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Black Diamond
Element Hooded Jacket - Men's

4.666666666666667 out of 5 stars
24 Reviews
Current price: $172.50 Original price: $230.00
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Why We Like The Element Hooded Jacket

When we first got the Black Diamond Element Hooded Jacket we never thought we would use it as much as we have. This water-resistant jacket thrives at the crag when it is chilly, performs well during warmer backcountry tours, and can even work as a midlayer under our favorite shell for resort days.


  • Versatile jacket for climbing, skiing, and snowboarding
  • DWR treatment prevents saturation and drys quickly
  • Woven face and brushed back offer ample warmth
  • Two harness compatible pockets keep items nearby
  • Adjustable hood fits over helmets for extra coverage
  • Item #BLDZ9B6
90% polyester, 10% elastane, GTT Empel DWR finish
not sealed
Center Back Length
2 zippered hand
Claimed Weight
1lb 1.3oz
backcountry skiing, casual, mountaineering, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 24 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 16 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2023

Quality soft shell

Warm enough on moderately cold days and enough room to layer for colder days with a slight stretch to allow for freedom in the shoulders.

Chris P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2023

Very comfy, incredible pockets. Love the hood!

fits great. im 6 foot, 175 pounds and the medium is perfect

blaise b.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Great jacket

Size Bought:
6' 2"

This is my fourth softshell jacket, so I am pretty familiar with this style of jacket. I bought this one because none of my others had a hood. This is the lightest softshell I have owned. It feels like a sweatshirt. I would rate my other softshells for use down to about 35 degrees and this one down to about 45 degrees, of course all depending on what layers you wear underneath. Overall a great jacket, just not as warm as I was hoping. Jacket fits great and seems really well made.

Drew S
5 out of 5 stars

March 15, 2023


This is the perfect jacket. It’s warm, lightweight, perfect fit, doesn’t limit range of motion, durable, water repellent, comfortable and looks great. It’s truly the perfect jacket.

James K.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

March 15, 2023

Element Hoody- it’s pretty good.

I’m 6’2”, about 205 lbs. Size: I ordered both the L and the XL. I ended up keeping the XL. The L fit well everywhere but was a bit too tight in the arm pits. The XL is a bit on the baggy side. It fits me more like a hooded sweatshirt than a piece of technical outerwear. Nevertheless, it’s comfortable. The soft shell exterior feels like it should be pretty durable, though not bomb-proof like my old Mountain Hardwear Alchemy jacket. The interior fleece is plush and soft. This jacket should fit the bill for a shoulder season jacket. So far I’ve worn it in light rain (dwr was sufficient) and chilly/ windy conditions. Works very well for my intended purpose. Cut is fairly long. Sleeves are sufficiently long. I only wish the sizing were a bit smaller. Size L was a bit too tight in the armpits, XL is slightly baggier than I’d prefer.

Matt F.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2023

Good quality

This is one of the very best soft shell jacket’s I own. It keeps the wind out and is warm buy it self in 20 degree weather. The quality of the garment is top notch I would recommend it if your looking for a lightweight jacket that’s good quality.

Seth R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2023

More of a two season

More of a two season jacket. But form and function are impeccable

Ryan M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2023

Element hoody is the raddest

This is the perfect hoody for most of my days on the mountain. It can be used with other layers on colder days and keeps dry with mild rain or snow, and in those beautiful bluebird days, as an over layer keeps the chill off. The fit is perfect, not too short in the arms and back like alot of products. At 6’ 165lb, with the medium, I have some room to layer without it feeling too tight and bulky, but still has a trim athletic fit when wearing with a single layer under.

casey s.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

November 30, 2022

Well made, that’s for sure.

Very well made and comfortable , strange thing to me is the sleeve length. All other BD jackets I have Medium fits perfect. For some reason the sleeves on this Med are so long I have to roll em...not sure how functional that will be climbing.

Daniel I.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 21, 2022

Nice Midlayer

Wear this frequently as a standalone in cooler weather. The tight weave on the exterior fabric blocks the wind.

Chuck J.

Originally reviewed on