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Valley Shorts

$79.00 $63.20
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The optimal intersection of mobility and breathability, the Valley Shorts are built for fast moving, high output days everywhere from the approach to the gym.

Item# APEAO2330MED1
$79.00 $63.20

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The optimal intersection of mobility and breathability, the Valley Shorts are built for fast moving, high output days everywhere from the approach to the gym.

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Highly breathable with a focus on mobility, the Black Diamond Valley Shorts cross over from in-town training sessions to high-alpine scrambles.  With a single-weave, four-way stretch construction, they breathe even on the sweatiest of missions and take up a minimal amount of space in your pack. With a DWR finish, light precip is easily handled and a ladder lock belt with belt loops adjusts fit.

  • Ultralight single-weave construction
  • DWR treatment
  • Two rear drop pockets
  • Ladder lock belt with belt loops
  • 11.5-inch inseam
  • Primary fabric is bluesign approved
  • Fit: Slim
  • Size: S-XL

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Materials :   Four-way stretch woven with DWR finish (150 gsm, 85% nylon, 15% elastane)
Country of Origin :   Vietnam
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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.

Valley Shorts is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rating based on size chart information I'm unable to write a review about the durability or features of these shorts, as I was unable to even get them buttoned. I have several pairs of Credo shorts that fit well, in a 30" waist. According to the size chart linked to from the product page, I should be able to wear the Valley shorts in a Small as they cover waist sizes from 29"-31". Unfortunately, this is not the case. I'm not even able to button the Small that I received. In fact, I have a roughly 2" space between the snaps. I don't really care what size my shorts say they are. I just want sizing to be internally consistent from one product to another produced by the same manufacturer. This doesn't seem to be the case with BD's apparel yet. To make this all even more frustrating, I now have to pay shipping charges two additional times to exchange these for a Medium because BD doesn't have an internally consistent sizing scheme.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts, just missing something... I love these shorts, they fit well, stretchy, look good. I love the sizing system with optional belt loops. I just wish it had one pocket that snapped, zipped, or velcroed shut for climbing. The large fits me well, a true 34". If you're bigger than that you might want to consider sizing up!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great initial fit Fair review, hopefully worth reading and helpful. First, the great: Shorts fit as advertised. They are lightweight, fairly breathable and look good with a golf shirt, or on the trail. And, they stretch a bit. Being a fairly loyal Black Diamond buyer, can tell they will stand up to abrasion/real life like all my other clothing articles. I bought them in Green and Gray and the colors are good, relevant and universal. The logo is tastefully placed, too. So far, they've doubled as trail, golf and bike shorts in California sunshine. The not as great: You have to be careful how you wash them. Colorfast: Great - no fabric softener (from the label)... record scratch... what!!!? So, my advice (because they also wrinkle a bit... Skip the drier, as I noticed the slightest bit of "set", or shrink between washes. Not enough to be tight fitting, but noticed. Don't let this dissuade you. I would buy them again and I recommend them. So below, specific to this product, I consider myself an intermediate/advanced shorts wearer, if that's relevant.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the right shorts I love the fit. finally a shorts that dont look like snowboarder wear !! tapered leg that doesnt flap in the wind. durable fabic. but PLEASE redesign these and add zippers to the pockets. we are climbers after-all and this is spoz to be climber wear. open pockets do not contain yer stuff. let me know as soon as you add zippers to the pockets and I'll get 4 more pair. thanks.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts! The shorts fit great and feel extremely comfortable and allow a great range of motion. I'm looking forward to using them heavily over the next few months climbing in Colombia! I do agree with others that at least one pocket with a zipper would be great!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great material and extremley waterproof the shorts feel great right out of the box, on a bit of the pricey side but in my opinion completley worth it. these pats fit well under a harness and are good for summer trad climbing and hard bouldering. also a good short to wear to
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing shorts I have been so impressed by these shorts that I am ordering another pair so that I can hopefully have a pair to wear for a long time to come. Here's why: 1) they are incredibly comfortable. The fabric is appropriate for hiking and climbing, but totally comfortable and stretchy enough for lounging around. 2) the fit is perfect for me. I am 6'0" and about 190lbs, so sometimes I am wary of "slim fit" anything (and sometimes, BD clothes seem more appropriate for people skinnier than me), but these fit me great. Comfortable and nice silhouette, with the hem about at the top of my knee. I have a 34" waist and the Large is perfect for me, although I am about maxing out the adjustable waist-belt. If you are more than a 34", consider sizing up. 3) material is tough and resists wear very well. This summer, I have worn them almost every day from hiking to backpacking to fishing to walking to the store, and they still look new. 4) they look great. Subtle logo and clean lines. Just as appropriate out in the mountains or walking in flip-flops to go get a beer. PS: I think the built in waist belt shrank just a tad in the wash. Careful of that if you are at the upper end of a size.
Date published: 2017-08-18
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