Mammut Ultimate Jacket
This is an excellent soft shell for hiking, climbing,…
Price Paid: $70
This is an excellent soft shell for hiking, climbing, or biking. It has an excellent fit, but does run on the small size. I'm 5'10" 190 lb and usually wear a medium to large, but had to get an XL in in this jacket. The thumb loops are really nice and the jacket overall is extremely comfortable. I've worn it out in about 40F with wind and was not cold at all.
The only reason this jacket doesn't get 5 stars is because the double zipper on the jacket can be a little tough to get started and it lacks and side pockets with which to warm your hands. It does have side zips that run the length of the jacket, so I would recommend this jacket for climbing or running in cool but not cold weather.
I had been shopping softshells for a while when I…
Price Paid: $129
I had been shopping softshells for a while when I came across the Ultimate. I have been out on cool mornings that turned into hot days and only took the jacket off when I realized I was the only one still wearing mine. The pit zips go all the way to the waist and allow for as much breathability as you want. It kept me dry in the drizzle, warm in the cool weather, and cool in the warmth. It weighs very little for such versatility.
I am very impressed and glad I shopped around (I found it on clearance at Sierra's Boise store). You can spend a lot more out there. The design is very efficient and has one napoleon pocket. The lack of hand pockets and the fact that I've only had it for a few months are the only reason I left off a star. Once it stands the test of time, I will increase my rating to 4.5.
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The Mammut Ultimate Jacket is the next step for THE Soft Shell jacket: a modern jacket design based on the robust WINDSTOPPER material developed exclusively with Gore, featuring 2-tone backing. All the essential features, e.g. the 2-way front zip, spacious pockets, waistband, etc. have been kept.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Mammut Men's Ultimate Hooded Softshell Jacket utilizes a Gore Windstopper membrane for excellent wind-resistance and breathability while you're climbing. Articulated elbows ensure a full range of motion whether you're sending or belaying, and underarm zippers provide the ventilation and airflow your hard-working body needs. Mammut also added an adjustable hood, pre-shaped thumbholes that stay closed and out of the way when not in use, two side pockets that are always accessible even with a harness or backpack on, and an internal media pocket to protect your phone.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Ultimate Jacket from Mammut is an expedition ready, soft shell built for wind resistance, breath-ability, and flexibility, wherever the adventure finds you. Enhanced with GORE-TEX WindStopper 3-layer fabric, this jacket offers a highly elastic fit for total freedom of movement with a very strong membrane backing for weather resistance that blocks wind and sheds light rain or snow. Ideal for climbing and other pursuits where movement and streamlined fit are essential. The jacket is additionally equipped with two zippered hand pockets, one zippered inside pocket, and timeless quality from Mammut.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . The ultimate soft shell for hardcore backcountry adventure, Mammut's Ultimate Hoodie jacket boasts Gore Windstopper(R) soft shell fabric for maximum windproofness, moisture resistance and superior mobility. Available Colors: BERNY BLUE, BLACK/JUNGLE, GREEN PEPPER, BLACK, ORION, WOODBINE, FIRE, BLACK/CYAN, SALSA, PRUNE, DOLPHIN, TWILIGHT, ROSEMARY/BASILIC, DARK SPRING, MERLIN/DARK MERLIN, IVY, GRAPHITE, BLACK/PERIDOT, YELLOW/ENSIGN, INFERNO, IMPERIAL, PERIDOT. Sizes: L, M, S, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
With unparalleled wind protection and stretchy weather resistance, it's no wonder Mammut Men's Ultimate Hooded Softshell Jacket got its name. This versatile shell fends off all but the worst storms while remaining highly breathable, and its Gore Windstopper shell fabric makes it ideal for exposed alpine pursuits. Underarm zips dump heat on long ridge slogs or skin tracks, and cuff thumb loops provide extra hand protection.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version