BEST IN TEST
It’s always useful to wear an easily recognisable ski jacket on the slopes so your friends can spot you, and a bright one is helpful to avoid collisions on busy pistes. It will also look good in the après ski bar, and with a reputable label like Mammut it’s a win win situation. The Bormio Jacket comes in bright red or bright green to make it stand out (or in black for those who prefer to be more inconspicuous), and it has all the features of an ideal winter sports garment.
The outer shell is made from Mammut’s two-layer DRYtech fabric, which is polyamide with a polyurethane membrane, making it strong and durable while being waterproof, wind-proof and highly breathable. The fabric also carries the Bluesign certification for ethical and environmental manufacturing. Behind the shell is Mammut’s own insulation called Ajungilak OTI Element, which is a mix of polyester and polyamide that is quite thin for unrestricted movement but will still give a good amount of warmth. This all gives a lightweight but strong jacket with good thermal properties, and it has a looser fit to give a good range of movement. To help regulate your temperature there are large underarm mesh vents with two-way zips, to allow cooling air to circulate and to let warm air and excess moisture escape.
The Bormio Jacket has four external pockets which all have water-resistant zips. The two large side pockets are micro-fleece-lined for extra warmth, and the smaller chest pocket is handy for keeping snacks in, or an MP3 player as it has an internal headphone hole. There is also the obligatory lift pass pocket on the lower left sleeve. Inside the jacket there is a mesh pouch to stow a pair of goggles in.
The hood is fixed and it’s large enough to take a helmet, with good, glove-friendly adjusters on the sides and back to fine-tune the fit. It has a stiffened peak to stop it from affecting your vision, and to keep the elements out. The snug collar comes up high, but if you want a bit more room there’s an extra panel you can unzip to loosen the neckline without opening the main zip.
Echoing the loose fit of the torso, the sleeves are shaped to offer a good range of movement, and the wrist gaiters have thumb loops to stop the sleeves from riding up, and to keep snow out of your gloves and sleeves. The cuffs are large enough to fit over a bulky glove with Velcro adjustment to secure them. The jacket has a removable snow skirt with an anti-slip elasticated waistband as well as attachment loops to connect to compatible trousers.
All the zips are strong, YKK and anti snag, and the main zip is two-way for easier access to your lower layers. The hem has a draw-cord with glove friendly adjusters to fine-tune the jacket’s fit. As well as the relaxed fit I like the longer length, which just covers my backside. A great jacket.
In a line: A quality jacket with great style and versatility.
- Fit: 9
- Style: 9
- Warmth: 8
- Features: 9
- Value for money: 9
- Overall: 9