Black Diamond Equipment

Find Online Retailers

Find Authorized Retailers Near You

I want stores that carry:
Climb Ski Hiking/Trekking Apparel

Dawn Patrol™ Ski Touring Pants

$199.00 $159.20
Close X
Dawn Patrol™ Ski Touring Pants Drag to zoom



With a purpose-built design that supports highly efficient mountain travel, the Dawn Patrol Pants are high-output, long-last touring pants. Built with optimally breathable and extremely durable fabric, they are the quintessential pant for the backcountry traveler. READ MORE
Item# APR8AB330MRE1
$199.00 $159.20



Product Actions

Add to cart options
With a purpose-built design that supports highly efficient mountain travel, the Dawn Patrol Pants are high-output, long-last touring pants. Built with optimally breathable and extremely durable fabric, they are the quintessential pant for the backcountry traveler. Learn More


For all-day tours and day-in, day-out backcountry use, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pants are breathable enough to move with you and durable enough to make the journey. Designed with four-way stretch, double weave fabric with a DWR finish, the Dawn Patrol Pants provide high-level breathability without sacrificing durability. Providing superior temperature control on the uphill, mesh-backed vents cool you down while keeping unforeseen flurries out. Snow gaiters, boot-access zippers and Keprotec instep patches, they cover all of the needs of a mountain traveler with no excess.

  • Four-way stretch fabric
  • Offset mesh-backed vents
  • Snow gaiters
  • Seat gusset
  • Boot-access zippers
  • Keprotec® instep patches
  • Belt loops and removable waist belt
  • Two thigh zip pockets with one key clip
  • Primary fabric is bluesign approved
  • Weight: 700 g
  • Fit: Regular
  • Size: S-XL

Tech Specs

Materials :   Four-way stretch woven with brushed back and DWR finish (235 gsm, 63% nylon, 26% polyester, 11% elastane)
Weight :   700 g (1 lb 9 oz)
Country of Origin :   Bangladesh
Apparel Warranty

Apparel Warranty

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.

Dawn Patrol™ Ski Touring Pants is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for touring. I am really enjoying this pant for ski touring. Pros: Quality seems high, but time will tell. Fit is spot on for me; not too baggy, but fits my larger legs well. I like the pocket size and location; comfortable while walking and skiing. I don't like pockets on the front of the leg, these are on the side. I am fine with the leg zips; fits over my boots easily, and I can adjust my boots thru the opening (scarpa maestrale RS). The suspenders are great and stay up. The material is nice and stretchy and breathes pretty well. It repels snow and light precip well. Cons: nothing really, except it would be nice to have a D-ring in one of the pockets to attach a beacon. All-in-all a great pant.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great All-Mountain Pant I bought these for last season (wish they had the new colors then) in blue. I've used them for resort skiing, dawn patrols, and backcountry. In each case they've worked really well. The sizing is a bit snug in the calf area and the gator at the bottom is really tight on my boots, but otherwise the sizing is good. I like the optional suspenders and pockets for various storage are easy to get to. These breath nicely when skinning up hill. I do add a mid-layer when resort skiing. One down side is that the bottom zipper for switching ski modes on my boots doesn't really line up so I don't use it to access the switch.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great pants, except for one major flaw Pants are great, with only one (significant) flaw. First the great: 1) suspenders and belt: do you need them both? no, but it's great to have them. I sometimes use them with the suspenders up, and sometimes with them hanging down around my waist. The belt would be better if it was stretchy (like an Arcade belt), but that's an easy replacement 2) the vents are terrific. On hot CA Sierra days, I leave them open all day, and don't get hot. I was originally planning to cut out the mesh fabric so the vent was truly wide open, but after using them for 3 days straight, I have decided that I don't need the added ventilation, and the mesh provides nice sun protection 3) the pockets are great and accommodate: phone, beacon, chapstick, buff, light gloves. 4) the color is great. I got them in blue. I hate grey/khaki pants. 5) true to size, great fit. I'm 5'7" and the small fits great And for the flaw? 6) The lower gator/cuff SUCKS. It's too small for ski boots; is a struggle to get over the top of my Technica Zero-G boots. I can live with the "backcountry tight-pant guy" look, but I really dislike how it doesn't stretch, or the zipper doesn't allow the cuff to expand. If the gator was bigger, or expandable, I'd give them 5 stars
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice but I'll cut the cuff good fit. good materials. cant wait to test them out. but I must agree with several previous comments: the cuff needs to be able to open up. I will need to take these to a seamstress and have them cut, add a tab with velcro, and then hopefully have a workable ski pant. legs vents could be a bit bigger too.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Potential, Falls Short Overall, this pant has a lot of great features at a very competitive price to similar pants. The fabric is a good material, the side vents are nice for harder efforts on warmer days and the suspenders work well. However, the one problem that I had with this pant was that the lower zipper did not zip all the way down to the bottom of the pant. This made it very difficult to adjust ski boot buckles and especially difficult to adjust the velcro strap found on most ski boots. I often found myself pulling the entire pant up over the boot to access the buckles and velcro strap. This proved very difficult (as it is a moderately tight fit) and was something that was very time consuming to deal with every time I wanted to adjust my boot (which can be often if you are catching quick laps and doing lots of transitions). Ultimately, I chose to return these pants as the lower zipper did not allow for easy adjustment and required to much effort to do a simple task. This was a bummer because these truly are great pants and have the quality that you would expect from BD. If the lower zipper went all the way down to the bottom of the pant, this would be an amazing piece (like all other BD products).
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I find excuses to wear these These pants are magic. The thermal management continues to blow my mind. Throughout a tour I usually go through various stages of freezing before the sun comes up, sweating a tsunami on the ascent, an being blasted with wind chill on the descent. In these pants my legs feel the same temperature throughout the entire tour; they insulate well above 0 degrees, have vents for climbing on hot days and breathe amazingly well, and keep out gusts of wind. The stretch makes them literally my most comfortable pants, so I usually don't take them off until I go to bed. The fit is fairly slim, so they look great. They're not great below 0 degrees without a liner, but that's not what they're meant for; they're meant to be the perfect touring pant, and they blew away the competition, along with changing my idea of what ski clothing should be.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great for me Purchased for a trip to a glacier in Peru. They are the only pants I wore for the 3 days at 14000 to 16,500 ft. Used a light base layer, and without a base layer. The pants breathe well, and provided adequate wind protection for my use. The fit is perfect for my not so athletic shape. These pants will be my primary backcounty ski pants.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Liked the fabric I was disappointed in this product especially compared to the earlier model of Dawn Patrol pants. The gaitor is too small to fit over boot heaters and the lower zipper is not adequate for easy buckle adjustment. If it went all the way to the bottom, as in previous pants, would solve both problems. The upper vents were not adequate either. I am a long time BD user and will continue to do so.
Date published: 2017-01-05
  • y_2018, m_2, d_16, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.7
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_24
  • loc_en_US, sid_APR8AB_cfg, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_blackdiamondequipment-1