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Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Hybrid Pant - Men's

4.612903225806452 out of 5 stars
31 Reviews
Current price: $243.75 Original price: $325.00
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Dawn Patrol Hybrid Pant

The Dawn Patrol Hybrid Pant is Black Diamond's backcountry-specific ski pant that balances comfort on the uphill with a solid downhill performance. Its BD.dry membrane is extremely waterproof, breathable, and even windproof. Black Diamond also added GTT's Empel Breathable Water Protection Technology, which is a water- and PFC-free DWR that's more durable and performs better than the competition. Softshell paneling provides extra breathable and a four-way stretch in key areas to keep comfy on the skin track.


  • Backcountry ski pant provides uphill comfort and downhill performance
  • BD.dry boasts extremely high waterproof, breathable ratings
  • GTT Empel DWR finish is more effective at repelling water
  • Softshell paneling provides a four-way stretch and breathability
  • Ventilation zippers outside each thigh amplify airflow
  • Boot gaiters and adjustable waist give secure coverage
  • Zippered pockets sized for avalanche beacons
  • Recco may assist Recco-equipped ski patrols in emergencies
  • Item #BLDZ9B3
[membrane/laminate] BD.dry Stretch [face fabric] 100% nylon, GTT Empel DWR [paneling] 87% nylon, 13% elastane, GTT Empel DWR
Waterproof Rating
Breathability Rating
fully sealed
[x-small, small] 31.5in, [medium] 32.5in, [large, x-large] 33.5in
2 thigh, 1 hand
outer thigh
Cuff Closure
zippered, snap
Claimed Weight
1lb 3oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 31 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 21 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

March 15, 2024

Go-to ski touring, snowshoing and resort skiing pants for Sierra Nevada

These pants are great because they are lightweight, have all the right pockets, fit well, have good venting. In addition, they don't contain PFAS which I love because I like to leave no trace and avoid exposure to toxic forever-chemicals. Have used these for several years on around 200 days of mostly backcountry skiing and they are perfect 95% of the time (on super cold and deep days I sometimes opt for bib pants but those days are rare!). They are also very durable unless you're careless with boot crampons.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 20, 2024

Great Softshell Pants

I have worn these pants nearly everyday for the past 2 seasons and ordered another pair after a few tears and holes in places. Highly recommended, plenty water/wind resistant.

Liam C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 26, 2024

Great pants

These pants are incredible for touring. My old pants were incredibly heavy and cumbersome. The Dawn Patrol Hybrid pants are perfect - lightweight and high mobility while keeping me warm and dry. The pockets are especially innovative.

Greg M.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2023

Lack of two hip pockets and low rise waist are annoying

Why are there not two hip pockets, seems like a silly choice based on fashion. I'm constantly trying to put things in a left hip pocket because that's what I'm used to. Every other pair of pants has a left pocket. If I put bulky things in the right pocket they sit under the transceiver pocket, and if that is being used it's uncomfortable. If I put something like a cell phone in the left thigh pocket it flaps around too much. Whether I'm guiding or forecasting I need enough pockets for all the things, transceiver, phone, pit book, ect.. and these pants don't work well for my system. Second I'm 6'4 with a 36" waist, I need a XL for length but need to cinch down the waist. However, the provided webbing belt is thin, the buckle slips and the waist is low rise so my lower back is always exposed, again, seems like a fashion over function design choice, why not make the waist higher at the back and provide belt loops so I can use a decent belt that is wide enough. They move well when touring, and I like that they are not rando racer skinny, but they have some idiosyncracies and I'll be looking for other pants that work better for me.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2023

Best pant

Slightly warmer soft shell that fits so comfortably! Great for at the resort or in the backcountry. I have mainly used it for days I want to ski tour to get where I want to go ice climb and they have worked great

Carlton G.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 13, 2023

Great pants for touring. It’s

Great pants for touring. It’s been hard for me to find soft shell pants that aren’t over insulated/ thick and fit like a ski pant should. These do! Plus waterproofing in all the areas they should be… Butt and Lowe legs, breathable soft shell everywhere else. Took them out yesterday for a tour and it was 10* at the car and 15* on the summit. Didn’t get too warm or cold with the bd 150g merino wool long John’s.

Jonathan T.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Great fit

5'10", 170 pounds. Fit is perfect. The stretch and unrestricted movement of the non hybrid Dawn Patrol made it a given to get the Hybrid for powder days.

Jacob S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2023


As a small female, I LOVE these pants for guiding. They cinch small enough at the waist to fit, but are baggy which gives me optimum space for full movement, and big pockets. A shame I need to get men's medium to have these features, but I'll take it! surprisingly incredibly waterproof for being "softshell" esque in texture. Fav pants I have.

Samantha R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2023

Great So far.

Seem like great pants. I got them for an upcoming touring trip. What I like so far are: -Lightweight but seem durable -Stretchy - Very Comfortable - The extra padding in the beacon pocket.

Andrew D.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2023

Fits and performs well

I've only used it once so far, but no complaints. They look and feel good. Really like the amount, size, and layout of pockets. They were a little tight around my ski boots, but not unreasonably so.

Michael B.

Originally reviewed on