Mammut Alagna Jacket Review
With the Free Skier in mind, Mammut introduces the Alagna jacket this season with a bang. This jacket is a lightly insulated Gore-Tex softshell that is nice by itself on warmer spring ski days yet has plenty of room for warmer base layers and 2nd layers for colder days. I’ve been testing out the Mammut Alagna Jacket over the past few months at Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail, and although bright blue and bright green might not have been my first choice for colors, I quickly warmed up to them. Whether I was on this slopes with this jacket or around town, I received a number of compliments on the look. These days, looking good on the mountain seems to be almost as important as skill on the mountain these days.
As far as functionality goes for the Mammut Alagna Jacket, there are a few things worth noting. For starters, the Alagna has water resistant pit zips that span about 18 inches on both sides. There are two zippers on each side to allow you to direct where you want the venting on the body. As with most pit zips, they are a little akward when trying to adjust them. For powder days, the Alagna has a removable powder skirt inside the jacket and there is also a cinch cord at the bottom of the jacket to help prevent snow from going up the jacket. The shoulders of the jacket have a small print on them that give a little more grip in case you want to wear a backpack. This way, the shoulder straps won’t slip as easily. The cuffs on the jacket have a sown in cuff with thumb holes. The sown in fabric is nice to keep snow and keep your wrist warm on cold days, but I didn’t really use the thumb holes. One of the cuffs has a zippered pocket for a pass as well.
The hood on the Mammut Alagna Jacket is helmet compatible and is also adjustable by a bungee cord system. I tested the hood out with a Smith and Salomon helmet and it fit just fine. There are two mesh pockets on the inside of the jacket where you can stash a goggles and a sandwich, but I wouldn’t put anything valuable in them as they do not zip. There are two zippered pockets on the outside of the jacket for more valuable things.
At the end of the day, I liked both the functionality and look of the Mammut Alagna Jacket. This jacket retails for $549 which I feel is a little expensive for what you are getting. Sometimes other companies charge a little extra because they are made in Canada or places where they have higher labor, but this jacket was made in China. If price isn’t important to you and you want to rock it out, be sure to take a look at the Alagna Jacket by Mammut.
- Articulated elbows
- M.A.P. hood for quick adjustment and good visibility
- Shoulder print
- Hermetic jacket-to-pants connection
- 2-way underarm zip for maximum ventilation
- Watertight 2-way zip with inner flap
- Detachable and stretchable snow skirt
- 1 wrist pocket for ski pass
- Lycra® hand gaiters