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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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    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!


    • 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 .

      Not Impressed/ frozen fingers!

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

      I have the Black Diamond “Soloist" finger mitt at half the price and, on the whole, a better bet.
      The Guide glove runs WAY too small. I bought the XL which is fine using just the outer shell but when you reinsert the liner ( a royal pain, so DONT remove it), the glove is too tight.
      My XL Solo mitt is much more comfortable and warmer. Just came in from a 15 minute walk.
      ( only 15 minutes!!). It's 10 degrees.
      My feet in my Solomon Speed Cross 4 cross trainers with medium weight hiking socks: warm.
      My legs in thin power stretch Fleece tights: warm.
      My upper body in my Absolute Zero MH down jacket: toasty.
      My fingers in these gloves: frozen!!
      Maybe gloves just don't work below a certain temp. Maybe mitts are the only way to go, but I wear gloves for more dexterity, or so I thought. These gloves are stiff and cumbersome. Palms and back of hands were warm but the fingers were like ice- I was using hiking poles.
      Also the Soloist had great DWP on the outer shell- leather included. The Guide glove had NONE. What's up with that?
      Sure, I sprayed it with Nikwax for the nylon shell and treated the leather with the supplied cream, but it's never as good as factory DWR.
      I would not buy these again and don’t recommend them. Honestly, save your $$ and buy a mitt if you're looking for warmth when it's really cold and wear much less expensive gloves when it's warmer. These were a total waste of money.

      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.

        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