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Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Hybrid Pant - Women's

4.44 out of 5 stars
25 Reviews
$180.00 - $325.00
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Dawn Patrol Hybrid Pant

The Women's 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 #BLDZ998
[membrane/laminate] BD.dry (3-layer) [face fabric] 100% nylon, GTT Empel DWR finish [panels] 87% nylon, 13% elastane, GTT Empel DWR
Waterproof Rating
Breathability Rating
fully sealed
2 thigh, 1 hand
outer thigh
Claimed Weight
1lb 2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 25 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 17 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

March 31, 2024


I bought these in Carbon and was really excited because they’re light, move well and are well thought out in function. I’m a 30 in waist/40 in hips and the large is nice and roomy but I cinch the waist quite a bit, maybe could have gone medium. Unfortunately the lightweight fabric on the pockets and thighs started piling within a few uses and after a couple weeks of daily use and now they look like a pair of cheap sweats. It’s not a place where my backpack rubs so there’s not a ton of friction, not sure how it’s even happened. My husband has had the men’s version of these for over a year in black and doesn’t have any piling. Slightly disappointing.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024

Great pants!

Size Bought:
5' 2"

I haven’t worn these yet but they fit perfect and are super flattering! I am 5’2” 105 lbs and the xs fits like it was custom made! They are so cute! The fabric and everything are well made, I wouldn’t expect anything less than great from BD. Excited to try these out on my next mountaineering expedition.

5 out of 5 stars

December 27, 2023

Finally! Ski pants that fit and move well in the backcountry

These are excellent ski pants for a day on the slopes or a long tour day - comfortable, breathable - I'll be using these daily.

holly H.

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3 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2023

Hybrid ski pants

I ordered these but had to return them due to sizing issues. I hadn’t used them but they were lightweight and what I’m looking for in a backcountry ski pant -breathable but some gortex in the places that matter. But they are very long. I’m 5’2” and cannot find a a good backcountry pant made for shorter women. These were a good 4-5 inches too long.


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4 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2023

Great so far

Have only worn them twice but so far I like these pants. I love that the thigh pockets are gusseted to open *out* to give room for electronics and other bulky items. I like that the waist sits right on top of my hip bones so the pants actually stay up and don't gap. My one complaint would be that the pants still fit pretty snug around the thigh and butt (my measurements are right in the middle of the suggested range for the size too). Form fitting isn't needed in this item and more room for movement and layering would be appreciated.

Emily H.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2023

Can't wait to wear these

Can't wait to wear these on a tour! I need to size up. Normally wear small and it would be so snug with anything underneath.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2023

The best pants !

I’ve had these for 2 seasons and I love them. So stretchy, comfortable, they look good. I use them everyday for work up north. I wish you guys would make bibs with like this pants!!! Also having suspenders included would be great, haven’t found them on the website to purchase separately


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4 out of 5 stars

December 13, 2022

Great touring pants

These have a great fit- not too tight, not too loose. They are very lightweight so good for spring days too. The cuffs just barely fit over my Zero G boots in tour mode however, and I wish the beacon pocket was more secure like my old Mission pants. In avalanches, clothing can get torn and pockets can get ripped off- I like how the old style pants had an actual harness in the pocket that attaches to the waist belt. I like keeping my beacon in the pocket because it keeps it away from my radio and other gear when ski patrolling. The pockets could also be an inch or two higher, but overall I really like them and I sort of want them in purple now too!

Anneka D.

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4 out of 5 stars

November 28, 2022

Versatile pants

I've only had these a few weeks but have been able to use them touring as well as just banging around town in cold weather. I am 5'6" 140lbs and went with the medium. They are a little big around the butt and thighs but I wanted to be able to wear thicker layers underneath for cold days at the ski hill. They are going to be my do everything pants. Great pockets on the front of legs for stashing stuff, good vents, like the gaiters. Just solid all around pants with clean simple lines. A classic.

Yve B.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2022

Haven’t gotten a chance to

Haven’t gotten a chance to used them yet but im super excited too! they fit perfectly and have hard and soft shell in all the right places. Haven’t seen many other hybrid pants and am super stoked with my purchase

Monica B.

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