Mammut is a Swiss-based producer of high-quality mountaineering, climbing and trekking equipment. The company’s history actually dates back to the mid-1800’s, beginning with a single rope maker named Kaspar Tanner. By the 1940’s, the brand had officially adopted the mammoth logo and name. Originally specializing in Mammut ropes, the well-known alpine gear company eventually grew its product line to include mountaineering boots, crampons, harnesses and hardware. By the 1990’s, the product selection had grown even further to include Mammut jackets, pants, sleepi ... Learn more about Mammutng bags, Mammut packs and a host of other premium-quality essentials for the outdoor enthusiast. ... Less
Reviewed by Wonky Wander from Earth! on Monday, February 15, 2010
If you need a well made, compressible, somewhat water resistant and above all practical cold weather jacket it would behoove you to give this serious consideration. In regards to sizing the the thumb loops are a nice addition but the sleeves are a tad too short for them to be used for any extended time. Remember to size up from your normal size as this is a euro cut. And if you plan to layer extensively perhaps two sizes up. I'm 6'2", 165lbs and have a 36" sleeve and bought the XL. I suppose if I had a lower ape index the thumb loops would function normally but as it is the sleeve is comes just shy of mid palm. And I doubt the sleeve would be any longer on the XXL. All in all a super warm, functional and well made jacket for cold conditions.
Reviewed by orchid3000 from San Francisco on Saturday, February 13, 2010
I am always a 6 in most pants outfitters (Prana, victorias secret, lululemon etc) but these 36 (6) pants were a size too small, fit more like a 4, mostly around the waist, so I will be returning them. The color was a dark grey as pictured, but the knees were articulated and a darker color than the pants, which seemed a bit too techy for me, as in too sporty for street wear. The material was a sturdy stretchy parachute, with lots of pockets, would hold up to the elements well.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Climbing, Hiking
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living, Hiking
Inseam: Feels true to length
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Water repellent, Windproof
Reviewed by JP from Billings MT on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I needed something for winter active wear here in MT, for hiking, running, snowshoeing, skiing etc. I have hard shells, fleece, down etc, but wanted something lightwt that keeps the core warm yet is breathable. This is perfect. The softshell sleeves and shoulders allow flexibility, and they breathe. The insulated core (chest/back) keep me warm enough. The pit zips sold me...they are a must in high activity use. Quality is impeccable, though some may scoff at the left hand zipper; I got used to it quickly. The two way zipper is great...being able to zip ip from bottom to access gear, or to cool. I have worn this in 10f weather with a capilene base layer and midweight fleece, and was toasty. (I wear it as a mid layer under my down sweater if below zero). When I stop to rest, I'll throw my down sweater over it. Up to the mid 40s temp, I can wear a just light fleece or zip crewneck, and not be too hot. Nearly windproof, sheds light rain, the hood is great in the wind. LOVE IT!
Best Uses: Aerobic activity in cold, Cold Weather, Hiking and Camping
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Fit: Feels true to size
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Great 4 aerobic activity, Lightweight, Warm