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REVIEW: Mammut Taiss HS Hooded Jacket

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Top-end technical shells come at top-end prices. But if you don't require the ultimate in winter protection then you needn't spend so much. John McKenna trials a rather more affordable mountaineering shell, but one that still packs a punch in terms of breathability, fit and features: so how does he rate it?

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In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

£335 is not "less expensive" than any of the goretex I own!

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 TobyA 16:42 Thu
In reply to Stone Muppet:

> £335 is not "less expensive" than any of the goretex I own!

There aren't too many jackets made of Gore Tex and probably none made of Gore Tex Pro for less than that are there (excluding sales)?

Yes, some Gore Tex Paclite jackets are cheaper but mountain jackets made of GTX Pro all seem to be around 500 quid now. 

I've not tried this Mammut own brand material but they have a rep for making good mountain shells, if they can do that with a material that as John says seems the equal of GTX (particularly if he is comparing it with GTX PRO) but costing 2/3rds of the price, that sounds a good thing.

In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

I got my current gtx pro jacket (berghaus) for around £170, that was 6 or 7 years ago now. Maybe I'm just out of touch with inflation, but on the other hand there was plenty of nonsense on the market back then for £400+ as well. Grumpy old man vibes either way

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