Sherpa Adventure Gear Mantra Jacket Review
The Mantra Jacket, by Sherpa Adventure Gear, is designed to keep you warm during all of your cold weather aerobic pursuits, without bothersome bulk. Cross country skiing, skinning and skiing, climbing and running, it’s meant to perform. The sleek, fun design looks like a wool hoodie under a puffy vest and functions equally well on the trails and in town.
The body is made of a DWR treated polyester shell filled with ultra-fine micro fibers of PrimaLoft®One, which absorb less moisture than other insulations and still provide warmth when damp.
Breathable, moisture managing and warm merino wool makes up the sleeves, under arm pit area, neck and hood of the Mantra Jacket, and a double layer of wool at the neck keeps the elements out. Thumbholes hold sleeves in place when you want to add a shell, and two zippered pockets keep valuables safe and secure.
The combination of wool and PrimaLoft®One make it a great insulating/layering piece, but I truly love it all by itself. When it’s clean, I use the Mantra as my ‘dress up’ coat. Considering something recently washed and free of rips and Duct tape looks dressy in Carbondale, CO, the Mantra looks super sharp heading into my favorite coffee shop.
The men’s version features a stand up wool collar in place of the hoodie and a zip napoleon pocket with head phone port.
The Mantra Jacket retails for $160. Go to www.sherpaadventuregear.com