Black Diamond Men's Alpine Start Hoody - Super Lightweight and Breathable Softshell Jacket
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Softshell Jacket is a pared-down protective layer, designed to shield the minimalist climber against ridgeline gusts and intermittent precipitation. Bulit for fast and light adventures, the Black Diamond Alpine Start is ultra breathable and packs into a self-stowing chest pocket for easy storage on your harness or in your pack.
Ultralight and incredibly versatile, the Alpine Start Hoody uses Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell fabric to provide highly breathable, weather resistant protection for alpinists and other weight-conscious climbers. Gusseted construction allows complete freedom of movement, and the hood fits over your climbing helmet for added weather protection when the wind picks up in the afternoon. This highly packable jacket stows in its own chest pocket when not in use, and a carabiner loop lets you clip it to your harness and take it up a route.
Features and Specifications
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
- Highly packable design stows in chest pocket with internal carabiner clip loop
- Climbing-specific gusseted underarm panels
- Lightweight elastic cuffs
- Drawcord hem
- Weight: 250 g
- Size: S-XL
- Materials: Schoeller stretch-woven with NanoSphere Technology (80 g/m2, 93% nylon, 7% elastane)
Black Diamond Apparel Sizing Chart - Men's
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How to measure:
Neck: Around the fullest part of the neck, at the base
Chest: Around the chest, just under the arms and across the shoulder blades
Sleeve: From the center back of the neck, across the shoulder, and down the arm to the wrist
Waist: Around the narrowest part of the waist
Hip: Around the widest point of the hips Inseam: From the crotch to the floor on the inside of the leg
Blocks most of the wind , letting enough through to keep you comfortable. Great hood that works well with duckbill type of cap. Replaces a much heavier softshell. Wet snow falling on top of my shoulders leaks through. I then put on an ultralight waterproof layer. Very happy with the purchase.
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody provides great protection from wind light rain.