Mammut Rime Pro Jacket (2014)

Being able to wear a warm jacket over a waterproof can be a real advantage in some situations, and the Mammut Rime Pro Jacket is designed to do just that. It has a hood with a wired peak, and drawcord adjustment at the face and back of head. But all three outside pockets are a bit small for OS maps. However, it has Velcro cuff adjustment, which few jackets here offer.

Sizes are men’s S-XXL only, and the fit isn’t as loose as the other jacket here designed to fit over a waterproof. The hood fit is particularly good though. Also, the adjustable cuffs mean you can get a great draught-blocking fit.

The Mammut Rime Pro Jacket is very comfortable when worn over a fleece or waterproof, but it’s quite heavy at 552g (size L) – so rucksack comfort will decrease if you’re carrying it around all day. The hood drawcords are comfortable too, as are those wrist adjustment tabs. A great choice for sitting around a chilly campsite in winter.

This jacket is warmer than the lighter jackets by a noticeable degree, making it better for use in the winter than in the summer. The insulation is Ajungilak OTI Climate, which is a polyester, and that’s protected by Pertex Endurance nylon.

The Mammut Rime Pro Jacket is relatively pricy, but a warmer jacket with more features than most so not bad value.

The ability to fit over a waterproof and more warmth than most jackets make the Mammut Rime Pro Jacket ideal for chilly winter camping, but it’s a bit heavy to carry in a pack.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine October 2014