Sleeves? Where we're going we don't need sleeves. The Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest gives you all the major advantages of an insulating layer at a fraction of the weight. With its PrimaLoft synthetic insulation and StretchWoven stretchy side panels, it tackles the job of keeping your core warm without hindering mobility. A big warm hug. It'll feel like you're wearing a hug. A hug with pockets. The Access Hybrid Vest is stylish and versatile enough to wear on its own, but shines as a layering piece for a streamlined cold-weather outerwear system.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Access Hybrid Vest
Zippered chest pocket, two zippered hand pockets, two internal drop pockets
Built with highly packable PrimaLoft® ONE insulation and dynamic Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell side panels
Warmth without restrictions on high-output alpine climbing missions
Ideal for alpine adventures, ice climbing, skiing, mountaineering, back country touring, rock climbing
Internal Pockets, Primaloft, Insulated, Adjustable Drawcord Hem
Ice and Mixed Climbing, Climbing, Skiing
34 - 35.5"
36 - 38"
38.5 - 41"
41.5 - 44.5"
45 - 48.5"
33.5 - 35"
35.5 - 37.5"
38 - 40.5"
41 - 44"
44.5 - 48"
Sizing information above refers to body measurements, and NOT garment dimensions.
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 part of the hips • Inseam: From the crotch to the anklebone on the inside of the leg
Men's and Unisex
7.25 - 7.75"
7.75 - 8.25"
8.5 - 9"
9 - 9.5"
9.5 - 10"
Determine your glove size from the chart above by selecting the LARGER of the two measurement results described below.
• Palm Girth: Measure around your dominant hand at the knuckles with your fingers together.
• Palm Length: Measure from the crease at the base of your wrist (on the palm side) to the tip of your middle finger.
Rated 5 out of
Light weight, very warm, roomy enough for me.I recently bought a Black Diamond Men's Access Hybrid Vest to replace a much older vest. I used it for the first time while snow shoeing on Mt Shasta in California. I was really happy with my purchase. It was light weight, yet provided protection from the gusts of cold wind we encountered. I bought an XL, and it is roomy enough for my 6'3" 245 lb frame even while active. The workmanship appears to be excellent, as do the materials it is made from.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 4 out of
I have had the vest for about two weeks to three weeks and in the Boston metro area, December has been quite mild (as things go) so far. Nevertheless, I have worn the vest on several occasions. The fit is very good for me - I like the expansion around the waist. The vest has done its job in keeping me comfortable in terms of the temperature (my engine runs on the cold side)
The vest appears to be well made. One sort of problem I have is with the collar, which tends to stand up unless I am careful to fold it down. This may be a benefit when it is much colder and I want the collar fully up to protect my neck. I recommend the black color. However, it is more a minor nuisance now. I have tried blue previously (another vendor). The fabric in the front is shiny and the vest did not look well on me, so I wound up returning it.
Overall, keeping in mind the short time I have had the vest, I am very pleased. My 4 star rating reflects the short time period that I have been able to use the vest.