Why We Chose the Mammut Whitehorn IN Jacket: Warm, stylish, eco-friendly
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The Whitehorn is a cosy jacket to wear. This comes from the fact that the main body is stuffed with 117g of 650 fill power duck down. This is topped off with 200g/m2 of Mammut’s Ajungilak synthetic fill across the shoulders. The zoned construction allies the benefits of natural down as an insulator with the wet-weather resistance, durability and quick-drying properties of synthetic fill. Showing commendable concern for the environment, Mammut have also ensured that both types of insulation inside the Whitehorn jacket are recycled; the down being sourced via Re:down, and the Ajungilak OTI Element being made from recycled polyester.
The face fabric and lining of the jacket are also made from recycled fibres in the form of Pertex Quantum Eco, which has also been treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) coating for improved resistance to moisture.
The jacket looks good too, with eye-catching retro styling. Unusually, it is also reversible, and the two different faces offer slightly different looks as well as features. One side has two zipped hand pockets and standard baffles, while the other has a smooth face with two buttoned hand pockets and a zipped chest pocket. Given that wearing either option means you end up with the other set of pockets on the inside, this actually offers a fair amount of storage. The drawback of the reversible design is that it means the main zip has no storm flap, but this is only a minor niggle.
Other features are fairly simple. You get a stand-up, padded collar, elasticated cuffs and a hem drawcord to lock in warmth. There is no hood. The jacket sits nicely on the hips and we’d describe the cut as regular – nicely tailored but not too slim fitting.