Mam­mut Kento / Keiko Light SO Hooded

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£110 Men’s S-XXL (Kento Light SO Hooded) Women’s XS-XL (Keiko Light SO Hooded) Weight 276g (size L) Ma­te­rial Mam­mut SOFTtech (100% polyester face); 100% polyurethane mem­brane; 100% polyester lining; side in­serts 87% polyester, 13% elas­tane

Your front, back and out­side of shoul­ders are well pro­tected from wind and rain, which is great for walk­ing through wind and light driz­zle. The fit is very close but as this is so thin and stretchy you get great free­dom of move­ment with­out a hint of the cuffs rid­ing up. Two well-placed pock­ets on the front al­low ac­cess above a ruck­sack belt and take an OS map. If you want light­weight wind and driz­zle pro­tec­tion, this is the ideal soft shell.

As the sides are less water- and win­dresis­tant than the front or back the con­di­tions you can use this in and stay com­fort­able are slightly lim­ited. Also the hood has no ad­just­ment and does not fit as close to or move with the head as well as other higher-priced de­signs. There is no cuff ad­just­ment either, so you can­not lock out draughts eas­ily. This soft shell is not very ‘toasty’ as it has no in­su­la­tion, so re­lies on your mid lay­ers to stay warm, but as the fit is so close this does mean there is lim­ited space for in­su­la­tion. It’s one of those jack­ets that is per­fect for spe­cific sit­u­a­tions, but is less of an all rounder.

Its lim­ited to a more nar­row win­dow of con­di­tions than other de­signs.

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