Reviewed by JustaGuy from Santa Fe, NM on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Wooly Mammoth is a very versatile piece that features a lightweight 50/50 wool/poly blend, a soft hand with a brushed wicking interior, an OmniWick finish, zipper-less hand pockets, a chest pocket, a nice collar and no hem cords or elastic wrist cuffs. It can be worn in mild or cooler weather if you're hiking a slope or working because it wicks so well, or as a light mid under a shell. I'm tempted to say you could wear it as a base layer, but the wool might throw you. Great over base layer and under heavy mid in cold conditions. This also fits the bill in warmer weather on its own and has kept me from spending more money on one of those light soft shells that are all the rage. I think this is better: the wool insulates and it compliments any kind of poly or wool bottoms if you're into sets. (I wear it with SportHill Nomad bottoms when running.) It also works as well as my much more expensive midweight merino tops. My only rap, other than the boxy cut around the middle (I'm 6'1" 170 and find the medium fits pretty well, but I'm usually a large) is that it's not stretchy. They could've substituted 10% lycra for some of the poly, but that's nitpickin'. Oh, it also has weird hand pocket mesh liners (they're cut small and extend about halfway up the pocket) but I tuned it inside out and opened the side panel and they fit perfectly. Not sure why they call it "Mammoth"- it's definitely not a Woolrich piece or heavy boiled wool, but it's a winner!
Reviewed by David from Philly from Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Based on the description, I was expecting something more sweater-like and a little thicker. The color is great (I got the pewter) but the fabric is thin and feels a little flimsy. The pockets and zippers make it not so great for a layer for running in cold weather though. The jacket also runs big. I wear a size 41 suit and I ordered the large. I feel like I'm swimming in it.
Reviewed by Dolsey from Boston, MA on Friday, November 18, 2011
After reading the reviews, I had an idea what to expect but after wearing this thin jacket, I found it to be warmer than expected. It's just a thin nylon outer layer with a thin wool inner layer, looks like a track/warmup jacket. Good for days down to lower 50's or so. For what I paid for it, I actually like it allot.
Yes it is made with Omni Dry moisture transfering technology.|Omni-Dryâ„¢|ADVANCED EVAPORATION|Moisture transferring technology that moves and disperses sweat away from the body for quick evaporation, keeping you comfortable during physical activity.
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