Bump All Stoic Up To 40%
  • Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Red Oxide
    Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Black
    Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Back
    Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Back
  • Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Red Oxide
  • Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Black
  • Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Back
  • Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's - Back
Black Diamond - Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men'sView Larger Image

Black Diamond Cold Forge Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

25% Off
$224.21 $298.95

Quantity:
+

Tech Specs

Material:
20D Pertex Microlight, DWR treatment
Insulation:
PrimaLoft Gold Down Blend (70% goose down of 700+ fill power, 30% synthetic)
Fit:
regular
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
28.5in
Hood:
yes, helmet-compatible, adjustable
Pockets:
2 hand, 2 internal
Claimed Weight:
1 lb 4 oz
Recommended Use:
climbing, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

As warm as they come.

In the bleakest hour of bitter cold conditions, there is a light—the Black Diamond Cold Forge Men's Hooded Down Jacket. The Cold Forge throws down serious warmth with a packable, low-bulk design, which makes it ideal for snowy and rock-bound pursuits. Primaloft Gold consists of 70% down and 30% synthetic insulation, so you get the lightweight, high-loft properties of down with the water-resistant warmth of synthetic—meaning you'll stay as warm in soggy conditions as you would on perfectly dry days. Even so, Black Diamond treated the Pertex face fabric and lining with a DWR treatment to repel water, because you don't want to get wet if you can avoid it.

The Cold Forge is also cut slightly longer than most of Black Diamond's jackets, so you'll have extra coverage against drafts, snow, and nasty alpine cold. A drawcord hem gives you a further draft-defeating boost, and the adjustable, helmet-compatible hood keeps you cozy whether you're skiing on a frigid January morning or hunkering down in a snow cave. Additionally, this season's edition is equipped with gusseted underarms, which directly translates into unimpeded, overhead mobility. Not to mention, the Cold forge is equipped with a bevvy of pockets that keep all of your small necessities or snacks close at hand.

  • A versatile, hard-wearing insulated jacket for cold weather
  • bluesign-approved Pertex exterior is lightweight and durable
  • DWR treatment sheds light moisture and precipitation
  • Synthetic insulation offers warmth even when wet
  • Down insulation is RDS-certified
  • Underarm gussets provide unimpeded, overhead mobility
  • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
  • Hood is helmet-compatible and adjustable
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Warm and Comfortable

    I wear this all the time! It's warm, comfortable, lightweight and fits will. I wish it had come with a stuff stack but I found on that works.

    Tighter through hips

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Bought this as a gift for my hubbie. The medium fits very well through the chest and arms but was too tight through the hips. His pant size is 34x34. A size large would probably fit through the hips but be too large in the chest. Fabric, color, and weight seem perfect. Just a too-narrow-through-hip fit.

    Bought as a gift

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I got this as agift for my really tall/slim friend. He originally wanted the xl as that is usually what fits him the best, but after ordering the L and XL we went with the L. The sleeves and length seemed to be just about the same size but it fit him in the shoulders and chest much better. He loves wearing his jacket around the cold winter's of SLC, UT.

    Down keeps poking through

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I really like this jacket in terms of packability, warmth, and weight. However I'm very disappointed that after 5 weeks i now have a hole in the 20D Pertex Microlight, DWR as there was a quill that was not removed from the down. A bunch of down came through the small hole as I attempted to remove the quill that was sticking out because it was still attached to a bunch of down. So... I'm not happy and have been calling backcountry but no one answers today.

    Almost Too Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I've used this for everything from to alpine touring to cold peaks on the Wasatch Front, to cold days around town, to camping trips, and it has fit the bill in every situation. It is super thick down and very comfortable. My first complaint is that after a couple years of wear the down has begun to settle on on lowest baffles on the waist and arms. In addition to that the fit is just a little too narrow on the waist, other than that it is a fantastic down jacket.

    There are better options.

    • Size Bought: large

    Honestly not impressed. the waste is real narrow while the chest area is much larger. The wrist area is super big and not tight around the wrist area so they just hang over your hand since they are a little long.

    The positive is it packs down well and is warm.. wish I would have purchased the Arcteryx.

    Best All Around Puffy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    Combo review of the Cold Forged hooded Jacket and the Cold Forged Hooded Parka ( I believe as of 2018 is now the Stance Belay Parka) What haven’t I done in these jackets? I have been through a few down jackets over the last few years, but last year I picked up both the Cold Forged Hooded Parka and Cold Forged Hooded jacket. I run cold if I’m not pushing up something so dual mid weight downs are awesome sometimes on the rough days. I did a ton of research over a few weeks before I purchased these layers and it was well worth it. Both of these jackets have been through heck and back. I primarily use the Jacket around town or hiking or fishing, and the parka on the peaks and ice and both when it just sucks out. Main differences between the jacket and Parka are the Parka has 2 zippers to help when belaying for ice so you can unzip from the bottom and the Parka is longer and a slightly high fill. I geek out at how well these top layers are engineered. They do an excellent job through pull tabs of keeping every possible spot for warmth to be lost sealed up. The hood fits over climbing helmet or hat then can be pulled tight around the back of the head and around the neck. Even on the brutal cold winter assents on peaks here in Colorado these jackets perform beautifully to keep my head, face and upper body warm. Spent 6 weeks total this winter out of a tent backpacking or climbing and practically lived in these jackets 24/7 this season. I would wrap one jacket around my legs in the sleeping bag and wear the parka up top and get through some super cold nights that way. Wake up slide the jacket off my legs and put it over the parka and begin the dreaded crawl out of the warm bag into the freezing winter wonderland outside. I got the Parka in a medium and the jacket in a small and they fit together perfectly. I have full range of motion for climbing and rope work and never feel resistance or bind from the jackets while moving on the mountain or with a pack on. I have had a few days of drizzle and light rain and was stoked to see how well these performed in wet conditions and how fast they dry. I have also pushed these jackets through a lot more bush than I should and am stoked there is no holes or tears in the material, I wouldn’t wear this in the trees skiing without a shell over it but for hiking past bushes and trees they have done great. Overall the Jacket and the Parka are solid layers to add to the gear closet, and have gotten me through some horribly cold days on the peaks and have outperformed the last 3 puffies by miles. These puffies are designed to do work and they do it very well.

    Nice jacket

    • Size Bought: XL

    Great jacket. Fits great other then the arms. Arms are real long. Had to return couldn't fit because arms being too long and not enough elastic in the cuff. But other then that wanted to keep it.

    Great warm jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Bought this as a gift, here’s what he had to say:

    I own two of these, if that tells you anything. Wore the first one so much I put a few holes in it (not at the fault of the jacket) and slapped it up with duct tape, and when I saw the new blue color way I had to have another. Love the long sleeves on it, most jacket arms are slightly too short for me, and I like having the option to tuck my hands in on those brisk days. Size wise, I could have gotten a medium and use it as a stand-alone jacket, but went with a large and like being able to fit it over all my other layers without feeling restrictive. Packs down really small, and is extremely warm. You won’t regret it.

    Long Sleeves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    This is an all around great option for a lightweight heavy duty puffy. Its my option for some of the coldest days. Expect the sleeves to run an inch or two longer than what you might be used to in similar jackets. Other than that the fit is pretty standard. I bought the Large but could have gone with the medium for my slender size.

    Sweet Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    Bought this jacket on recommendation of Gearhead. He was spot on. This is a super jacket. 6'-185 the large is a perfect fit. It is indeed a longer cut but I love it! Very comfortable to wear around town but where this jacket excels is in the backcountry. Recently used on 21 mile 3/2 hike on Pinhoti Trail Alabama. Temps ranged from mid 50's to mid teens, with wind and snow. Yes, I said snow...and lots of it. The jacket performed great. Keep me dry and warm in very harsh conditions. I am hot natured...mid 50's, as outer jacket over long sleeve tee, is as warm as I would want to wear it and be active. Very, very warm when used as a mid layer under a rain shell. Even wore in sleeping bag mid teens. Cozy, Cozy. The hood drawstring is the best and most comfortable design I have owned. Packs great...and looks very cool. I like so much that I'm considering buying in another color. Adriatic now. Hard to go wrong with this jacket.

    Thanks for the review John! I'm glad the jacket worked out well for you.

    cfairfield@backcountry.com

    Love this Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This jacket is a godsend for tall/long armed guys. I tried on every puffy in 2 different REI's and none of them fit. One of the employees recommended black diamond and I ordered this jacket. At 6'3" (with +4" ape index) 195, the Large fits me perfectly. It feels pretty warm even with just a tshirt underneath. I'm looking forward to getting some use out of it!

    Love this Jacket

    Great Jacket for the Right Fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Ordered this in rust and loved the jacket. The loft was a perfect balance of not-to-bulky but still felt really warm. It also has a very supple, comfortable shell material. Unfortunately, the small was a little too long in the arms and tight in the body, so I had to return-- probably a better fit for lanky dudes.

    Amazing Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I've owned the non-hooded version of this jacket for two years now. It was my main insulation on a 200 mile hike through the Sierras, and it is my go-to for around town. This jacket has been quite tough; I do a lot sitting around campsites/rocks with it on, and it holds up well against harsh treatment. It is comfortable, the elastic closures at the end of the sleeves are both effective and feel nice against skin. This is not the warmest jacket, and I does not quite do the job for me when temps drop below 30 degrees unless I throw on some fleece and a synthetic vest, then it is sufficient. However, I tend to run cold, and I know more hot blooded people with this jacket who feel more comfortable at colder temperatures. I've been fine wearing this jacket up to about 60 degrees. The water-resistance of this jacket has been great, I've worn it on cold, rainy walks and have no trouble staying warm, though some water tends to seep in at a few seems. The cut is certainly long on the torso, which I imagine is perfect for belaying. When standing around, the jacket can reach to just above the top of my back thighs, though it tends to sneak up closer to waistline if I am walking or more active, which makes it look less well fitting since then it scrunches in parts. Overall, this jacket does what it is intended to do very well. On my next thru-hike, I would consider something which weighs less, but I doubt I could find anything that weighs less and is equally durable or be able to still protect against cold when wet. For it's purposes of being an all-around jacket, I would certainly buy this again.

    Cozy and WARM

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I've been using this jacket for all my winter mountaineering adventures in the PNW this season, and it has really come in handy... Mostly for when you stop and get lunch, gorge on summit treats, etc when the snow is blowing and the wind is howling!! It's super warm, comfy, and packs down to a manageable size so it's no issue to pack in your (larger) day pack. I say larger because it's winter and you should be carrying extra layers and avy-terrain related gear if you're venturing out that time of year.

    I can't wear this jacket if I'm actually moving about, because it is simply too warm and this isn't Siberia... But my body runs warm then cools down quick during breaks and it has been a godsend for those breaks.

    One minor note: The fit is only a little strange... Designed for the lankier types I think. Hasn't really been an issue in the field though.

    Hey Benjamin, what size did you get? I’m also 5’9 180

    Rhett, I got a Large. The chest is perfect with no room to spare (strangely), but expect the sleeves to be a bit long.

    Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Fit is perfect. Extremely warm wet and dry. When freezing out, I can often get by just wearing a tee shirt underneath. Insulated hood is a bonus. Warmest jacket I have ever worn. Never tried to pack it down though, so I don't expect to climb in it. But would be ripe for a winter belay. My daughter steals it from me so I should probably get her one also.

    One of best winter insulation layers!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    The Black Diamond Cold Forge Jacket is my go to super cold insulation layer. The Black Diamond Cold Forge Jacket (Hoody as well) has both PrimaLoft Gold and Down insulation, it is a blend. Due to this it makes for a all around insulation layer that works well in moisture laden areas where straight down would fail. The Black Diamond Cold Forge Jacket has a DWR pertex shell and a Pertex interior lining. Given that Black Diamond makes top notch gear, in over a year of outdoor, backpacking and even some usage while at the range, I have seen no issue at all. It packs down relatively small, provides great warmth and the fit is spot on for me. If you want a deep winter insulation layer, I say look no further than the Black Diamond Cold Forge Jacket!

    Looks great, works well

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Wanted a puffy jacket with a hood, and wanted to get something that was a down/synthetic blend -- took advantage of a sale and picked this guy up. Fit is spot on and quite athletic; there's not a ton of space underneath (which is how I like them to fit) but I can still get a couple layers beneath it as needed. Looks great, moves well. For my purposes -- around town use, climbing, mild wet weather -- it works well. In dry conditions, it's not as warm as say a Patagonia down sweater hooded jacket, but I wouldn't expect it to be. I think I'd be somewhat hard pressed to purchase it at full retail, but for the sale price I got it at, I'm quite satisfied.

    Phantom Killer - Comfy - Good Looking

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I was looking for something to replace my old Mountain Hardwear Phantom (zipper broke) that I loved but wasn't impressed with MH's new model. This one fit the bill with the 2 internal drop pockets, water resistant treated down, and style. The internal fleece lined face area extends all the way around the neck, adjustable helmet hood, durable exterior, and internal pockets sold me as soon as I put it on. The zipper is lined with a windscreen the entire length and the sleeves have soft cuffs.

    Style - I picked up the captain (dark blue) color over the black, not something I had planned but it's a pretty sweet midnight blue tux color that still looked good with jeans and separates you from the rest of the herd.

    Fit is a true athletic cut, great for me at 6'2", 175 lbs, 42 chest, 35 arms. The length of the arms and chest width was perfect in a medium for someone who likes a tighter fit.

    It probably won't be as warm as the Phantom at 850 vs 750 down, it doesn't pack into its own stow pocket, and it doesn't have a 2way zipper for belaying. If the jacket would've had those details on top of their other ones, I would've given it 5 stars.

    I do have to say that Mountain Hardwears customer service was great in helping to try to replace their jacket. Hopefully Black Diamond is on par with their service if I ever need it.

    I like it

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: large

    I am about 6'2" and 175 pounds. Seems like my measurements usually land me on the wire between mediums and larges. I went with large. My girlfriend says it doesn't look too big, but I feel like it could be just a little bit smaller. Not enough of a complaint to return. My girlfriend and I feel like the fabric is more durable than other puffy jackets that we've looked at. It's definitely a nice jacket.

    Black Diamond

    Men's Apparel
     XSSMLXL
    Neck

    15in

    (38.5cm)

    15.5in

    (39.5cm)

    16in

    (40.5cm)

    16.5in

    (42cm)

    17.5in

    (44.5cm)

    Chest

    34 - 35.5in

    (86.5 - 90cm)

    36 - 38in

    (91 - 96.5cm)

    38.5 - 41in

    (97.5 - 104cm)

    41.5 - 44.5in

    (105 - 113cm)

    45 - 48.5in

    (114 - 123cm)

    Sleeve

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    34in

    (86.5cm)

    34in

    (86.5cm)

    34.5in

    (87.5cm)

    Waist

    27 - 28.5in

    (68.5 - 72.5cm)

    29 - 31in

    (73.5 - 79cm)

    31.5 - 34in

    (80 - 86.5cm)

    34.5 - 37.5in

    (87.5 - 95.5cm)

    38 - 42in

    (96.5 - 106.5cm)

    Hip

    33.5 - 35in

    (85 - 89cm)

    35.5 - 37.5in

    (90 - 95.5cm)

    38 - 40.5in

    (96.5 - 103cm)

    41 - 44in

    (104 - 112cm)

    44.5 - 48in

    (113 - 122cm)

    Inseam - Reg

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    32.5in

    (82.5cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

     
     283032343638
    Waist

    27 - 28.5in

    (68.5 - 72.5cm)

    29 - 30.5in

    (73.5 - 77.5cm)

    31 - 32.5in

    (78.5 - 82.5cm)

    33 - 34.5in

    (83.5 - 87.5cm)

    35 - 36.5in

    (88.5 - 92.5cm)

    37 - 38.5in

    (93.5 - 97.5cm)

    Hip

    33.5 - 35in

    (85 - 89cm)

    35.5 - 37in

    (90 - 94cm)

    37.5 - 39in

    (95 - 99cm)

    39.5 - 41in

    (100 - 104cm)

    41.5 - 43in

    (105 - 109cm)

    43.5 - 45in

    (110 - 114cm)

    Inseam

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    31.5in

    (80cm)

    32.5in

    (82.5cm)

    32.5in

    (82.5cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    33.5in

    (85cm)

    How to Measure:
    For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
    Neck:
    Measure around the fullest part of the neck, at the base.
    Chest:
    Measure around the chest, just under the arms and across the shoulder blades.
    Waist:
    Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.
    Hip:
    Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
    Inseam:
    Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
    Sleeve:
    Measure from the center back of the neck, across the shoulder, and down the arm to the wrist.