Mammut’s Eiger Extreme is their top-of-the-line collection. Every piece is created with performance in mind with a clear target: alpine mountain sports. This Fall/Winter it has been completely redesigned, working closely with the Mammut Pro team to bring new materials and textiles.
The staple item in the Eiger Extreme collection is certainly the Nordwand Pro HS Hooded Jacket. This is a very durable GORE-TEX® Pro jacket for the toughest conditions. It features what Mammut calls the Mammut High Reach Technology™. It should prevent the jacket from riding up when the wearer reaches up. This is a problem faced by many athletes, especially when wearing a climbing harness.
The rest of the features is what you would expect from this kind of jackets. Underarm ventilation, helmet compatible hood, waterproof zippers, two-way zippers in front and underarm. Three internal pockets, two harness-compatible front pockets, one chest pocket, one sleeve pocket. The addition of a Zip-off snow skirt makes the Nordwand Pro HS Hooded Jacket a versatile piece, ideal for alpine climbing or ski descents.
The Nordwand Pro HS Hooded Jacket weighs around 595g and is available in men and women version. MSRP £650 / €750.
The other item from the Eiger collection worthy of a mention is the Nordwand Light Mid GTX® Men, winner of an ISPO Award in 2017. This mountaineering boot is the big sister of the Mammut Magix GTX we tested. First, let me say I am completely sold on the look. A lot of mountaineering boots are plain ugly. The Nordwand Light Mid GTX looks amazing.
Interestingly the sole here is the MICHELIN® Alpine Lite 3970. It makes sense for MICHELIN to get into the sole market since they know so much about rubber. You should also be able to resole the boot. I like the two hoops to help entry and exit, big enough to be used with gloves. Insulation should be good down to -25C. This is a B3 Fully crampon-compatible boot.
Nordwand Light Mid GTX is only available for men in sizes from 7 to 11, it weighs 635g will set you back around £350.