Mammut Kiruna 2010

The Mammut Kiruna general-purpose jacket uses Gore-Tex Performance Shell with nylon face for more durability; pit zips; main front zip gets double external stormflap; mesh lining adds comfort; two hip pockets; small chest pocket; unusual hood adjustment works well; slighter longer body than some. But 722g (size L) is heavy; hood does not roll into collar; pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; hood peak needs a wire stiffener.

The Mammut Kiruna’s good points don’t compensate for poor pocket access, so it’s not the ideal walking jacket.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010