Mammut Zip Longsleeve All Year Review
The weather is getting steamy as summer conditions set in, so why am I writing a review about a quarter zip long sleeve top? Good question. Mammut’s Zip Longsleeve All-Year Women’s top, however, is so versatile that I have kept it in my basket of tech tees for the summer.
The All-Year top is made of a combination of super soft merino wool and polyester, which work together to provide moisture management without a lot of bulk. When I first put the top on I was impressed by how lightweight it felt and was a tad worried about whether it would do the trick as a base-layer. I was pleased to find that the tops’ body mapping placed merino wool at the front of your core and a lightweight polyester panel at the back of the core to help keep you cool. The shoulders, elbows, and side paneling continue the trend of placing polyester mesh to help with further moisture management where you need it most. The elbows have a thicker weave to them that we found helped protect from your typical wear and tear.
I used the All-Year top on cool morning runs in the mountains and as a baselayer on frosty hikes during the early 14er season. This top will be extremely handy come next winter as well, as it’s patterned panels are for high intensity exercise, such as backcountry skiing.
The top has an athletic cut that is designed to be semi-fited. I felt that it ran true to size with excellent arm length that kept even part of my wrists covered. This is often a problem for me! I tested the top in black/gray and felt very svelt in it:)
Because the All-Year top is a combo of merino and polyester, the price tag is quite a bit lower than a 100% merino top. I feel that $80 is a fair price for a technical top that is designed for high output activity and keeps you from overheating or getting chilled. Another great technical top from Mammut! It is also available in a crew or short sleeve, utilizing the same fabric combo and patterning. For more information, please visit Mammut.com