I’m always looking for a jacket to throw into the do-it-all category. The updated Mammut Teton Jacket is reasonably lightweight, stormproof, and the breathability of the GORE-TEX 3-Layer membrane is superb. I’m confident I’ve found my four season hardshell. I’ve gone through a multitude of jackets over the years and each of them served a specific purpose, yet I rarely ran into a piece of gear that worked for all four seasons.
Some jackets are crazy lightweight, but full storm protection and durability can be an issue in the long run. Some jackets are more heavy duty, but weight and high exertion activities can slow you down and make a sweaty mess of things. The Mammut Teton Jacket sits right in the middle.
Colors Available: The Teton Jacket comes in red (inferno), black (shown), and yellow (salamander).
Sizing: The Teton Jacket comes in S -XXL. Mammut lists the Jacket as having an athletic fit and I definitely agree. I am 5’9″, 170 lbs and wear a medium. I have enough room to layer a lightweight puffy and long underwear underneath. I recommend going one size up if you live, work, or play in a very cold climate and want to wear multiple layers underneath.
Weight: My medium weighs in at 445 grams (15.7 oz.). As stated before, it’s definitely not the lightest jacket on the market. For general outdoor use in a variety of condition, the few extra ounces and weather protection are worth it.
Material: GORE-TEX 3-Layer
MSRP: $450. This price may seem very hight for some people and it is on the steep side. Nowadays, you can find outerwear on sale just about anywhere. I have seen last years model of this this jacket for as low as $225, which is about the best deal you can find on
a jacket of this quality.
- Vertically and horizontally adjustable; helmet-compatible hood
- 2 front pockets with bonded; watertight zippers
- 1 internal chest pocket (right)
- Spray proof 2-way front zip
- Underarm ventilation with spray proof 2-way zip
- Drawcord hem; adjustable using one hand
- Adjustable hem
- Pre-shaped sleeves with Velcro cuffs
- Athletic Fit
Suited Activities: I have found the Mammut Teton Jacket works great while backpacking, skiing, climbing, during windy conditions, or anytime the weather turns south. On Mount Shasta we skinned up about 5,000 vertical feet. The jacket was perfect during the second half of the ascent and descent as the temperatures dropped and the wind picked up. I though I might get sweaty, but the GORE-TEX membrane did its job and I stayed dry and comfortable. The last thing you want to do is get wet in the backcountry. The probability of further injury increases if you are already wet when an unfortunate accident happens.
- Versatility of wear
- Easy and adjustable helmet compatible hood and hem
- Long sleeves and the arms stay in place when reaching
- Chest pocket access is high enough that it doesn’t interfere with a waist belt or climbing harness
- Easy ventilation through pit zips
- All zippered areas have dual zippers
- Tight waterproof zippers
- Pit zips – I like them, but I know this can be a deal breaker for some. For most people, you either love them or hate them
- Zippers are tight and waterproof, but very hard to manipulate with one hand
I you are looking for one waterproof-breathable jacket that will work in just about any condition, the Mammut Teton Jacket could be the way to go. With an upcoming season of backpacking, climbing, and camping, I know what piece of gear will always be on me or in my bag.