Gear Review

3 5

Powerstretch Glove

Very comfortable, the power stretch gives great dexterity and the Polartec provides enough thermal insulation for light use. The palms were uncomfortable when wet (worn as a base under a fleece liner and a shell). I was surprised that after only a week of use, a seam on the index finger is unraveling. I bought these as a base layer and a camp glove for an extended bike tour, and it is clear that I cannot trust this glove to last. I am disappointed in Black Diamond quality control.

I rank these gloves 5 for fit and comfort, 4 for function, 2 for quality.