At home ice climbing or scraping ice from the windshield.
Your dedication astounds most people. Come January, you're still riding your bike to work - in Minneapolis. You scrimp and save to afford the opportunity to climb frozen waterfalls in Nepal. You'll hike four hours for a three-minute ride through pristine powder. Rather than squander away precious resources on multiple pairs of gloves, invest in a workhorse of alpine gloves: the Black Diamond Torrent Glove. Made from woven nylon, the shell contains a mix of 2-way and 4-way stretch for maximum flexibility. The goat leather palm lets you plant your ice axe without losing your grip. A removable 200g fleece liner will keep your paws warm during the day, while still allowing for dexterous moves like rolling skins or fixing ice screws. The Torrent uses a Gore-Tex insert so your hand stays dry and warm, regardless of whether the water comes from the sky or your hand.
- Woven nylon shell, 2- and 4-way stretch
- Goat leather palm
- Gore-Tex insert
- 200g fleece removable liner
- Wrist cinch, gauntlet drawcord closures