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Black Diamond
Alpine Start Hooded Jacket - Women's

5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $90.75 Original price: $165.00
45% off


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Why We Like The 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
Schoeller (93% nylon, 7% elastane), NanoSphere DWR
1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 2 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

December 4, 2023

Nice fit

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I got this light jacket because a hiker I know wears it every week to go to higher summits. So far I've been wearing it on errands, walks, and in the rain to test it out. It is a nice soft fabric, not too shiny and not feeling like an old fashioned rain jacket. It feels like a modern breathable fabric. The sewing and the feminine fit are superb. Rain drops bead up and roll off. I have not tested it in prolonged rain but for me this would be for active hiking to release some body heat but not get a chill from wind. I got the pomegranate color in XL to fit over merino wool or fleece layers. I could have fit a large in a t-shirt but even going up a size it is a nice slim look. With the sale price I have now ordered the light blue as well. Black Diamond is currently my favorite brand for their high quality and thoughtful designs. Thank you Backcountry!

Rachel W
5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2023

HUGE pocket

I've used it several times

Pocket is big enough to fit a phone, sunglasses and bandana all at the same time. On the heavier side (~7.8oz) Not too warm - cool enough to wear in situations where I'd usually have to strip down to short sleeves.

Ellen S