Description

Built to withstand day-in and day-out winter abuse.

Backed with a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof breathable membrane and PrimaLoft One insulation, the Black Diamond Men's Guide Glove deals with harsh conditions so they can't put a damper on your epic day in the backcountry or the resort. Plus the Guide's removable liner boosts versatility and maintains your hand dexterity throughout the stormiest winter weather while you patrol, guide, or tour.

  • Abrasion-resistant nylon shell with four-way stretch fabric offers stellar durability, longevity, and dexterity
  • Waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable Gore-Tex XCR insert on the removable liner optimizes comfort, keeps hand warmer and drier longer, and is ideal for higher-activity levels in winter
  • PrimaLoft One insulation and boiled wool in removable liner warms your hand, provides superb breathability and temperature regulation, and adds a soft touch
  • 100g fleece palm lining wicks moisture and dries quickly to eliminate annoying clammy-hand issues
  • Goat leather palm and palm patch supply dexterity
  • Molded EVA foam padding on knuckles for impact protection when you traverse out onto a narrow skin-track through the tight trees
  • Drawcord gauntlet seals in warmth and blocks snow
  • Temperature Range: -20/10F (-29/-12C)

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5 5

Excellent Expedition Glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Took this glove on a winter ascent of Mt Rainier. Wore it when my other gloves couldn't keep my fingers warm. This glove was amazing and I will bring it with me everywhere!

3 5

Starts Warm and toasty but....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

bought these as i have the lobster version and find those too warm...was hoping these would be a happy medium...
have spent pretty much the last 30 days using these in mostly trying conditions (Hakuba Japan...from +5c to -12c) generally heavy powder and my "back to base" touring kit ....over periods of several hours however these gloves do lose their initial warmth quickly. Whilst highly water proof, the leather does get damp faster than similar gloves (ie. hestra alpine pro's)...not sure of the leather treatment process at BD, but have found Hestra gloves far superior in this capacity. Inserts are great initially, but quickly "pill" with constant use and don't particularly like getting damp from snow infiltration.

Starts Warm and toasty but....
Unanswered Question

I'm looking for a backup glove/mitt for...

I'm looking for a backup glove/mitt for mountaineering. I've read about folks using either the BD guide glove or the BD mercury mitt as a backup/bad weather glove/mitten. Between the two, which would you recommend?

I'm looking for a backup glove/mitt for...
2 5

Coldest Glove I own

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

On ski patrol on a small hill in North Carolina. Bought these gloves for very cold days. Always fail to perform at 10 degrees or less. Was in Vermont a few weeks ago for sustained tems at -10 to 0 and had to stuff them full of handwarmers to keep from freezing. Very bulky and stiff. On the plus side, they are dry, and well built. Sizing is accurate.

If you are looking for a glove to handle super cold temps, this isn't it.

2 5

Warm but not for long

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These gloves appear bomber, but the PrimaLoft liners pack out fast and lose a lot of material. After about 20 days these gloves just aren't warm anymore. Unfortunately Black Diamond won't sell replacement liners so I don't use them much any more.

5 5

Love these gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Surprisingly enough these gloves were fashionable around Aspen, but more importantly they are the warmest gloves I've had on the mountain. Dexterity is great (does require a little break in just like every glove) and the warmth is superb. Buy these gloves if you have bad circulation or you just get cold!

3 5

Nice but lacking

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

let me start by saying that is are nice gloves, very well made it seems and sharp looking, I am a large in all gloves, and these in large fit great. I don't think they were tight for me like some others stated. My issue is their dexterity... it pretty miserable. They might break in, but I couldn't easily touch my thumb to my pinky finger. I tried shoveling the driveway in them, and while they are very warm, I had to use a lot of force to hold the shovel. I couldn;t imagine trying to ski all day, despite how warm the liner is. The removable liner is a nice feature, but not a deal breaker for me... it takes the gore tex with it so other liners would make the gloves leak if it got wet. There seems to be a big debate over these or Hestras... I went with the hestra XCR and am very happy

4 5

Warm, not dextrous

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I ended up returning the product to Backcountry because I thought it was too much for my needs, which are backcountry skiing, primarily. I get cold hands but I just thought these were so bulky as to reduce dexterity. They look high quality though. But again, they were so bulky that I thought for my needs (10-20 days per year), the break-in period would be too long. I don't climb, but I imagine they would be pretty great for that.

Anyone have experience using these with a...

Anyone have experience using these with a hand warmer?

Best Answer Responded on

The Guide Gloves are oversized for bitter cold temps and you can fit a small hand warmer inside the glove just fine. It doesn't have a zippered compartment for a handwarmer as some snowboard/ski gloves have, but there is nothing preventing you from throwing one in on the top of your hand to add some warmth on the coldest days. For reference, these are the warmest gloves that still have enough dexterity for technical climbing that I've ever used, so it would be wildly cold to necessitate the use of hand warmers.

4 5

Bomber Glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Been using the Guide Glove for 3 seasons now. This glove is a warm, functional glove for pretty cold conditions. Still dexterous enough for ice climbing on the cold days. The gauntlet adds warmth and keeps snow out. Used this glove for ice climbing, skiing, and dog mushing in Alaska. Comfortable to about 0 degrees. Noticed fingers getting pretty cold by -5. At that temp its time for a mitten.

5 5

Super Bomber Glove

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves are very warm once you generate some body heat.. I've used them snowmobiling and skiing in -15 degree weather and they rock. They seem tight at first but will mold to your hand/fingers. The insert is like a glove by itself, not flimsy like other brands. The nose wipe is soft and well placed..Compared to other gloves in this range..they are #1.

Super Bomber Glove

Black Diamond Guide Glove

The Guide glove has kept my hands warm on the summit of Denali for two years now and is a great, warm glove that is still dexterous enough to be used while climbing in bitter temps.

Responded on

The problem is this is slightly behind in technology, now that there is Outerdry. This product here gets wet and you have to take the shell off to try, but with outerdry the membrane is sewn into the shell so that it doesn't get wet at all

4 5

Great glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I used these on a climb on Mt. marcy this past December . They worked great except when the temps dropped under zero and I really started to feel it even with heavy liners . I switched to my mitts:)I don't have perfect hands so somebody might be fine under zero with these. But if your going to be under zero or around there try another glove. Well made though

4 5

Nice and Warm

Comfortable and warm. Probably cost a little too much though. I was a medium on the chart, but bought a large and I like the fit.

3 5

Durable, warmish, but wets out

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

This is the standard warm skiing/mountaineering glove. Lot's of people love them. Lots of people also say the leather wets out and the liner breaks down and they're just not quite as warm as you'd think. Brand new, they're pretty darn good though. I think they have a bit too much leather. OR also makes some really great gloves that dont have as much leather.

5 5

Thumbs up!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Warm and burly! The dexterity in these gloves is surprisingly good considering the amount of insulation in them. The orange is BRIGHT, but awesome.

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.

4 5

Fits Great - disappointing for warmth

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

I skied these for 6 straight days with temps from 12 - 34F, on the cold days these gloves were quite disappointing. I actually added a pair of Icebreaker merino liners and they did seem to help considerably. The other downside is there is no way to cinch the glove down around your wrist and I could feel a draft coming through. My hands do get cold easily and I thought these BD gloves based on their temp chart may even be overkill - unfortunately this was not the case. I would say these gloves are good for 20 - 30F. On the positive side, they fit great, large was perfect, well constructed, great looking. Overall I really like these gloves and have decided I need to go to mittens if I really want warmth. On sale - go for it - but $170 would be too much.

3 5

Not as warm as I thought...

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

I really like the comfort and fit of these gloves but they are not quite as warm as I thought they would be. I have skied a couple single-digit days and they only seemed *warm* when the sun was out and the rest of me was sweating.

4 5

BD Guide A-

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

These gloves are VERY warm, and that was my main reason for buying them. You should consider going up 1 size, as I did. I am a medium on just about every other glove I tried, but I bought the large Guides, and they fit perfect.
I use these for skiing, so dexterity isn't really an issue, maybe a bit tougher to get my hands through my pole loops.
The gloves look a bit large and awkward, and whenever I pass a window, or mirror I make a fist and whisper "Hulk Smash !"
Overall,I'm happy with my purchase, and would recommend.