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Women's Rain & Wind Jackets

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket - Women's


Product Details

Going light is good, but going naked is bad, so split the difference with the Black Diamond Alpine Start Women's Hooded Jacket. At under seven ounces, it doesn't weigh much more than nothing, but it offers the wind-blocking protection of Schoeller softshell fabric, so you don't have to expose any bare skin to the elements when you're hitting the skin track or starting the approach at 4 a. m. The fabric sports a NanoSphere coating that repels water, dirt, and oil so you can move through showers and avoid disastrous dinner spills, and the underarms rock climbing-specific gussets allow you to make those big moves without having to de-layer. Needless to say, the low-profile hood is designed to work with helmets, the elastic cuffs and drawcord hem keep drafts out, and the self-stowing internal pocket easily stashes your jacket and clips to your harness for easy access when you're lining up a ten pitcher.

Price : $149


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Rain Jacket Checklist

Rubber is for Tires : Don't even think about getting a rubber rain jacket. Why? Read below..
Get a Rain Jacket That Breathes! Unless you enjoy being wet in your own perspiration, get a rain jacket that breathes, letting your sweat escape.
Go Gore-Tex. There are a number of different fabrics that keep rain out but let your sweat escape. But, the best is still Gore-Tex.
Packable? If you plan on taking your rain jacket into the boonies, make sure it's packs down tightly and into a small package. The best ones are those that "fold" into their own pocket.
Three Jackets in One! By getting a good Gore-tex rain jacket that is also packable, you now have a jacket for wet weather, windy weather and cool weather. So congratulations!

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