Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:21

Mammut: Redefining the Extreme

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Extreme products for extreme applications: now in its fourth generation, the new Mammut Eiger Extreme collection is still setting standards for alpine mountain sports clothing.

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Rather than building on the functionality, lightness and design of previous successes - the entire collection has been completely redesigned, and in many cases realigned to the needs of climbing athletes. Abrasion-proof textiles and new combinations of materials withstand extreme mechanical strains and offer maximum protection against climatic influences. The result is a new Eiger collection developed in close cooperation with top athletes from the Mammut Pro team who, like the first generation from 1995, are defining the changing face of mountain sports and playing their part in shaping it.

Nordwand Pro HS Hooded Jacket Men/Women

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Mammut's top hard shell jacket for extreme alpinists with the most demanding standards. The core item in the Eiger collection, this versatile jacket packed with features and made from the extremely robust GORE-TEX® Pro material has been developed over many years of collaboration with the Mammut Pro Team athlete Stephan Siegrist. The sophisticated underarm gusset construction of the Mammut High Reach Technology™ prevents the jacket from riding up when the wearer stretches upwards. The cut and elastic inserts make the Nordwand the ideal companion for very dynamic activities. The stormproof and helmet-compatible hood, waterproof main zipper and robust GORE-TEX® Pro ensure uncompromising weather protection. Thanks to underarm ventilation, lots of pockets, a snow skirt and a slightly wider cut, the Nordwand lends itself to a wide range of applications, from a classic shell to a down jacket, wind protection or a ski jacket for descents.

Additional features include:

Mammut Vertical Motion Construction – features underarm gussets, pre-shaped elbow sections – gives unrestricted freedom of movement.

Mammut High Visibility Backer – this is the lining of the jacket, which is bright orange, so in the event of an emergency, and in poor visibility, the jacket can be reversed so the wearer will stand out.

Mammut High Reach Technology – meaning you can put the jacket on and do it up and if you are stretching, climbing etc and you lift your arms, the bottom of the jacket will not move.

As well as the features in the release the hood has mesh at the top for ventilation; adjustable cuffs with hook and loop fasteners, to ensure no air gets in; matte look zip which ensures it doesn’t freeze; the ‘X’ logo on the jacket is glow-in-the-dark; inside loop for camera.

Weight: 595g Sizes: S-XXL Price: £650

Nordwand Light Mid GTX® Men

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The boot features a board lasting construction and is the lightest fully crampon-compatible shoe in the Mammut range. A large elastic zone in the tongue and entry area come together with the elastic lining and outer fabric to increase comfort, reduce the risk of pressure points and, thanks to the doubled inner heel straps of the Base Fit 2.0® technology, improve support in the shoe. The innovative and patented Contact Control® insole technology integrates a reinforcing carbon midsole element in the damping wedge to reduce the weight, improve stability and allow greater precision in movements.

For the first time and exclusively for Mammut, MICHELIN® Technical Soles has developed a MICHELIN® mountaineering sole. The MICHELIN® Alpine Lite 3970 sole transfers MICHELIN®'s tire expertise to high alpine terrain and is dedicated to the 3,970 meter high Eiger. The innovative MICHELIN® FIBER LITE Technology reduces the weight by around 40%. A larger climbing zone for better grip on side approaches and a highly defined lug tread for optimal grip on boulders and snow make it ideal for use in high mountain terrain, in winter and on mixed tours.

Weight: 645g Sizes: 6-11 Price: £350


Mammut was founded in Switzerland in 1862 and is known for high quality climbing, mountaineering, snow sport and trekking equipment. The company started as a manufacturer of handcrafted ropes and has grown to become a leading specialist in the development and production of clothing, footwear and hardware for the most demanding users.

Last modified on Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:34
Davy Wright

Most at home in the outdoors, preferably on top of something big and pointy. Scotland is Davy's playground, which is why he doesn’t mind getting wet. But winter is where it’s at. Hiking, scrambling, camping and a bit of climbing when I can. Sucker for a ridge. At a lower altitude he try getting out on his bike and run if he has to.

Davy describes himself as "a bit of a gear geek, maybe less of the bit. I like to see how things work or don’t!" In following this line Davy has become a respected and authoritative blogger over the last few years, working with many of the UK's major manufacturers and retailers.

Preferred activities: Hillwalking, camping, scrambling, trying to get better at climbing/ice climbing, cycling/mountain biking

Areas commonly visited: Lochaber, Cairngorms, Lake District

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