Why We Like The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket helps us keep wind and light rain at arm's length. We slip it on when the gusts come out to play, and the climbing-specific gussets keep our arms moving freely even as its nylon face blocks the wind.
- Softshell jacket for inclement weather on the crag or trail
- Underarm gussets offer performance mobility
- DWR treatment sheds dirt and light rain
- Stretchy cuffs and drawcord hem seal out the chill
- Adjustable hood can be popped up for extra weather protection
- Lightweight design packs down into its own pocket
- Slim fit keeps bulk out of your way as you climb
- Item #BLDZ9O1
- 93% nylon, 7% elastane, DWR finish
- not taped
- Center Back Length
- 1 zippered chest
- Claimed Weight
- hiking, climbing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
2.5 based on 3 ratings
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July 6, 2023
Compared to the S22 version
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought:
- 5' 10"
Small tweaks from S22 to S23. S22 has waste drawstring. S22 underarm gussets are a bit more pronounced S23 has an improved chest pocket S23 has a slightly baggier fit Personally I went with the S22. Depending on fit, YMMV and prefer the S23. Also, MSRP is $25 too expensive for what the garment offers. Love it for for ski touring, running and packable travel. Use it more than my less breathable more wind resistant lighter weight peers on the shelf (Houdini, Squamish, etc). However, when venturing into the alpine find myself more confident in wind/wet weather resistance of LTW shells like Distance & Squamish
June 2, 2023
- I returned this product before using it
February 17, 2023
Not enough jacket for the price
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
A great piece of kit from Black Diamond for a lightweight back up jacket, but not worth the full price or sale price I paid for it. Great packed away as utilitarian minimalist piece, but with only one chest pocket it's not good enough to double around town. I am annoyed every time I look for hand pockets to put something in
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