Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Women
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is a minimalist softshell jacket designed with high-performance, permanent water-repellent Schoeller® technology. Able to be stowed in its internal chest pocket and clipped to a harness, this ultralight softshell is weather-resistant and is designed for complete comfort and range of movement whilst climbing, comes with NanoSphere® Technology that lasts a lifetime, and is Bluesign® approved to promote sustainable production methods.
The Alpine Start Hoody features Schoeller® stretch-woven nylon with NanoSphere® Technology. This stretch fabric is 93% nylon and 7% elastane, providing a high level of abrasion-resistance to withstand rips and tears from harsh rock and provide a full range of durable flexibility throughout its lifetime. NanoSphere® Technology adds water, oil, and dirt-repellency, so this hoody provides weather protection in light precipitation, and, because the repellency is textile-based, it makes the Alpine Start Hoody much easier to care for and clean, so you don't have to worry about losing performance after every sweaty climb when it needs to be washed. Climbing-specific underarm gussets increase range of movement during tricky climbing manoeuvres, an adjustable helmet-compatible hood provides protection from wind, rain, and the cold whilst wearing a helmet, and, when the weather clears, the jacket can also be stuffed into its own pocket and clipped out of the way onto a harness during climbs to save space.
Versatility is essential within a climbing or mountaineering environment, when the weather or situations can change quickly and unexpectedly. The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is minimalist to the core, including a durable material, the essential climbing features for fast-and-light travel, and a permanent water-repellency that will stay functioning throughout the jacket's lifetime. Full performance, forever.
|MATERIAL(S)||Schoeller® stretch-woven nylon with NanoSphere® Technology (80 gsm, 93% nylon, 7% elastane)|
Schoeller® Stretch-woven Nylon
Durable stretch fabric designed by long-standing outdoor textile manufacturer Schoeller® for high functionality and maximum comfort. Schoeller® made their mark in the outdoor world in 1961 with the introduction of the first elastic-waist ski pant, and since then have gained a reputation for producing high quality, sustainable, functional, long life, durable, and modern designs with feel good comfort.
Textiles with NanoSphere® Technology are water, oil, and dirt repellent and highly wash and abrasion resistant. Mimicking the self-cleaning of certain plant’s leaves, finely-structured nanoparticles sit on the face of the fabric to decrease contact surface area and thus cause water and dirt to roll off, exactly the same way a plant naturally repels water. And, because it is part of the fabric’s structure, this repellency is permanent and will not wear off or need to be reapplied like synthetic options.
Full Features List
• 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
Bluesign® is an international standard for fabric production which ensures that stringent environmental, safety, and efficiency standards are met by any fabric bearing its logo. Bluesign® fabrics use sustainable ingredients, reduce water and air emissions, improve their wastewater, and generally reduce their ecological footprint to minimise the environmental impact your new gear has upon the world you use it in.