Mammut Ridge (men’s)/Bumblebee (women’s) 2009

The Mammut Ridge/ Bumblebee multi-activity jacket weighs 346g (men’s Ridge size L); DryTech 2.5 layer very waterproof and very breathable fabric; pit zips; hood movement is very good. But hood cannot be rolled down; higher price brings better condensation control; hip pocket access easily obscured by rucksack belts; hood does not protect much of face; no reflective piping.

 

Verdict: The Mammut Ridge/ Bumblebee multi-activity jacket is a reasonable low-priced option but others are better.

 

First published in Trail magazine November 2009