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Wonderful warmth and magnificent mobility.

Black Diamond designed its Men's Access Hybrid Insulated Hooded Jacket to warm you up on belay stances while giving you the mobility you need to climb comfortably. PrimaLoft One insulation brings the warmth without the weight so you don't have anything holding you back on your send. A Pertex shell wraps up that wonderful warmth with fantastic durability despite its light weight, and Black Diamond coated the shell with DWR to resist water when you take this baby out on ice climbing pursuits. Schoeller StretchWoven side panels give you a full range of motion so you can reach past those technical cruxes without a worry, and Black Diamond added its proprietary NanoSphere Technology to resist water, dirt, and even your own oily skin in ways that DWR coatings cannot.

The Access Hybrid features an adjustable hood that either slides over your helmet or cinches tightly across your head if you lead a more dangerous life without something protecting your brain box. Stretch gusset cuffs add wrist softness, and the drawcord keeps in all that insulated goodness warming your bones. Two interior drop pockets give an ideal location for your gloves while you make your way to the top of the mountain.

  • Pertex shell with DWR coating
  • Schoeller StretchWoven side panels with NanoSphere Technology
  • 60g PrimaLoft One insulation
  • Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
  • Stretch gusset cuffs
  • Drawcord hem
  • Two interior drop pockets

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5 5

Righteous piece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this while in Lake Placid in -15F weather over this past New Year's and haven't looked back. It's extremely light and compact - you can cram it into your pack without it taking much space at all. I wish it had a stuff sack, but I think later versions of the jacket compress into their chest pocket.

The insulation is great. It's warm enough that it surprises me every time I wear it. You can use it as a mid-layer skiing, or an outer layer hiking. The stretch fabric on the sides is nice. Two hand pockets, two goggle pockets, one big chest pocket. The hood is nice.

This is a light enough jacket to just stuff in a pack and never worry if you'll be warm enough. I bring it skiing, hiking, around town, etc. Easily one of my favorite purchases from BD.

Two things to note:
1) It doesn't do very well in direct rain, it will get wet. There's some, but not much, rain shielding. I was out with it in a downpour, and it got soaked (still kept me warm, but would've gotten bad after enough time).
2) The orange is VERY orange. This is not necessarily a negative, but something to keep in mind. Veeeery orange.

Pic is up on Grandeur Peak. Cheers.

Righteous piece
5 5

Yes please

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Just spent a week in Lofoten breaking this jacket in; it's the bee's knees.

I'm 5'6", 37"chest, 160lbs - small is a good fit. I'd round up to a medium if it was only going to be an overcoat in the backcountry. The inside pockets are nice, but I'd like to see mesh bellow type pockets instead of solid nylon that don't stretch. Each pocket fits a pair of work gloves - snugly.

Chest pocket is deep & useful. Hood is spot on; the elastic isn't at the rim of the hood, so there's still a brim when it's cinched down.

Biggest grip: the one way zipper. Why is it not a two-way!?!

Best perk: fit and warmth.

5 5

Great Touring Piece

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this jacket in Men's since Black Diamond doesn't make clothes for the ladies (yet) and love it! It's a great piece to bring touring. It's super light weight, compresses well and I love that it doesn't have insulation under the arms or along the sides where I tend to get warmer, faster. I bought the hooded version in bright green and absolutely love the color - can't wait until they officially start making the jackets for ladies as well!

Great Touring Piece
5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Someone aptly described this jacket as "wearing a warm croissant." That's pretty much been my experience. For a light, synthetic jacket, it is suprisingly warm and compressible. It stuffs into it's own hood, but is much more compressible with a stuff-sack. I've worn this thing climbing at about 40 degrees with a t-shirt under and found it to be plenty warm. I've worn it skiing over a hoodie at 20 degrees and stayed warm and suprisingly dry in heavy snow. The orange flare has also reaped me some style points. Medium fits me fine at 5'll" 160 lbs.

5 5

Great Hybrid Insulated Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I've been using the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Insulated Hooded Jacket for a couple months now and it has been excellent. The combination of Primaloft One insulation and Schoeller's stretchy, breathable softshell makes for a warm jacket that regulates internal temperature with ease. The Schoeller runs from the hip, up under the arm and down to the wrist - perfect placement from my experience so far, because it allows my body to dump heat when needed and I don't sweat out. So far this fall, I've used it as a stand-alone jacket and loved it. Due to the light weight and breathable qualities of the Access Hybrid, I foresee myself using this as an insulated layer under a shell this winter.

I am 6'1", 189 lbs and the Medium fits me just right.

5 5

Awesome everyday jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I am really impressed in the wide range of conditions the Access performs in. It is light enough to throw in the pack for crisp fall climbing days yet warm enough to be an added layer for ski touring. The Schoeller side panels gives the jacket a lot of stretch and breathability.

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