For climbing and sightseeing alike.
Equally appropriate for climbing as it is for sightseeing Fontainebleau's chateau, the Black Diamond Women's Stretch Font Pants assure unimpeded mobility, comfort, and style. Their breathable cotton fabric has a hint of stretch that makes stemming through cruxes a breeze, and the climbing-specific gusset lets you high-step without any issues. Black Diamond also added rollable cuffs, a brush holder, and a hidden security pocket when your journey takes you to public places.
- Tackle climbs and explore cobblestone streets with these pants
- Blended fabric is stretchy and durable for mobility
- Multiple pockets keep necessities well organized
- Fabric is bluesign approved
- Item #BLD00M8
- Q & A
They run small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: size 2
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 115lbs
I'm a size 25 in most jeans. I measured myself and thought id be well within the "size 2" zone but these pants are way too tight to do any type of activity in. DO yourself a favor and listen to these reviews and get the next size up.
Short inseam and not stretchy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 6
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 140lbs
Really wish to love these pants. They're of a chic cut and interesting color (I got the green ones). However, they got to be the least stretchy or climbing-friendly climbing pants ever. For comparison, I have a size 6 pair of prana meme pants, which I grab for outdoor climbing every single time. These pants of the same size, in comparison, never get any use, because I can't move in them. Just sitting down in them is uncomfortable after a couple hours.
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 2
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 110lbs
Reader's Digest: The fabric not only comfortable, but also durable and that 2% of spandex lends more stretch than you'd think. The gusseted crotch is awesome and the rise, well, it actually covers my bum. Think like, comparable to a high-rise but without the whole suctioned-onto-your-stomach fit. The gusseted crotch is super cool and isn't too long, or too short for that matter.
Non-Reader's Digest: I'm super wary of women's pants, and not in a bad way, simply in a "there's a 70% chance these won't actually fit all that well." I'm on the shorter side, with a runner's body, and no hips to speak of so finding a pair of pants that fit comfortably is like finding a needle in a haystack, though I'd venture to say that most women experience pant shopping fairly similarly.
So, when a friend recommended the Stretch Font pants, I was like "cool, yeah okay, but like, what's the #1 selling feature for you?" And she was like "they actually fit, oh and they have a gusseted crotch that doesn't look funny or isn't too small." Which, as you can imagine was enough for me to pick up a pair.
That being said Black Diamond stuff has had a funky fit for me in the past, and usually runs more true-to-size in terms of its XS fit, but unfortunately the company doesn't make anything smaller than a size 2 (please make a size 0 BD, we do exist!). So, size 2 it was. The 2 fits a little relaxed, which I figured it would be. For fit reference, I wear a 24 in Patagonia cords, 25 in the denim, a 24 in Madewell / Jcrew and an XS in Arc'teryx. The relaxed-fit is mostly in the knees and slightly in the waist, but nothing too alarming.This pant is meant for mobility, so I don't think I'd want anything to fit more trim per se. The leg construction is sort of like a skinny-jean-straight-leg hybrid. I do have to up-cuff them, but ain't no thang. All in all, these pants are awesome. Oh, also, the adriatic blue - the perf color. Grey sorta makes me feel like I'm wearing oompa loompa pants... so wish BD came out with a oxblood red or even a port-y purple. Woof.