The best so far, by a mile!
10 out of 10
In short one of the most practical and well made vests I have worn. With the best balance of warmth, wind proofing, design features and weight I have ever used for all outdoor activities.
I have been wearing the Mammut Ultimate SO vest almost constantly since March on ski tours, mountaineering trips , bike rides and any other excuses. It has performed marvellously in all activities and conditions scoring 10/10 with myself and my friends – who have tried not to give it back!
The high collar keeps out the wind and sun, the cut is snug enough to stop draughts at the arms and waist, whilst being long enough to minimise riding up when climbing or biking.
The windstopper fabric works well, wicks efficiently and dries in no time. The only extra I would like to see is a small chest pocket for phone, camera etc.
Why trust our review?
My name is Dougie and I have worked as an outdoor pursuits instructor for a number of years.
Based now in the English Lake District working mainly in the UK mountains, my own adventures have taken me all over the UK as well as the USA, Greenland and European mountain ranges.
Favourite activities are
- ski touring and in the last year or so…
- mountain biking
Favourite places in the UK:-
- Ski touring – Cairngorm Plateau (also least favourite)
- Mountaineering – The big scrambly hills of NW Scotland
- Biking – anywhere but into Sandwood Bay is current fav!
Sam Sykes Ltd