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Black Diamond
Recon Stretch Bib Pant - Men's

4.296296296296297 out of 5 stars
108 Reviews
Current price: $315.00 - $337.50 Original price: $450.00
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Why We Like The Black Diamond Recon Stretch Bib Ski Pant

Whether we're earning your turns or lapping lifts, the Recon Stretch Bib Ski Pant from Black Diamond keeps us comfortable, moving, and dry. Its BD.dry waterproof membrane offers protection on stormy days while also providing breathability on long tours in the backcountry. An updated, low-profile beacon pocket stows avy gear when we venture out of bounds, and thigh pockets store daily necessities. Offset side venting dumps heat when we're boot-packing and lapping turns in deep powder, while the high-mounted snow gaiter keeps out those fresh flakes for day-long comfort in the snow.


  • Bib pant for skiing the resort and backcountry
  • BD.dry membrane breathes for comfort on strenuous ascents
  • Water- and windproof construction protects during storms
  • 4-way stretch for mobility on the ski track and in trees
  • Low-profile beacon pocket carries avy gear
  • Articulated joints and gusseted construction up mobility
  • Integrated, removable belt provides secure coverage
  • Offset side venting helps regulate temperature on the skin track
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #BLD010Z
[membrane/laminate] BD.dry, [face fabric] 84% nylon, 16% elastane, DWR coating
Waterproof Rating
Breathability Rating
fully sealed
[x-small] 31.5in, [small] 31.5in, [medium] 32.5in, [large] 33.5in, [x-large] 33.5in
2 zippered hand, 1 zippered bib
integrated adjustable belt
adjustable suspenders
Side Zips
right side
Cuff Closure
zippered, snap
Claimed Weight
2lb 0.4oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
ski, snowboard

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 108 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 8 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 7 reviews
4 Stars - 24 reviews
5 Stars - 67 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

May 6, 2024


Excellent quality and super comfortable! I recommend it!

Juan A.

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3 out of 5 stars

March 19, 2024

The Good and the Bad

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I purchased these pants a couple weeks ago specifically for a trip to Utah. I wanted something that would handle both front side and the back well as something with reinforced gators. I had cheaper Mountain Hardwear pants that weren't reinforced in the gator area and didn't hold out the snow. I really liked the fit of the Recon and they really hold in wet conditions. However, I'm disappointed with the durability. After 3 days of skiing (2 at Alta and 1 in the back country), I noticed that the gators were ripped and giving way. I get that it might happen, but not after a few days of skiing. So, the main reason that I purchased the pants is now out the window. Was hoping for better from these.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2024

Awesome bibs

These bibs are bombproof and comfortable to wear , keeping your dry from rain at the bottom of the mountain to full ice over at the top I highly recommend this product

Terry G.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2024

Great bibs!

Good bibs, sizing runs small and I had to size up. The returns process was not easy!

Dan P.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

Amazing waterproofing and super easy

Amazing waterproofing and super easy to layer underneath if necessary

Van E.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2024

Versatile and Tough

Ridiculously durable and versatile bibs. Primarily used for Ski Touring and Snow Camping, but proved an invaluable piece of equipment on a winter Grand Canyon Trip. In addition to heavy use in infamously sandy and snowy conditions, it was also used to subsidize a torn Drysuit.


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3 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2024

Button failed almost immediately

The first day I wore these the button on the boot opening failed. Not a big deal but frustrating

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Marco H.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Great set of pants

Very comfortable and warm. I have only taken them out twice but, they kept the wind out and my legs dry. I'm very pleased with them so far.

Chris M.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2023

Too small in the torso

The recon stretch PRO medium fits me perfect. The regular (non pro) recon stretch in medium is noticeably smaller for some reason. Especially in the torso waist area. Im 5’10 170

Jacob M.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 24, 2023

Great pants, they run small!

I must have a long torso but with the suspenders as loose as they will go I barely get enough room for the crotch in a size L at 5’11”. I weigh 160-165 and am on the smaller side of the M size on the size chart, but NEEDED the L. This leaves the legs long and big which is totally fine when touring or skiing. Really like the big side vents, athletic fit of the upper bib, beacon pocket, chest pockets, etc. Huge black diamond fan, just be wary of the sizing on this one.

Chase C

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