Its similar but the Mordmarka doesn't have handwarmer pockets - about the only thing i dont like about it - If I were to do it again I'd get the Morgedal...
     
  3. oslodunc

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    What he said ^^ I too have a nordmarka but would´ve rather had a morgedal due to pockets and tightning in the middle.
    And yes they are of the same material.
     
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  4. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Got one, use it regularly, love it!
     
  5. Corso

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    if i could figure out where to get some of the material i'd add the pocket myself....
     
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    What is an 'articulated elbow', in the anorak context and how does it work?
     
  7. Corso

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    not sure

    maybe its a you can bend your elbow and the wrist doesn't ride up....
     
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    If the map pocket lining is the same stuff as the shell, you could use that for the handwarmer pocket facings and welts then use a piece of similar fabric for the combined map pocket and handwarmer pocket linings. I'm guessing that 'Epic' is Bergans' Ventile-alike so perhaps a piece of Ventile would do for the pocket linings.
     
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  9. Corso

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    unfortunately the map pocket facing is different material -

    Epic doesn't feel like Ventile when it gets wet?
     
  10. Tweed Man

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    Arrived today, A review will follow guys. :dancer:
     
  11. Hrafnmann

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    Please do. I'm in the market for an anorak to use for snowshoeing and x-country skiing.
     
  12. Tweed Man

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    the review will most likely be after the weekend fella
     
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    Excellent. I look forward to it.

    How generous a fit is it? Does one have to size up if you are going to use it in winter over base and insulation layers?

    And what sort of length is it from neck seam to bottom hem?

    Thanks.
     
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  14. SimonM

    SimonM Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Taken from the "Tamarack Recommended" section of their website

     
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    Epic is a Schoeller farbric IIRC. I believe articulated elbows are where it is folded over and sewn around the edges so when left to drape, the arms will naturally bend. Like the knee in this trouser:

    http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Ski_Touring/Gamma-Guide-Pant

    I used to have Epic trousers from Howies but they were so damn noisy they drove me up the wall. This looks really nice.
     
  16. Tweed Man

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    Just wearing it on a short walk today, the fit and cut is very very god
     
  17. Hrafnmann

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    So, verdict? How did the anorak fare this past weekend? Sounds like you lot over there have been having some miserable weather....perfect for testing clothing. ;)
     
  18. Tweed Man

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    It was very very good mate, a review is gonna be put up soon :D
     
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    Nordmarka is polycotton - Morgedal EPIC.

    I have a Nordmarka and like it much - very serviceable, well cut, excellent hood - works well in my layers system and for my purpose - nothing really outstanding in it, just good all around.
     
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    bit an update if anyones interested. After a bit of delibaration I decided to trade in my Nordmarka for a Morgedal. I'm chuffed to bits I did, warmer, better cut and the pockets were definatl what was missing, its shuch a better bit of kit and well worth the extra price.

    EPIC is really impressing me got caught in a very heavy downpour yesterday and you'd never have known it - I was completly warm and dry under it and it seemed to keep me at a constant temp even with activity

    definatly a keeper, now just need to upgrade my trousers, I love my winter craghoppers but they were a soggy mess within minutes...
     

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