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
Cargo Pockets, RECCO Reflector
Ice and Mixed Climbing, Climbing, Basecamp and Expedition, Expedition
34 - 35.5"
36 - 38"
38.5 - 41"
41.5 - 44.5"
45 - 48.5"
33.5 - 35"
35.5 - 37.5"
38 - 40.5"
41 - 44"
44.5 - 48"
Sizing information above refers to body measurements, and NOT garment dimensions.
HOW TO MEASURE:
• Neck: Around the fullest part of the neck, at the base • Chest: Around the chest, just under the arms and across the shoulder blades • Sleeve: From the center back of the neck, across the shoulder, and down the arm to the wrist • Waist: Around the narrowest part of the waist • Hip: Around the widest part of the hips • Inseam: From the crotch to the anklebone on the inside of the leg
Men's and Unisex
7.25 - 7.75"
7.75 - 8.25"
8.5 - 9"
9 - 9.5"
9.5 - 10"
Determine your glove size from the chart above by selecting the LARGER of the two measurement results described below.
• Palm Girth: Measure around your dominant hand at the knuckles with your fingers together.
• Palm Length: Measure from the crease at the base of your wrist (on the palm side) to the tip of your middle finger.
Rated 3 out of
Only one length, one size does NOT fit allI 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.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of
Finally...a pair that fits!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!
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of
Finally...A great pair of durable soft shell mountaineering/ rando pants. Fit great and were true to size.