The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring Pant are great for.... well, touring. You can trek great distances in these bad boys in changing conditions while staying warm, dry and comfortable. The StretchWoven nylon material utilizes NanoSphere technology to shed water and has a brushed back for a satisfying feel. These pants also feature the RECCO system for avalanche safety. You'll notice that these pants have suspenders to ensure full coverage at all times. I don't know how suspenders got the reputation of being 'dorky', they're both functional and convenient. What's next, you gonna try to tell me that pocket protectors are 'dorky' too? Because there's no way th- what? WHAT?!?
Ski touring across powder-capped peaks requires more mobility than your regular ski pants. So slide on the Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Touring Softshell Pant and flex, bend, twist, and glide up the skintrack. Surprisingly warm Schoeller StretchWoven fabric gives the freedom of movement you need to enjoy yourself, and it leaves the pant with incredible breathability for relief while you hike up. Black Diamond added its proprietary NanoSphere Technology to resist water, dirt, and oil better than most DWR coatings.
The slim fit pulls the Dawn Patrol close to your body to reduce bulk, and the gusseted construction offers even more mobility. The two-way side zippers double as a ventilation system to let out some steam while you hike. Suspenders keep the pant from slowly inching down, and you can remove the suspenders when you hike up with a pack on. Ankle gaiters prevent any snow from sliding down your boots, and kickpatches at the cuffs ensure long-lasting durability against sharp abrasions.
Black Diamond says that the Dawn Patrol Touring Pant is made for traversing great distances on skis in variable conditions, across sizable elevation changes, and all of that at speed. How can a pant promise so much, you ask? When you combine the fabric expertise of Schoeller with the engineering excellence of Black Diamond - the company that has been keeping climbers and skiers well equipped for more than 50 years - it doesn't seem so far-fetched.
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Great For:||Alpine, Ice, Ski Mountaineering, and Touring|
|Inseam:||32 in / 81.83 cm|
|Material:||Schoeller StretchWoven (91% Nylon, 9% Elastane)|
|Pockets:||Two zippered hand pockets, and zippered cargo pocket|
|Weight:||1 lb 11.2 oz / 770 g|
|Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Climbing Pant||$128.99 - $199.00|
|Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Approach Pant||$148.99 - $249.00|
|Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Beanie||$34.95|
|Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket||$148.99 - $249.00|
Tried these on at a local store. Figured I would check them out as Black Diamond is just getting in to softgoods. I could hardly get these pants on me. Im 6ft 180 and fit in the Medium. I do have fairly thicker legs, but nothing crazy. These are definitely a narrow fit. Too tight for me.