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Black Diamond Guide Glove - Men's

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    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.

    • A burly glove designed for the worst winter weather
    • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
    • PrimaLoft One insulation delivers reliable warmth
    • Leather reinforcements increase durability
    • Liner can be removed for convenient drying
    • Item #BLD00LC

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] stretch nylon, [palm] goat leather
    [removable liner] PrimaLoft One (170g), [palm] polyester fleece (100g)
    Removable Liner
    gauntlet glove
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 11 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Runs VERY Small!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I normally wear a large. These were way too small off the bat. Way snug to my hand and couldn't make a fist. Hard to believe these are sold as large. Returned them.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These gloves are warm, built to be punished day in and day out, and cover all your needs in the dead of winter. the gaiters keep snow from getting in and the leather keeps them tough and durable. they are a little stiff to begin with but as you use them they will wear and fit very comfortably

    Fit tight, not crazy warm

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

    First note that I did not keep these for very long. They were quite snug right off the bat -- and my hands are between M and L and I got size L and they were still that snug. Then, maybe because of the fit, my hands still got cold and I was just walking the dog (in Montana in 5 degrees, admittedly). So I am sending them back. The quality though seems fine, it was more the fit I felt like was the main issue.

    Happy Hands

      My hands tend to run somewhat cold, so I consistently need to compromise some dexterity for insulation when buying gloves. I find the guides are very.. adequately warm, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't expecting a little more warmth from them. I recognize though, that the chill while wearing these gloves often comes early in the day on cold 0F degree days, likely before my body is warmed up and ready to regulate its temperature properly. Certainly, if you're actively exerting energy your hands will be toasty in the Guides.

      Warmth aside, the removable liner is super beneficial. I found getting the liner back in place tricky at first, but it very quickly became a non issue. Being able to remove the insulated liner and instead use a lighter weight fleece liner with the outer shell creates more dexterous, less warm alternative when when you need it. With the Guides and any cheap fleece liner, you've given yourself an array of options to adapt to the day's changing needs and weather.

      Bigger than I thought

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

      I got these gloves to keep my hands warm on colder days.
      They managed to keep them warm, however the fingers are so wide I felt like I had sausage hands. Hopefully they will breakdown a bit. Got a size small which is what the chart told me and they fit as good as they can, minus the chubby finger part. They are definitely a mega glove.

      Very warm

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

      Not only do these gloves look great but they are extremely warm. They feel a little stiff but it seems that will go away with time. The black just looks good all around.

      Awesome Gloves, so Warm!

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

      I really wanted a warm pair of gloves for skiing as my hands tend to run cold. These gloves were just what I needed. They are breaking in more and more as i use them and are very comfortable. The wool liner on the insert is a nice touch. Great pair of gloves, would really recommend.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I mainly use these gloves for snowboarding Utah's Wasatch and they have never once disappointed. They are warm, and after the initial break in, they are quite flexible. Glad they finally offer a black color. I'll be coming back for another pair as soon as these are worn out-which looks likt it may be a few seasons. These are legit.


        These have been my high altitude go to gloves for backcountry travel. I've had these in Denali NP and all over the western slope. I've never had a problem with staying warm in these. When the Mercury really drops I'll add some liners and keep on trucking...


        Perfect Glove For Ice

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Large
        • Height: 6'
        • Weight: 250lbs

        I have used this glove for mainly ice climbing. But I've also used this for rolling around the frozen backcountry on an ATV, and I seem to lately be lending them to my GF when she inevitably gets cold and seems to be now ill prepared.

        They are always warm. Removing the inner glove and isolating the shell and washing it is key to the longevity of this glove. Treating it with Gore-Tex sprucing products like NikWax also make this glove a joy to maintain on the rack.

        Good glove, well made

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Height: 5'6"
        • Weight: 178lbs

        I've used this glove for about 10 days of skiing and found them to be warm and comfortable. They're definitely well made and should last a long time. I never thought I had very big hands and usually wear a large. In this glove, I was more comfortable in an XL.

        BD never seizes to fail

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        best ski glove I have ever owned. Leather holds for 5+ years, even without proper care. The liner will eventually get packed out. All in all a fantastic product.

        amazing purchase

          I've read alot online about sizing issues - I suppose thats just a function of trying on before buying. In my case, they fit me, well like a glove. Just got back from an icy few days in vt and they kept my hands toasty despite 0 degree weather and super high speed cruising. Very happy with the purchase


          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: L
          • Height: 6'
          • Weight: 170lbs

          I am not a cold running temp person, but these might be the coldest gloves I've ever owned. I feel like I'm taking the temperature of my ski poles when I hold them on the lift, and even skinning I can't keep my fingers warm.

          Other than that, they're great! Seem large for their size and seemed to pack out a lot too.

          Still searching for a glove that is actually warm, ideas?


          • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
          • Fit: True to size

          These are awesome gloves. They were purchased as an early Christmas gift for my dad along with a new pair of poles and I really wish I had the extra cash to buy myself a pair. Super waterproof and super warm and you can tell just by looking at them that the leather is going to last a long time. These are also the warmest gloves that Black Diamond makes.

          One thing to note, however, is that at first fit, they might seem a bit tight. Tight gloves can be bad because they inhibit the gloves ability to properly insulate. I ordered a large and they feel a little tight but I imagine once the liners pack out a little, they'll break in and get more flexible and a bit looser.

          Hey Josh, I'm wondering how these have performed now that your dad has had them for a year. Have the liners packed in like you hoped they would? They seem like the right glove for me (a wasatch bc skier) and I'm wondering what size to get. Thank you for your feedback.

          Tried and True

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

          The BD guide glove is fantastic, it's been in the BD line for a few years now and they have no reason to stop producing it because it gets the job done. The over the cuff is great for those blistery days on the hill, and you get the dexterity of a glove with plenty warmth. These are great gloves and can't imagine buy another pair for a few years, because of the great quality of the leather.

          Runs small

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
          • Fit: Runs small
          • Size Bought: Extra Large
          • Height: 5'6"
          • Weight: 178lbs

          I'm 5'6, 178lbs and the first pair of Guide gloves I received was a large and these were definitely too small. My middle finger is 3" , thumb is 2-1/4" and pinky is 2-1/2" long. I exchanged them for an extra large pair and these feel better, but even these feel a bit tight. I think I'll keep them and hope that they stretch out a bit and become more comfortable. Appear to be very well made.


          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Medium
          • Height: 5'8"
          • Weight: 140lbs

          These gloves are warm, durable, burly. I have owned several pairs and have never had a chance to see when they will wear out because I lose them first. Great for ice climbing, mountaineering, and skiing. They are thick and warm but you can still easily manage a rope/belay or put in a screw. The powder cuffs go up the arm enough to work as intended. The all leather hand design prevents ropes from wearing them out and prevent material from snagging in belay devices. The only times my hands have gotten cold wearing these are when my upper body has first gotten cold. If you layer properly, these gloves are plenty warm.


          Does anyone know if these gloves have safety leashes for your wrists?

          Hey Benjamin - These BD Guide Gloves do not have safety leashes. They do have a small drawcord that you could loop around your wrist but it is not ideal. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

          - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead