Black Diamond sent out a few sample jackets to get us pumped for their foray into outerwear. What they didn't know is that we were already pumped. But oh well, I'll take it. I got my hands on the Solution Hoody towards the end of last winter and was able to put it through its paces.... or through my paces. My paces include dealing with juice spills, daily commutes, coffee spills and a hike every now and then. Results: the Solution is an excellent mid-layer fleece that can stand up to daily rigors and excels as an insulating layer under a shell.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Solution Hoody
The go-to insulating midlayer for cold-weather climbing throughout the year
The Polartec PowerStretch fleece fabric features a distinctive grid-patterned face, a soft, brushed fleece interior, and the stretch and durability necessary for four-season use
Two zippered hand pockets
Ideal for alpine endeavors, ice climbing, skiing, mountaineering, back country touring, rock climbing
Hiking, Skiing, Ice and Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine
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 4 out of
great buy if you can get it on sellthis is a great under layer, isnt completely wind proof but will keep you warm on an average day, has a pocket on the inside that has a hole in the top you can run headphones from. its a great if you get it on sell but its alittle expensive for what your getting when you pay full price.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of
it's all about the cuffsBlack Diamond uses this soft spandex cuff instead of just trimming the end like most other fleece jackets. Besides being totally comfortable it helps seal out the cold air whether you're wearing a glove or not. This jacket is not windproof but the slim cuff really helps with drafts.