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Softshell protection for hardcore ice climbers.
When the curtain finally forms on your mixed project, zip up the Mammut Men's Gipfelgrat Light Softshell Jacket and go to work. The highly abrasion-resistant Schoeller softshell fabric shrugs off harsh winter weather while the climbing-specific tailored sleeves and generous fabric stretch allow you to swing tools with complete freedom. The front zippered pockets are even positioned to allow access while you're wearing a pack or harness.
- Schoeller WB-400 softshell fabric repels wind and water, breathes, and resists wear and tear
- Coldblack fabric technology allows dark colors to behave like light colors, reducing the amount of heat absorbed in harsh sunlight
- Generous fabric stretch and climbing-specific front-reach sleeves allow you to move with complete freedom
- Helmet-compatible hood features a three-point adjustment system for a snug fit
- Reinforced hood shield stands up to gusty winds
- Long front pockets provide some ventilation when needed
- Extreme Duo Lock seams lie flat for comfort and dry far faster than traditional seams
- Front zippered pockets are positioned to allow access while wearing a pack or harness
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I understand this is more softshell than...
I understand this is more softshell than a rain jacket, but how waterproof / water resistant is this jacket? Any waterproof / breathability specs? thanks.
Most manufacturers don't actually give hard numbers for softshells. Since they're not fully waterproof, stuff like wind and temperature can affect how fast water soaks through, and it's hard to get consistent results.
Angus is correct in his general take on softshell jackets. I would add based on personal experience with the Mammut Gipfelgrat that, while it is not a rain jacket and is not truly waterproof) it will keep you dry in anything short of a strong downpour.
Took this jacket with me on a trip to Japan [mostly Tokyo area and a small city named Shimonoseki] in the third week of this past April. Unfortunately, I had bad weather for about a week straight; cloudy with rain on & off; daytime highs in the low 50s, nighttime lows in the low 40s; mild winds. Though it was never a downpour; this jacket did handle constant light rain without any problems / soak through. When I did start to get too hot from constant walking or trail hiking, you can pull down the front zippers to help cool off [the pockets are a perforated material]. I was very pleased with how well this jacket performed.
Curious to know why mammut decided to discontinue and swap it's previous gipfelgrat jacket which uses neoshell to this gipfelgrat light which uses schoeller wb 400.
The Gipfelgrat (Neoshell) and Gipfelgrat light (schoeller) were both from the same range they did not swap fabrics.