Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest

Priced: $117.98 - $169.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest
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Sleeves? Where we're going we don't need sleeves. The Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest gives you all the major advantages of an insulating layer at a fraction of the weight. With its PrimaLoft synthetic insulation and StretchWoven stretchy side panels, it tackles the job of keeping your core warm without hindering mobility. A big warm hug. It'll feel like you're wearing a hug. A hug with pockets. The Access Hybrid Vest is stylish and versatile enough to wear on its own, but shines as a layering piece for a streamlined cold-weather outerwear system.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Access Hybrid Vest.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Men's Access Hybrid Vest.


  • Pertex shell (20d, 40 g/m2 nylon ripstop with DWR), PrimaLoft ONE insulation (60 g/m2), Schoeller stretch-woven side panels with NanoSphere Technology (260 g/m2, 91% nylon, 9% elastane)
  • Drawcord hem to seal in warmth


  • Athletic fit for movement in the vertical environment

Weather and Wind:

  • DWR treatment
  • Reliable, weather-resistant, DWR-treated square-toothed YKK zipper; anodized aluminum zipper pull


  • Zippered chest pocket—easy to access and out of the way of pack straps and harnesses
  • Zippered chest pocket, two zippered hand pockets, two internal drop pockets


  • NanoSphere protective finish
  • Warmth without restrictions on high-output alpine climbing missions
  • Ideal for alpine adventures, ice climbing, skiing, mountaineering, back country touring, rock climbing
Whether you're a climber or a skier, need a midlayer or outer layer, the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest has got you covered. With concentrated core warmth, courtesy of PrimaLoft® ONE insulation, you'll stay toasty without the bulkiness that other insulated gear can have. The Access Hybrid Vest encourages movement with its stretch-woven softshell side panels and has multiple pockets for you to store all your necessities. Don't be weighed down by heavy fabrics and insulation; get the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest and move freely and comfortably up or down the mountain.

Appalachain Outdoors
Whether the sun is shining or the storms are setting in, the Access Hybrid Vest from Black Diamond Equipment should always find its way into your pack. The new Access Vest is a lightweight essential core layering vest that will help you bundle up or cool down as the day changes. Black Diamond never wants you to be under prepared when you venture off into the wild, especially when it's too easy and light to pack the Access Hybrid Vest.
Ramsey Outdoor
Concentrated core warmth for high-output days, the Access Hybrid Vest distills the benefits of PrimaLoft® insulation into a stripped-down hybrid layer with stretch-woven side panels for movement and breathability. Under or over a shell, clear skies or stormy, the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest is essential core warmth that goes in the pack for nearly any trip into the mountains. Built with highly packable PrimaLoft® ONE insulation and dynamic Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell side panels, this dynamic vest allows for warmth without restrictions on high-output alpine climbing missions.

Blue sky hikes or white-out descents,  over a tee-shirt or under a jacket, the Black Diamond Men's Access Hybrid Vest is a go-anywhere core-warmer ready for anything. The ultralight Pertex nylon shell with DWR can take on rugged rock faces and resist light rain. Schoeller stretch-woven side panels repel water, dirt, and oil without hindering mobility. Super-compressible PrimaLoft One insulation provides crucial core heat and compresses down to a stashable size. At only 10.2 ounces, the Black Diamond Access vest won't weigh down your pack or your core on your next adventure. Zippered and drop-in pockets can hold and organize everything from ski gloves to carabiners.   

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Ideal for high-output alpine climbing missions, Black Diamond's Access Hybrid Vest targets the core with PrimaLoft insulation, while stretch-woven side panels promote breathability and mobility.

Fiber Content: Body: 100% nylon; Side Panels: 91% nylon, 9% elastane.
Country of Origin: Imported

Mountain Gear
A blend of essential warmth and unhindered mobility, Black Diamond's Access Hybrid Vest is the perfect 'just in case' piece for your mountain kit.
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Body:20D Pertex nylon ripstop shell fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) finish provides wind, water, and abrasion resistance
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
Fill Weight:60 g/m
Great for:Alpine, Ice Climbing, Ski Mountaineering, Touring, and Climbing
Hood Type:No
Insulation:PrimaLoft One, 60 g
Insulation Material:PrimaLoft
Insulation Rating:Warm
Insulation Type:Synthetic
Material:Main: Pertex Shell 20d; Side Panels: 91% Nylon, 9% Elastane
Packability:Highly compact
Pockets:Zippered chest pocket, two zippered hand pockets, two internal drop pockets
Removable Liner:No
Snow Skirt:No
Stretch side panels:Durable Schoeller stretch-woven nylon for breathability and mobility; NanoSphere finish repels water, dirt, and oil
Waterproof Material:N/A
Weatherproof Material:Pertex
Weight:10.23 oz. (290 g)

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Black Diamond Access Hybrid Vest Reviews:


I think this vest missed the mark for the alpine climbing vest it is market as. The zippers are heavy and there's too many pockets to really be minimalist. By dropping all but the internal pockets (for skins, camera etc.) BD could lower the weight down without compromising warmth. I also feel like it runs a little large for layering (it doesn't fit well under the BD Dawn Patrol LT). Despite this however it does it's job, packs well and has held up to a fair amount of abuse while ice climbing.

Seth Kane at on 11/17/2013

There nothing groundbreaking here, just a functional, warm PrimaLoft vest. The trim fit and BD styling is nice and shows a little more alpine/climbing/backcountry attitude than other brands.

Aaron Batte at on 10/31/2013