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Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Softshell Jacket - Men's

4.673913043478261 out of 5 stars
46 Reviews
Current price: $141.00 - $176.25 Original price: $235.00
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Why We Like The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Softshell Jacket

On a bluebird day, while getting ready for a short ski mountaineering session, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Softshell Jacket is the first thing we grab. This jacket's four-way stretch fabric repels wind and water to let us move freely. The fabric is also incredibly durable and breathable to keep us comfortable.


  • A technical softshell for long days in the backcountry
  • Four-way stretch fabric is water-resistant and moves with you
  • Adjustable hood fits over most ski and climbing helmets
  • High collar and hook-and-loop cuffs seal out drafts
  • Designed for technical layering with harness-compatible pockets
  • Item #BLD00JO
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved
four-way stretch (63% nylon, 26% polyester, 11% elastane), DWR coating
critical seams sealed
Center Back Length
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, 2 internal drop
Claimed Weight
1lb 3oz
climb, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 46 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 7 reviews
5 Stars - 36 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2024

Multi use - great for backpacking!

I know this was designed as a ski shell, but this was ideal for a fairly mild day hiking on Franconia Ridge, NH. It was great for temperature control, breathing well on various uphills but blocking 35-40mph winds well enough to not miss my hard shell. It was really nice to have pack compatible pockets and a stretchy fabric to warm my BD mitts against my chest. It was great to have confidence in the fabric's durability with the many downed trees and various obstacles along the trail, rather than worrying about ripping a shell... Thanks for a great jacket!


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5 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2024

Great for high tempo efforts

Breathes well to regulate temperature on uphill efforts, good protection on the downhill. Internal pockets keep skins warm and sticky. Very happy with purchase. Very functional piece of kit.

Paul M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

Fits true to size

Unlike many other ski shells, this one fits true to size. I am 6’2” and 190#. I ordered XL. Full shell fabric that is stretchy. Thin with no insulation.

Brett H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2024

M's Dawn Patrol Shell

Great as an outer coat or layer on cold days. Fits true to size and great pockets for Backcountry Skiing - which are hard to find on most coats. Design of materials used helps the coat vent heat on the uphill.

Michael P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2024


Super happy with this shell. Fits well and works well. Would buy again

Nicholas L.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Flexy and breathable

The flex is impressive and very breathable! Fit is on the athletic side yet comfortable.

joel b.

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2 out of 5 stars

December 25, 2023

Snug fit

I'm 6'1", 180lbs and this was a snug fit. Most Large jackets fit fine, this one the sleeve length was perfect, but the chest and shoulders were snug. IDK if I'll try an XL as the sleeves and other aspects might change for the worst.

Jacob H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2023

Great jacket!

This is my go-to jacket for winter hikes in the white mountains of NH, but it’s also great for ice or alpine climbing. I’ve bought a second one for when the first eventually wears out incase it ever gets discontinued! It’s made of a really durable, stretchy, and comfortable material similar to OR’s cirque pants. The inside drop-pockets are nice for items you don’t want to freeze like soft-flasks, electronics, or snacks! Does great in moderate wind or mildly wet/snowy weather. It’s not the lightest jacket, but it’s so durable I never worry about abusing it going through narrow trails or blowdowns. Get it!

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Michal M.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2023

Stretch for days

Love the fit and the stretch it amazing. 6’0 200 and large was perfect.

Soleil D.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 8, 2023

Dawn Patrol Shell

I’ve only had a chance to wear this in snow around town and some rain while camping and hiking in Montana fall, and I have to say I’m impressed with this shell. I am only familiar with hard shell ski jackets and am impressed with the comfort and stretch from this jacket. Very excited to wear it on the skin track and at the resort this winter! I’m 5’10 and 175 and the large fits perfect. It is just slightly loose with a t shirt and perfect with a mid layer.

Austin P.

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