Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hoody

Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hoody

Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hoody is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Product Description Item No.   10264960

The Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hoody is an ultralight soft shell jacket for battling against gusty winds on the upward climb. The Schoeller® stretch-woven nylon fabric features NanoSphere Technology and loads of stretch that won't weigh you down on the mountain. At only 6.7 ounces of weight, it provides light protection against wind and light rain, with the highest amount of breathability. The attached hood is helmet-compatible, adjustable and stays put so you can remain focused on the next handhold instead of fixing your jacket. Elastic cuffs wrap the wrist to prevent drafts or can be pushed up the forearm for additional freedom. Sneak a snack inside the chest pocket and when the weather clears, the whole jacket fits inside there so you can clip it to your harness and forget it until the water turns once again.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Women's Alpine Start Hoody

  • Lightweight and breathable jacket that acts as a sun, wind, and rain barrier to keep you feeling comfortable without restricting your range of motion with added bulk
  • The hood is adjustable and helmet-compatible for those rainy climbing days
  • Stows in internal chest pocket with carabiner clip loop you can attach to your harness for easy access and storage
  • Made with a stretch woven fabric for highly breathable and packable resistance against Mother Nature
  • The Climbing-specific underarm gussets provide full range of motion. So great.
  • Lightweight elastic cuffs help keep moisture from running down your arms
  • Drawcord hem blocks out the elements and allows for temperature regulation
  • Nanosphere Technology durably repels water, dirt and oil
  • The Nanosphere Technology is also naturally self-cleaning and offers durable abrasion resistance
  • Ideal for alpine, touring, climbing, and ski mountaineering

- + Product Specifications
Weight: 6.7 oz
Gender: Womens
Features: Elastic Cuffs, Hood, Adjustable Drawcord Hem
Jacket Length: Hip
Best Use: Climbing, Mountaineering and Alpine, Backcountry Skiing
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Insulation: None
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this for light weather I've owned this jacket before, then sadly lost it on a hike, so made a point to purchase the exact same one again, that's how much I love it. I'm tall (5'8" / 140 lbs) and the fit is slim and flattering, it's the only jacket I own where the sleeves are actually long enough to cover my wrists. It's extremely light weight and packs into the pocket, for easy stowage or can be clipped to the outside of a pack. It's perfect for climbing, day hikes, and scrambling in light weather. It is NOT water proof, just wind and water resistant for those spring and fall weather changes and winds at the summit. Perfect for layering over a long sleeved top.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Fall and Spring I bought this for my wife for a trip to Cape Cod in late September. This jacket was perfect for the weather, which was warm during midday and chill and blustery at all other times. It is water resistant enough to throw on in a drizzle or from the car to an indoor location. It doesn't cling from sweat and the hood is adequate. The compressed size is about the same as two decks of cards, which is small enough to fit in her purse or daypack during hiking. The size is flattering--if you are between sizes order one up. The hips fit tighter than most jackets. This is a superb garment and a great purchase.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Comfort! I bought this about a month ago as was such a good deal price-wise, I had heard great reviews on it and not having much luck finding one online in the size and color I wanted. I do a lot of hiking and find that it is such a comfortable jacket, quite literally one does not realize they are wearing the jacket - it is that light and non-binding, when reaching up you don't feel the jacket pulling on you. I always bring this jacket with wherever I go.
Date published: 2015-10-12
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- + Size Guide

Women's Outerwear
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Neck 13.5" 14" 14.5" 15" 16"
Bust 32.5 - 34" 34.5 - 36" 36.5 - 38.5" 39 - 41.5" 42 - 45"
Sleeve 30.5" 30.5" 31" 31" 31"
Waist 25.5 - 27" 27.5 - 29" 29.5 - 31.5" 32 - 35" 35.5 - 39"
Hip 34.5 - 36" 36.5 - 38" 38.5 - 40.5" 41 - 43.5" 40 - 47.5"
Inseam 29.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5" 31.5"

Sizing information above refers to body measurements, and NOT garment dimensions.


• 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

SIZE 2 4 6 8 10 12
Waist 26 - 27" 27 - 28" 28 - 29" 29 - 30" 30 - 31" 31 - 32.5"
Hip 35 - 36" 36 - 37" 37 - 38" 38 - 39" 39 - 40" 40 - 41.5"
Inseam 29.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5" 30.5"

Women's Gloves
SIZE Women's specific Men's and Unisex
X-Small 6.25 - 6.75" 7.25 - 7.75"
Small 6.75 - 7.25" 7.75 - 8.25"
Medium 7.25 - 7.75" 8.5 - 9"
Large 7.75 - 8.25" 9 - 9.5"
X-Large - 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.

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