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Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket - Women's

$164.95

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Alpine Start Hooded Jacket

Will it be a warm cup of coffee or the biting winds? If you have the Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hooded Jacket, it certainly won't be the latter. This ultralight layer takes the bite out of cold winds thanks to Black Diamond's Nanosphere technology. Nanosphere also repels snow spray and light moisture to keep your midlayer dry. This Alpine Start packs into a chest pocket for easy, compact packing.

  • Ultralight layer blocks alpine winds and snow spray
  • Nanospher technology repels moisture, dirt, and oil
  • Schoeller stretch-woven fabric is light and durable
  • Underarm gussets ensure freedom of movement
  • Adjustments at hem and helmet-compatible hood dial in the fit
  • Zippered chest pocket stows jacket for compact storage
  • Item #BLD00RN

Material
Schoeller (93% nylon, 7% elastane), NanoSphere DWR
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Pockets
1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
6oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Alpine Smart!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
130 lbs

I love this jacket! Super lightweight and the hood fits over my climbing helmet nicely. On cold days I layer over my down on days that are just a little chilly it works well over a long sleeve. My iPhone SE fits in the chest pocket with room to spare. If there's even a slight chance of weather, I won't go adventuring without it. Actually it packs so small, I probably just won't go without it!

>Rating: 5

Do-it-all Layer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
145 lbs

This jacket is my second skin when I'm climbing, I never leave the ground without it. Packs down just as small as the Patagonia Hoodini, and the material is insanely comfortable/breathable. Highly Recommend.

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>Rating: 4

Surprised! :)

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 2"
Weight
150 lbs

Love carrying a lightweight jacket in my pack that'll both keep my warm and block the wind on those days when that cold wind blows. This jacket performed very well blocking the wind on mountain tops. The material has give so there's no limit to range of motion. I had read mixed reviews of the water-resistance throughout the net prior to purchase but still ordered because I do carry a rain jacket. I left the Alpine Start on when the wind blew and the rain started to fall. At this point, the rain was moderate and steady. I kept checking my hair under hood and my Garmin watch to see if any moisture was getting through the jacket and everything was dry. Hiked through this rain with this jacket on for maybe 60-90 minutes before switching into my rain jacket. I didn't switch because I was getting wet though, only did because the rain picked up and I wasn't sure this would hold up in heavy rain. Other things to note... Love that the chest pocket is on the inside... the color is great, pretty and bright... fit is flattering (true to size)...material is soft and stretchy

>Rating: 5

Loved it so I bought one for her

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
135 lbs

I bought one of these to replace a favorite lightweight shell. I've been so happy with it I bought one for my sweetheart for Valentine's Day. She loves hers too! It is a pseudo stretchy, very lightweight shell that packs down to nothing. It's warm enough for a hike, xc ski or for walking the dog and it packs down to nothing. It's not going to keep you dry in a downpour or protect you during a blizzard but that's not what it's designed for. It does however excel as an outer shell over your puffy to stay dry in a snow squall, as a wind stopper or just for some extra warmth. Worn over a base layer or two it's just right for exerting yourself.

>Rating: 4

Nifty wind jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 2"
Weight
126 lbs

When this first arrived and I opened the package I was astounded by how light the jacket was, however after taking it out for a test climb I was pleasantly surprised by how well it fit, and cut the wind enough to keep me from chilling when waiting for a belay. The helmet compatible hood fit well over my helmet, so all in all I like it very much. As it was on sale there was only the coral color, so it may not stay clean long but it is a funky color, I shant be blending into the mountainside any time soon! It is too bad there aren't any pockets to stuff gloves into however you can always put them inside they won't fall out with your harness securing the bottom end of the jacket. Definitely a summer jacket.