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Thread: Talkback: Posh Polartec 'Super Fleece' From Mammut

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    Ach, I am a such a Mammut whore! I WANT ONE!

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    Its intriguing though - you spend effort getting your fleece nice, airy and light and then decide that no, you'd rather have something different instead via the surface application

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    I wish this trend of trying to dress like Power Rangers would pass soon.

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    Ehehehehe, good one, I thought I recognised the colour scheme from somewhere

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    lol glyn.

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    Apart from the look (?!) I can't see any clear advantage this has over a lot of existing stuff available at a much lower price -- in particular a 100 wt fleece or powerstretch and a windshirt. I might be convinced otherwise if somebody would give me one to test, but otherwise I think I'll maintain my prejudice.

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    Spot on!

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    Guy, I guess the advantage is that you only have to take one top and not two... which would certainly appeal to me... and lets face it, no one is going to f**k with a power ranger so you can be hassle free wherever you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Hurst View Post
    Apart from the look (?!) I can't see any clear advantage this has over a lot of existing stuff available at a much lower price -- in particular a 100 wt fleece or powerstretch and a windshirt. I might be convinced otherwise if somebody would give me one to test, but otherwise I think I'll maintain my prejudice.
    I've always thought the main selling point of 'hardface' fleeces was their durability. It could be useful on something like powerstretch, but I'm not sure it's really needed on this type of fleece.

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    "I've always thought the main selling point of 'hardface' fleeces was their durability."

    I've still got and use a Patagonia fleece jacket that's more than 25 years old. The stretch ribbed cuffs gave up the ghost years ago, but the fleece itself is in excellent condition, so I don't see why hardface technology is much of an advantage in terms of durability.

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    Well its the idea - maybe if you're actually climbing in it?

    Thermal pro by default is such an open weave that it isn't going to be especially strong, while power stretch say already has a nylon outer face of sorts even when not hard faced.

    The thing which makes me a little sceptical is the (only) womens version having a hood while the mens one doesn't. I'm sure there's a great technical reason for that

    (fine in a casual fleece of course, but they're billing this as super technical etc.).

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    I began to suspect - as their adverts started to appear more and more in Trail Mag, that whilst Mammut used to aim their products at the serious market, they have obviously looked at the High St and seem to be targeting the TNF, Berghaus (and, dare I say it - Haglofs?) wearer.


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    "Well its the idea - maybe if you're actually climbing in it?"

    I have done a good amount of climbing and scrambling when wearing the old Synchilla jacket over the years and it coped very well with that. I've also had a few lighter fleeces that have gone a bit bobbly after much use, but I can't say I thought that was much of a problem, either.

    BTW I'm not saying this new fleece is rubbish or not fit for purpose, just that Mammut are flagging something up as a great benefit when it isn't -- the classic solution looking for a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glyn View Post
    I began to suspect - as their adverts started to appear more and more in Trail Mag, that whilst Mammut used to aim their products at the serious market, they have obviously looked at the High St and seem to be targeting the TNF, Berghaus wearer (and, dare I say it - Posties?) .
    Fixed it for ya

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    So things advertised in Trail is automatically meant for high street use?

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    Usually as that's where you see them the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick P 10 View Post
    So things advertised in Trail is automatically meant for high street use?

    yes. (and vice versa)

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    Wow Glyn that is an amazing conclusion! I will make sure that I don't buy anything advertised in Trail so I dont risk of looking like a high street shopper!

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    Splendid!

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