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Gear Review

4 5

Good General Gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like these gloves a lot, though there are some issues with them. First of all, they are pretty warm, but I don't think they fit with Black Diamond's temperature rating of -20 to 10 F at least for skiing. Unless you are working pretty hard (ie going up, not down) this is very optimistic. Though if you are doing aerobic exercise then this rating seems pretty accurate. The other thing that should be noted is that these gloves do run a bit small. For most other companies I wear a size L, but in these gloves the XL is still just a wee bit tight on me if I'm wearing a liner. So I would say to order at least a full size larger than what you use from other companies (the size chart is totally useless, I would be a size M if I followed it). Other than this, these gloves are quite bomber and have stood up to a bunch of skiing, mountaineering, and ice climbing without showing much wear at all. Overall, highly recommended, just don't expect to be comfortable riding the lifts at -20 F and have warm fingers.