Ignorance is bliss.

Black Diamond designed the Women's Paragon Pant to look like a sweat pant so you can pretend you're eating ice cream on a sofa when you're really training for climbing at the gym. Underneath its lazy-looking style, the Paragon boasts performance-driven fabrics to provide a four-way stretch, moisture management, and quick-drying comfort. 

  • Quick-dry, moisture wicking fabric
  • Four-way stretch
  • Adjustable waist and leg opening
  • Hand pockets and zippered back pocket
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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

These pants are really comfortable with extra soft fabric. It's hard to tell from the picture what the fabric will be like..it's soft like a sweatpant. Unfortunately they are not as breathable as they claim, I've hiked in them and done gym training and they are hot. I sweat more than usual in these pants. But the comfort outweighs that issue, and they'll be perfect once to weather turns colder. The one issue I have about ordering pants from Backcountry is that none of the descriptions tell you what the inseam length is actually. Being super tall, this is a really KEY piece of info! I bought these in a small so they fit, and worried if they would be long enough. They hit me right below my ankle when cinched-for working out or hiking this is great, I don't think I could get away with wearing them uncinched without looking too short and silly. Overall I'm happy with these pants! I bought the gray color.