Mt. Baker Washington, Squamish and Manning Park in British Columbia.
First off the Mammut quality is in this jacket, very well made and fits well. The jacket is not as heavy as I hoped however under a shell it keeps the wind at bay. I wore it on a bluebird outing at about -5C and was warm, the hood really is snug fitting for when the breeze kicks up. I just had a merino wool base layer underneath and did not feel cold or clammy at any point. Overall I'm impressed with this jacket and will no doubt be wearing it a lot in the future. The hood really does fit snugly and does not impair vision when you turn your head. Will be great for climbing!
That pretty much sums it up, this top is great if you sweat plenty on your climbs. Even if you have to wear it for a couple days people won't avoid you! Wicks moisture very well, and is fitted nicely, my only complaint is it could have a mock neck for cooler days other than that this thing is bomb proof. Washes nicely and dries quickly too. I recommend it highly as I certainly will be purchasing more or similar Marmot products.
Can't begin to tell all the compliments I've received on this jacket, love the color too (purple)! It is quite different from earlier versions of the Power Stretch, this one I find fits better and is warmer. It layers nicely under a shell, but not zip-in. The chest pocket is great for the small things you need when the snow is blowing sideways and don't want to open your jacket all the way. All in all this is a great product from Marmot.
As I already own a pair of these boots which are now about 8 years old, I thought it prudent to buy the successor, they look similar although they forgot the fuzzy lining throughout the whole boot on this newer model. Awesome boots for snowshoeing or if you have to stand around in the cold. They have a large enough toe box,( a great feature of Solomon) and are roomy enough to wear the nice thick wool socks. Really comfortable and stylish...although a young child did think I was a penguin.
I love all the Marmot fleece, however this one is great as it is a little more stretchy. The fact that it wicks moisture away from the body is one of the big pluses.It fits so that you could layer over or under if needed, and nicely long enough that it doesn't ride up under your pack and expose your back. My only negative comment could be that the hood is non adjustable and will slide down over your eyes when you put a shell over and wear that hood too. Great bright colors.
Bought this jacket for those colder, windier days. Great jacket for keeping warm after summiting, where you usually hit those nasty cold winds. Wore this on a snowshoeing outing at about zero celcius. It packs well and weighs virtually nothing in the pack, being able to snug the hood close to the head also helps. I haven't worn it with a helmet yet but it seems large enough to fit over one. A bit pricy but well worth the money.
This is a great layering article, or just plain comfy and cute on it's own. The fit is true to size and doesn't get uncomfortable under a shell. I've found it warm to about zero degrees under a shell or light insulating jacket such as the Rab Xenon. I really like all the Mammut products, as I own a few others. I have the outline fleece and will probably use this under it in the springtime for snowshoeing or climbing. The Yampa fleece holds up well in the wash, I don't use the dryer for any of my outdoor clothing so no experience with shrinkage. I can only say" I love the Mammut clothing line".
I primarily snowshoe in the winter and have use these gloves on my latest outings....they are great for cool to cold temperatures. The pre-curving of the fingers works well and they are not so cumbersome to dis-allow you to manipulate zippers on jackets, packs etc. They are not fitted to use a liner in them so pack a spare pair for when the temps begin to warm up. If you do end up sweating in them they dry quickly if you hang them off your pack as you go. All in all a great product from Mountain Hardware!!
I used these glasses on a recent ascent in variable conditions, they never fogged or obscured my vision...save for the trip down in the fog and mist, and I attribute the fogging to the changing temperature and rain/mist that was going by. I own the julbo nomad photochromic as well and find my eyes are a tad sore after a few days on the glacier. Not so with the Explorer. By far the best glasses I've purchased to date. Don't hesitate get them!!
First off this is NOT a jacket!, well that is unless you live in a very moderate climate. I assumed I could wear it over a base layer for shoulder season hiking or snowshoeing on nice days, however it is too light for that. I find it is good to wear with jeans just for kicking about. The Mammut quality is there and the fabric is very nice next to the skin. It will make a nice cover-up for evenings around the campfire or in the backyard.
Overall I'm disappointed that this is not a performance garment. Thank goodness it was on sale!
Wore this snowshoeing today, it was great with just a merino top underneath. The stretchy panels underneath the arms and down the side let the sweat out...so no overheating today. Even though it wasn't all that cold -5C I felt warm and toasty, was quite pleased with the wind resistance of the jacket also, it was nice not to have to drag out the down at the top, where the wind always is when you want to have a lunch break.
I love the fact it is so stretchy as well, no pulling up under the pack when making those big steps or scrambling up a side hill. The hood is a bit large but it's meant to fit over a helmet, but wasn't too distracting over a toque. Thinner than the Marmot Power Stretch, but I'd have to say better quality.
What is the quality difference between the Marmot CQM, and Western Mountaineering Bison Gore, other than the Gore material and price?
By far the best softshell pants I've ever worn/bought. At first I thought they might be too stiff however I tested them out during a particularly nasty day on the slopes, they shed the precip quite nicely and even at -10 with a "Whinny the Poo" blustery wind I was toasty warm with just a light pair of merino long johns underneath. I will be trying them out on a summit trip soon, but so far I love them. Worth every penny. The only downside is I am 5'2" so they are a tad long with just hiking boots, but they fit great over ski boots.
Write your question here...I am hoping these boots are crampon compatable. I have the Black Diamond Sabretooth crampons, will I be able to use them with these boots?
As per usual Salomon has not let me down, these are great boots for almost all terrain, there was no break in period. I threw my orthotics in and away I went on a 25km trek. I found the ankle support good and the tread was sufficient enough for a bit of a scramble. I will always buy this brand as they seem to fit my feet, I love the roomy toe box. I haven't tried them with anything more than a 30 pound pack, so we shall see how the boot holds on the overnighters, with a bigger pack.
Awesome boot, there is plenty of room for my wide feet and a substantial pair of socks. Highly recommend them.
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