At 448g (men’s L) the Mammut Albaron /Adamello is the lightest jacket in our test, and while it is certainly trimmed down to make that weight it still has some great features. It is made from Gore-Tex Pro Shell, as are many other jackets, but this feels like a thinner and therefore lighter version.
To maintain durability you get reinforcement on the shoulders. Like other jackets you get only two large chest pockets and a main front zip, and none of these has external stormflaps, so they may not be the most watertight designs around. But the pockets are not mesh-lined, so even if the zips leak you should remain dry inside the jacket. There are pit zips too for extra venting.
The jacket is quite short and the hem tended to ride up easier than other jackets when I raised my arms. The hood fitted and moved with the head well. It does not have a wired peak but the peak is lightly stiffened so hopefully it won’t distort as badly as a fully floppy peak.
The jacket comes in a men’s version (Albaron) and a women’s version (Adamello).
Weight 448g (men’s L)
Fabric 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell
Sizes men’s S-XXL (Albaron); women’s XS-XXL (Adamello)
External pockets 2
Wired hood No
Side vents yes
The weight of 448g is very impressive but the Mammut Albaron /Adamello is not as good as lower-priced options in terms of other features.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2011