Outside Magazine Gives Bergans Utakleiv Top Five Winter Jacket Honor



Outside Magazine Gives Bergans Utakleiv Top Five Winter Jacket Honor

Named “Best for spring corn” for its light weight and technical features

LONGMONT, Colo. – October 3, 2014 –Bergans of Norway is proud to announce Outside Magazine has named its new soft shell Utakleiv Jacket as one of the “5 Best Winter Jackets for 2015.”

Outside contributing writer Frederick Reimer evaluated technical winter jackets on their ability to shed wind, water and cold as well as for smart technical features. The five jackets receiving honors are highlighted in the publication’s October issue.

Outside named the Utakleiv “Best for spring corn” and praised it for its lightweight, 4-way stretch soft shell design and its ability to handle unexpected bad weather.

Also noted were its numerous technical features, such as an extended back, high collar, fixed adjustable hood, pit zips, and mesh lined front and chest pockets. Additional features include YKK front zip with microfiber storm guard for chin protection, front pockets designed not to interfere with pack hip belts, Velcro wrist adjustments, tailored sleeve closure and one-handed elastic hem drawstring.

MSRP for the Utakleiv is $189.00 and available in men’s and women’s specific models.

For more information about Bergans of Norway and its products, go to www.bergans.com. For North American sales questions, contact Keith Patterson at keith.patterson@bergans.com.


Bergans was established in 1908, when Ole Ferdinand Bergan invented the first anatomical backpack. Today backpacks, functional outdoor clothing and tents are part of the portfolio of Bergans of Norway, as well as the ALLY brand of packable canoes. Adventurers such as South Pole conqueror Roald Amundsen, Mount Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary, and heroes of our time such as Polar explorers Rune Gjeldnes or Cecilie Skog trust Bergans equipment on their expeditions.

The Scandinavian brand was established in 1908 by Ole F. Bergan after he invented the anatomical frame pack. During a hunting trip, he cut and shaped a juniper branch to match the curve of his back and attached it to his heavy, loose-fitting rucksack, a design now mirrored in every anatomical backpack produced today, including Bergans award winning Glittertind. The company offers a broad range of backpacks, tents, foldable canoes, and technical and fashionably functional outdoor and ski clothing.

The headquarters of Bergans Fritid AS is situated in Hokksund, Norway, 60 km southwest of Oslo, where 90-plus employees work in development, research, design and sales. Bergans is a market leader in Norway and steadily growing in several export markets in Europe and North America (www.bergans.com).

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Bergans USA, LLC

Chip Smith, o: 801.656.0472 x1, c: 801.597.7515, csmith@soarcomm.com

Beth Cochran, c: 406.579.7909, cochran@whatsuppr.com 

Bergans of Norway

Christoph Centmayer, o: +47-40 62 40 99, christoph.centmayer@bergans.no


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