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Women's Alpine Start Insulated Hoody



Ideal for north-facing walls, cold-weather backcountry missions, and winter climbing endeavors, the Alpine Start Insulated Hoody provides all-day weather protection with a Schoeller face fabric and mapped Polartec Alpha in key areas for increased insulation.

Color: Black


A highly versatile midlayer that’s both lightweight and highly protective, the Alpine Start Insulated Hoody is designed for high-output endeavors in cold conditions. The Schoeller stretch nylon face fabric provides abrasion-resistant wind and weather protection, while Polartec Alpha is mapped in key areas like front of chest, shoulders, upper arms, and back panel to balance warmth and breathability. The Alpine Start Insulated Hoody is designed with a women’s specific silhouette that allows unrestricted freedom of movement, an adjustable hood, and a drop hem. All zippers are DWR treated and the jacket stows into front chest pocket.

Product Features

  • 40DSchoeller Eco-Repel Bio® PFC-free DWR Technology
  • Lined with Polartec Alpha in key areas to balance warmth and breathability
  • Adjustable, climbing-helmet-compatible hood
  • Stows in chest pocket with carabiner clip loop
  • Raglan sleeve increases range of motion
  • Drop hem for more coverage under harness
  • Updated women’s specific fit
  • Elasticized hood, cuffs, and hem
  • Primary fabric is Bluesign approved
  • ECO Label Status
  • Fit: Regular

Lifetime Warranty

We trust what we make because we use what we make. All Black Diamond softgoods are warranted against defects in materials and construction for the practical lifetime of the product.


Protecting the places wer love is as important to us as building the gear to take you there. Utilizing sustainabily produced raw materials is a cornerstone to our approach and foundational to this commitment. We are continually developing and innovating new technologiues to both improve the performance of our apparel and reduce environmental impact. 88% of all apparel styles for spring 2023 meet ECO lable status. Styles carrying the ECO label status are made of one or more of Black Diamond's targeted sustainablity attributes.

Bluesign Approved Material

Materials approved by Bluesign have undergone strict prodcution criteria from the raw materials to the end product to ensure they follw standards that are responsuible and sustainable with regard to people, the enviornment and resources. With Bluesignapproved materials, users can be assured that their products were manufactured with responsibly use of resources and the lowerst possble impact on people and the enviornment.

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Size Range
0.318 kg / 11.22 ozXXS-XXL[Shell] Nylon Stretch Woven with Schoeller Eco-Repel Bio DWR (93% Nylon, 7% Elastane, 80gsm) [Lining] Polartec Alpha Direct Fleece Insulation (100% Polyester, 120gsm)318g