Review: Mammut Broad Peak Hooded Down Jacket
I have been testing the Mammut Broad Peak Hooded Down Jacket. It claims to be warm, lightweight and durable. Here are my thoughts.
But first, a few words from Swiss pro alpinist, Dani Arnold, who has been using the Broad Peak jacket recently. He says: “This jacket almost always comes with me. I don’t know how many bivouac nights I have spent in the jacket.”
- Good warmth to weight ratio
- 800 fill down responsibly sourced down and feather filling
- Fabric: Pertex Quantum, which is a tightly woven structure of fine yarns to provide a light and soft fabric and allowing the insulation inside to fully loft.
- Pertex Y Fuse technology. Unique Y shaped yarn filaments create a tightly interlocking structure, which improves the downproof and water beading properties of the fabric.
- DWR treated (durable water repellent) to shed light rain and snow
- YKK Vision 2-way zip
- One-hand adjusted drawstring
- Elastic cuffs and hood edge
- Chin protector for zip
- Jacket packs into its own side pocket
- Male and female designs
- Weight: Women’s 330g; men’s weight: 380g
- RRP £269 (currently £189 on the Mammut website)
On test: Mammut Broad Peak Hooded Down Jacket
I was sent a size medium to try. It is a bit big for me but I was still able to review the jacket for warmth and quality.
The shape of the jacket is also quite square. I prefer a fitted jacket with a design to suit the female physique but I have not found the Mammut to be the most streamlined fit. It is good for adding extra layers underneath, however.
The jacket feels really lightweight; almost like it has been filled with air. It sort of floats around you, yet it’s still really nice and warm.
I have worn the jacket as a general kicking about jacket on chilly days and also on mountain tops when it has been properly cold and windy. Because the jacket is a bit big for me it fits over lots of layers.
I have found it is very good at keeping me warm and toasty.
I thought that the fabric did not look to be that durable because it is so light and silky but it has stayed in remarkably good condition. I have put it t the test by pushing past trees and through prickly bushes. It’s still looks good and has no obvious marks, tears or pulls.
Other features that I like include the two-way zip and the large zipped pockets. The pockets are useful for carrying bits and pieces and one also doubles as a place to stow a jacket when it is not being worn. It has a two-way zip so you can use it as a pocket and as a bag.
Mammut claims that the jacket packs down small. I don’t think it’s that small.
However, the jacket does offer a lot of warmth so I think the packed down size is okay. I just feel that Mammut is being a bit misleading when it states it packs down small.
The jacket is expensive at £269. In fact, Mammut are currently selling the jacket for £189 so perhaps they over-priced it at first.
I was sent the silver coloured jacket to test and while it looks smart it ends up getting dirty quite quickly. There are other colours and I would recommend buy a darker coloured jacket.
Overall the Mammut Broad Peak Hooded Down Jacket is a good quality jacket. It is lightweight, warm and seems to be made of durable and good quality materials. I just wish the shape was a little more flattering and I would prefer a cheaper price tag.