Mammut Miwa Down Jacket Review
The Miwa Down Jacket by Mammut is packed with 750 fill goose down. This translates into extreme warmth that is highly compressible. We have been wearing the jacket by itself in temps well below freezing and have been pleased thus far and are excited to see how the Miwa performs when winter really starts to set in out here in Colorado. The Miwa not only looks sporty, but is also extremely feminine and fun thanks to vibrant colors and accents. I have been testing out the black jacket with the lime accents (featured on the right) and have received nothing but compliments while sporting it around the Front Range of Colorado and up in the high country. The lime green zipper, pocket and wrist trim makes the Miwa stand out from your standard down jacket of old.
Fortunately, the Miwa Down Jacket is also designed for a woman’s body; the jacket hits just below the hips and features an adjustable draw cord hem that can really be pulled with one hand. The pull cord evenly distributes the tension and easily allows you to keep out the cold. The Miwa runs true to size, is not overly boxy in appearance, and has plenty length in the arms to allow you to do overhead motions without causing the jacket to ride up. The patterning of the Miwa keeps the jacket with lots of loft in all the right places without making you look like a puff ball.
The Miwa features two un-zippered hip pockets that are at the perfect height to comfortably stash your hands in. Only downside is that you can’t really put anything too valuable within the pocket because there is nothing to keep your goods from falling out. Fortunately, there is an internal zippered chest pocket on the left side to keep your valuables safe. This pocket also doubles as a stuff sack, which makes packing the Miwa into your pack a cinch. It took be about 30 seconds to pack the jacket up and once stuffed the pocket measures about 6×8 inches and features an outer loop for clipping a carabiner to. I love my gear, however, I am not always the best at keeping track of small stuff sacks; Mammut has eliminated this potential problem!
Mammut is based in Switzerland, therefore, they think in grams and kilos when it comes to the weight of their products. For those of you not too familiar with the metric system, I have taken the liberty to convert 365 grams to 12.8 ounces (and I didn’t even use an app or widget for that!) The weight of the Miwa is comparable to other down jackets on the market, however, the Miwa packs a bit more loft, even after spending some time in its’ stuff sack.
Overall, I have been extremely pleased with Miwa Jacket for not only its’ performance, but also its looks. For more information about this jacket and a listing of places you may find the Miwa Down Jacket here in the US, please visit Mammut.ch