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BLACKYAKPali Vivid Jacket - Women's

Movement is freedom.

Stay warm during your next ice climb with the BLACKYAK Women's Pali Vivid Jacket. Designed with lightweight insulation and stretch panels along the back for mobility, the Pali is ideal for those cold alpine starts when you find yourself climbing some vertical ice or making a final summit bid. When winds pick up as you gain the ridge, cinch the hood tight to keep wind and snow off your face, and pull the high, shaped comfort collar up around your chin for some added protection from the elements.

  • Mobile insulation for high-altitude objectives
  • Durable Cordura ripstop withstands wear and tear
  • G-Loft synthetic insulation retains warmth when wet
  • Adjustable hood with padded hood peak
  • BLACKYAK was founded by mountaineers in 1973
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Ok if it fits you

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium and Large

I was looking for a mid layer to wear under my ski shell. Originally purchased a medium, it was too small, backcountry was great about exchanging it for a large. But it still didn't work out.

Things I liked:
very high neck that you could easily bury your face in if it was windy or super cold. It was not too bulky.

Why I returned it: The sizing of this jacket seemed a bit off to me. I am 5-5 132 lbs, 36B chest. no real hips to speak of. I'm usually a small or medium in tops/jackets. When I tried on the medium around the waist I felt like a stuffed sausage. It was really tight. Liking the jacket, I tried a large. The larger was a little better but the waist sort of flared out in a weird way. There is no drawstring around the waist to cinch it. Odd fit. But if it did fit you, I think you'd be in love!

Vivid Jacket