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There's no room for distraction when you're swinging axes 100 feet off the deck, so Black Diamond made sure to design the Sharp End Men's Shell Jacket to keep you dry, comfortable, and focused when you need to be. The Gore-Tex Pro 3L waterproof and breathable membrane keeps you dry no matter how burly the weather, while the DWR-treated 70D nylon shell stands up to sharp ice and rocks, ski edges, and misplaced ice tools. When you're working up a sweat on the skintrack, you can pop open the underarm vents, or flip up the helmet-compatible hood to keep your noggin warm when a storm rolls in. Black Diamond knows that little details can make a big difference, so it built the Sharp End with features like the integrated Cohaesive cord-lock system, which is incredibly durable and easy to use, even with gloves on. The expandable chest pockets are compatible with packs and harnesses, and even the hem drawcord is concealed so it doesn't get in your way when you're climbing, skiing, or roping up on your way to the summit.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

This fully featured, technical hard shell is built for alpine minimalists. Lightweight and packable, the Black Diamond Sharp End Shell provides the perfect layer for your active adventures.The waterproof, breathable protection of GORE-TEX Pro construction and 40 denier nylon face fabric enable the Sharp End to be durable, withstanding abrasion from rock, ice, and sharp climbing gear. Underarm gussets at full length add mobility for on-route overhead reaches. The chest, hand, and internal pockets allow for flexible storage that is harness-compatible, while cohesive cord-lock technology in the hood provides for quick and easy adjustments.

- Gear.com refers to the men's version

Black Diamond Men's Alpine Insulated Jackets Sharp End Shell Jacket - Men's-Octane-X-Large. Combining a lightweight face fabric with the durable waterproof breathable protection of GORE-TEX Pro the Sharp End is trimmed down and packable. A full underarm gusset adds a superior range of motion for high reaches on route. Cohaesive cord-lock technology in the hood and hem allows for fast one-handed adjustments while chest harness-compatible hand and internal pockets make for ample and versatile storage.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

When the terrain requires lightweight speed and dexterity but the conditions demand full protection, the Black Diamond Sharp End Shell serves as the ideal armor. Combining a lightweight face fabric with the durable waterproof breathable protection of GORE-TEX Pro, the Sharp End is trimmed down and packable. A full underarm gusset adds a superior range of motion for high reaches on route. Cohaesive cord-lock technology in the hood and hem allows for fast, one-handed adjustments, while chest, harness-compatible hand and internal pockets make for ample and versatile storage.

- Black Diamond Equipment refers to the men's version

Black Diamond Sharp End Shell - Men's. Designed for alpine minimalists with an emphasis on packability, the Black Diamond Sharp End Shell for men maintains the features you need in a lightweight, durable and breathable package. Designed for fast-moving alpine minimalists, the Sharp End Shell is Black Diamond's lightweight GORE-TEX Pro jacket. Its trimmed-down features and lighter face fabric place emphasis on packability, while it remains functional and durable for extended use in harsh conditions. When the terrain requires speed and dexterity but the conditions demand full protection, the Black Diamond Sharp End Shell serves as the ideal armor. Combining a lightweight face fabric with the durable waterproof breathable protection of GORE-TEX Pro, the Sharp End is trimmed down and packable. Cohaesive cord-lock technology in the hood and hem allows for fast, one-handed adjustments, while chest, hand and internal pockets make for ample and versatile storage. Integrated Cohaesive cord-lock technology. Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood. YKK Vislon AquaGuard center front zipper. Brushed microsuede collar lining. Two harness-compatible expanding chest pockets with YKK Vislon AquaGuard zippers. Internal stretch media pocket with cord port. Two-way zippered armpit vents. Zippered hand pockets. Custom-molded VELCRO cuff tabs. Concealed hem drawcord. Materials : GORE-TEX Pro 3L, 80d plain-weave face with a nylon mini-ripstop backer and DWR finish (155 g/m2). Weight : 395 g (13.9 oz). Country of Origin : China. Available Colors: Black, Ted

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version