james Badenwrote a review of Mammut Base Jump SO Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's on October 7, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Finally a soft shell made out the original Schoeller incredible fabric that is not a sweatbox. Not since the old Cloudveil Serendipity jacket has there been a soft shell that is tough as nails, super breathable and weather resistant like this. Seems like all new soft shells are like gore windstopper and others that are windproof and more water resistant, but don't breath at all. T hat is not the point of a soft-shell. It need to be tough and breathable. This Base Jump SO jacket is just that. Perfect for ski touring and ice climbing. This fabric can take a ton of abuse and water rolls right off of it. Best of all it is truly breathable but still blocks some wind. if you want waterproof throw on a hard shell. This thing also seems like a great value knowing it will last a long time. I'd say it runs true to size, has great sleeve length and if anything is an athletic fit, i.e., not big and boxy but just right.