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Black Diamond
First Light Hybrid Hooded Jacket - Men's

4.588235294117647 out of 5 stars
17 Reviews
$178.75 - $275.00
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Why We Like The Black Diamond First Light Hybrid Hooded Jacket

We all like breathable insulated jackets for high-output pursuits—like Black Diamond's First Light Hybrid Hooded Jacket. Its hybrid construction balances insulation and breathability by blending premium Primaloft Gold Active insulation with merino wool-blend panels for a hoodie that holds in heat in cold conditions but also breathes when we're burning mad calories on the crag, skin track, or running trail. The nylon shell sheds light precipitation, stretches for added mobility, and provides a low-profile hood that fits under our helmet, so we can try to master the mountain.


  • Lightweight winter jacket built for high-output activities in cold conditions
  • PrimaLoft Gold Active provides lightweight and breathable insulation
  • Merino-blend in torso and underarms to manage heat and moisture
  • DWR coating sheds snow, sleet, and light rain
  • Zippered hand pockets and internal chest pocket for valuables
  • Underarm gussets for wider range of motion
  • Slim fit for easier layering under harness or shell
  • Item #BLDZ9PP
Responsible Collection
[fabric] bluesign® APPROVED
[face fabric] 20D 100% nylon ripstop, PFC-free DWR treatment, [side panels] 54% merino wool, 46% nylon, [lining] 100% nylon stretch woven
60g Primaloft Gold Active (100% polyester)
Center Back Length
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest (stowable)
natural attribute of merino wool
Claimed Weight
climbing, hiking, running, ski touring, nordic skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 17 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2024

Alaska Sim

This is the second one I bought. As they were discounted, couldn't pass it up. 5'-9", 145 lbs, the medium fits perfect.

Simeon B.

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5 out of 5 stars

May 9, 2024

I love this hoody!

Probably my favorite piece of gear. Buttery soft, well-insulated with an incredible fit. It works as a mid-layer on cold days or an outer layer on cool days. Seriously, it’s the the best.

Devin A.

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5 out of 5 stars

April 10, 2024

Remarkable breathability

Not excessively thermal and highly breathable, very good!

Agostino R.

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2 out of 5 stars

March 15, 2024

Very weak material

I will say that the warranty team was very helpful with this product. I have never seen a layer of this quality start to break down and pill/rip so easily. The first layer took about 3 weeks before the entire jacket was pilled, I could no longer wear it as an outer layer without embarrassment. The warranty team sent me another jacket and I was hoping it was a one off, I was wrong. This jacket started to break down in the same amount of time. It is a light jacket and good for layering, but man, I have never seen a jacket pill like this. It is no longer an everyday jacket, I need to use my mountain hardware and arcteryx jackets out in public.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2024


Great puffy jacket. Great for runs in cold, 20°F runs. Perfect size to wear underneath a rain jacket. Ordered a large and perfect size for my 5'7, 178lbs size. Bodybuilder type build. Would buy again

Grant R.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2023

So comfortable!

I got this for backcountry touring specifically, but after using it BC once and loving it so much, I've found this now good for cold runs or bike rides as well. Super warm but lightweight, but super breathable and I don't feel like I build up too much heat in it even while touring or running.

Anthony M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 13, 2023

Love Black Diamond Products

I always look forward to purchase Black Diamond products for gifts or for myself. The quality and service I have experienced through quite a few purchase has been top notch and easy to obtain. Thanks!

Elton T.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2023

Great active layer

Amazing active layer that has a snug fit so it will easily work with more insulating layers or rain jackets if needed.

Thomas F.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2023

Great midlayer

Great weight and fit. Got it in black and is great for outdoor activities or city wear

Jane G.

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3 out of 5 stars

November 13, 2023

Great jacket for the right mission

I typically use this coat for ski touring with a pack. The jacket works great for this on cold ascents. It breaths well and keeps you warm where you need it. BUT, they really messed up and did NOT put inner pockets or large chest pockets for ski skins in this jacket. For that reason alone, this jacket often gets left behind. I have last seasons version (2022/2023), but I don't see reference to adding skin pockets in the latest iteration.

Brendan R.

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