A warm, lightweight, breathable, durable, and fast-dry mid-layer for many activities.
Calling the Black Diamond Men's CoEfficient Fleece Jacket a versatile mid-layer might be an understatement considering the fact that you take it out on every cold-weather excursion. Its high-range versatility is due to the unique Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fleece fabric that covers your body with soft warmth. Not only does it warm you, it's remarkably breathable and dries fast so you stay comfortable while you hike up powder-capped peaks or pick up a sweat during climbing expeditions whether they're long alpine ascents in the Tetons or short sport routes late in fall. And it's especially durable to withstand all the beatings you inflict on it all year long.
A slim fit pulls the CoEfficient close to your body to both help you layer up for ski sessions and reduce bulk to your climbing attire. Stretchy cuffs feel soft on your wrists, and Black Diamond lined the neck with cozy chamois for additional comfort. One chest pocket is all you need for your phone and wallet while you climb up some peaks or drop down them.
- Item #BLD004T
- Q & A
BD's stated 13.6 oz. weight is incorrect
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: MD
This is a very nice piece. Well made as you'd expect from Black Diamond. Although quite warm for it's weight, it is a lighter weight fleece than the description would imply. The stated weight is 13.6 oz, however the actual weight is 10.5 oz.
I bought this intending to use it as a mid-layer for skiing. One of my pet peeves about technical clothing manufacturers and Backcountry is that they do a poor job of conveying the insulation qualities of fleece - especially when the weight listed is just flat out wrong.
So, this item is a lighter weight insulation than I was expecting, but again, still a really nice light fleece.
fast drying and awesome
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
fit, degree of insulation, and breathability is just perfect; feels warm and snug even when drenched in sweat after skinning up, and it doesn't stink even after 3x 20 km of backcountry split boarding.
Front zipper allows for instant cooling.
Cuffs stay where you put them even without thumb holes.
Best detail is the chest pocket. With a waterproof cover I can keep my iPhone alive for more than 10 hours of arctic temperatures (in my outer pocket it takes about an hour for the battery to quit)