The Mammut Men's Masao Jacket is a hardshell jacket for alpine climbing and backpacking. The Masao uses a three layer fabric called DRYtech, which is slightly stretchy and 100% waterproof to keep you dry and comfortable in wet weather. The underarms feature pit zips, with water resistant zippers, for fast ventilation when the inside temperature heats up. The inside of the jacket has a mesh pocket with zipper for keeping small items close by and protected. The outside features dual hand pockets that won't get in the way of your harness or pack and a chest pocket with media port. The helmet compatible hood cinches horizontally and vertically, keeping your hair dry while maintaining peripheral vision on the mountain.
FEATURES of the Mammut Men's Masao Jacket
Vertically and horizontally adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
Underarm ventilation with spray proof 2-way zip
Drawcord hem, adjustable using one hand
Pre-shaped sleeves with Velcro cuffs
Spray proof YKK zippers
2 backpack and climbing harness-compatible zipped pockets
1 elastic mesh inside pocket with zip and 1 multimedia pocket with cable outlet
1 inside pocket with zip
Areas of Use: Backpacking, Classical Alpinism, Mixed- and Iceclimbing
I have had this jacket for several months so far; I have enjoyed it thoroughly. The Masao fits me quite well, I am 6'2", 170 lbs, and an XL is perfect. Many American manufactures do not excel in the tall-and-not-fat department; Mammut has done well with the dimensions for this piece, and likely others. The jacket is designed well: the fully-taped seams and zippers keep water out as designed, and the high collar has two fleece panels on the interior which feel more pleasant against one's face than does a zipper. My only concern is the waterproofing. Initially, the exterior beaded water dandily; now, moisture is somewhat retained - I think and hope, however, that this is only due to the layer of dust it has recently collected - something that can easily be remedied. Overall, I would recommend this shell to someone in the market.