Review: BD Dawn Patrol Pants

If you’re a serious backcountry skier looking for a solid spring-ski-touring pant, look no further than the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol. No gimmicks here—just a light, breathable softshell fabric with three zippered pockets, an optional built-in waist belt and suspenders, and gaiters to keep the snow where it should be: outside your boots. Two mesh-backed vents provide even more breathability while keeping snow at bay. Available at Uphill Pursuits; $200.