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Stormline Stretch Rain Shell
Whether you're bouncing from hostel to hostel or hauling your climbing gear home from the crag, you need to pack light. The Black Diamond Men's Stormline Stretch Rain Shell is the waterproof, windproof layer you need to protect you from the surprise storm that you'll inevitably get caught in, and it packs down into its pocket to fit easily into your pack. Its BD.Dry technology seals out rain and wind while allowing air to flow to manage moisture inside the jacket. Thanks to the Stormline's four-way stretch construction and underarm gussets, you'll have plenty of mobility for scrambling and reaching. The hood fits comfortably with a climbing helmet so you don't have to throw safety away in order to be protected from the weather.
- Rain jacket for exploring new places in questionable weather
- Waterproof BD.Dry membrane seals out the elements
- Four-way stretch construction for comfortable movement
- Adjustable hem and cuffs for a secure fit
- Underarm gussets let you move freely
- Packs into its pocket for easy storage
- Item #BLD00Q3
What do you think about this product?
March 13, 2020
It's virtually impossible to find a shell at this price point that performs to this standard. It checks a whole lot of boxes. It's lightweight, stretches, has pit zips, roomy front pockets, great hood, dialed in fit and repels water quite well. The jacket length is long enough without looking sloppy. As some other reviewers mentioned the sleeve length is generous. I have long arms and often struggle to find sleeves long enough and often have to sacrifice overall fit for proper arm length. The seams appear to be nicely taped. This jacket also gets bonus points for looking great in the city as well. Durability TBD.
January 18, 2020
Expectations far exceeded
For perspective, I purchased this jacket to replace a Marmot rain jacket that served me well for nearly a decade. I recently purchased a BD First Light Stretch hoody on clearance and was wildly impressed by its quality; I’d hoped to find the same quality in this piece, as well as compliment the hoody with a fully wind/water proof outer layer. After reading mixed reviews with concerns over fit and sizing, I decided to take a chance and order. Boy am I glad I did; at 5’11” and 178lbs with a moderately athletic build (I wear a 42R) a L fits me perfectly with enough room to add a thin layer or two, but not be too bulky or loose otherwise. With the First Light hoody this adds enough wind protection to keep me comfortable in single digit temps under heavy north east snow with nothing but a t-shirt underneath. I’d certainly swap this for a more durable outer shell for any type of back country adventure, but for hiking or snowshoeing in inclement weather this will serve its purpose perfectly. The material is a fine tight nylon that feels like it will easily hold up against mild abrasion, the zippers feel bulletproof, and the hood cinches; for my needs it’s a perfect jacket. It’s super light weight and packs easily. With large pit zips, using this as a single outer layer in warmer seasons I expect to get use out of this year round. I’m a BD customer for life, and backcountry.com had the best price I could find (not the first time I’ve had that experience).
December 19, 2019
Love it! Just know it runs a bit big
I'm 6', 165 lbs and ordered the large and it was a bit baggy/sloppy. I know some people like a little bit of room to layer-up but this was excessive. I ordered the medium and it fit perfect; with room to layer underneath. The sleeve and coat lengths are generous which usually isn't that case for a medium on me. The medium is awesome! I did my research and this coat has everything: Good waterproof rating, Wind break, Thin material, Breathable, some Stretch, Pit Zips, Good looks Great buy!
May 21, 2019
No draw cord on lower hood
Lack of a draw string on the lower hood leaves a less than desire able opening that will catch wind - you can cinch it around the top of your head but leaves loose fabric at the sides. Seems to be the correct size as I like to be able to cover my hands with the sleeves. A medium typically pulls across my shoulders and neck and exposes my hands when hunkered down, but a smaller size won't fix inability to cinch the lower hood.
May 21, 2019
LOVE this jacket
My wife is constantly asking me why I NEED so very many jackets....and I might finally have found one to rule them all. I am seriously impressed with what BD was able to do here. I initially bought this because I was looking for something to replace my BD alpine start hoody--an awesome piece in its own right but not 100% waterproof. So I wanted a packable emergency layer for backpacking and climbing, but that wasn't so lightweight as to sacrifice durability. This jacket exceeded my expectations. First off, I love the cut/tailoring. Most jackets in this category tailor them to be really short and I like my jackets to come down to mid-upper thigh. So it looks really good, doesn't feel too "euro alpine nerd" like a lot of other jackets in this category. Two big friendly hand pockets are generous and zip, it is amazing how often ultralight wind/rain layers try to skimp on weight by cutting out the pockets, a feature I actually appreciate. Also love the fabric. A little stretch is not only awesome for movement during activity, but it also doesn't show wrinkles when packed/unpacked. Meaning I can wear this when running errands and not feel like I am in a crinkly, super technical layer. Also, to my surprise the face fabric is juust burly enough to withstand some abuse when skiing resort and ski touring--something I never anticipated doing when I bought this jacket! In a size L there is enough room for me to throw a warm mid layer underneath and I anticipate this jacket to get me through all but the coldest stormiest ski days. I hike often when I ski, even bootpacking inbounds, and this is a highly breathable layer that blocks the wet and wind while still able to dump tons of heat. Overall it's slightly less breathable than the alpine start, but did I mention the pit zips?? They're big, placed in the right spot, and more than make up for any loss in breathability. So in spite of the fact that I can ski in this jacket, I would be equally comfortable stowing it in my pack for bike rides and climbs, or for stashing it as an emergency layer for all kinds of backpacking. I anticipate this being a constant travel/adventure companion for a long time. Hey BD want to make it perfect? Add a chest pocket for a phone!
May 15, 2019
Happy gift-receiver :)
Gave this as a gift for my brother's birthday. He needed a jacket that would be lightweight but truly waterproof (not just water-resistant) for hikes in the rain. First impressions are that the color is brilliantly bright red for the Hyper Red color. He hasn't taken it out on any downpours yet, but says that the material feels hardy and like it will last and do its job.
May 7, 2019
Fantastic, bombproof jacket!
I have ended up using it most nonstop in various conditions while motorbiking through Vietnam over two months. It kept me bone dry in torrential downpours while driving a motorbike at speed and was easy to dry off even in the wild humid temps of Southeast Asia. The jacket has great storage in both pockets which keep anything dry while inside and zipped up. I didn't find any issues with the zippers and their functionality and they protected against heavy rain without any issues. The BD Dry material is top notch and even after a dozen washes and weeks of rain it still held up and looks bright and clean. I bought a size up with a large to use as and outside waterproof layer over a jacket in colder conditions.
April 1, 2019
Simple, Functional Shell
The Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell is a great, simple rain and wet weather shell. It's fairly lightweight and packs into its own hand pocket, which is a nice feature to have. Overall, it's a basic shell, but it's a perfect product that performs at a level you expect from Black Diamond.
December 18, 2018
Perfect Rain Jacket
This thing is a huge upgrade in comfort from my old rain jacket. The material is softer, and has some stretch to it which is great for mobility. It is also a lot more breathable so it's way less clammy inside. With my old rain jacket I felt like I'd get wet from sweat on the inside more often than from the actual rain, this jacket has a much better balance of waterproofness/breathability to keep you as dry as possible from both sides. I've worn in many full on downpours with success. The 10k rating had me worried at first, and if you're out backpacking or something spending hours in hard rain then you'd probably want a little more... but for an all around rain jacket (camping, work, around town, day hikes) it hasn't let me down.
December 10, 2018
Does The Job
Bought this jacket as a gift but have some feedback. "The Stormline Stretch Rain Shell worked perfect, kept me totally dry even during an English rainstorm when it is raining sheets"
December 7, 2018
This jacket is dope. Waterproofing works well. Was thinking of getting the xl so I could layer up underneath, but went with the large which is pleanty big for a micro puff and fleece underneath. I’m 6ft 185 for comparison.
December 4, 2018
Love this jacket
Light enough to toss into a pack for those just in case scenarios, sizing is true, I typically wear a Large in pretty much everything and can even layer a light hoodie under this when needed. Great for backpacking or just wearing around the city. I really like the 4-way stretch material and the underarm vents are perfect for dumping excess heat.
October 4, 2018
Not what I was looking for
I bought this to replace an old Marmot Precip, but returned it due to its moisture repellent rating. It was on par with the Precip but for more money, so I decided to get something with a little higher water rating. Seems like a decent light shell though!
July 27, 2018
Im 5'10 and got a small. I am fairly slim, and it fits great! that being said, if you are shorter like me...it fits a little long. I dont need super fitted feel when i just want to keep rain off me. It actually is breathable! yeah you heard that right. I got caught in a storm mid pitch and threw it on...it held up amazing!
Dustin dwayne Easterling
July 19, 2018
BD delivers, as usual
The quick hits: - Great technical jacket - excellet waterproofing, stretch, weight, and all the little features (love the loop to clip it to a harness) - Sized to be layered - I normally wear a large which is what I ended with, but also tried a medium which was too small; I still think it looks great and can be worn around town, but it's designed as technical first - Definitely go with the Stormline over the Fineline, for the extra $30 you get a much more versatile jacket I've been wearing the Marmot PreCip for a couple seasons now and it's been a great jacket, but as I've increasingly pushed into more technical ascents and climbs, it just wasn't cutting it. I was looking for something with just as much waterproofing but more mobility when I saw this from BD. I believe in sticking to the brands that deliver the quality you look for, and BD continues to deliver. Super light, packs up great, love the loop to clip it to a harness, just enough stretch to not sacrifice waterproofing. It fits slightly looser so you can layer but you can adjust the wrists and such to make it fit for around the city when you grab beers after a summit.
May 13, 2018
The inside of the jacket!
May 10, 2018
The new Stormline jacket from BD is a great high performance budget friendly jacket. Its light, breathable, and packable. If you are looking for a jacket that will fend off the elements and not feel like you are wearing a trash bag this jacket is great. Attached is photo for sizing. I am 6'2" 175lbs with just a t-shirt the M fits well. If you are planning on layering I would suggest a size up. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly with the info listed above.
March 29, 2018
Great jacket for adventures!
Great jacket for adventures where the weather could change at any second. It packs down to almost nothing. Has a relaxed fit and the XL fits a little big on me, I have an XL in the First Light insulated jacket which fits a bit smaller and more snug. Arm pit vents are convenient when hiking and exerting energy and the Velcro adjustments on the cuffs also come in handy to the perfect fit. Only thing that bothers me is there is no bungee cord to tighten the hood in the front of the hood, the only bungee is on the back of the head, for the times I am not wearing a helmet it would be nice to have a perfect the ft on my face.