Lead the way.
Charge hard with the Rab Guide Glove. Whether you're out touring the backcountry or on a light and fast ascent, you'll appreciate the freedom and protection of this midweight glove. The eVent DValpine waterproof insert keeps your hand dry in wet conditions, while the high-pile Bemberg lining offers cozy comfort. A Pittards leather palm, combined with the box finger pre-curved construction, ensures a firm grip. The Guide Glove features a detachable wrist leash, so you won't have to worry about losing your glove in critical moments.
- A midweight glove for backcountry skiers and alpinists
- eVent DValpine waterproof insert keeps hands dry
- High pile Bemberg lining offers cozy comfort
- Pittards leather reinforcements provides superior grip
- Box finger pre-curved construction
- Detachable wrist leash
- Item #RAB00D0
- Q & A
through rain sleet and snow
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've had a chance to use these gloves during backcountry ski tours in 9F temps, in bounds skiing in sideways sleet/rain 34F temps and 25F dog walks to name a few. In every case I've found these gloves to be warm, waterproof and highly dexterous.
In terms of water resistance - the inner liner has done a great job of keeping the insulation dry and my fingers warm, however the leather wets out extremely quickly (not waxed) and can feel cold even though the the water doesn't penetrate into the insulation.
The flexible softshell back of the hand panel gives really great freedom of movement, while the precurved fingers make it almost effortless to grip a pole.
If I had any complaint it would be the the leather wets out quickly - and (the size large) seems to have slightly short fingersizes.
On the whole - one of the best glove purchases I've made.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I can't say enough good things about this glove.
So here are a few: warm in cold temps, forgiving on warm days. Dextrous. Quick to dry. Durable.
I've now used these on snow more than any other glove, bumping my old BD Guides. The main difference I appreciate here is the integrated insulation. Granted, you can't pull out the liners for drying, but I love not having to fuss with stuffing my hand the right way into a damp liner.
It isn't fully waterproof - I haven't found a winter glove that is - but it does as well in damp as anything I've tried.
Fit: ideal slim, long fingers like mine. I fall between M and L by Rab's sizing (and Marmot's and BD's), and for this snug cut, L is right for me. Have wider fingers? Consider Marmot's Ultimate Ski Glove, which shares a lot of this glove's good qualities.
Easy 5 stars, no question.
It is hard trying to find a great glove that isn't too bulky, warm and offers water protection.
I went round and round trying to find another glove for mountain climbing. I don't find I need huge mitt or bulky glove to keep my hands warm, I need something that is somewhat insulated, waterproof and gives you some dexterity with handling ropes and gear.
I have to say I have been super impressed with these gloves, The comfort and warmth is awesome, they are light, easy to get into, the quality is fantastic .
I had used an EB First Ascent guide glove for Rainier and I have pretty much retired the things because of all the little things I didn't care for about them. I have been using OR's Warrant Glove and have been fairly pleased with them. I wanted to get something slightly warmer and a glove that was easier to get my hand in and out of while taking a break on the mountain, This Rab glove does all that I wanted in a glove.
I would highly recommend this glove for a mountaineering glove. It far surpasses other companies gloves in quality, comfort and performance. I am not a wearer of Rab clothing and apparel, but I might start to add in more and more of their clothing in upcoming purchases.