one of the best softshell jackets on the market
This jacket offers everything you expect: great fit, arm zips for ventilation, highly breathable and awesome color ( I got the palau /turquoise). I wore it for hiking and it kept me warm but never got overheated. I do ski tours in the winter so it will be great for that too, with a merino wool shirt und a middle layer. Highly recommend this jacket, you will not regret it!
We have both the men's and women's jackets in our house and they are constantly being used by roommates and friends. We've had them for 2 1/2 years now and they have been incredible. Very Durable, only one scuff on the men's jacket after a bad rock climbing fall; actually, we were amazed there were no holes. Not the warmest jacket, you would want another one for winter, but great for the other three seasons! Men's fits a bit strange (large around belly/chest but not necessarily long enough), women's small has been spot on for most of the girls coming through the house. I expect to have this jacket for at least 5 more years, probably longer.
Great for on the move
I had been searching for a softshell like this for a while. I wanted something with a hood, light weight and with pit zips; finally!! This soft shell is great for high output activities in bad weather, like nordic skiing or backcountry touring. I do alot of such activities and historically I would get too hot and sweaty on the way up and then be cold on the way down. This jacket is just right in that it offers great protection from precipitation and wind, but when things heat up, it is not too bulky and you can just undo the pitzips. Therefore, less sweat on the way up to make you cold on the way down. My only small issue with the jacket is that i find it a little short (I am 5'5", 140 lbs, got the Med). Mammut may have made it shorter to reduce weight and bulk, I don't know. This isn't such a bit problem that I dislike the jacket or would reduce the rating, just pointing it out. Otherwise, the fit is true to size except maybe slighty roomy in the shoulders. On top of all this greatness, I got a wicked deal from Altrec; thanks!!