You can‘t control the weather, but, due to immutable laws of nature, it‘s guaranteed to be horrendous during your next alpine expedition or serious ski trip. The best you can do is to be relentlessly prepared, which is where the Mammut Nordwand Pro Men‘s Jacket comes in. It‘s more rugged than the peaks you‘re testing yourself against, with serious Gore-Tex Pro protection and a burly nylon/elastane face fabric that is as comfortable squeezing through tight chimneys and heinous off-widths as it is deflecting tree branches, ski edges, and stray ice tools. Not only is it abrasion-resistant, but it‘s extremely packable and features built-in four-way stretch technology smooth nylon lining, and articulated, extended-hem sleeves that allow the Nordwand to move with you when you‘re climbing, hiking, skiing, or skinning so you don‘t feel like you‘re undertaking a seriously technical traverse in a gappy straightjacket.
Mammut knows as well as you do that the storm clouds will roll in as soon as you finish the approach and start stepping into your harness, so they built the Nordwand with a Gore-Tex Pro waterproof and breathable membrane that‘s guaranteed to keep you dry from the inside and the out on every expedition short of a scuba-diving trip. The pockets and underarm zips are made to be pack-compatible, while the hood, which can roll up to offer neck protection and support, works perfectly with a helmet, and is reinforced to stand up hurricane-grade wind gusts. You can pop in the adjustable powder skirt to take the Nordwand from technical climbing piece to full-on ski jacket, too, so you‘ll only have to take one shell with you for those technical ski mountaineering trips, or just so you can be the most high-tech dude on the mountain and laugh at everyone who goes inside when the temperatures drop and the wind is howling.