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Black Diamond Stance Belay Pant - Men's


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    5 Reviews


    Climb on, foul-weather friend.

    For most folks, the onslaught of cold weather means an immediate retreat to the safety of the great indoors. But the cold doesn't scare you off, mostly in part because you finally have the opportunity to wear the Black Diamond Men's Stance Belay Synthetic Down Pant as you stand on belay.

    With PrimaLoft Silver insulating your buns, you're able to belay your buddy in total warmth, even if the pant gets wet. A Pertex shell encapsulates this furnace-like warmth with surprising durability considering how lightweight this pant is. Not to mention, Black Diamond coated the shell with DWR to ensure you stay some semblance of dry as you climb up those icy walls. Additionally, the Stance features full-length side zippers that help you take off and put on this pant even while wearing crampons as well as helping with ventilation.

    • An insulated pant for extreme cold-weather climbing
    • PrimaLoft Silver is lightweight and stays warm when wet
    • Pertex shell with DWR coating protects you from the weather
    • Harness-compatible two-way zippered fly
    • Full-length side zips for quick ventilation
    • With a mission to bring high-quality climbing and ski gear to the public, Black Diamond has been driving the industry since 1957
    • Item #BLD00O8

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] 40D Pertex Classic (100% nylon), DWR finish, [lining] 20D Pertex Quantum (100% nylon)
    PrimaLoft Silver Hi-Loft Insulation (100% polyester)
    1 cargo front
    integrated belt
    Side Zips
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 10oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, ski mountaineering
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    Disappointing fit all around

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    Boy was I disappointed in the fit on these pants, and some of the design details are sorely lacking to boot. First off, these run way large in the waist compared to the size chart, which coupled with the fact that the belt is sewn-in on the front only - meaning it doesn't run through loops all the way around the pants' waist - means it's functionally useless for cinching the waist up more than a tiny amount.

    The other major drawback is the aspect that the cuffs are HUGE, so if you don't plan to wear these with ski boots - and even then they might be big, even with the elastic cuffs - you'll have major draft issues. I wouldn't recommend these for anyone wearing plastic double-boots, or regular hiking or slimmer boots, you'll be very disappointed by them.

    It's a shame really because with the Primaloft Silver version I got (now replaced with 100g Thermolite in the 2018 version), these would be good pants down to about 10 degrees or even zero in limited use. I expect the Thermolite version would be even warmer. I like the snaps on the waistband, which is better than Velcro for longer term durability, and the double-snap with zipper fly.

    Contrary to reviews I've seen in places, this version is full-zip, separating completely on the sides.

    Not true full zips

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I returned these before use. While the insulation of the pant was what I was hoping for, because of the lack of a full size zip (completely comes apart at bottom - you cannot get these pants on over a boot with a crampon or a ski boot.

    Great Winter Pant

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"

    I gave these as a gift. He needed better winter pants to walk the dogs when it is really cold, and for activities in the snow. These pants are perfect for just that! He liked that the waist is adjustable. And they are insulated pretty well to keep him warm. The pants fit true to size and where the correct length. These pants will definitely get a lot of use.

    Super Nice

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Backcountry asked for this review to soon as I have not had the chance to really test them through a range of conditions. However, what I can say at this time is that they seem to be well made. They are comfortable to wear and do seem true to BD's size chart. I am 5'9" 170 and am happy with the mediums. They are lightweight and seem like they would compress well. They have the features you would want in a pant like this, i.e. full side zips that work smoothly, some decent adjustability in the waist, a cargo pocket and I think the knees are articulated. To keep weight down BD has not added any additional abrasion resistance in the seat or knees, time will tell if there is a price to be paid for that. So far it is not an issue, but I have already had a couple of instances where I thought, be careful. Especially when kneeling. There is a cordura patch at the ankles on the inside of each leg. To this point I have really only used them on a couple of hikes and while removing snow, all in the 18 to 20 something degree range. On the hikes I was wearing mid-weight capilene and the stance belay pants. By the mid point of the hike I was venting. Can't say more about cold performance at this time. Although, it is clear that these pants will have their cold limits. I'm just saying don't expect 8000 meter cold performance. I do expect them to perform admirably in the conditions I intend to use them in. Having said what I've said I am stoked about these pants. They are super nice. Definitely recommend. I got them for about $100 on sale. If you don't have a pro deal that's the buy price.

    Feature Rich

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    Although I haven't really been able to put these pants to the test, the first couple outings have been great. These things are quite warm and the face fabric is very soft and supple against the skin. Integrated belt allows you to adjust sizing a little bit depending on how many layers you have on underneath.

    My two favorite features by far are the side zips and the two way fly. Zip to hip allows you to get in and out of the pants without taking your boots off and the two way fly allows you to take care of business when nature calls not matter what you have on - jacket, pack, harness.

    I foresee these bad boys getting a lot of use in the future.

    My pant size is a 36x30 and the large fits great.