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The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell is named after "early-morning missions to score fresh tracks on local peaks before the workday begins". I had to use Black Diamond's quote because of how cool they make it sound. The idea is that they go out every morning and test gear to see what works and what doesn't. This empirical research means that only the highest quality product reaches the market. The Dawn Patrol Hybrid boasts a Schoeller StretchWoven nylon shell with a body-mapped, 3-layer waterproof laminate with NanoSphere to shed water. That's technical jargon for "highly mobile and water-repellent" So let those BD employees figure out what you need while you sleep in, then simply take advantage of the results.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell
Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
Two zippered chest pockets, two zippered hand pockets, two internal drop pockets, internal stretch media pocket
Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell body offers stretchy, highly breathable protection
Three-layer, body-mapped waterproof panels in key areas shed blowing snow, wet ice and unexpected precip
Ample chest, hand and internal drop pockets
Internal media pocket with a cord port
Ideal for alpine endeavors, ice climbing, back country skiing, and overall cold weather sports
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell
I've thoroughly tested this jacket in some harsh environments while riding an ATV all day in the rain, sleet, and snow. It has yet to leak water into the body and kept me dry time and time again. The fit of it is also great for mobility and minimizing bulk, making it an ideal rain coat for all four seasons. The only caveat that I have of the jacket is the zippers which are not waterproof. If they would spend a bit more money on zippers I would give this a 5/5! But since they aren't 4.5/5
First and foremost: This garment is a shell. It has no lining or inner fabric. It is a waterproof (OK, water-resistant) windbreaker, not a coat. That said, if features ring your chimes, this shell will delight. Outside, it has two zippered hand pockets and two zippered chest pockets. Inside, it has two open top pockets (no zipper or closure). Zippers are top notch, smooth operators. There are few things more annoying than paying $300 for a garment and then having to fight with cheap zippers. The grown-on hood is adjustable and expands to accommodate most helmets. Sewn-in elastic cords provide control to cinch the garment around your face (when using the hood) and around your waist (around the bottom edge of the garment). The stretch fabric, a product of Switzerland, claims to be "naturally self-cleaning" and abrasion resistant. Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell is made in Bangladesh and imported by Black Diamond.