Extreme Travel | Adventure Sports

Bear Grylls Mens Mountain Jacket Extreme

In a British summer of torrential downpours, WideWorld puts to the test the Bear Grylls Mens Mountain Jacket Extreme.


Bear Grylls Mens Mountain Jacket Extreme, by Craghoppers


Rugged Aquadry jacket for everyday adventures. Waterproof and breathable fabric with taped seams and adjustable fit and secure storage.

  • AquaDry polyester twill with water-repellent finish
  • Weight: 850g
  • Fully Lined
  • Brushed inner collar
  • Zip-off hood with drawcord system
  • 3 external waterproof zipped pockets: 1 fused, 1 zipped sleeve pocket and 1protected waterproof map pocket
  • Adjustable cuffs and waist
  • Inner drawcord system
  • Double stormflap with Velcro fastening
  • Self-fabric cuff adjusters
  • Length 31″
  • Brushed chin guard length
  • Lifetime guarantee


This summer in the UK has been atrocious, with downpours happening near enough every day – seriously, it’s been miserable.  As a regular cycle commuter, I have made use of this jacket daily on my bike, and I can say that it definitely works – not a drop of water would get under the jacket (my shorts were another matter).  As the rivers were falling from the sky, the rain would happily bead on the surface of the jacket, before running off into my underwear.

Used for cycling, the jacket did feel a little tight over the back, but this can be attributed to the fact it’s not a true cycle jacket and so there isn’t extra material over the shoulders and at the base of the back to compensate for this.  However being worn as a standard hiking jacket, the fit was slim and stylish. There wouldn’t be a lot of room for winter woolies underneath, so either buy your own size as a summer jacket, or try the size above for a winter jacket.

There are a good selection of air vents and a detachable hood, so the jacket can suit a number of environments. And inside there are a number of protected pockets to store your electronic gadgets.

This jacket comes highly recommended, and I will continue to use it on my bike and for whenever I decide to venture out on foot.

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