The Mammut Aenergy Light ML Hooded Jacket is a technical and breathable midlayer jacket. It’s designed to be fast drying, wind protecting, UPF 35+ and have an athletic fit.
The important element of this jacket is the different fabrics. The first is Pontetorto DryFast material, which is located on the back and under the arms to prevent overheating. This fabric is also quick drying and provides moisture release so it allows sweat to easily escape.
Warm Pontetorto TecnoStretch is used on the front of the jacket to provide wind protection.
The athletic fit offers a snug fit and the tight-fitting hood can be worn under a helmet.
- Two hand pockets with zips
- UV35+ fabric protection
- Weight: 435g
- SRP: £100.
The look and feel of the jacket is good quality and athletic. It ticks all the boxes for practical uses for climbing, hiking, ski touring and even running.
It’s a jacket that offers good versatility and could be worn as an outer layer or as a mid-layer.
I like the use of different fabrics in different areas of the jacket. I have found hybrid style jackets to be really useful and practical.
The design is well thought out because is uses the windproof fabric at the front, where you most need it, and highly breathable and stretchy fabric in areas where you sweat most, such as the back and under the arms.
The G-Force, who has been testing the jacket, said: “The different fabrics work really well. When I was working hard, walking uphill in the Cairngorms to reach a climbing route I found the front of the jacket and the hood kept out the cold wind yet the side panels – under the armpits – and the back allowed my sweat to get out so I didn’t end up damp.
“In fact, I was amazed because I was able to wear the jacket all day, even after the hike in and during the climb. Usually I have to change my top due to wet sweat but the Mammut jacket dried out quickly when we stopped to do the climb so I stayed comfortable in it.
“The hood was also really comfortable under my climbing helmet and the jacket fits neatly so I could also wear it under a warmer jacket when I was standing still and belaying my climbing partner.
“It’s a really handy jacket to have and to be able to wear it all day is excellent.”
The pockets are well located above hip height so they are accessible when wearing a rucksack or a climbing harness.
There is only a men’s version of this jacket and it would be nice to have a women’s version available.
The jacket is a little on the small side. If you prefer it to be snug fitting but not overly tight, I suggest you go up a size.
Overall, this is a great jacket and a fairly reasonable price. Many jackets of this type are around the £100 mark. If you search on-line you can find it for around £20 less than SRP.