Mammut MTR71 Trail Running Shorts and MTR 201 Men’s Long Sleeved Zip Top – Trail Running Gear Review

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Last spring saw Mammut introduce an exciting new trail running range comprising clothing, footwear and accessories.  Using the latest innovative fabrics and designs, Mammut has created a range that they claim, offers unrivaled comfort and performance. CGR have been hitting the hills and trails to test out 2 key products in the range: the MTR71 Trail Running Shorts and the MTR 201 Men’s Long Sleeved Zip Top. So what was the verdict?

 

Testing out the Mammut MTR 71 shorts and MTR 201 top in the Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix

Testing out the Mammut MTR 71 shorts and MTR 201 top in the Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix

MTR71 Trail Running Shorts

Mammut MTR71 Shorts

Mammut MTR71 Shorts

Performance: *****

Quality: *****

Style:*****

Well, starting with the Mammut MTR71 Trail Running Shorts and the verdict is unanimously positive. I absolutely love them. They’re light, flexible, well designed and great quality. Everything you’d expect from a Swiss company in fact.

Testing the Mammut MTR 71 Shorts on the local trails in the Yorkshire Dales.

Testing the Mammut MTR 71 Shorts on the local trails in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mammut say the MTR71 Trail Running Shorts are:

extremely lightweight and highly breathable, preventing the build-up of heat and promoting temperature regulation. The Mammut VENtech fabric has an antibacterial treatment, which helps reduce odour. They also benefit from an athletic fit; great freedom of movement, thanks to the high elastane content in the fabric and reflective logos for visual safety.

The fit of the shorts is great. I have a 29 inch waist and Size Small works perfectly. They are reasonably close fitting without being tight, but the great cut and flexible fabric (it is slightly stretchy) means that you barely notice that you’re wearing them. The flat waist band is comfortable and doesn’t chafe and the simple drawcord keeps everything secure. The internal brief is comfortable, breathable, quick drying and supportive. The VENtech fabric with antibacterial finish keeps odours at bay even after repeated wearing and washing and the fabric dries quickly. I’ve used these shorts in all weathers and conditions and can safely say that this is the best pair of running shorts I’ve ever used. I really like the small rear zipped pocket which is perfect for keeping keys and energy gels close to hand.

A great piece of kit. Well done Mammut 🙂

Price: £60

MTR 201 Men’s Long Sleeved Zip Top

Mammut MTR 201 Men's Long Sleeve Zip Top

Mammut MTR 201 Men’s Long Sleeve Zip Top

Performance: *****

Quality: *****

Style:*****

Mammut say:

a medium-weight shirt built for activity, with an athletic fit and seam design, with reflective logos for visual safety. Fast drying material means lasting comfort and the fabric’s antibacterial treatment helps reduce odour. The shirt features structured knit fabric ideal for higher altitudes, a securable front zip for tailored ventilation adjustment and flat-locked seams for extra elasticity and abrasion resistance.

First of all I’d have to say that labeling this piece as a being purely for trail running, is probably doing it an injustice. Yes, I’ve used it lots for running around the local hills and trails, as well as in the Alps but it’s also perfect for hill walking, rock climbing, trekking and cycling. It is dubbed a 3 season piece and as such it is ideal for running at higher altitudes.

The Mammut MTR 201 Men's Long Sleeve Zip is perfect for running at higher altitudes.

The Mammut MTR 201 Men’s Long Sleeve Zip is perfect for running at higher altitudes.

Again it is a superbly designed and crafted piece of clothing where the main benefits come from it’s simplicity. It is another example of a piece of clothing that you could almost forget you were wearing. The close, athletic fit really is that comfortable. The VENtech fabric breathes well, transporting moisture from the skin and keeping you dry and comfortable. The antibacterial treatment keeps odors at bay and the short collared zip neck can be secured at any level to provide bespoke venting. The flatlock seams ensure a chafe free fit.

Other features include reflective logos for visual safety. The fabric is also treated with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30+ to help filter out the harmful rays of the sun.

Another fantastic piece of clothing, so good you’ll forget you’re wearing it!

Price: £60

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