Keep them fingers warm and dry.
If deep snows and chilly winds are in your future, do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of the Women's Iris Mittens from Black Diamond. A Gore-Tex XCR membrane gives you waterproof breathable protection all day, and PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation makes sure your digits stays warm at the same time. Durable Pertex Shield fabric and goat leather make up the outer, with a goat leather palm for increased durability and decreased wear when handling ropes. When things get extra chilly, just open up the zippered heater-pack pocket and slide in some extra warmth to help keep you going.
- Gore-Tex XCR membrane
- Pertex Shield and goat leather outer
- Goat leather palms
- PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation
- Zippered heater-pack pocket
- Neoprene cuff
- Internal index-finger divider
- Item #BLD006G
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I grabbed these mitts for my girlfriend who actually rode with another pair of Black Diamond mitts for close to 4 years. We wanted to get her something that was both waterproof yet had plenty of warmth. This glove has the Goretex XCR which is a type of gore membrane that is aimed to be more breathable. Most of the gloves we were stumbling upon were close to 130 grams of synthetic insulation. We knew she would need something with a higher fill as she often times gets cold hands up at Alta. Primaloft is the best form of synthetic insulation out there which has proven to be true as she has yet to get cold in these gloves! Love the option of the Zippered heater-pack pocket in case things get really cold up top. The mitts look and feel high quality, as you would expect from a reputable brand like Black Diamond. We compared the Pow Gloves Stealth GTX mittens with these in store and decided that they didn't have enough insulation, and they were too short compared to the BD's. The Diamon Iris has a perfect size cuff that will keep snow out, and keep your ENTIRE hand warm. Very impressed with the Diamond Iris thus far.