The age-old puzzle of the high alpine’s unpredictable weather is finally solved by the Black Diamond Access Hoody, which gives you the ultimate in packable protection. Constructed from a Pertex outer and body-mapped, migration-resistant PrimaLoft Gold Insulation, it marries durability that can handle the beatings that the mountains dish out with a trim profile for full packability. With gusseted, breathable underarms designed with Schoeller and a smaller concentration of insulation, you’ll be able to work through high-output pursuits without swapping layers. An elastic, climbing-helmet-compatible hood and a pocket that packs the jacket and clips to your harness give the Access Hoody complete versatility.
An ultralight wind barrier, the Black Diamond Alpine Light Pants are the three-season solution for light, packable weather protection. Designed with a single-weave, four-way stretch fabric, they pack down so you can shove them deep into the recesses of your pack, and the DWR treated finish gives you a layer of shelter when light precip rolls in. Two rear drop pockets and zip thigh pockets stash essentials, and a ladder lock belt with belt loops and adjustable cuffs dial in the fit.
Ultralight and incredibly versatile, the Alpine Start Hoody uses Schoeller stretch-woven softshell fabric to provide highly breathable, weather resistant protection for alpinists and other weight-conscious climbers. Gusseted construction allows complete freedom of movement, and the hood fits over your climbing helmet for added weather protection when the wind picks up in the afternoon. This highly packable jacket stows in its own chest pocket when not in use, and a carabiner loop lets you clip it to your harness and take it up a route.
A midlayer for anything from ski tours to alpine ascents, the CoEfficient Hoody features Polartec® Power Dry® fleece with a gridded interior for increased wicking performance and added breathability. The under-the-helmet hood and full-length zipper let you regulate temperature on the go, so you don’t find yourself overheating a half hour into the day. A slim cut helps the CoEfficient Hoody fit comfortably under your shell, and with a redsigned, trim fit, this layer takes up little space in your pack.
When temps drop and the friction is perfect, the Crag Hoody is your sending layer. With full-length underarm gussets for added mobility, the Crag Hoody is built for climbing. Featuring a comfy, cotton-poly blend with flat-lock seams, the Crag Hoody also has a drawcord for keeping out chilly gusts.
Designed to extend the technical midlayer’s comfort range across changes in weather, season and activity, the Black Diamond Deployment Hybrid Hoody employs a mixed-materials approach for summer alpine expeditions, mid-winter ski tours and everything in between. By strategically combining ultralight Schoeller® softshell fabric and PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft insulation with our merino-blend Deployment fabric, the Deployment Hybrid strikes a functional balance between insulation and breathability that eliminates unnecessary layering adjustments throughout the day. An integrated mesh lining helps manage moisture on steep approaches, crux pitches and technical descents, while two zippered chest pockets ride above your harness and store small essentials.