I picked up the Mammut Eiswand Jacket because my favorite color is obnoxious orange, but it hasn’t gotten the hate it could when I wear it to work and class. Must be the mix of euro styling and beautiful blue details including reflective mammoths Mammut’s mascot, in case you thought it was an elephant).
Mammut Eiswand Jacket Review
I like to keep around a fivesome of fleeces, from casual to technical hooded wear. This fits into the more technical end, with a good stretch when needed and a nice breathable grid pattern. As part of the Mammut Extreme collection, the Eiswand is designed for a slim, athletic fit but moves well.
Pockets include a decent, passport-sized chest pocket and two hand warmer pockets which are small enough to not be overloaded and a weight issue but also capable of holding some snacks, glasses, or gloves.
However, the Mammut Eiswand Jacket remains useable in the city and is my choice for a mid layer that can be used in town as well. The grid fabric consists of a soft brushed bit surrounded by empty space, repeated thousands of times. This allows for good breath ability and a soft feeling when going shirtless of with a T shirt, which is a good option when paired with a good shell– Mammut’s Nordwand jacket is designed as part of the Extreme collection and fits outside like a glove.
As there is no hood, it is not my first choice for committed mountaineering or climbing, but anything that is mildly casual the Mammut Eiswand Pullover ($149.95) is well suited for, and can be worn to town as well.