Trailbosswrote a review of Mammut Runbold HS Thermo Hooded Jacket - Men's on February 21, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
The last few years I have come to really like Mammut gear. Generally it is durable and a good investment. After not being impressed with a Mammut down coat (which I was able to sell), and being underwhelmed by a Mammut synthetic puffy made for a certain "Co-Op" store, I looked to this model as a replacement. So far so good.
I tried it out "around town" for a couple days and was pretty happy. The real test would be on a cold ski weekend at Grand Targhee, Wyoming. Overall I am very happy. It provided ample warmth on a day where there was wind, snow, and temps around 20 F. It kept me dry and provided good warmth for its light weight.
The biggest things I like--this is a refined model by Mammut. It looks sharp, is lighter weight, and has nice zippers that are easy to open. I love that the face fabric is a bit more durable than lighter and easy-to-tear fabrics that a lot of other puffies have. The insulation is distributed such that the core has a bit more insulation and the arms have a little less insulation to allow for a better fit and less bulk. It works. There are three generous pockets that allow you to put in items for a typical day--camera, granola bar, hat, etc. The hood is easy to adjust and fits over a ski helmet easily. Moisture control was very good--I did not drown in my own perspiration.
This coat was warmer than last year's version of the Mammut Cruise HS. That coat, however, has more pockets, a heavier face fabric, a powder skirt, belay zipper on the front, pit zips, and is beefier. This one is lighter and more refined.
The only improvements I would like are pit zips for ventilation and/or a belay zipper on the front for venting. I found that I was able to cool off by removing a layer and unzipping the front just a bit.
The red color is awesome.
A very nice addition to my kit. Very impressed and renews my faith in Mammut!