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First Light Hoody

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From first tracks to first ascents, the First Light Hoody is the quintessential start-stop piece, a layer that breathes and moves on alpine approaches, banger skin laps and everything in between. Fully insulated with PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active and constructed from lightweight Schoeller, it is our most breathable insulation piece, and will stay on through all of your transitions. READ MORE
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From first tracks to first ascents, the First Light Hoody is the quintessential start-stop piece, a layer that breathes and moves on alpine approaches, banger skin laps and everything in between. Fully insulated with PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active and constructed from lightweight Schoeller, it is our most breathable insulation piece, and will stay on through all of your transitions. Learn More

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The Black Diamond First Light Hoody was designed as the ultimate in lightweight, breathable insulation, a piece that can handle anything from windblown knife-edged traverses to mellow tours out the hut’s backdoor. With a baffled body packed with migration-resistant Primaloft Silver Insulation Active, the First Light Hoody has a unique build that allows it to breathe during even the most intense high-output sessions. Schoeller construction maintains durability, so you can wear it anywhere from on the wall to on the descent trail. With a climbing-helmet-compatible hood, a low-profile, single-adjust hem and internal stretch mesh pocket that packs the jacket and clips onto your harness with a clip loop, all of your needs are covered.

  • Migration-resistant PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Active
  • Lightweight Schoeller® face fabric
  • Nanosphere® Technology repels water, dirt and oil
  • Insulated windflap
  • Climbing-helmet-compatible hood
  • Low-profile, single-adjust hem
  • Stows in internal chest pocket with carabiner clip loop
  • Two concealed-zip hand pockets
  • Primary fabric is bluesign approved
  • Weight: 510 g
  • Fit: Regular
  • Size: S-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   [Shell] Schoeller® stretch-woven nylon with NanoSphere® Technology (80 gsm, 93% nylon, 7% elastane)
[Insulation] PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Active (60 gsm, 100% polyester)
[Lining] Nylon woven mesh (65 gsm, 100% nylon)
Weight :   510 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Country of Origin :   Bangladesh
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We trust what we make because we use what we make. If for any reason, you’re not 100% satisfied with your Black Diamond apparel, we’ll repair, replace or refund it. No charge. No fine print. No debate. Guaranteed.

 

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  • Backpacker Editor's Choice

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Backpacker's Editors' Choice Award Review

First Light Hoody is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great puffy for most conditions This is a really great jacket i wanted to try it out in different conditions before i wrote a review, and i gotta say I've been very happy. -Very warm I've worn it in temps from 25-60 degrees and was comfortable never to hot or to cold. -Breathes well i usually have a problem overheating once i get moving but not in this jacket. -Blocks wind very well I've it in around 40kt winds and felt very little bleed through. - Sheds light precip well and did a surprisingly good job in a little heavy rain.(although i would not wear only this in prolonged rain) I'm 5'10" 190lbs (i like to lift) and the large fits well, a little loose and good for layering.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Perfect. All my black Diamond gear (jackets) is unbelievably thought-out and absolutely perfect beyond description, and my first light hoody is probably my most versatile piece. It stretches and sheds rain and wind, with a high collar, low profile hood and draw cord waist. Everything and nothing more needed for a perfect midwieght layer, used as a midlayer or outer layer. If i could only have one jacket this would be it without question. Perfect.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm without bulk First ordered a "med" after consulting BD's size chart. The medium was very tight in chest and arms (width, not length). So, I returned for a "large" which fits just fine. The First Light Hoody is warm & ventilates excess heat easily. The light weight and lack of bulk easily stores in my day pack, so I always have it along.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put through the wringer. Amazing jacket Chilly days in the Red River Gorge, tough ice climbs in New Hampshire, Dirty cracks in Colorado. Sitting on route in a harness for hours on end taking photos got cold sometimes in the winter. but the first light was perfect when I wasn't moving and wasn't to hot when I was jumaring up my line. This jacket went through it all with me. Very warm and light jacket. Would definitely recommend over any other Synthetic jacket on the market. Even a few down ones.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Jacket to Rule Them All I don't normally write reviews, but this jacket is simply amazing. I have a closet full of jackets for all the subtleties in weather conditions and this one immediately became my go-to for a wide range of conditions. Here's why: - Super-warm but not bulky: I can wear this jacket on top of a t-shirt and am comfy in 30 degree temps if I'm moving at all (i.e. walking the dog). It feels as warm as a puffy but is form-fitting and doesn't feel bulky or restrictive. It has a nice "layered" feel. - Sheds light precip: I can't speak to how it performs in a full on rain storm, but it easily sheds light precipitation and does a good job blocking wind. - Trim fit: Finally a jacket that isn't cut for the "Average American". Climbers tend to be lean and this jacket fits trim and seems to have extra long arms. You can climb in this jacket without feeling like a marshmallow. - Looks good: Get this jacket in black and you can wear it to fancy dinners or business meetings and look good doing it. Well done, Black Diamond.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Innovative use of materials I bought this to layer under my shell. It is the only synthetic insulation I know of using schoeller as a face material, and I think it is the perfect material for the job. This is a great option if you need a versatile and durable sythetic puffy for layering or as a stand alone in milder climates. I love how well it breathes. Usually I take my insulation off when I hike for slack country turns. Lately with this jacket I take my shell off and leave it on for the hike in cold apline conditions. As I side note I think BD is using tall slender people for its paterns. I am short and stout at 5'7 and 170 and found the jacket to be the right length but narrow in the shoulders and sleeves. Not really BD's fault as it is hard to get everyone's shape in a few sizes. BD does make processing returns simple. I chose to keep mine and hope it breaks in since a tight fit for layering is not a bad thing, I just have to hold the sleeves of my powerstretch fleece base layer to make sure the sleeves don't bunch when putting it on. So far so good.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around everyday coat It's a great coat. The warmth to weight ratio is unbelievable. This is now my go to jacket for everyday and everything. Great for walking the dog or a day out in the hills. I haven't had to layer it with another piece either.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and light. The go to piece. Similar to Arcteryx atom. A perfect mid weight layer, light insulation and stretch schoeller outer. Good fit, nice length. The hood is oversized foe helmets, a bit big with no headwear on.
Date published: 2017-04-18
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