Black Diamond Men’s Mission Pant Review

November 3, 2016
Black Diamond Men’s Mission Pant
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Black Diamond Men’s Mission Pant Mission_-_0.jpg
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Materials
6
Comfort
8
Temperature Control
8
Features
6
Fit
8

The Good

  • Comfortable & warm
  • Durable
  • Ample storage
  • Integrated PIEPS beacon pocket

The Bad

  • Small thigh vents
  • Heavy
  • Legs may run long
THE VERDICT

The Black Diamond Mission pant is loaded with features and built to take on the harshest conditions the mountain can throw at you. The pant is highly durable and comfortable and has a full set of features. It does run heavy compared to other pants in this test. 

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Materials
The Mission Pant is made from 70 denier 3-layer GORE-TEX fabric with a nylon plain-weave and brushed backer. DWR finish rounds out the pant’s waterproofing capabilities. 

Comfort
The Mission pant features a soft brushed backer interior and articulated knees. They are one of the most comfortable pants in this test. 

Temperature Control
The pant is highly breathable and features side thigh vents while also maintaining a thick and warm feel during cold winter days. The thigh vents could be larger and the pant tends to run warm on hot spring days. 

Features/Functionality
Here is where the Mission pant stands out. A removable clasp belt helps to dial in waist fit if needed, and ankle zips make boot adjustment a breeze. The pant features four pockets including a dedicated PIEPS avy beacon pocket with an internal harness and clip. A RECCO reflector is also embedded into the pant leg.

Fit
The Mission was designed for technical layering options and so the pant runs a little large/baggy compared to other pants in this test. The legs also seem to run a little long. Consider sizing down as necessary to achieve the proper fit. 

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MSRP
$449.00
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