Black Diamond kept its Men's CoEfficient Fleece Hooded Jacket simple for versatility's sake, which is a good thing for you because you can't decide whether you'll hit up the backcountry on a pair of skis, crank on some ice walls, or head down south for some cold-weather rock climbing. We totally understand your dilemma about what winter activity you want to participate in this week, and wearing this fleece as a mid-layer in snowy conditions or by itself in the cold, dry desert brings the warmth you need no matter what you decide. Its Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric is incredibly breathable to keep you comfortable while you pull in the vertical world and ski up some snowy slopes. And the fabric gives the jacket fast dry times to pull moisture off your body before it turns to sweat, leaving you dry and happy wherever you are.
The CoEfficient also features a hood that slides under you helmet. Black Diamond lined the neck with chamois for comfort you appreciate on the wall and out in the backcountry, and stretchy cuffs softly seal around your wrists without the bulky feeling that adjustable cuffs have.
|Black Diamond Solution Fleece Hooded Jacket||$113.40|
|Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket||$69.50 - $139.00|
The entire Black Diamond apparel line is pretty exciting but the Hooded Coefficient has stood out in particular and I'm psyched to finally have one to call my own. I think I like it because it reminds me of one of my other favorite layers, a Patagonia R1 Hoody from last year. They're similar in weight and construction with the two major differences being cuffs and zippers. The Coefficient has stretchy cuffs (as opposed to thumb loops) and a full zipper (as opposed to half). The cuffs collapse well around my wrists and seem like they'll keep snow out well. This is a great casual layer to wear to work or around town and is something I'll be keeping in my ski pack as an extra layers for single digit days. I bought mine in Cinder but would have been equally happy with Black.