The Black Diamond Guide Glove

The Black Diamond Guide Glove

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The Black Diamond Guide Glove

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These gloves are form fitting and combine comfort with amazing performance. They are the best “warm” glove I’ve ever used. They are moldable enough to ski the resort and for simple backcountry tours, yet they perform even better from a mountaineering standpoint with their ability to handle tools, climb, and negotiate ice/rock/snow. Their warmth is solid and the gauntlet keeps cold snow out of your cuffs for an even better chance of staying warm.

My major critique with these gloves is that they are a bit cumbersome. For intimate gripping like taking notes while digging a snow pit or using smaller pieces of gear/first aid from your pack, they’re not that easy. However, that sorta comes with the territory if you’re looking to buy a glove like this. Also, the reason I say “warm” glove above is because for those of us who have a greater tendency for having cold hands in the field, I have to warn you, your hands will still get cold. While these gloves are the best “warm” gloves I’ve ever used, because I fall into the “cold hands” category, you should be warned they are not 100% anti-cold as some try to market them as. I mean come on, they’re gloves, not mittens.

However, if you’re looking for warm gloves that actually perform this might be your best option. They’re constructed to stand the test of time and their performance with ice tools and even ski poles is amazing. Comfy, stylish and a bomber design make this a solid warm glove.

PRODUCT SPECS

AVG PRICE $160.00
SHELL MATERIAL 4-way stretch Scholler
PALM MATERIAL Pittards Goatskin Leather
INSULATION Full Gauntlet, 100 g Fleece palm lining, and Removable wool liner is backed with 142 g (5 oz) PrimaLoft One
FINGERS Kevlar Reinforced Stitching
WATERPROOFING 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex insert with XCR Product Technology
SIZES S, M, L, XL
COLORS Black, Lava, Natural
LINER Gore-Tex XRC
REMOVABLE CLOSURE Drawstring
NOSE WIPE Yes
GOOGLE WIPE No
WEIGHT 11.1 oz (med)
TEMPERATURE RANGE -28/-12 °C, -20/10 °F
BEST USES Skiing and Winter Alpinism
WARRANTY 1 year

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