Mammut Ultimate Hoody (2012)

This is a midweight jacket, yet still one of the most technical on the market. Gore-Tex Windstopper fabric has been used to block out the breeze, which really increases the warmth-to-weight ratio. With membrane technology, the fabric can get a little warm, but there are a couple of huge vents running right up the sides. The inside is mesh-lined, as are the well-positioned pockets, so moisture is drawn away from the body. Opening the pockets also helps to vent heat too. There is a decent amount of stretch in the fabric and this, coupled with the athletic cut, means the jacket stretches well with the body. Thumb loops help to keep the sleeves in position and small but perfectly located panels protect key areas of wear.

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Gore-Tex Windstopper Soft-Shell 3-Layer

Weight: 541g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 01625 508218; www.mammut.ch

 

*Published in Country Walking magazine, Spring 12