Why We Love It
This lightweight windbreaker is fantastic in cooler weather and snow-related adventures. It's dense enough to block the elements, but breathable enough to keep you from extra sweating, even with a fully-closed zipper. The roomy, stretchy fit gives you space to move, but packs down small to store or layer on a lovely bluebird day.
Where We Use It
Fantastic for climbing, spring running, hiking, canoeing, camping and fishing.
An ultralight softshell designed to shield weight-conscious climbers from ridgeline gusts and light weather, the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody features Schoeller stretch-woven fabric to provide highly breathable and highly packable weather resistance. A gusseted construction offers unrestricted freedom of movement, while the adjustable hood fits over a climbing helmet. The jacket also stuffs into its own chest pocket, which features an internal carabiner clip loop for attaching to your harness.