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Torque Glove

Black Diamond created the ultralight Torque Ice Glove for ice, mixed, and dry-tool climbing on the most demanding pitches on earth. Stretchy and abrasion-resistant softshell material allows total dexterity, and the ultra-grippy Slip-Stop synthetic palms stick to your tools like glue when you need to match, steinpull, or crank for a distant hook. The articulated hook-and-loop neoprene cuff keeps water out, and the EVA padding keeps your knuckles from getting bashed to smithereens.

  • Abrasion-resistant woven softshell fabric
  • Slip-Stop palm
  • Laminated and brushed tricot lining
  • Articulated neoprene cuff
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • EVA knuckle padding
  • Carabiner loops
  • Item #BLD006N

Material
[shell] softshell, [palm] Slip-Stop, [lining] brushed tricot, [cuff] neoprene
Style
undercuff
Closure
hook-and-loop
Recommended Use
ice climbing, mixed climbing, dry-tooling
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Stick like glue to ice tools

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
195 lbs

For ice climbing, I love these. They stick, period. Fairly good dexterity. I used them on most climbs last season and as they get wet, they stick even more. Can't speak to warmth. Still going strong into thier second season. The seams are a little annoying but I didn't buy these for comfort and I don't notice it once climbing. Dexterity is good, but not great, but that probably has more to do with my fingers being long so my thumb is just a hair short in the glove. I wear a large, but a size between large and medium would probably be perfect for me. I've never owned another pair of thin ice climbing gloves so I have nothing to compare these against. But they work, they're often on sale and I'll keep buying them. The gloves I have are fine with one season and good for another weekend warrior season at least, no rips or tears. I can't speak to warmth but they aren't made for warmth. These are designed with dexterity and grip in mind. I wear sandals in 10 degree weather, laugh at belay parkas and I can comfortably climb without any gloves (not that I would due to frostbite and grip) in 25+ temps. I just don't get cold or I don't notice or care if I do.

>Rating: 3

Not Warm, Uncomfortable Seams

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

Fit: I've got smallish hands that fit well in a Hestra size 8, but the size small BD glove is still too long in the fingers. Seams: I first wore these while ski touring, and there's a seam at the base of the thumb that started to irritate my skin pretty bad. Warmth: I know these are ultra-light gloves, but I didn't expect to get the barfies while touring in 25 degree weather. The Good: On the bright side, I really like the knuckle padding and the palms / fingers are extremely grippy on ice tools / ski poles. I have a pair of liner gloves I'm going to try with these since I've got the room, and I think that should solve all of my problems.