Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie

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The moments we remember most in life are rarely the ones that come easily. The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie is built to stand up against the kinds of trying conditions that produce those unforgettable days. The Alpine Start Hoodie is an ultralight, softshell windshirt that offers minimalist-minded protection against stiff ridgeline breezes and light, unexpected precip. Perfect for those pre-dawn skinning sessions or a post-climb top-out, the highly breathable and highly packable Alpine Start Hoodie from Black Diamond will quickly become an essential part of your kit.

Product Details

Face Fabric

Schoeller® stretch-woven with NanoSphere® Technology (80 g/m2, 93% nylon, 7% elastane)

Fit

Climbing-specific gusseted underarm panels

Lightweight elastic cuffs

Drawcord hem

Pockets

Highly packable design stows in zippered chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop

Additional Features

Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood

Specs

  • Fit: Slim More 
  • Length: Hip-length
  • Material: Nylon, Spandex
  • Insulation: No Insulation
  • Hood Type: Fixed Hood
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Reviews

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Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Super Solid Wind Shirt

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Highly Water Resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Packable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile
  • Warm

Cons

  • Hand Gussets Too Big
  • Logo Peeling Off
  • No hand pockets

Best Uses

  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Light Precip
  • Travel

Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie:

This Hoody is exactly what it's advertised to be. If you're looking for something to add a lot of warmth this you'll be disappointed. However, I found it to be a lot warmer than expected, especially with a warm layer underneath. This thing sheds water like crazy! It's perfect for light Seattle drizzles but I was surprised to stay dry when I spent a little time in a full blown storm (not long, 5 min maybe) The length is great and seals out wind. My cons would be that there are no hand pockets, and also that wind can get in the sleeves rather easily, I think they should be a little tighter. All in all if you're looking for a versatile, breathable, softshell for a little extra protection, this is the one for you.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most amazing jacket!!!

By 

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie:

    The most amazing jacket you won't even realize you're wearing. It's so light and yet does a great job at keeping out the wind and precip. Easily stows and is a great keep in your pack as a go to jacket.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great for mild weather activities

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer
    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Color
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie:

      The BD Alpine Start Hoodie is a fantastic mild weather wear. It has become my daily go to for running and biking. I have even used it as an additional layer under my ski parka. Super light and comfortable, the hoodie packs exceptionally well and will really come into it's own this spring/summer. I highly recomend it.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      fast and Light

      By 

      from Whitefish, MT

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie:

      Use as base layer for backcountry treks. Great as a mountain biking shell. The fit was a bit tight. I am 5'8" 155 lbs. Usually wear a size M. I would order large if I purchased again.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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