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Mammut Mercury Jacket Review

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The Mammut Mercury Jacket has become my favorite jacket. From negative ten degree days on the slopes, to chilly July evenings in the mountains, this jacket has proven to be worth its weight in gold. The Mammut Mercury jacket is a lightweight fleece jacket with a low-profile hood, good looks, and zippered hand warmer pockets. It is great either layered or by itself.

Mammut 1Pros

  • The jacket is VERY soft. Even after several months’ worth of trips through the washing machine, it’s still soft.
  • The low-profile hood is warm and soft and it will also fit under a helmet. When the jacket is fully zipped up, the hood sits close to your face and will not blow off in a stiff wind.
  • Fleece is naturally hydrophobic— meaning it naturally sheds water. On a Tenkara fishing trip, the bank I was standing on collapsed and I fell into deep water. I was wearing my Mammut Mercury jacket, which got soaked. However, after ringing it out and an hour in the sun, it was dry.

Cons

  • This is one good-looking jacket. My first one was stolen off the back of my seat in a restaurant when I went to use the restroom. Don’t let yours out of your sight.

Mammut 2The Mercury Jacket by Mammut is a great multi-use jacket. It is light, packable, and most importantly comfortable. If you are looking for a lightweight jacket that can double as a base layer for cold winter days, but that is still perfect throughout the year, the Mercury could be exactly what you are looking for.

Manufacturer: Mammut
Date available: Currently Available
MSRP: $139.00
Listed Weight: 15 ounces
Actual Weight: 13 ounces
Materials: Pontetorto® Technopile® fleece

Isaac Tait is the Gear Manager for Seattle Backpackers Magazine. Since he was a child he has been an avid outdoorsman and enjoys backpacking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, Tenkara fly fishing, canoeing, and canyoneering. He is also a US Marine with two tours overseas under his belt. He is a member of the American Alpine Club (AAC), Mountain Rescue Association (MRA), American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), Access Fund, and Trout Unlimited. In his spare time he can be found exploring the wild-lands and guiding Tenkara, skiing, and Mount Fuji trips in Japan.

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