Gear Review: Mammut Broad Peak Hoody
Weight: 405 grams / 14.25 ounces
Down Fill: 125 grams of 750 down
Summary: The Mammut Broad Peak Hoody is minimalist down jacket that should always have a place in your pack. There are not too many bells and whistles on this down jacket, but it’s feather light design, insulating power, and simplistic design pack a punch.
The Mammut Broad Peak Hoody is a minimalist down jacket that packs an insulating punch. Not only is it feather light, but it compresses into nothing. It pretty much always has a place in my pack regardless of the season or the activity.
Weighing in at only 405 grams or 14.25 ounces, the Mammut Broad Peak Hoody is filled with 125 grams of 750 fill goose down. This equates to a super warm jacket that is highly compressible and light weight. I’ve worn mine at sub zero temps on Youngs Peak on Rogers Pass to biting winds on Cinnamon Mountain to fluctuating temps at Ski Arpa. This down jacket has a huge range of comfortable temperatures.
I’m 6’1″, 190 lbs and sport an XL size. I find that it has a more snug fit than other jackets in this niche, namely the Patagonia Down Sweater with Hood. A nice, easy-to-use drawcord helps snug the jacket in at the waist to keep snow out around my Arcteryx bibs. Elastic bands at the cuffs comfortably sit around my wrists, which is awesome because I often struggle to find adequate arm length in jackets.
The Broad Peak Hoody easily fits over a base layer like the Patagonia R1 Fleece Pullover, but it’s sleek enough to fit under a shell, like the Patagonia Triolet Jacket. When you consider how warm this jacket it is for its size and weight, this is impressive. Most down jackets will not fit under a hard shell, so this is a plus.
The minimalist style features only 3 pockets – 1 left chest and 2 hand pockets – all with zippers. The entire jacket can be stuffed into the chest pocket to keep it stashed in the pack. A single 2-way zip is also nice feature to quickly grab a beacon or Clif Shot from an inner pocket.
I almost always choose to have a hood whenever possible. Mammut also makes the Broad Peak Jacket without a hood, if that’s the route you prefer. I like the hood. The same elastic in the cuffs is in the hood. It fits snugly around the face. I find this makes it warmer than other hoods. Unfortunately there are no hood adjustments and you will be hard pressed to fit a helmet under the hood. You may be able to stretch it over a climbing helmet, but definitely not a bulky ski helmet. When you’re trying to stay warm the snug hood is a real bonus, but the neck can feel a bit tight if you’re just walking to the car.
When you feel the Mammut Broad Peak Hoody, you immediately will doubt its durability, but this things has held up better than most down jackets I have owned. The surprisingly durable Pertex Microlight fabric is light and soft. It also features mini ripstop and does an impressive job at blocking wind, but it’s still not as good as a hard shell or my go-to, the Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody. Mammut gives it the BlueSign certified thumbs up (whatever that means). Supposedly the Broad Peak Hoody is also water resistant. It does a good job shedding snow, but I’d avoid the rain at all costs.
The Mammut Broad Peak Hoody comes in a variety of colors. I opted for red, but find the interior color to be quite ugly. Luckily no one sees that though except me.
Like every piece of gear, the Mammut Broad Peak Hoody has a few downsides too. First, within the first week of owning the Broad Peak Hoody, it started leaking feathers from the seams. The process has slowed over a year of hard use, but it’s not uncommon to see a fuzzy white feather poking out of a seam to say hello and goodbye. I know down leakage happens in all down jackets, but more so with this jacket than others I have owned.
Second, in my jacket, whoever sewed the pockets must have been having a bad day. The sewing is uneven where I rest my hands, which I find to be annoying. It does not effect the jackets performance at all!
I personally find the Mammut website challenging to navigate. It’s not as user friendly as other outerwear manufacturers. Don’t let this deter you from picking up the Mammut Broad Peak Hoody. It’s a great choice for a solid jacket.
The Mammut Broad Peak Hoody is minimalist down jacket that should always have a place in your pack. There are not too many bells and whistles on this down jacket, but it’s feather light design, insulating power, and simplistic design pack a punch.
Key Features of the Mammut Broad Peak Hoody
- Filled with 125 g 90/10 goose down with 750 cuin fill power
- 1 chest pocket with zip
- Jacket can be stowed away in the left front pocket
- 2-way front zip
- 2 side pockets
- Drawcord hem, adjustable using one hand
- Down filled fixed hood
- Excellent insulation
- Water-resistant outer material
- Contains non-textile parts of animal origin (down or leather)
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