If you’re looking for one jacket for year-round use, the Mammut Kento HS Hooded is ideal.
- Perfect weight for year-round use
- The membrane is stickier on the skin than many other jackets
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.
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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.
• 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.
Vermont-based writer, photographer and adventurer, Berne reports on hiking, biking, skiing, overlanding, travel, climbing and kayaking for category-leading publications in the U.S., Europe and beyond. In the field, she’s been asked to deliver a herd of llamas to a Bolivian mountaintop corral, had first fat-biking descents in Alaska, helped establish East Greenland’s first sport climbing and biked the length of Jordan. She’s worked to help brands clean up their materials and manufacturing, and has had guns pulled on her in at least three continents.
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