Black Diamond designed its Men's Access Hybrid Insulated Hooded Jacket to warm you up on belay stances while giving you the mobility you need to climb comfortably. PrimaLoft One insulation brings the warmth without the weight so you don't have anything holding you back on your send. A Pertex shell wraps up that wonderful warmth with fantastic durability despite its light weight, and Black Diamond coated the shell with DWR to resist water when you take this baby out on ice climbing pursuits. Schoeller StretchWoven side panels give you a full range of motion so you can reach past those technical cruxes without a worry, and Black Diamond added its proprietary NanoSphere Technology to resist water, dirt, and even your own oily skin in ways that DWR coatings cannot.
The Access Hybrid features an adjustable hood that either slides over your helmet or cinches tightly across your head if you lead a more dangerous life without something protecting your brain box. Stretch gusset cuffs add wrist softness, and the drawcord keeps in all that insulated goodness warming your bones. Two interior drop pockets give an ideal location for your gloves while you make your way to the top of the mountain.
|Black Diamond Access Hybrid Jacket||$109.50 - $219.00|
|Black Diamond Stance Belay Insulated Hooded Jacket||$160.30|
I've been using the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Insulated Hooded Jacket for a couple months now and it has been excellent. The combination of Primaloft One insulation and Schoeller's stretchy, breathable softshell makes for a warm jacket that regulates internal temperature with ease. The Schoeller runs from the hip, up under the arm and down to the wrist - perfect placement from my experience so far, because it allows my body to dump heat when needed and I don't sweat out. So far this fall, I've used it as a stand-alone jacket and loved it. Due to the light weight and breathable qualities of the Access Hybrid, I foresee myself using this as an insulated layer under a shell this winter.
I am 6'1", 189 lbs and the Medium fits me just right.
I am really impressed in the wide range of conditions the Access performs in. It is light enough to throw in the pack for crisp fall climbing days yet warm enough to be an added layer for ski touring. The Schoeller side panels gives the jacket a lot of stretch and breathability.