As light as a cloud, the ‘Stratus Hybrid Jacket’ combines an innovative mix of superior insulation and Soft Shell capabilities making this the ideal jacket for demanding cold-weather activities.
Although this jacket is not reversible, it is shown reversed in the multi-view to display its internal features.
Features SOFtech® technology which combines the second and third layers of clothing providing excellent protection in almost any weather condition. SOFtech® fabrics also promote good breathability and optimal temperature regulation.
Made with Pertex® microfiber that is superlight and rip-proof.
Full front zip closure.
Attached hood has great visibility and is quick and easy to adjust.
Two front hand warmer pockets with zip closure.
One externally accessible napoleon pocket.
Underarm zip vents.
Soft Shell arms and shoulders promote greater movement and breathability.
Articulated elbows for ease of movement.
One-hand adjust drawcord waist hem.
Fully insulated with Fiberfill up to the shoulders to protect against icy temperatures.
Too much fabric, difficult to wear and not really functional.
I just bought a bunch of Mammut gear that was on sale this summer and scooped the 2009/2010 edition of this jacket up for under $120. Even at that price I wasn't too happy with it.
PROS: An awesome looking jacket. Marmot and Berghaus have similar styled hybrid jackets but the Mammut Stratus is hands down the best looking one. The Hood is massive and warm. This hybrid is much warmer than I expected (due to the hood and the generous cut). High ventilation pockets ensures no conflict with a backpack's hip belt or climbing harness.
CONS: The cut is too generous for serious outdoor use. The hood is big and that is a plus but when not wearing the hood or the jacket zipped all the way up there seems to be extra fabric stuff that bunches up around the neck area which just gets annoying. That said this is not a light jacket. It is fairly heavy for the protection it offers. For example the Stratus Hybrid is 23 ounces and won't keep you warm past November in most parts of the world whiles the Patagonia Fitz Roy 800 Fill Down Hoody is around 16 ounces and will keep you toasty well below freezing. So this fact pretty much limits when you can wear it and what you can do with the Hybrid. The weight and bulk will not impress cold weather runners/bikers, climbers, mountaineering folks. So it is pretty much an Urban fashion jacket or Backcountry mid-layering piece.
The sleeves are short for the size whiles the torso and hem length is long for the size (and no I did not buy an irregular). This mismatched in sizing is awkward because you can't size down or up without sacrificing something.
The white lining material gets dirty fast and is very 'sticky' so it catches on and bunches up when layering fleece or wool fabric base layers underneath the Stratus Hybrid.
BOTTOM LINE: The Stratus Hybrid looks great but is not really functional at all to get my recommendation. If you are seeking this top I would recommend also looking at the North Face Crimptastic jacket. I wore that jacket last year and found it to be much more functional, light weight and easy to wear than the Stratus Hybrid.