For on-piste off-piste missions.
The Black Diamond Men's Mission Pant is here to serve whether your objective is a steep skin in the backcountry or a steeper downhill in the resort. Gore-Tex gives this thin three-layer shell reliable waterproof breathable protection for powder days and intense snowfall. Fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing a single snowflake from seeping through.
Black Diamond also equipped the Mission Pant with angled, offset side zippers for fully-circulated ventilation. There are more zippers on each cuff for easy access to ski boots and the pant's integrated snow gaiters. Keprotec reinforced the cuffs for long-lasting protection against crampons and ski edges. The Pieps Pocket fits Black Diamond's Pieps avalanche beacon perfectly, and it has Poron XRD foam to protect the beacon from impacts.
- Gore-Tex three-layer shell
- Fully taped seams
- Offset side vents
- Snow gaiters with gripper elastics
- Boot-access zippers
- Removable belt
- Keprotec reinforcements
- Pieps Pocket
- Hand and back pockets
- Recco avalanche rescue reflector
- Item #BLD00CP
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
So I've been using these pants for ski patrol. I opted to use my own pants rather than the uniform pants (they are all black, and we have that option). The mission pant has more storage, allows more anatomical flexibility, and has been bulletproof. even with kneepads on underneath, the knees have not shown too much wear and tear aside from scuffing - not torn yet, and don't look close to any real damage yet.
The other reviewer is correct in that they are longer than some pants, but frankly I find this very desirable, especially as we are booting into deep snow on a regular basis, and the length keeps the pants down on the boot (and the snow out).
I've been in the pants for more than 25 days so far this season (16-17) and have other patrollers asking me what brand and model they are. The front leg pocket on the left leg is completely useful as it holds paperwork, maps, and other items. The beacon pocket, while flagged as Pieps, holds other beacons as well, and lets me have the beacon on me without the cumbersome shoulder and torso straps. The front pockets are also huge, allowing me to effortlessly carry extra materials (straps, rope, etc) without compromising any motion.
Highly recommend these pants, and i'll likely get a second pair.
nice pants, way too long
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought: large
I have other black diamond pants that fit to size. These are four inches too long. Nice pants, but too long and way too much at bottom cuff to try to just deal with it. I tend to wear a 36w x 32L in normal pants. Approx 5'11, 190 lbs. I bought sixe Large: These are good at waist, butt, and leg, but wayyyy too long. Otherwise color and construction were just what I wanted. Too bad.