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Our lightweight, mid-sized ski pack for day-in/day-out ski touring and in-bounds shredding, the Dawn Patrol 25 stashes your avalanche gear and daily essentials and is AvaLung-Ready for use with our AvaLung Element. READ MORE
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Our lightweight, mid-sized ski pack for day-in/day-out ski touring and in-bounds shredding, the Dawn Patrol 25 stashes your avalanche gear and daily essentials and is AvaLung-Ready for use with our AvaLung Element. Learn More


Early-morning tours, spring ski-mountaineering missions and in-bounds storm days—the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 25 Pack is a lightweight, go-to pack with a streamlined design and essential features. The pack’s active, form-fitting suspension provides a contoured, body-hugging fit, while zippered backpanel access provides easy entry. Exterior attachment points for skis, a helmet and ice tools outfit the pack for technical trips into the mountains, and the pack is also compatible with our AvaLung Element (sold separately) for added avalanche preparedness that is easy to take on and off when using the pack year-round.

  • AvaLung-Ready design accommodates AvaLung Element (sold separately)
  • Active, form-fitting suspension with zippered backpanel access
  • High-tenacity, ultralight Dynex side panels and shoulder straps
  • Tuck-away diagonal ski carry and A-frame carry
  • Ice tool PickPockets™, Hi-Lo helmet holder and dedicated avy tools organizer pocket
  • Hydration compatible with insulated sleeve and shoulder strap

Tech Specs

Volume :   [S/M] 23 L (1404 cu in)
[M/L] 25 L (1526 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   1.04 kg (2 lb 5 oz)
Materials :   Dynex (210d + PE200d, 840d nylon oxford)
Dawn Patrol™ 25 Pack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a single day of ski touring We bought a couple of these packs to provide for clients while doing single day ski tours in the Alps. They are certainly lightweight and the form-fitting design allows the pack to stay close to the skier's body - preventing it from swaying back and forth. We personally like the side straps for carrying the skis in an 'A-frame' style and we found the back attachments can easily accommodate an ice axe or a single ski pole. We personally think 25 liters is an efficient size. There's ample space for the necessary gear (shovel, probe, climbing skins, an extra layer, and some food and water), but some clients seemed to think it was a bit of a tight fit. Of course, overpacking could certainly have been an issue. In the end, we feel that the Dawn Patrol 25 Packs are perfect for a single day of ski touring.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Quinessential Day Pack I hope BD makes this pack forever. It is the ideal balance of features and weight. I’ve used mine for over 300 days before the shoulder strap broke... but that was because I nicked with my ski edge. Whatever, I’m buying the exact same one again. I take it day touring, overpack it and throw a sleeping bag on the outside and use for a few nights at the yurt (I have the 25L), pull a basecamp sled and use it to day tour, or wear it in the resort where it can be underpacked and cinched down, giving a nice low profile. It is THE perfect pack!!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Functional Day Pack I use this pack for a day at the resort, it'll hold a flat water bottle, and an extra clothing layer. It would also work for a short backcountry day, as it can hold the avalanche gear too, in a separate pocket. There's a separate goggle pocket up top, nice. Skis can be carried diagonally, which I've done, didn't know I was carrying anything. Fit is great, back hugging and unobtrusive. There's a built in helmet tote net which stows away. Small for longer trips where you'd need more clothing. Zips can get a bit consfusing.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day touring pack Works great for European day touring - just the right size for essentials, good ski and helmet carry systems. The sack feels light, close fitting and stable and seems well made. A small pocket on one hip belt would be nice to have, but its easy to slide a separate one onto the webbing if really needed. So many day touring packs are over spec'ed or too heavy - getting on really well with the Dawn Patrol 25 so far
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used this patrolling and love it Great backpack with room for avy gear and some layers/supplies. Tough to fit extra layers/gloves, food and water, and all first aid gear. I would go to the larger bag for all that.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and tighty pack! I take this pack on the days when I can go light. This pack has all features you can possible ask for, from ski attachments to helmet carrier, and all these attachments stash away neatly and disappear from view or snagging when not in use. Storage is minimal, but it fits the necessities plus the emergencies just fine. This simple looking pack is actually quite versatile, as it has 2 methods to attach skis, takes 2 ice tools if needed and probably the best feature, the helmet carrier that holds the helmet securely on the outside of the pack versus it taking up tons of space inside.
Date published: 2019-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pack for quick trips to the back country This pack provides a great lightweight option when I just need to carry an extra layer and some snacks. The separate pocket for my avy gear is also great to keep everything organized. I highly recommend this pack for anyone looking for a lightweight option.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a daily ski pack I've used mine for about 100 days of skiing so far. Love this pack. It has all the necessary features (back panel access, dedicated snow tools pocket, quick diagonal carry) and nothing it doesn't. It still looks like it did when I took it out of the box. I have what I take pretty dialed and the pack is rather full, so if you're a "bring everything" type, I'd go for the 32 instead of the 25.
Date published: 2017-02-13
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