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When the sun is beating relentlessly down, the Alpenglow Hoody offers a welcome respite, with fast-wicking fabric and 50-UPF sun protection. READ MORE
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When the sun is beating relentlessly down, the Alpenglow Hoody offers a welcome respite, with fast-wicking fabric and 50-UPF sun protection. Learn More


For long, exposed approaches, summit naps and sunny sessions at the crag, the Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody keeps you covered when sunscreen just won't cut it. Constructed from Wick-It fabric, it manages sweat, and 50-UPF protection blocks out harsh rays at high elevations. An underarm gusset, under-the-helmet hood and comfortable cuff dial in the details.

  • 50-UPF sun protection
  • Underam gussets
  • Under-the-helmet hood
  • Fit: Regular
  • Size: XS-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   Polyester stretch jersey (140 g/m2, 91% polyester, 9% elastane)
Weight :   190 g
Country of Origin :   China
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Alpenglow Sun Hoody - Women's is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Sun-hoody I am really impressed with the design of this sun-hoody, it is sleek and has a very flattering fit with just enough room for a tank top under it (I am 5'-5", 130lb and bought a size small). The only downside is I generally don't like to wear a shirt underneath my sun-hoody but with this piece the stitching is itchy, forcing me to wear a layer in between. Other than that the color and fit is awesome.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sun hood I live and work in the desert and use my Patagonia Sunshade hoody often for personal trips. I needed a sun hoody in a neutral color for work and decided to try the BD Alpenglow Sun Hoody. I love this layer, it has a great fit, material and especially a well-designed sun hood. The hood fits loosely, with good air flow and provides great shade. I am 5'7", 130lbs and the small fits well. I also wear a small in the Alpine Start Hoody.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for warm temps, breathable The shirt has a nice breathable material which allows you to keep your skin covered from the sun's rays. I am fair skinned and do a significant amount of mountaineering so staying covered is important. I have found that when the temps are below 70 or perhaps 80 with a breeze, the shirt does fine. Much warmer than that, and it feels like I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt on a hot day. Sure, it stays breathable, but don't expect it to feel weightless. The bottom seam is a little tighter than the rest of the shirt which is a weird design, perhaps to keep the shirt from riding up. Sometimes it rides up and bunches beneath my backpack waist strap which is annoying. I also find that the snuggness down low, prevents some airflow which might otherwise exist. The hood is nice but does not stay up in any sort of wind so I wind up having to hold it up over my ears and neck which is kind of a pain. All in all, a good shirt for the purposes, but I'm not sure I found the best shirt that exists for this end.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Just add thumb holes. LOVE this product. I use it on river trips, climbing trips, and backpacking. It's super light and doesn't get too smelly after multi day use... I would add thumb holes to the next model though to add sun protection to the backs of my hand.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and light! This sun hoodie is perfect for my days out guiding and climbing in sunny Colorado. Super comfy too!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Good fit, functional, comfortable, suitable for many conditions.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the red color I love this sun hoody! Better then other sunhoodies I own!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best women's sun hoody on the market! I shopped around for several weeks looking for a super-lightweight sun-protection hoody for long distance hiking - I'm not a fan of the more common "button up" UPF shirt options, and wanted something with a hood that I could also use to cover my neck/sides of my face. I settled on the Alpenglow hoody for two main reasons: 1) Material. Surprisingly, a lot of "sun hoodys" are made with fairly heavy material. The Alpenglow hoody is not - it's lightweight and breathable but still substantial enough to hold up to wear and tear. 2) Fit. I have the BD Alpine Start jacket (which, I will also say, is a far superior wind shirt compared to others I've tried! It's awesome!) so I knew BD products fit me well. I'm 5'6" 140 lbs with a muscular build and wear a size Small, which fits perfectly though I wouldn't want it any smaller. I love that BD makes their women's products long enough in the torso. After using the hoody on a John Muir Trail trek this fall I have to say it performed wonderfully. There were no contact spots with my pack where seams rubbed, etc. It got a *little* ripe by the end of my trip but EVERY synthetic product will, and I couldn't find a suitable merino substitute for this hoody! I love this product and when I wear it out to its death I will gladly purchase another. Fit, material, quality, color, etc. - all are great! (PS I'd highly recommend this + the Alpine Start jacket as a layering system. Perfect for playing in the mountains.)
Date published: 2017-10-02
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