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The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Approach Pants are a versatile piece of apparel that can handle multiple, varied activities in one outing. I'm talking about technical, challenging activities, like skiing in, climbing up, then skiing out. Not like sitting on a couch, then walking to another room, then sitting on a different couch (well, it can handle that, too). The StretchWoven nylon fabric is stretchy for full mobility, the NanoSphere technology will shed moisture and hold in warmth, and it has a brushed back for comfort. The lower leg gusset is expandable with a zipper to the knee to accommodate ski boots, mountaineering boots, or whatever footwear your activity demands. To top it all off, the Dawn Patrol Approach pants are fitted with a RECCO Reflector for increased avalanche safety.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Approach Pant
Integrated RECCO system
Two zippered hand pockets, two cargo pockets (one zippered, one Velcro)
Integrated, adjustable belt with two-way zippered fly
Zippered lower leg with expandable gusset and reinforced kick patch
Built with durable yet highly responsive Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell fabric
High-level of breathability
Ideal for alpine endeavors, ice climbing, back country skiing and overall badassery
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Approach Pant
Schoeller stretch-woven nylon (260 g/m2, 91% nylon, 9% elastane) with brushed back and NanoSphere Technology
I've been struggling to find pants that fit for quite some time. I have larger than normal legs from hockey. First Ascent never fit because they're made for American body styles; large legs, large waist. North Face was always too slim for me. But these pants fit my large legs and my waist without having suspenders...even while hauling a 65+ pack!
"Only one length, one size does NOT fit all"
I love everything about these pants except they are too long and you cannot hem them because of the zipper on the bottom of the leg. I do a lot of technical ice climbing and the last thing you want is excess material below the knee to catch a crampon point. I am 5'11" and have a 30 inch inseam. For a high end technical climbing pant I cannot understand why BD did not make these in various lengths.