Why We Love It
This jacket is amazingly lightweight and perfect to have on hand We especially love how the hood easily goes over your helmet and being able to stuff it into its own little pouch and easly clip it to your harness. Genius!
Where We Use It
This is a first choice for rock climbing, but it's also great to have on hand for backpacking and camping excursions, as well as general traveling.
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.