Named after a mountain in the Himalayas, the Kala Patar jacket is Mammut’s premier technical mid layer. A waffle backing retains core heat and the flat, interior seams feel comfortable against your body. Polyester construction is quick to dry if moisture builds up while you’re getting after it on the hill and highly elastic material is used in multiple zones for reduced bulk and flexible coverage. One of these zones is the close-fitting hood which is excellent for extreme weather conditions and the other is around the waist where overlap with other garments is minimized.
The jacket is available in black, green or teal colorways with different accents and has a decidedly Euro look to it.
Pros: Technical proficient
Cons: The hood isn’t very stylie