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Description

Tough and warm for repeated winter abuse.

The combination of the waterproof breathable Gore-Tex insert and the four-way stretch make this Black Diamond Legend Glove tough enough to handle hardcore days in the frontcountry. Heavier PrimaLoft One insulation on the back of the hand boosts warmth while lighter insulation at the palm retains dexterity. Leather palms and fingers provide a durable reinforcement for mountain professionals. The Legend Glove also includes molded EVA foam knuckles for extra protection when the tree run turns out to be a bit tighter than you expected.

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2 5

Protective Gloves, Weak Durability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After one season of use, the stitching around a few of the fingers started to come undone. The gloves worked great for me until this defect occurred. My hands are generally warm so insulation was not an issue. I expected better durability for the price, especially from Black Diamond.

2 5

Freezing hands

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you want to freeze your hand on cold days go ahead. They are excellent for warm days (30 F) but anything below that you will suffer. I was expecting so much from Black diamond that I will never buy gloves from this brand again.
Fit is perfect and very comfortable, but they fail on the most important thing!

5 5

quality

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

Great gloves, some of the best i've ever own. Quality is everywhere, i got it for half the price, definitely a very good purchase.

4 5

Beefy

A good cold weather glove. They were a little more beefy than I thought they would be, as in they definitely took some time to break in. But keeps me warm.

5 5

Good cold weather glove

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

I would not pay $100 for gloves I got these gloves as a gift from my mom on Steep & Cheap for 2/3 off. Normally when I buy ski golve I pretty much go with the Flylow (Kinco) gloves, I have two pairs of them they are good most days.

These Black Diamond Legend gloves are awesome for colder storm days, they really keep moisture out. On bluebird medium to warmer days they are not so great, since they are made a strictly cold weather glove, those day I use the Flylow Tough Guy & Ridge gloves.

You just need different gear for different days, especially in Wyoming.

5 5

Bought them and never looked back.

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

These are hands-down the best gloves that I have ever owned. Not only do are they very warm, but the goat leather provides tons of dexterity, so that I never feel at loss with my poles. Besides that, I've gotten countless compliments on their looks while on the slopes!

5 5

Great Gloves!

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

These gloves are super warm and fit great underneath the sleeves of my jacket. They also have enough room inside to fit a pair of glove liners on extremely cold days. I've used them primarily for skiing and they have held up very well during normal use. My dog did recently eat them, so they will not hold up well during heavy chewing!

I love them though so I'm currently purchasing another pair for my trip to Chile in August.

4 5

Nice Gloves!

I bought this in spectrum blue. They look quite a bit like dirt bike gloves... but bigger. Quality on this gloves is really good, though their fit is kinda narrow around the wrist.
Definitely waterproof. The inside will never get wet, gut they do tend to slowly get wet on the outside and they take a bit of time to dry.

Overall good gloves.

4 5

Like them

If you use them for more than a day, they break in well and the dexterity is good (as good as an insulated glove is going to get). My fingers tend to get cold in these when temps hit or dip under 20 degrees. The leather is starting to show signs of wear after only a couple of weeks, but the overall integrity of the glove gives no reason to complain, sharp edges are going to cut up a glove regardless. The leather has good grip and I've had no problems holding onto poles or grabs. Only time they've gotten wet on the inside has been when snow entered through the cuff or because I had been taking them on and off. Even in PNW conditions the outer leather may become saturated but it won't make it through to my hands.

2 5

Sorry bra, not for me.

Pros: Waterproof, Great Construction, Fit- not bad, VERY Warm, Looks great and helps with getting the ladies (alright, maybe not the last one).
Cons: Zero dexterity, Blue is more like purple (I can live with it), VERY Warm, Wrist Gaskets kind of weird and was not a good wingman when picking up on the ladies.
I'm a Northwest skier. For me, I like to have a good grip on my poles without feeling like I have oversized Mikey gloves on. Although there were lots of great featues of the Legend glove, I did not feel they were a good bargain. It was hard to take them on and off; especially with the funky wrist gasket. The gloves were super stiff and made everything, including playing with buckles, very cumbersom. I really wanted to like these. For the money, there are better gloves out there.

4 5

Very pleased

I'm very pleased with my Legend gloves. Have worn them both skiing and plowing the driveway and they're both durable and warm. They're a bit bulky but so far that hasn't been an issue as they have good flexibility. They've given me excellent protection from the wind and cold.

3 5

bought the green ones

just used them in Breckenridge for a week and yes they are cool, yes they are flexible, yes the leather is nice but my fingers were never warm and I do not spend time with my hands in the snow. So that was disappointing to me.

4 5

Pretty sick, wish they fit a was better

These gloves look mean and can put up with some serious abuse.
They are warm enough for most days, but lack the insulation for some of the colder days on the hill.
They've stood up to grabbing the edges of my skis and board really well so far and there really hasn't been any sign of wear and tear yet.

The fit was a little strange for me. My hands are small and muscular, and I typically wear a small in every glove, but I couldn't even fit my hand in these gloves in a small. The medium was only slightly better, but the thumb still wasn't long enough for me out of the box.
After some good use, they've stretched out and softened up a bit, so they've become more comfortable thankfully and I can grip my poles without any discomfort.
Excellent purchase if you're looking for a slick looking pair of under the cuff gloves

5 5

Warm

These gloves are really warm. I tend to get cold hands, but had no issues with these gloves. They're also really good for using under the cuff - they are low profile around the wrist. As another reviewer says "Spectrum Blue" is a purple-ish blue color, very similar to shown in the picture.

2 5

Spectrum Blue is actually PURPLE!!!

I ordered the Spectrum Blue, Large size for my father for his birthday. We were pretty bummed to see these are actually PURPLE. He decided to keep them anyways for shoveling snow and doing different things outside on his property in Heber, Utah.
He also told me when he is moving around the gloves are warm enough but when he is just sitting for awhile his finger tips get cold. The other issue is we had to remove two stitches in the wrist of this glove for him to be able to slide his hands in comfortably. He does not have huge palms or really wide hands, but on these gloves he had a really hard time getting his hands in even with the Velcro undone. The last complaint he had was the gloves had some looseness on the top area of the glove, just didn't fit well and seemed really bulky. :(

5 5

can't beat a black diamond glove

I have this knack for buying expensive gloves, and losing one - leaving myself S.O.L. - I'm really hoping that doesn't happen with this pair as they have been my best ones yet! I have the white which DOES dirty easily, but who cares. They are warm....I've spent hours outside in single digit temps and my hands have never been even close to cold.

I enjoy the pre-curled feel, the gloves aren't stiff and unforgiving at all. The stretchy bit of material makes the gloves easy to grab and pull on when you've already got one glove on. Zippers aren't a challenge with these on as the fingers are not too bulky.

5 5

Get the job done

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

Have used these for about 7 days now. Hands stay warm and dry. Will warn you though, if you use these while touring your hands may start to sweat. Might be smart to carry some light gloves for the skin up, and then pop these on for the transition and the ride down. Very warm glove though, had these on Mt. Washington in -50F wind chill, and didn't have a problem as long as I was moving around.

5 5

Great glove that performs as advertised

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these to replce the old style (less moto) Legend glove that I still wear on warmer days after they packed out. They've never gotten wet through to my hands (although Ive treated the leather) and they've kept my hands warm down to the teens. I have noticed that my Hestra's witht the heavy liners are warmer and I've used those as my fridgid weather glove when wind chill is below zero. The construction is bomber (my old legends are still going strong after 6+ years, although the insulation is packed out).

1 5

Not worth the money

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

I wore these for 30 minutes in 30 F temps on a mountain bike ride and my fingers were freezing. I gave them one more shot snowblowing in 25 F weather and the results were the same.The fit is good but these are a sorry excuse for cold weather gloves. I definitely do not recommend these as there has to be much better gloves for this price!

Responded on

While your hands aren't moving, such as when gripping handle bars while snowblowing or mountain biking, you have a lack of blood going to your hands. Therefore your fingers are generating less heat that the glove would use to reflect and keep you warm. I noticed the same thing while digging snow pits for avalanche testing, and had the same initial thoughts as you did. In order for almost ANY glove to keep your hands warm in freezing temperatures, you need to have some sort of movement going on. Hope that helps!

Responded on

I understand your point about circulation as I have CREST syndrome. One of the five symptoms of CREST is Raynauds. I have had other high end gloves that performed much better than these at far colder temperatures (-20 F) and those gloves cost less than these. After giving these gloves a try my review stands as is "Not worth the money".

4 5

Not for me

I really wanted to like these gloves; mostly leather construction, Gore-Tex, a nice roomy cuff, cool style. In the end they didn't fit the way I wanted and seemed too warm for most ski days. To be fair, the gloves are rated for -15F to +15F. Four stars to not bring the rating down because they do seem like very nice gloves.