Black Diamond Guide Gloves


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Black Diamond Guide Gloves
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By William Marler
Page Type Mar 27, 2002 / Mar 27, 2002
Object ID 192
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Black Diamond's warmest gloves have a two-layer Schoeller Extreme stretch shell, a PU membrane and 10 ounces of Primaloft on the back of the hand. The 100-weight fleece palm is accompanied by a sonically-sealed Gore insert to ensure total dryness in the most gnarly of conditions. Reinforced fingertips and bomber construction make this the obvious choice for anyone who’s heading off into the good, the bad, the steep or the deep.

The insulated liners can be removed for faster, easier drying. The shells are rugged four-way stretch, two-layer Schoeller® Extreme, with a polyurethane membrane for moisture protection.

The palms of the outer shell are made of Pittards goatskin leather, naturally grippy and treated for waterproofness. The removable liners are insulated on the backs of the hands with 285g/sq. m. warm-when-wet Primaloft®, and on the palm areas with low-profile lightweight polyester fleece, all protected with sonically-sealed two-layer Gore-Tex® inserts.


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William Marler - Mar 27, 2002 8:49 am - Voted 4/5

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The warmest gloves I have ever had. Good gripping power and fairly flexible. Easy on and off. Durable. Pretty expensive but if you have ever had you hands so cold they feel on fire. You cough up the cash for the next trip. There is no up grade from these.

Martin Cash - Oct 31, 2002 9:11 am - Voted 5/5

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These gloves are incredibly warm, but still dexterous enough to do most things without having to take them off. BD rates them to 30 below zero without liner gloves, and I believe it. I've used them in a wind chill of 50 below with fleece liners and my hands were toasty warm (My face was not though!). Very waterproof and durable as well. No need to buy overmits when you own a pair of these. To get all of this performance requires a steep price for gloves: $150. I found mine on clearance for $90.

Bryan W - Jun 3, 2003 8:27 pm - Voted 5/5

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These are great gloves. It is hard to find something that will keep my hands nice and warm. These do the trick and they are worth every penny. They are very versitile and have good griping power. The only time I had to take them off was to retie my boot. I have no complaints about these gloves and I would buy again.

weeds19 - Feb 4, 2007 9:11 pm - Hasn't voted

You will only need these gloves on the coldest of days, but you'll be glad you have them when it is one of those days. They would be a great glove for folks with limited circulation and they are wonderfull high up on mountains. I've worn mine in windchills around -30F and haven't have any warmth issues.

Alika - Mar 9, 2010 12:30 pm - Voted 5/5

Warm, Great and Expensive
Worth it for these great gloves, awesome for the coldest days, primaloft lining is so warm, and after a couple uses they are surprisingly flexible

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