Steven Gollehonwrote a review of Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring Softshell Pant - Men's on January 2, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I'm pretty persnickety about my ski pants. Too confining and I can't move. Too baggy and they're in my way. These pants are perfect! I'm 5'10" and 190 lbs. I have a 32" waist and 30" inseam so a medium short fits great except a bit roomy in the waist. I had my wife put a couple of darts in the waist and now they're perfect. If you're used to traditional ski pants, they are going to be a bit more fitted than you're used to. Perhaps a European fit would be a better representation. I wear them with a light to medium baselayer and I've never gotten cold in them. I really like the suspenders as it keeps them in one spot and they don't give me Plummer butt like a lot of ski pants do. I find they are my favorite ski pants for touring or even resort lapping. Last year I spent a week in BC heliskiing and they were great. Hands down the most comfortable ski pants I've ever had. BD durability is obvious here. I've put them through the ringer and they hardly have a scuff or stain. The only thing I would say be careful about is that they do run a bit narrow in the quad. If you have muscular thick quads, they may be a bit snug. They are very stretchy so I can live with that. Just be aware. Otherwise they are bomber and I love them so much I bought a second pair!