Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
Many climbs are at altitude, in the desert, or in gorges where weather conditions can swing violently. Make sure you’re prepared for unpredictable temperatures and sudden rain squalls with Black Diamond’s Alpine Start Hoody; it’s an ultra-lightweight jacket that takes up minimal space thanks to its self-stowing pocket. It’s perfect as a protective layer in case of rain or wind. In our test, it was great to layer over a fleece or even a puffy jacket. And despite it being so lightweight, it effectively cut wind and kept us warm during those suddenly windy belays. Plus, its hood is designed to fit over a climbing helmet.
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