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A staple for winter belays, exposed bivies and high, cold alpine terrain the world over, the Stance Belay Parka is an insulating cocoon designed to endure bail-worthy conditions. READ MORE
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A staple for winter belays, exposed bivies and high, cold alpine terrain the world over, the Stance Belay Parka is an insulating cocoon designed to endure bail-worthy conditions. Learn More


Designed to endure bail-worthy belay conditions on single-pitch winter routes and huge alpine faces alike, the Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka lets you hunker down while your partner battles it out on the sharp end. Our warmest insulated jacket, the Stance features two layers of lofty ThermoLite® insulation that provides serious warmth even when wet. A two-way zipper allows access to your belay device, and oversized hand, chest and internal drop pockets store gloves, water bottles and other on-route essentials.

  • Adjustable climbing helmet-compatible hood
  • Lightweight stretch cuffs
  • Two-way front zipper with DWR treatment and windflap
  • Single-pull cord adjust on the hood and hem
  • Underarm gussets for added range of motion
  • Two zippered hand pockets, two zippered chest pockets and two internal drop pockets
  • Left chest pocket has internal stretch mesh pocket
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Size: S-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   [Shell] 40d nylon plain-weave with DWR finish (100% nylon)
[Insulation] 2L ThermoLite® (180 g, 100% polyester)
[Lining] 40d nylon plain-weave (100% nylon)
Weight :   760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz)
Country of Origin :   China
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We trust what we make because we use what we make. If for any reason, you’re not 100% satisfied with your Black Diamond apparel, we’ll repair, replace or refund it. No charge. No fine print. No debate. Guaranteed.

Stance Belay Parka is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New version is junk. I bought the 1st gen version of this jacket which was everything you would want from a belay parka (warm, puffy, lightweight, great fit). Just received the new version (with Thermolite instead of Primaloft) and the thing is garbage. Cheaply made, about half the loft of the original, badly stitched, cheap zippers, the insulation feels like that cheap wadding they put in £20 sleeping bags... So disappointed, I love my version but Black Diamond clearly sold out their standards.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Just got the jacket in December. Tried it out for the first time while skiing at Okemo/VT. Temps were zero to low negatives/slight wind and I was never once cold or uncomfortable. 69"/170, I got the medium. Worn with 2 layers and it was nicely snug. Not your thing, go with a large. Hood is large to accommodate a helmet and offers fantastic coverage. No helmet, its a bit big but you can pull your head in like a turtle if that wind starts kicking. Could use some zipper pockets on the inside though...Had on the BD Spark Powder gloves with BD Lightweight fleece gloves as liners and they worked great the whole day. Also wore the BD coefficient bala and BD Torre wool beanie. Both held up fantastic!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line cozy Wore the stance belay when I summited Imja Se and Lobuche East in Nepal, when it was freezing cold at midnight when we woke up, I was nice and comfortable. But it isn't so hot that I couldn't wear it at more regular temperatures, when it was night fall and I wanted to get nice and warm it was the perfect thing to wrap over my shoulders and get next to the fire.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a lot of pockets, super functional I recently bought this jacket, it is great, as soon as you put it on you feel warmer. It is thick but still light. it also has many pockets and some hand warming features
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket saves my a** I have the lighter version of this jacket (w/ 80g Primaloft instead of the thermalite) and it's amazing. Never been cold in this jacket, even on long, cold belays. The long length covers ma booty for optimal warmth, the cuffs kinda suck, but whatever. Essential piece, goes in my bag instead of my puffer everytime
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toasty! Only had this parka a few days now, and the only missions I've been on have been walking the little one to school in low twenties, but I sure was toasty. Looking forward to putting this one through the works, though. My only comment is that the parka runs a touch full, which I imagine is to accommodate layering. If you only plan on wearing this one around town, and wont be layering-up, I would consider sizing down.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really warm I bought the parka a month ago and I love it. The only thing is the zipper a little bit annoying hard to start and pinch your neck once in a while but -30c moving a little bit and I was warm. Fit huge 5’11” 195lbs and took a medium all my other BD stuff are large
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket Wonderful jacket but I it is larger than the Belay Stance Hoody. So I'd recommend sizing down. I'm 6'0" 170lbs and I usually wear a large in BD, but the parka fits big.
Date published: 2017-10-24
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