Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hooded Jacket – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hooded Jacket – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 88 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 52

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Warm and provides good protection from the elements.
  • Hood fits well over a helmet.
  • Long enough to keep your hips and rear warm.

Expert Reviews

  • Blend of down and synthetic fill means the jacket can keep you warmer when wet better than a 100% down fill jacket.
  • Drawcord hems keeps warmth in and drafts out.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Hood does not cinch down well around the face, so may not keep your ears warm if you are wearing a helmet.

Expert Reviews

  • Not the lightest jacket, but warm.
  • Cuff does not always stay in place.


The Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hooded Jacket for women is warm and fairly lightweight. The down/synthetic blend keeps you warm even in damp weather. Some users found the long sleeves cumbersome, while others appreciated them, especially while climbing. The hood fits over a helmet, and a waist drawstring hem cinches down to keep warmth in. This jacket well designed and ready to accompany you on many chilly weather adventures.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3.