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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Glissade

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: Rob Ricks

Created/Edited: Jul 23, 2008 / Jul 23, 2008

Object ID: 5460

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Product Description

We grab our Glissades for glop-proof protection from plummeting temperatures and wet conditions. They're sleek and flexible, combining a BDry waterproof insert with a 100-gram fleece lining to protect hands without sacrificing the mobility necessary for placing gear or digging pits. The tough, 40d nylon shell and Pittards leather palms reduce wear. The Women's Glissade is designed to fit the contours and shape of a women's hand.

From American Alpine Institute "Guide's Choice" website:

"Whether you are winter climbing, skiing, or ice climbing you'll appreciate the dexterity that the Glissade Glove has to offer when you're placing pro or buckling your boots. This mid-warmth glove has a full gauntlet and waterproof insert to keep your hands dry for the wettest pillar or the sloppiest spring slush. A 100g fleece lining provides the perfect amount of insulation for aerobic activities that would fill a warmer glove with sweat. Thanks to a durable leather palm and hinged knuckles, the Glissade Glove gives you the freedom of movement to handle the most technical tasks with ease."


Men's & Women's
5º to 25º F (-15º to -4° C)
S, M, L, XL (Men's)
XS, S, M, L (Women's) Black or Charcoal/Chili Pepper (Men's)
Black or Granite/Pearl (Women's)

178 g (6.2 oz)

160 g (5.6 oz)



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Rob RicksWarm with excellent feel

Voted 5/5

I bought these after a sloppy event on the Cooper Spur. I was constantly wringing out my old gloves in wet sloppy snow. The Glissade gloves offer more warmth and protection in moderate conditions while still allowing or tactile feel for emplacing protection or working with the pack. Excellent gloves for three-season lower-48 climbing; especially for the price.
Posted Aug 1, 2008 11:40 am

delmarcoReally Great Gloves!!!

Voted 5/5

Great for cold, wet weather. I got mine for ice climbing back in 05/06 and wore them tons of times. I think I only paid $19 for them online. I wanted to buy a second pair-they were so good when I found out BD were no longer making these. I never got my second pair but the original ones still held up after years of use and still look good.

Posted Nov 22, 2008 1:32 pm

asaking11Awesome Gloves

Voted 5/5

These gloves are awesome. I usually suffer from freezing fingers, but the keep my hands nice and warm even on the coldest mornings. As far as I know BD still makes them.
Posted Jan 16, 2010 6:16 pm

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