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Black Diamond Guide Finger Mitten

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    Bring the warmth.

    Equipped with PrimaLoft One insulation and Polartec fleece, the Guide Finger Mitten is Black Diamond's warmest pro-level ski glove. Gore-Tex XCR gives this glove guaranteed waterproof breathable protection, and the woven nylon shell has a 4-way stretch for a full range of motion. Black Diamond split the middle of the Guide in order to provide extra dexterity, without limiting the warmth you'd expect out of this mitten. Goat leather gives the palm a good grip, and EVA foam protects your knuckles from harsh impacts.

    • Gore-Tex XCR waterproof breathable insert
    • Removable liner with PrimaLoft One insulation
    • Woven nylon shell with 4-way stretch
    • Goat leather palm and palm patch
    • Polartec fleece palm lining
    • Compression-molded EVA foam padding on knuckles
    • Item #BLD005V

    Tech Specs

    Material
    woven nylon
    Insulation
    [removable liner] PrimaLoft One (170g)
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex XCR
    Removable Liner
    yes, insulated
    Cuff Style
    gauntlet
    Closure
    drawcord gauntlet
    Recommended Use
    skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    High Alpine Debauchery

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These mitts are the shit. I put them to the test x 1 year. They help up to every challenge. I was even able to block my wife's punches when I told her dick jokes!

    Seriously though, I researched for about a month before I bought these and all signs pointed to these mitts and I'm glad I bought them for sure. My hands never get cold in the high winds of Summit County, CO. The lobster design makes it easy to do your bindings and get a squished PBJ out of your fanny pack.

    Toasty!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm a backcountry snowboarder and use this glove on resort as well. Big fan of BD! I primarily use this glove for those cold days and it has got down to 5 degrees and no problem here. The draw string is super useful on those crazy pow days and it keeps the snow out. The leather is durable as I have had this glove for a few years now. I also use the Nikwax Creme Waterproofing Wax for Leather to help with maintaining the gloves. The shell is super water proof as well, the GORE-TEX holds up.



    The main reason I chose this glove it for the free finger, as a snowboarder, I don't want to take a mitten off to loosen or tighten a binding strap. Especially on those frigid days on a mountain peak in the backcountry. Definitely recommend it! It fits true to size, I typically buy large gloves and this large fit great. After 2 years and going strong, only the free finger has some wear, because of the snowboard binding clips. So I imagine if you're a skier, this glove is truly going to last you a long time. If you have any questions about this glove or gear, hit me up!

    Toasty!!

    Good Mitten with Removable liner

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I like this mitten. It is really warm on those cold days.

    With the liner in, there is a noticeable loss in dexterity. Having said that, I believe BD says these glove work down to -20 F, although I have not personally tested it at those cold temperature. More times than not, I actually remover the liner and use the leather shell with my BD Pilot gloves. This keeps my hands comfortably warm at 0F, and has better dexterity than the stock line. On the really cold days, the stock liner will be a lot warmer than using my Pilot gloves as a pseudo liner.

    Bottom line, this is a good shell and liner combo Mitten. The shell can also fit over a thin glove or liner for added temperature versatility.

    [Update Jan 27 2016]
    I took these glove out ice climbing recently, using the original insulating linear and leather shell, and I was impressed. They were comfortable for both belaying and climbing. I felt like I had excellent control of the rope. I was initially worried about climbing with these gloves on, but they were surprisingly great. Usually with a thicker glove I feel less connected, less sure of my grip on the axes, but these felt perfect. I had no issues with ice screws or gear either. I climbed with confidence with these gloves, and I had an excellent day of ice climbing on a cold day.

    These Mitts Rock

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought a pair of lobster claw mitts last year from Marmot (ultimate ski mitt). Initially I liked them but my hands got cold on frosty days, there was no liner to remove, and no snot wipe area on the thumb, also after a year the insulation seemed to pack down quite a bit so now I feel like they are spring ski gloves. So I bought a pair of these BD mitts and I love them. The insulation is super thick and comfortable, the liners are removable for faster drying at night, there is a patch of soft fiber on the thumb for snot, and they are crazy warm. My hands get cold pretty easily and these things keep them warm down below zero.

    Very warm 3-finger

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

    I'm a downhill skier. Earlier this year, on a moderately cold day (-10C), I tried the Hestra Heli 3-Finger, and it didn't cut it at all. My hands were colder in those than in a pair of cheap 5-finger gordini gloves. I returned the Hestra Heli 3-finger. I recently bought the Black Diamond Guide Finger Mitten, and I wore them on a very cold day (-20C), and my fingers were warm the whole time. I also wore them more recently on a day of warmer skiing (0C), and they were too warm. So now I pack two pairs of gloves. I have some 5-finger hestra fall line gloves for warmer days, and I use the Black Diamond Guide 3-Finger Mitten on colder days. The only thing that would be warmer than this mitten is a big bulky down-filled expedition mitten.

    Cool for the hike, Warm for the peak

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had these crab claws for 2 winters now, and they're holding up pretty well. Just a couple nicks from my snowboard edges in the palm. I use these when the temps get around the 0 deg. F mark. They have enough dexterity to hold a pen, and are roomy enough to put all 4 fingers into the mitten if the temps get super low. One of the neatest features about this mitt is that when you pull the liner out you're left with just a leather shell with a huge gauntlet. This is so nice for touring days, and nights. The thick lamb skin like fleece on the back of the hand is really nice too, and like the other reviewers said, I've never had a hint of moisture that wasn't my own. I'd suggest these to anyone who has to/ wants to hang out in the cold, clip carabiners, tie boots, or be capable of conducting a safety meeting on super cold days. These are a superior pair of mitts for the winter outdoor professional. The only real drawback is the lack of wrist lanyards. This is easily fixed with a couple pieces of p- chord.

    Cool for the hike, Warm for the peak

    Full Submersion in Creek, Dry Hands!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My hands tend to get cold quickly and this is the best all around hand protection I Have ever used. You will first notice the thick layer of fur like nylon on the top of the hand and then you can feel Primaloft. While boot packing through the waist deep snow they did not get wet so I was confident in the Gore-Tex but then yesterday I did a full submersion in the creek and my hands were warm until I got back to my car an hour later. That is impressive to say the least. This is the glove to have, the lobster variant gives you the warmth of the mitten and the use of your pointer finger when you need it. It does compromise the dexterity but its not that bad for your most menial tasks such as zipper pulling and tearing open shot blocks. As you can see the leather frozen in the picture.

    Awesome mitts!

      I found these in a local store in December, and planned on picking them up in January. But they were sold out - as was just about every other retailer online. Except backcountry - they had a few left. I ordered the large, but should have heeded a few of the reviews I read that stated they ran a little small. The exchange process with backcountry was incredibly easy, by the way.



      These are the warmest mitts I've ever owned. I bought them for hiking in some extreme situations, and they performed perfectly. So well, that I tried them riding my motorcycle in sub-20F (I know, not much crash protection, but at that temperature it's the least of my worries), and again, perfect, even at 70+ MPH, where my winter motorcycle gloves can never keep my fingers warm. I can only hope they hold up to abuse and last, cause I love 'em.