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Mammut Kento HS Hooded women’s waterproof jacket review: a fantastic jacket for year-round use

Whatever the seasons throw at you, the Mammut Kento HS Hooded is a great choice

Mammut Kento HS Hooded
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Our Verdict

If you’re looking for one jacket for year-round use, the Mammut Kento HS Hooded is ideal.

For

  • Perfect weight for year-round use

Against

  • The membrane is stickier on the skin than many other jackets

First impressions

The most robust mountain-focused jacket in the test, the Mammut Kento HS Hooded has the heft to protect from extreme weather, including wind, rain, sleet, and more. The hood is compatible with alpine ski and climbing helmets and all of the jacket’s zippers are waterproof, including its pit zips. They’re accessible with a harness on.

The hood and hem adjust with drawcords, and the cuffs adjust with Velcro straps. The Polyamide face, polyurethane membrane jacket is Bluesign-certified and uses a durable water repellent that is PFC-free. Fair Wear certification means that Mammut is working towards systematically improving working conditions throughout its supply chain.

Specifications

Price: $229 (US) / £190 (UK)
Sizes: XS–XXL
Weight: 372g / 13.1oz
Waterproofing Technology: Mammut dry technology pro
Colors: Sunset / Freesia / Sapphire / Black

In the field

A jacket capable in all four seasons, the Mammut Kento HS Hooded has a more generous cut than many of Mammut’s very Euro-styled jackets. I often size up when I wear Mammut gear. With this jacket, I didn’t have to.

It was super weather-protective, and also extremely well-vented thanks to the long pit zips. So not only did I wear this jacket in summer squalls but for spring skiing, fall backpacking, and canoe trips.

Oversized hand pockets were big enough to hold my backcountry ski climbing skins. The medium-cut was perfect with softshell pants or rain pants. The hem didn’t ride up. And the robust but light jacket stuffed inside my ski pack and backpack easily.