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MAMMUT Adrenaline Jacket 2011
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MAMMUT Adrenaline Jacket 2011

 
MAMMUT Adrenaline Jacket 2011

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Object Title: MAMMUT Adrenaline Jacket 2011

Manufacturer: Mammut

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Page By: delmarco

Created/Edited: Jan 5, 2012 / Feb 24, 2012

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Product Description

Strong and durable 3-layer GORE-TEX® jacket with elongated back section. Suitable for touring in extreme weather conditions.

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-Robust and reinforced weather protection jacket offering reliable protection in high alpine terrain

-New hood design, can be adjusted vertically and horizontally, helmet-compatible
-2 large front pockets with 2-way zips

-Underarm ventilation with spray proof 2-way zip

-Drawcord hem, adjustable using one hand

-Shoulder print

-Pre-shaped sleeves with Velcro cuffs

-Spray proof YKK zippers

Optimally suitable for
Expeditions, Backpacking, Classical Alpinism
Suitable for
Skitouring / Backcountry Skiing, Multipitch Rockclimbing, Via Ferrata, Mountain Hiking, Mixed- and Iceclimbing




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Features

Fabric: GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® 3-Layer
GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® 3-Layer
This fabric is distinguished by its highly textile surface and its pleasantly soft feel against the skin. Yet the surface is still very durable. Weight: 125 g. Watercolumn: 28000mm.
Composition 1
Outer material
Polyamide 100.0 %
Inner material
Polyester 100.0 %
Membrane material
Polytetrafluorethylene 100.0 %


Weight: g 500 grams

Price: $579



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delmarcoGreat Jacket but pricey!

Voted 5/5

Because this jacket is advertised as such I've used it as my Winter shell for the 11/12 season. Sadly this year the North East/USA has seen virtually no snow or ice with average Winter daytime temps somewhere in the 50 Fahrenheit Degrees range. So my review is limited to warm dry 3 season conditions since I did not ice climb or ski/snowboard at all this season. I did venture out on several winter hikes and even attempted a Hudson River paddle in the middle of January on a 58 degree day.

PRO:
-Easy to wear. wears lighter than it looks.
-Mammut's quality tailoring gives a great fit with articulated arms minus the extra fabric and gimmicks.
-Shoulder hypalon reinforcements are seamlessly integrated into the fabric and are very grippy/practical when shouldering packs or gear slings.
-Two way pocket zippers are a neat idea that I also found practical.
-Mammut uses two types of fabric. A stretchy lighter silky feel nylon blend in the torso area (for weight savings, flex and breath-ability) and a stiffer blend along the hood, sleeves, shoulders and waist (for durability reasons)
-Deep multi-adjustable hood fits over a helmet and the flared pleated cuffs will cinch over mitts/gloves.
-Hood is designed to stay put when not in use. In other words it does not flap around or get in the way when not being worn.
-Not one, not two but THREE interior pockets! you get one small zippered pocket inside the left chest area and two large mesh stow pockets on each side. These are so well integrated into the jacket you wouldn't know they were there until you looked. Also when the pockets are stuffed with stuff the tailoring is such that the jacket remains balanced on the body even if you have heavier items in one pocket.

CONS:
-Expensive or rather I should say Made In China but retails at $579 USD. That said this is the first MAMMUT jacket I ever bought that is made in China and I've been wearing the brand since 2001. It is also the single most expensive MAMMUT jacket I ever bought that was not part of the MAMMUT EXTREME line.

-For Americans used to the big broad tailored cut from brands like Arcteryx, North Face and Patagonia note that this jacket is cut slim. I'm 5'8" 155lbs and the medium barely fits me (see pictures) when wearing 3 layers under. It is actually the torso that is cut slim especially at the hips but the sleeves and shoulders are cut normal.
-For the Backcountry crowd (skiers and snowboarders) this jacket does not have a powder skirt or beacon pocket. Mammut does have a similarly style Alyeska jacket specifically made and specifically priced (very high) for the Backcountry crowd.

BOTTOM LINE: The Adreneline is a very durable jacket that is well designed and constructed by Mammut. However, I didn't think this jacket is worth the steep price tag. I got mine on sale for under $300 and if you can get one for a good price I highly recommend this jacket. Americans and Canadians that are used to the overly sized Patagonia/Arc'teryx/TNF jackets may definitely want to size up for this jacket.

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