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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

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

    Tech Specs

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    These gloves are awesome!

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

    These gloves are awesome! Hands stay super warm and dry in them. They are a bit bulky so it makes it a bit challenging to pull my chapstick out of my pocket riding up the lift but I've gotten better at it. I was a little worried about the fit at first as the gloves seemed tight but I just needed to wear them a bit more so that they could break in a little bit. Would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a real solid glove to wear on a mountain.

    Great Ski Gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've been using these as my ski gloves all winter and I have not been disappointed. The gore-tex membrane combined with primaloft insulation makes for a great warm and waterproof glove. The gauntlet style provides an extra layer of warmth and keeps all snow and water out. Overall, I would recommend this glove.

    Meh

      B maybe a B+. These gloves are ok. On the good side the gauntlet is big and they fit well. The medium fit my medium sized hands really well. They are medium warm. They are medium waterproof. They should come with a wrist strap. I applied the supplied wax and they still soaked thru. They also don’t seem that durable. Mine had some nice slices in them that didn’t go through but made it pretty far into the leather. I have cold hands so maybe I’m a hard grader but happy hands =happy skier. If I had to take one pair of gloves on a trip it wouldn’t be these. I’m glad I got them on sale.

      Good for below freezing and windy days

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are great gloves for below freezing temps and windy days! They are exceptionally water resistant if you apply the water resistant material and work it into all the seams.

      I have to admit that they do have some cold spots in both gloves in similar spots on the ring and pinky fingers. After removing the gloves liner and inserting a few times over a few days of skiing they seem to have worked out the cold spots. I'm not sure how this is possible but maybe there was some slight overlap/coverage issues but that has been worked out for my gloves.

      I got a large and they are well, large. They fit my hands snug but don't expect to be doing any high end motor skills with these things on because it just ain't gonna happen. They offer fairly good protection during off trail skiing and potential brushes with the earth. I yard sale'd real hard last year and they worked well as brakes when I slid face first a few hundred yards down a black diamond...took the gloves off and gave them a little bit of the conditioning treatment once they dried and they were back at it again.

      So far so good with this glove

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

      First off, buying gloves is tough - I am yet to find one that truly keeps fingers warm when the temps start dropping below 10 degrees F, but I guess that's why they make mitts.

      I bought these for mountaineering, and recently took them up to 11,000 feet in some fresh snow. With temps around 22-24 degrees F, my fingers were never cold, and the insulation inside these feels great and very warm. While at the summit, I peeled them off to sort through my pack, eat snacks, etc. and quickly had some painfully cold fingers with the temps and wind. I put these babies back on and within 10 minutes, problem solved - warm fingers. When I get the opportunity to take them out in colder temps, I will be putting them through the test and will gladly provide more feedback.

      Sizing is a concern with these gloves, and I was advised to buy them a size larger than I would normally use. This is good advice, as I normally wear mediums, but the large fits me just right.

      Overall, they seem durable, well constructed, and the insulated liner seems up to the task to keep fingers warm. The rating on these is 10 degrees F, so we shall see how they do as I get them in colder weather.

      Decent glove so far, but time will tell

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I received these gloves a month ago and have used them for a couple of days on the ski hill and several bc daytrips. First off, they fit small. I don't consider my hands to be huge, but the xl fits me well. My palm diameter is 22cm. I would probably take a M/L in most other gloves.
      The gloves appear to be well made. The design, so far, seems quite good, with no superfluous parts. there is a stiffened rim at the gauntlet, which makes putting them on fast and easy, and also improves airflow when hanging them to dry. For gloves they seem very warm, and are loaded with insulation. I only used them in temps down to -7C or so, but assume they would be fine in plenty cooler temps as well. They are not a "Spring" glove, by any stretch. The useable temperature range will depend on the user...some people have great circulation to their extremities, and some not. For those with not, mitts will be better. Regardless, these gloves seem to have an insulation level for quite cold conditions. Any more insulation, and it would make the benefits of a glove less apparent.
      I am happy with my purchase.

      Warm as f*ck

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Sure, these are on the pricey side, but from what I've put them through for the past 6 weeks or so (5 day winter backcountry trip at 10k, daily general upkeep of grounds in single digit weather where I live, and a no-holds-barred, all-out snowball war with my mates), they will probably be the last pair of gloves I will buy. Fit was true to size for me.

      Good

        Just used these for 10 days at Revelstoke. They’re good. Not great. I used the included wax. The leather will soak through but my hands never got wet. Probably the forested working.

        Ski Gloves

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I got these a couple weeks ago and have skied multiple sub-freezing days and these things have not done me wrong. Super warm, comfortable and still have solid dexterity. Generally I wear a medium glove but the large is in these gloves is ideal. Looking forward for these gloves to live at least ten years like my last BD gloves!

        Warmmmmmm

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These things are very warm! They fit great and are very soft on the inside. My biggest downsides are that they do not have and wrist strings and that they are so thick with insulation and leather, that you lose some dexterity compared to other gloves out there. They work great for skiing and basic mountaineering!

        BD Guide Glove

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

        I own and use many BD gloves, mainly for use in high alpine mountaineering. All have worked extremely well. I thought these would be a great addition. The sizing is off. I wear size L; however, these size L are too tight on all fingers...just not made as other BD gloves. I returned for size XL, hoping they fit better; otherwise, return to BC.

        Best gloves I've owned, but...

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        First pair I received, the right glove had thinner lining than the left, I took them out backcounty split boarding one day (Near Bend Oregon, about 20º) and my right fingers were substantially colder. Left hand was toasty. I contacted customer service at BC and they were great, sent me out another pair and I had them within the week. Much better.
        Keep an eye on the quality control if you order these.
        As far as the gloves, they are by far the best and warmest I have owned. I have been riding with mitts for years, backcountry I used mitts with glove liners for dealing with technical things, which became a pain. These are thick and burley but can articulate well and are so much better than dealing with the on and off process with mitts. They have already begun to soften and break in. My old Black Diamond mitts lasted for 10 years and were amazing, I bought the top of the line Burton Mitts at the start of the season and returned them after one frustrating and wet day. These BD Gloves are sweet and should hold up as long as my old mitts, as long as they are treated occasionally with the Nikwax. Very solid investment.

        Fantastic gloves!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These are the best gloves that you can buy! They are awesome. Treat them right and they will keep your fingers warms for many seasons to come.

        Very warm gloves - at least mine are

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I am currently on a ski trip to Austria. The weather has been extremely cold. These gloves have been over the top warm. I purchased these just before the trip because I was told they are very warm gloves. (I purchased black.). I had purchased the top of the line North Face gloves right before the beginning of the current season because my old Summit Series North Face Gloves had finally worn out. The new North Face gloves were a costly disappointment and my fingers were always cold in them in low temperatures. My old North Face gloves were gloves were great. Change in design is not always better.) I see that some people received a pair of gloves that were not warm. I don’t know if I lucked out or whether others simply got a pair of a bad batch.

        This is the third generation of this glove that I've owned and this is the tightest fit of the three pairs that I've owned. I figure once I do a day or two of skiing in pouring rain, the leather on these gloves will probably stretch out for a slightly looser fit. I do most of my skiing in Quebec and I've found them to be pretty warm with a lightweight North Face flash dry liner, being able to stay out for about two hours in -20F, and an maybe about and hour in -30F.

        The secret to staying warm in these gloves is to pull your base layers through your shell and underlying jacket so that they cover your wrists right down to the base of your hand. You do this by folding one finger over your base layers and another over the shell and releasing the finger over the shell about three quarters of the way into the gauntlet and holding on to the base layers as your drive your fist down to the fingers. Wriggle you fist around as you back out slightly, giving you just enough room to squeeze you fingers in. Chilling the blood passing through your wrist makes for cold fingers. Without covering your wrist with your base layers they'll be sitting in a pocket of cold air in the gauntlet. These gloves are tough as nails -- I put over a thousand days on the first two pairs.

        I just bought the Marmot 8000 meter jacket, pants and mitts so that I can stay out longer on those -30F days: a warm butt and legs are the key to warm feet.

        No, not warm

          First the Black Diamond customer service was great. They sent me these gloves as a replacement for the model below this because that liner had half as much insulation as they were supposed to have. Got these thinking, yeah this should do the trick. Nope. They look cool and impressive, but they are not warm. And I got a size larger than normal to make sure constriction would not be an issue. Maybe if I can find a decent liner would this be warm. But for this price why should you have to?

          Great gloves

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I have used the gloves several times-downhill skiing in northern Vermont. Some with the liners that came with the gloves-for very cold days(approx 0F and below) and with other lighter liners-for warmer days. These are extremely durable gloves. These are tools for people that need to use their hands outdoors in the cold. They run slightly small and the stock liners limit dexterity. On the coldest days they need to be supplemented with hand warmers placed between the liner and the back of the hand. Remember they are gloves and will not be as warm as mittens on the coldest days. However, these are likely the warmest and most durable gloves you will ever own.

          Not as good as I hoped

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

          I found these gloves a bit too stiff, even after wearing them in for awhile. They are certainly overstuffed, so I expected a bit of a break-in period, but the smoother function and flexing never came for me. They are definitely warm, but I needed more dexterity than I could get with these.

          Keep Your Digits Warm and Dry

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I've been using these all season and have been very pleased. Liner material is very plush and warm, while the leather outer material is well-treated and has so far been totally waterproof. Really no break in period to speak of. Fits true to size .

          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