Your dedication to 1930s mountaineering-style wool sweaters is admirable, but maybe it’s time to upgrade your layering system with Black Diamond’s Access LT Hybrid Men’s Insulated Jacket. It’s a lightweight belay jacket or warm midlayer that’s filled with PrimaLoft Gold insulation to keep you from freezing while you work ropes, put in skintracks, or swing ice tools, and it has been treated with both NanoSphere and standard DWR finishes to repel water, oil, and dirt. The body is made from seriously tough and ridiculously light Pertex Quantum fabric, while the breathable and stretchy side panels are constructed from Schoeller softshell for extra mobility and temperature regulation. Black Diamond’s obsessed with vertical functionality, so it made sure to include a self-stowing chest pocket with a carabiner loop that’s easy to clip to your harness, a drawcord hem to seal out drafts, and low-profile internal pockets that stash light gloves, snacks, or a headlamp for those chilly alpine starts.
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