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Alpine Start Hoody - Women's

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Minimalist to the core, the Alpine Start Hoody provides lightweight weather resistance and breathability for fast-and-light mountain travel. When the weather clears, just stow this ultralight softshell in its internal chest pocket and clip it to your harness. READ MORE
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$149.00
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Minimalist to the core, the Alpine Start Hoody provides lightweight weather resistance and breathability for fast-and-light mountain travel. When the weather clears, just stow this ultralight softshell in its internal chest pocket and clip it to your harness. Learn More

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An ultralight softshell designed to shield weight-conscious climbers from ridgeline gusts and light weather, the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody features Schoeller® stretch-woven fabric to provide highly breathable and highly packable weather resistance. A gusseted construction offers unrestricted freedom of movement, while the adjustable hood fits over a climbing helmet. The jacket also stuffs into its own chest pocket, which features an internal carabiner clip loop for attaching to your harness.

  • Adjustable, climbing-helmet-compatible hood
  • Stows in internal chest pocket with carabiner clip loop
  • Climbing-specific underarm gussets
  • Lightweight stretch cuffs
  • Drawcord hem
  • NanoSphere® Technology repels water, dirt and oil
  • Primary fabric is bluesign approved
  • Weight: 190 g
  • Fit: Regular
  • Size: XS-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   Schoeller® stretch-woven nylon (80 g/m2, 93% nylon, 7% elastane) with NanoSphere Technology
Weight :   190 g (6.7 oz)
Country of Origin :   Bangladesh
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Apparel Warranty

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.

 
Alpine Start Hoody - Women's is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this jacket This is a must have for any outdoorswoman. It's the perfect layering piece to add to a backcountry ski touring layering system. I wear this over a baselayer with a vest and a shell for touring and it's a great sweat wicking piece. I also love this for multipitch climbing as it adds a little warmth, skin and wind protection and packs down into its pocket to clip to my harness. I have this in two colors because I like it so much. I also like it for skate skiing and biking. All around great piece and a soft fabric so you don't hear the crinkles.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and versatile The alpine start hoodie is a great addition to your jacket collection. It packs down super small and folds into it's own pocket. It stands up to light rain when showers are in the forecast and you don't want to bring a full hardshell. The hood fits great over a helmet and material, while lightweight, is stretchy and can hold up to mild rock abrasion. The blue is a great color choice. Only downside is a lack of side pockets. I'm 5'4" and 125 and the small is a perfect fit.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket! This is BD's answer to the Patagonia Houdini and I think it's a much better technical jacket. I like that this jacket stretches, is fairly water resistant and layers better than the Houdini (and doesn't smell as bad over time...). I have been using it in monsoon storms, in mosquito-filled canyons, on alpine adventures and am very happy with it's performance. Plus it looks great! I am a small/medium in general and ordered the small in this jacket and am happy with the fit.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite jacket I love this jacket! I bought it almost a year ago. It works well in the rain and wind. I've taken it on multi-pitch climbs and have been happy to have the ability fold it up and clip it to my harness. I just ran a 55k with it and during the race it rained on and off. It dried quickly and is so comfortable. I'm actually online today to order a second one. I'm 5'8 and 135 pounds. I wear a small and its long enough for my torso.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile jacket Absolutely love this jacket as a lightweight climbing/cycling wind breaker. It packs super small for a perfect travel companion. Hood has amble adjustability to fit a climbing or cycling helmet. Need to grab the hi-vis Aloe color for night riding.
Date published: 2016-03-03
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