Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.
Now in their 150th year Mammut present the Eiger Extreme collection. Extremely durable, extremely weatherproof and extremely striking, this new alpine range from Switzerland builds on past successes and meets the very highest quality requirements
The product selection covers the most important requirements for extreme mountain pursuits and meets the highest quality requirements. Abrasion resistant textiles and new combinations of materials withstand extreme mechanical strains and offer maximum protection against climatic influences. To achieve these aims, in its product development Mammut works closely with selected partners such as Gore-Tex, Schoeller, Polartec and YKK. Designs that have been perfectly synchronised with body movements and innovative detail solutions provide for optimum comfort and functionality.
The collection is now available from selected stockists in the UK.
Gipfelgrat Soft Shell Jacket (Polartec NeoShell)
The latest innovative waterproof soft shell jacket for technical alpine use, all year round and in all weather conditions. The jacket has all the required features and an optimal temperature for use on the mountain.
The Climbers Shop: Ambelside: 015394 32297 www.climbers-shop.com
George Fisher Keswick: 017687 72178 www.georgefisher.co.uk
Kountry Kit: Tavistock: 01822 613089 www.kountrykit.com
Outside/The Square: Hathersage: 01433 651 936 www.outside.co.uk
V12 Outdoor: Llanberis 01286 871534 www.v12outdoor.com
Tiso Aberdeen: 01224 634934 www.tiso.com
Tiso Rose St, Edinburgh:
Tiso Glasgow Outdoor Experience: 0141 559 5450 www.tiso.com
Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience: 01738 634464 www.tiso.com
Ellis Brigham: Covent Garden: 020 7240 9577www.ellis-brigham.com
Ellis Brigham: Manchester:0161 211 6200 www.ellis-brigham.com
Ellis Brigham: Aviemore: 01479 810175www.ellis-brigham.com
Ellis Brigham: Fort William:01397 706220 www.ellis-brigham.com
Snow+Rock: Covent Garden:0207 420 1444www.snowandrock.com
Snow+Rock: Kensington:0207 9370872www.snowandrock.com
Snow+Rock: Chertsey:01932 566886www.snowandrock.com