Black Diamond Men's Valley Short - Mountain Steals

Black Diamond
Men's Valley Short

Black Diamond Men's Valley Short is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
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The Black Diamond Men's Valley Short is a durable short that is all about mobility. Constructed from a nylon and elastane blend, the 4-way stretch woven fabric is just at home on the trail and rock as it is in your local pub. A durable water repellent finish allows you to brush a splash of water from the creek right off, so you can keep going in this slim fit, 11.5 inch inseam short.

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

Product Description
Item No.   10331868

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Men's Valley Short

  • Ultralight single-weave construction
  • DWR treatment
  • Two rear drop pockets
  • Ladder lock belt with belt loops
  • The optimal intersection of mobility and breathability built for fast moving, high output days everywhere from the approach to the gym

Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Nylon
Features: Bluesign Approved, Water-resistant
Shorts Inseam: 11.5 in.
Short Rise: Mid
Fabric Weight: 4 oz / Square Yard
Eco Friendly: Yes
Product Technology: DWR
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Climbing, Hiking
Fit Type: Slim Fit
DWR tech

Durable Water Repellent
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.

Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice but the sizing is a little weird These are cool shorts. They are super lightweight and are very comfortable to wear. The fabric is cool, breaths great and sheds water nicely. I like to wear them kayaking. I don't really get the sizing though. I wear a size 30" of the Black Diamond stretch front pants and those fit me perfectly. In the size guide it says the small of these will accommodate up to a size 30.5, but in actuality the small feels like I am trying to squeeze my hips into a size 28". The medium fits me just right though with the belt adjuster thing on the largest setting. So I would recommend going with a bigger size than you think you might need. But once you nail down the size issue I think these are a pair of shorts that you will enjoy wearing.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great initial fit Fair review, hopefully worth reading and helpful. First, the great: Shorts fit as advertised. They are lightweight, fairly breathable and look good with a golf shirt, or on the trail. And, they stretch a bit. Being a fairly loyal Black Diamond buyer, can tell they will stand up to abrasion/real life like all my other clothing articles. I bought them in Green and Gray and the colors are good, relevant and universal. The logo is tastefully placed, too. So far, they've doubled as trail, golf and bike shorts in California sunshine. The not as great: You have to be careful how you wash them. Colorfast: Great - no fabric softener (from the label)... record scratch... what!!!? So, my advice (because they also wrinkle a bit... Skip the drier, as I noticed the slightest bit of "set", or shrink between washes. Not enough to be tight fitting, but noticed. Don't let this dissuade you. I would buy them again and I recommend them. So below, specific to this product, I consider myself an intermediate/advanced shorts wearer, if that's relevant.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing shorts I have been so impressed by these shorts that I am ordering another pair so that I can hopefully have a pair to wear for a long time to come. Here's why: 1) they are incredibly comfortable. The fabric is appropriate for hiking and climbing, but totally comfortable and stretchy enough for lounging around. 2) the fit is perfect for me. I am 6'0" and about 190lbs, so sometimes I am wary of "slim fit" anything (and sometimes, BD clothes seem more appropriate for people skinnier than me), but these fit me great. Comfortable and nice silhouette, with the hem about at the top of my knee. I have a 34" waist and the Large is perfect for me, although I am about maxing out the adjustable waist-belt. If you are more than a 34", consider sizing up. 3) material is tough and resists wear very well. This summer, I have worn them almost every day from hiking to backpacking to fishing to walking to the store, and they still look new. 4) they look great. Subtle logo and clean lines. Just as appropriate out in the mountains or walking in flip-flops to go get a beer. PS: I think the built in waist belt shrank just a tad in the wash. Careful of that if you are at the upper end of a size.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the stretch and fabric feel but... I bought these shorts at the start of the summer. The fabric feels great, dries fast, and and stretches perfectly with my body. My two issues are: 1. The fabric over the zipper does not stay flat. It kind of looks like my fly is open all the time unless you look more closely. 2. I wear a utility tool clipped to my belt loop when going around town. It has not done any damage to my pants/shorts except for these ones. After wearing them for a day with the tool attached the fabric got pilly with small fibers sticking out. I would expect more durability from climbing gear.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Live up to their name! I was given my first pair as part of my uniform for YOSAR. Living in Yosemite Valley during the hot summer months these were awesome! Super comfortable and durable for everything from hiking the mist trail corridor to wearing under a harness while cragging around the Valley. I recently bought another pair and wear both all the time.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts, just missing something... I love these shorts, they fit well, stretchy, look good. I love the sizing system with optional belt loops. I just wish it had one pocket that snapped, zipped, or velcroed shut for climbing. The large fits me well, a true 34". If you're bigger than that you might want to consider sizing up!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally the best shorts I've ever owned Super light, breathable, durable, deep pockets, and a perfectly low-key belt system. Used to have Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts, but by the end of the day they'd stretch literally over an inch at the waste, making a belt mandatory. Also used to try North Face Paramount shorts, but the trim was too large and the built-in belt-buckle just looks... bad. I'm stoked to have finally found the Valley Shorts. These things are a super trim fit with breathable, stretchy fabric that lets you move in all ways. I absolutely love the tightening system, which lets you sinch them tighter as is needed while being ultra minimal. The tightening system plus trim fit makes these things look killer, all with no need for a belt. Buy them, they're amazing.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the right shorts I love the fit. finally a shorts that dont look like snowboarder wear !! tapered leg that doesnt flap in the wind. durable fabic. but PLEASE redesign these and add zippers to the pockets. we are climbers after-all and this is spoz to be climber wear. open pockets do not contain yer stuff. let me know as soon as you add zippers to the pockets and I'll get 4 more pair. thanks.
Date published: 2017-07-23
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Size Guide

Black Diamond Men's Bottoms

SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Waist 27 - 28.5" 29 - 31" 31.5 - 34" 34.5 - 37.5" 38 - 42"
Hip 33.5 - 35" 35.5 - 37.5" 38 - 40.5" 41 - 44" 44.5 - 48"
Inseam 31.5" 31.5" 32.5" 33.5" 33.5"

Black Diamond Men's Bottoms - Numeric Size

Numeric Size 28 30 32 34 36 38
Waist 27.5 - 28.5" 29 - 30.5" 31 - 32.5" 33 - 34.5" 35 - 36.5" 37 - 38.5"
Hip 33.5 - 35" 35.5 - 37" 37.5 - 39" 39.5 - 41" 41.5 - 43" 43.5 - 45"
Inseam 31.5" 31.5" 32.5" 32.5" 33.5" 33.5"

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.

HIP: Measure around the widest point of the hips.

INSEAM: Measure from the crotch to the floor on the inside of the leg.

The sizing info refers to body measurements, not garment dimensions.

Check the PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS for Shorts Inseam measurements and info.