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BLACK DI­A­MOND ALPINE PANT

Th­ese trousers have ev­ery­thing you want in a climb­ing pant, in­clud­ing four-way stretch, DWR fin­ish, a cinch­able an­kle hem, and zip­pered pock­ets to hold sun­dries. Our tester rocked them from the snow­fields and rock ridges of the Te­tons to the sun­baked sand­stone of Jor­dan, and sang their praises around the globe. “They’re stretchy and light­weight, per­fect for 60° and sunny, or 40° and cloudy,” she said. “But they re­ally shine for the built-in belt.” A sewn-in web­bing strap at­taches with a quick-re­lease buckle for when na­ture makes a call, and it’s fully ad­justable for all sizes and shapes. The pants, she said, stayed put for both long ap­proaches and hard climbs, and fit seam­lessly un­der a har­ness or hip belt. $129; black di­a­mon­d­e­quip­ment.com

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