If you didn’t quite get it from the hint in the name, you can tell from the moment you look at Mammut’s Nordwand Advanced hardshell hoody that the product is specifically built for serious use in the great outdoors.
‘Nordwand’ is the German for ‘North Face’, referring of course to the north face of the Eiger (rather than to Mammut’s rival brand), which at 1800m is the highest north face in the Alps and one of the most revered challenges in the world of rock climbing.
The Nordwand Jacket was designed and modified in collaboration with Mammut’s sponsored climbers – the people who break the records and live outdoors – so it’s been put through the most rigorous tests you can imagine, and there isn’t any detail missed in the design.
“No matter what the conditions throw at you when you’re wearing this, you know they won’t be getting through…”
Because of that you know right off the bat that it provides all the obvious things. The top-level, 3-layer Gore-Tex construction is waterproof, windproof and breathable to the extreme, and it’s ultra durable as well.
No matter what the conditions throw at you when you’re wearing this, you know they won’t be getting through.