Re: Winter Boots
fuzzy dunlop wrote:
Whats the deal with Berghaus and Brasher? I know Berghaus do the old Hillmaster and Hillwalker classics that Brasher did now. I didn't know Brasher were still knocking out boots tbh. I really like those Country Master ones above. Look smart. Brasher were always a bit too wide fitting for me. I'm one of those narrow footed bastards who fall over easily in a strong side wind . Its a real shame but I've always been weary of excessive 'heel slip' inside my boots. Nobody wants that on a steep descent.
Brasher and Berghaus have been under the same parent company for years. While Berghaus is a well known brand in Europe, Brasher has, pretty much, been a UK only entity. For that reason some bright spark decided to market the boots as "BERGHAUS with Brasher technology/design". There was no change in the quality of materials, design or manufacturing. Although the plan seemed to work, for the international market, the arse dropped out of British sales as Brasher customers perceived the change as a "cheapening" of the brand - cue loads of irate red sock wearers, of a certain age, getting the pitch forks and torches out and screaming "Burn them!". The Hillmaster, etc, is now back to being Brasher, in Britain, at least.
I blame Brexit and Thatcher.....
When did Berghaus become perceived as a cheap brand? Is it a cheap brand?
My first Gortex coat was a Berghaus £24 35 years ago so that wasn't cheap for a waterproof, no lining coat. Wish I still had it it was truly waterproof and also warm. I had a bubble type jacket later that was £55 when a girl was £66 a fortnight.
Both quality. Haas that changed then?