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Versatile jacket to open up the possibilities.

Whether your weekend plans include a multi-pitch climb or a backcountry tour, the Mammut Ultimate Hooded Softshell Jacket features WindStopper fabric to block wind, expel excess heat, and shed light rain or snow.
  • Enhanced WindStopper material blocks ridgeline gusts, breathes well during your ascent, and sheds light rain and snow
  • DWR coating encourages water and melting snow to bead up on the fabric's surface without affecting the garment's overall breathability
  • Full-length underarm vents lend airflow and increase evaporation when you work up a sweat
  • Articulated elbows mimic the normal anatomical shape of your arms and provide greater freedom of movement
  • Thumb loops prevent the sleeves from riding up your arms

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5 5

Best Jacket Ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My favorite jacket ever! Snowboarding, Hiking, Camping, etc.

Just wish I had one in every color. Mammut rocks!

2 5

Bad Zipper

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this jacket for a couple years, and always avoided using it. The zipper has been a pain since day one, always taking a lot of fiddling to get it to zip properly. The pit zips running all the way down the side with no way to hold it down causes the side to constantly be slightly unzipped which gets annoying when in snow or wind. I keep wanting to like it, but so far have been unable. Overall I think the material used is great, super durable and windproof, however I think Mammut has really dropped the ball on zippers, (friends of mine have had similar problems on other Mammut jackets), the overall design of this jacket could really be improved.

3 5

Wind stopper, not so stopping

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

Bought this coat for my husband and he liked it, didn't love it. He felt there was a design flaw in the wind stopping action with the thumb holes and that you couldn't cinch the bottom closer to your waist, allowing wind in. We have several 'active' coats already and he enjoyed this coat for other features, but not enough to keep it.

5 5

Love this coat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Love this coat so much I bought another... Great mid layer for cold days on the slopes. I'm 6'3 215 and the xl fits perfect. on a warmer day I wear this coat with a base under. Stops all wind and is very stylish

4 5

Solid climbing softshell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

The Mammut Ultimate hooded Softshell is a go to piece for alpine climbing and bluebird skiing. I have used this jacket on several alpine climbs and I love its uber-simplicity. The minimal lining and underarm vents let you manage your own temp control while the Windstopper membrane keeps the wind from changing the game plan on you mid climb. The fit is trim without being constrictive and at 6'0" 180 lbs, I can fit a medium, but chose a Large for layerability. My only complaint is with the length of the underarm vents which extend all the way to them hem of the jacket. I like the idea of a long vent, but I don't think anything was accomplished by making it a full side zip. I trust Mammut's quality but I am apprehensive about zippers wearing down overtime. Other things to note are that the zipper is lined up on the left (euro) side of the closure, and is a two way zipper.

What does it Weigh? I can not find...

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What does it Weigh? I can not find average on my scale.

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I'm seeing just over a pound depending on size.

5 5

Top 5 all time gear purchases

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I know. Bold claim. But I've probably gotten more use out of this jacket than any other gear. I bought it 3 years ago for backcountry ski days, and have used it pretty much every day since on my bike commute in San Francisco as well.

It breaths incredibly well, deals with light rain (although if it dumps you're getting wet, that's not what this shell is for), and fits great. It's also bomb proof. I'm known for tomahawking about once every 4 runs, and this jacket has held up through some vicious wipe outs.

It's a really versatile piece. If you're in the market for a soft shell, this is your answer. I'm 5'7", 140lbs and the small fits like a glove.

5 5

Worth the money

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket has proven to be the most versatile jacket in my "collection". It works well for everything from cool spring mornings to bitter cold winter winds. It also has more ventilation than I think I could ever use with pit-zips extending all the way from the waist to the elbow.

It has a very slim fit, but if I had sized up to layer underneath the sleeves would have been way too long for me. As it is I stay very warm with a hooded wool mid-layer.

I use this jacket for ski touring and alpine climbing and it has been great. The material hasn't shown any serious deterioration despite deep arm barring on granite walls, so it certainly will last for a while. The only problem with this jacket for climbing is that it does not fit a helmet well. It looks goofy but if the weather takes a bad turn I am forced to put the helmet over the hood.

Worth the money
5 5

Truly the ultimate...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Never thought it would live up to the price, boy was I wrong. Can be worn year round as outer layer, base layer, or your walk in the park jacket. Regardless of where I'm going I wear or take the ultimate along.

A must for any backcountry skier's collection. Great venting thanks to the full-length pit zips - elbow to waist. Sheds water but definitely not water proof.

Could benefit from a few more pockets and helmet friendly hood. Otherwise, this jacket is a must.

More athletic fit so if you really want to layer up under the Ultimate size up... or just wear that puffy on top.

5 5

I sized up...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this jacket for about a year now. It is RAD! Love the thing. I use it primarily to tour in. It is great because I can comfortably wear it on the up hill climbs. I've owned other Windstopper products but they never breathed as good as this one. It's awesome! The fabric feels great, almost like a hoody but waterproof.
I normally wear a Medium in most things but with this jacket after trying on the Medium and Large I went with the Large. I am 5'8" 145 lbs and have a 41" chest.
You may want to size up. I have room to layer for resort skiing

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Oh and just to add, it does have thumb holes in the sleeves. I don't really use them but see how some people would be stoked on this feature.

Can you fit a climbing helmet (Mammut El...

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Can you fit a climbing helmet (Mammut El Cap) under the hood of this jacket and still have good head mobility?

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Yes, I have used the hood with a helmet before and it works fine with plenty of room for head movement, though I will say the hood space is not as large as what you get out of Arc'Teryx softshells.

5 5

Excellent jacket however lots of $$'s

Love the jacket . . . may favorite so far. Clear that this is top of the line gear however a little pricey if cost is an issue.

5 5

Dry = Warm

This is a great jacket! I used it extensively this last winter as my back country skiing/ski mountaineering jacket. The features that set it apart from other jackets are it's ability to dump heat and moisture on the up track. I tend to run hot and moisture management can become a problem especially when there is some kind of precipitation. This is the best jacket that I have found that keeps me comfortable and not clammy when skiing uphill while it is snowing. The "pit zips" go from the elbow to the hem at the waist and the arms are articulated so you can climb in the jacket and is stays tucked into your harness. The thumb loops are also a nice feature that I find my self using alot

Dry = Warm
4 5

Good, with one problem

Overall, a good jacket. I'm 5.8, 150, the medium is fine, jut a little oversize, but perfect to fit a couple of layers underneath. It is light, wind proof and water resistant, wore it with one base layer and a sweater on a really cold day in the mountains ( single digits). This was rather surprising, bacuse it's not insulated. You'll have to be moving around pretty intensely, however, it's not made for standing around for too long.
Also OK to wear as a regular jacket/windbraker in the city, since it's pretty neat and low profile.
One problem though: the inside pocket ripped up, right across the stitch. I had my car keys in it and thought I'd lost them. This is not good, especially from Mammut! I've had cheaper, no name jackets that held up forever! I ended up finding the keys in a side pocket, where they fell into, through the hole in the stitch (these two pockets were only separated by that one line of stitch that tore up) so the two pockets are now one..

To sum up, it's nice and stylish, and the material is top quality.. but what's up with that stitching job, Mammut??

5 5

Great Jacket, Lacks on Water-Resistance

This is one of my favorite jackets - it keeps me warm while keeping the cold wind out and cool in a warm rain. Thing is, during this rain, it can show the weakness of its water resistance. I was outside in a heavy downpour for 5 minutes with wind, and my elbows started to get wet, and then the water started to get through everywhere.

HOWEVER, I still love the jacket. And it does say "water resistant in light rain" in the description. So, that's my own issue for not reading and having unrealistic expectations. I just wanted to let anyone else looking at this jacket to know this :)

I would recommend to a friend, and will buy from them again!

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Yep, softshells won't hold up to heavy rain like a true waterproof-breathable shell would. But by that same property of softshell jackets (ie, not being waterproof), they breath much better than any WPB shell would, while still providing decent protection from the elements (wind, snow, light rain).

Softshells are generally a great option as an outer layer for high output activities in winter (ie, ice climbing, snowshoeing, skiing), where you can layer highly breathable insulation (think high loft fleeces like an R3 or R4) underneath and don't need to worry about wind robbing you of body heat.

5 5

Bomber, Love it!

Top quality in every respect. I wear it as a mid layer, as an outer shell and just bumming around town.

Great features, cuts the wind and breathes like crazy for high intensity backcountry pursuits. Full length pit zips are easy to use.

Sheds light snow and drizzle.

If I had to find one knock its that it doesn't have a chest pocket otherwise it integrates well with my Nordwand jacket and works well on its own as a shell down to about minus 10C.

5 5

First Mammut Product Very Impressed

This is my first Mammut purchase (although not my first softshell) and I am extremely impressed. The Quality is top notch. The DWR has held up very well for me and it still beads up quite well even on the shoulders after wearing a pack with it frequently. The softshell is very soft and it's warm for what it is.
Although BackCountry lists the seams as taped they are not. And I'm not aware of a Windstopper softshell that is. In fact the retailer I picked mine up from (at 50% off) told me Gore does not like manufacturers to tape the seams on windstopper products as they don't guarantee the waterproof on them. Not sure how accurate that is but I thought I would pass it along. Still without seam tape I haven't gotten wet in it, and I have used it disc golfing in a fairly heavy downpour for 3+ hours while carrying a backpack. The fabric on the shoulders under the straps was wet towards the end but I was dry on the inside. Also I have yet to feel wind through the fabric even sticking my arm out the window at 80mph for example. So the laminate definitely does its job. My only gripes are minor 1. The two way zipper can be a pain line up when putting the jacket on, and 2. The side zippers (which allow you to unzip it up to the bicep like a poncho) don't have anything to keep them completely closed so they will open just barely. Like I said just a gripe nothing serious. The addition of the thumb loop is very nice to keep your hands somewhat warm/shielded. And the length of the arms is perfect so that even when taking advantage of the thumb loops the arms don't pull to tight or become uncomfortable.
Mammut has an excellent warranty and I have yet to see any reason I'll need it.
In closing I'll definitely be purchasing more Mammut products in future and if they do a significant revision of this jacket I'll buy another one.

5 5

They sure got the name right!

I'm 6'2" 187lbs and the Large fits perfectly. I have just enough room under the jacket to fit a base layer. The sleeves are just right too. Not overly long like some have described. Of course, everyone is different and what woorks for me might not work for you. I'm slim, with long arms and broad shoulders, and again, this jacket fits me to a T. Cheers Backcountry for all your help! I'm glad I didnt get that medium!

5 5

all purpose

this is a great all purpose jacket. i wear it running, cycling, spring skiing, and to the bar. it is very comfortable. regualr fit. sold all my other non-skiing softshells!

Wat's the difference between this new...

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Wat's the difference between this new version and the 2009 version?

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The newer version has some spots like the elbows which have some dimpled material which is more abrasion resistant. Other then that they are quite similar.

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