Mammut Jacket Have Adjustable Pockets
New Gore-Tex Pro Shell waterproofs allow you to configure your pockets for walking or climbing.
Posted: 18 February 2010
Shell jackets with adjustable
s which you can tailor to your sport are the latest
development from Mammut
in the shape of the Gore-Tex Pro Shell Albaron men's jacket - upper
image - and the Adamello jacket for women.
The idea is that you have your pockets in one configuration for walking
use, but then change them for climbing. Two-way zips on the large,
diagonal front pockets allow them to be top access or bottom access,
small or large depeding on your needs. You could, for example, move the
pocket openings to chest height for climbing use with a harness or
shift the zips downwards for handwarmer-height pockets on cold days.
Sounds interesting - we're not sure if the jackets are
compartmentalised internally to give upper and lower pocket bags, but
it would make sense. At least one Haglofs soft shell uses a similar
double-ended pocket zip, though in that case, the top half of the zip
accesses venting mesh rather than a pocket. Of course, if you're not a
pocket user, none of this will bother you over much,
The jackets are also very light - 440g for the Albaron and 370g for the
Adamello - feature a new hood desugn which, it says here, can be
adjusted vertically and horizontally and worn under a helmet, have
pit-zips, adjustable hems and an abrasion resistant print on both
shoulders and the hip area.
Prices are £330 for the men's jaket and £320 for
the women's version.
More information from www.mammut.ch
Discuss this story
For some values of "latest"... my Montane Krypton has twin ended zips on the venting pocket and I've had that for years!
I don't really see much point in multiple pocket bags. If you've got a harness on that should stop stuff slipping down to the bottom just as it stops you using the bottom end of the entrance.
Posted: 19/02/2010 at 14:10