Jottnar Bergelmir Jacket

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Jottnar Bergelmir Red  © Jottnar
The Jottnar Bergelmir - a modern day suit of armour
The Bergelmir is Jottnar's flagship technical mountain shell, built for total protection and uncompromised performance.

Constructed in a grade of Polartec® Neoshell®, especially selected and tested by Jöttnar for hand feel and durability, it delivers true breathability, stretch and robustness in a lightweight and fully waterproof package. Streamlined, uncluttered, durable and athletically cut, Bergelmir is a modern day suit of armour.


  • Waterproof, breathable, stretch, 3 layer Polartec® Neoshell®.
  • 168 g/m2
  • DWR finish
  • Hydrostatic head 10,000 mm


  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Wire stiffened hood brim with fully mouldable peak
  • Harness compatible chest pockets
  • OS map compatible pockets
  • Internal neck guard
  • Beard guard
    Jottnar Bergelmir Jacket  © Jottnar
  • Internally protected hood pull cords
  • Internal wallet/phone pocket
  • Corded, glove compatible zipper pulls
  • One-handed, elastic hem drawcord operation


  • Athletic, streamlined, articulated cut
  • Scooped cuffs
    Jottnar Bergelmir Red - Worn  © Jottnar
  • Scooped drop-back hem
  • Embroidered logo


  • YKK Aquaguard® VISLON® water repellent front zipper with internal storm gasket
  • YKK Aquaguard® coil water repellent chest pocket zippers
  • BEMIS® ST-318 seam tape
  • Weight: 510 g (men's medium)
  • Colours: Black/Green or Dark Red/Flame Scarlet


In addition to the UKC Review of the Jottnar Bergelmir Jacket there are also reviews on CGR UK and Sidetracked, alternatively check out the Bergelmir in action throughout Toby Archer's Video:


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21 Jul, 2014
Is that £450?
21 Jul, 2014
£450 for a Neoshell jacket seems quite steep. I guess it is an "especially selected" type of Neoshell, as opposed to the "randomly selected" types used by all other manufacturers.
21 Jul, 2014
I suppose you could argue that it is a hardshell and softshell rolled up into one, though only superior to either when the weather catches you in between the wet/dry conundrum. But the Marmot Nabu is essentially the same at £200 so those must be some very "select" cuts of neoshell ;-)
21 Jul, 2014
That was my point really; it seems out of step with other neoshell jackets. They generally seem cheaper than Gore-Tex jackets so I assume the fabric is cheaper but this is up there in cost with the top of the range Gore-Tex stuff. So why is it so expensive? It's made in the Far East like most jackets, uses the same fabric and it doesn't look drastically different in cut/style? On the “it’s a hardshell and softshell in one” – it’s doesn’t perform as well as either at their best and you could probably get both for less than £450 and they’d weigh less!
21 Jul, 2014
I did just that, a Gore-Tex Pro hardshell for £250 and a non-membrane softshell for £75. I guess the neoshell means you can carry just one garment and avoid regular outerwear changes, yet never have to worry whether it's gong to be wet or dry, but resigned to knowing that you're in the wrong garment unless the weather is pretty uncertain/mixed, which, to be fair, is quite often in Scotland!!
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