The history of Berghaus goes back to 1966 when climbers Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison from the North East of England, frustrated by a lack of decent outdoor gear, decided to import and sell their own. They opened the specialist store LD Mountain Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and quickly gained a reputation for selling the best in high performance outdoor products.
Lockey and Davison decided to design and manufacture their own range of clothing range, and Berghaus was born.
In 1977 Berghaus became the first european brand to use GORE-TEX® in its clothing. GORE-TEX® was revolutionary for the mountaineering community with its low water adsorption and good weathering properties.
the 1980’s were boom years for Berghaus, Sir Chris Bonington, wearing Berghaus, climbed Everest for the first time. New advances in design such as The Gemini – a forerunner of the InterActive system in use today – was the first time a walking jacket had been designed with a zip-in fleece, changing the way people thought about outdoor clothing. And the brand was far more visible on the high street, being a popular fashion choice as well as functional climbing apparel.
Berghaus continues to innovate. Now part of the Pentland Group, home to Ellesse and Speedo, they have brought us theGORE-TEX® Paclite® a highly breathable waterproof and windproof range, theGORE-TEX® Summit II XCR® and the Extrem Light
Beghaus is translated from German as Mountain House.
Berghause is available at the following online stores