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Black Diamond Stance Belay Insulated Parka - Men's

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    Something every climber can agree on.

    Sporty craggers, alpinists, and ice climbers might all have their differences, but they all agree that bone-chilling belays are the worst, and that the Black Diamond Men's Stance Belay Insulated Parka is their best defense from harsh temps. Two layers of lightweight, highly compressible Primaloft Silver Hi-Loft insulation make this parka Black Diamond's warmest insulator, and Pertex fabrics protect against brisk breezes and light rain whether you're belaying down at the crag or up in the alpine.

    • Black Diamond's warmest insulator for bone-chilling belays
    • Lightweight, compressible Primaloft Silver Hi-Loft insulation
    • Windproof, water-resistant Pertex Classic and Microlight shell
    • Two-way front zipper accommodates harnesses
    • Soft stretchy cuffs seal out the cold
    • Internal drop-in pockets store gloves, water, and media players
    • Relaxed fit accommodates extra layers
    • Item #BLD00JS

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] Pertex Classic (40D nylon), DWR, [lining] Pertex Microlight (20D nylon ripstop), DWR
    Primaloft Silver Hi-Loft (80g)
    yes, adjustable, helmet-compatible
    2 hand, 2 chest, 2 internal drop-in, 1 internal stretch media
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing
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    Portable Igloo from Black Diamond

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    Awesome, warm, synthetic parka to wear over your shell on cold belay duty. This has two layers of 80 grams primaloft silver in the body and one layer everywhere else. Truly a gift to have in cold weather. If you need a parka for wet/damp weather look no further.

    Good but not without flaws

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    This is my first Black Diamond jacket and I am pretty impressed by their efforts. I've been using this for almost three seasons now. As others have said, this is a super warm jacket. I've worn it on piste skiing and have been drenched in sweat at the end of a run, even on sub-zero days. It's great as a general purpose insulating layer in low to moderate activities. If you are doing anything that gets your heart pumping, this is not the jacket to use.

    The overall construction is top notch. I absolutely love the cuffs. They are long and fit well without pinching or bunching. The Pertex does a good job of keeping light moisture at bay. My biggest gripe is the hood/collar area. I wore a size large which fit me a little loose in the body. However when the collar was fully zipped it was very tight in the neck area, even more so if you are wearing this over a midlayer with a higher collar. The way the tag and hang loop were handled are also a head scratcher. There appears to be a small hang loop, the garment label, then a larger hang loop, all layered on top of one another. I'm not sure what purpose the smaller loop serves, except to allow the tag and large hang loop to stick straight out. Basically every time the jacket is worn without the collar fully zipped, the garment tag is sticking straight up. It's also bothersome on the back of my neck when zipped.

    The hood pull cord construction is also troublesome. It's difficult to adjust when the hood is up and because of the pull cords' proximity to the main zipper, the loose pull cords get caught when trying to zip up.

    It has two big internal pockets by the hem, but I've love a smaller pocket higher up on the chest inside the coat as well. The external chest pocket is nicely segmented though and works well with sunglasses, energy bar, or a phone.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    This parka is the bomb! I've taken it on a bunch of climbing trips and it's done a great job keeping me toasty while belaying.

    I'd say, if you want a slim fit this probably isn't what you're looking for (maybe size down, if that's the case). It's like being in a puffy sleeping bag all day - so, it wins for it's comfy functionality, in my opinion. Excellent crag coat in the winter!

    Awesome Parka

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 169lbs

    I'm a city person, and after realizing what they do to those birds to "gather" down, I decided on a synthetic piece, and I'm very glad I did with the help of a rep. This BD 80g primaloft silver all around is miraculous. I'm about 5'9" 169lbs and the medium is perfect to allow a sweater, scarf, etc- simple layering. My first BD parka, and I'll be coming back! Cheers.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    Kept me toasty on a very windy and cold Rainier summit. Bought a size large to use over all layers and the fit is good. A medium would not go over my intended layering system as the fit is true to size. Pockets are big enough to fit gloves, etc. Very warm and the construction is solid. Quality BD piece.


    Hooded, durable,versatile and very warm.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 188lbs

    This winter has been very cold in Ohio. So this is a perfect coat to walk to work and stay warm; shovel snow with a tshirt on underneath and if you need to pick one coat for winter, I would take this over just about anything. So light and packable it's amazing. Hood and waist adjustments are great. Both front chest pockets work perfect. Example: cell phone"net" in left pocket. Lower waistline internal pockets on each side hold large or small items/gloves. Warmest coat I've ever owned. I'm 6'3" wide shoulders and 188lbs, large is perfect size.

    Warmest Synthetic Parka on the Market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I'm 6'3" 180lbs with a 40in chest and wear a medium comfortably in this jacket. I ordered this jacket specifically to compare it to the Patagonia DAS parka. Both are mid to heavyweight synthetic-fill "parkas." They are probably the two heaviest and warmest on the market. However, in my opinion, this one beats the Patagonia DAS Parka. The biggest advantage that this jacket has is the hood/collar combo. This was the one feature on the DAS that I found to be a total fail. The collar on the BD Stance is taller, better, covers the lower face and neck, and can be cinched tight if desired to really protect the carotid/jugular heat loss. The DAS Collar cannot be cinched as tightly and does not cover the lower face, especially on a person with a taller/longer neck like me. This jacket is just as warm if not warmer than the DAS and will literally protect you in the most severe conditions (driving winds, subzero temps and windchill). I've worn it around New York City on the coldest days of the year and felt completely protected. The hood and collar are amazing and very protective when needed. The arm length and cuffs are also better on the BD Stance Belay. Overall I like the body and look of the DAS slightly more because it is (Slightly) less bulky but it in reality the BD Stance Belay is also a good looking jacket. As much as I liked the DAS, I decided to stick with the BD Stance Belay because the features seemed better overall.

    Almost too warm!

      Have worn this jacket now twice in below 0º F temps while Ice climbing where was comfortable belaying for extended periods of time while wearing only this over my shell and two mid weight layers underneath.

      I got an XL to insure that I would have enough room to have a few more layers underneath (I am thinking this was foolish now) but I am 6' and 190lbs. My one complaint is that it does fit tight underneath the arms at first, but it does compress fairly quickly so that it is not uncomfortable.