Bergans has been creating practical pieces for active people for about a century, including versatile T-shirts, tough rucksacks and hardy jackets. Whether you need protection from the elements for strenuous hikes, or are doing some sensible festival packing for a potentially wet weekend, this heritage brand has you covered.

Embrace bad weather in Bergans

If you're headed on a hike (or even just commuting), you'll need a good coat in case our great British weather does its thing. Bergans’ designs feature wind and water-resistant technical elements that will keep you - and the rest of your outfit - dry. Practical pockets have zip fastenings to protect your most important belongings (chocolate), while contemporary high necklines provide extra warmth. Ventilation is even included via under-arm zips which, along with adjustable velcro straps, add a utility-style feel to these pieces. Hooded designs provide plenty of warmth, but pull drawstring styles tight for extra protection or layer them under denim and leather jackets post-hike.

Bergans: fashion and function for the great outdoors

Zip parka-style jackets by Bergans all the way to the top and team with drainpipe jeans for a mod-influenced look that's straight out of the 60s. Or pair cargo shorts with a leather belt and a long-sleeved cotton-mix top for an effortless and comfortable weekend look. This collection from Bergans features understated styles like T-shirts and jackets that tie in perfectly with this season's androgynous trend. But don't be put off by bolder designs or masculine shapes; experiment with cuts and hues and pick a style that offers the amount of outdoor protection you need. Finally, don't forget your backpack. With multiple compartments, including a special space for your mobile phone, Bergans’ designs are the perfect accessory for an expedition on the mountains (or to the office).

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