The Men's Guide Gloves by Black Diamond. The Guide is Black Diamond's warmest ski glove, now with improved dexterity, durability and insulation for hard duty on the coldest of days.
Rest assured your hands will be comfortable when the conditions turn ugly in the mountains with the Black Diamond Guide gloves. They are the warmest professional-grade gloves Black Diamond makes.
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.
The Black Diamond Guide Glove fends off serious cold and ugly conditions with a combination of fabrics including a wool pile liner and a layer of soft PrimaLoft for exceptional warmth. The four-way stretch woven shell combined with supple Pittards leather on the back of hand and palm provides ultimate durability for all-season use. The Gore-Tex with XCR Product Technology insert provides unwavering waterproof and highly breathable performance, whether you're digging a pit or breaking trail. The removable liner enables quick drying for multiple-day use.
A staple in the glove world, the Black Diamond Guide is a true workhorse that is bound to serve you season after season. With GORE-TEX XCR waterproofing and PrimaLoft One insulation, you will stay warm, dry and comfortable in BD's warmest professional grade ski glove. A 4-way stretch softshell outer with a goat leather palm increases both dexterity and durability.
|Best Use Gloves:||Ski|
|Glove Features:||Removable Liner|
|Glove Outer Material:||100% GORE-TEX with XCR Product|
|Glove Palm Material:||Goat Leather|
|Ideal for:||Freeride, Touring, Slpitboarding, and Ski Mountaineering|
|Insulation:||PrimaLoft One polyester fibers|
|Insulation Material:||142 g PrimaLoft One and boiled wool|
|Lining Material:||PrimaLoft One|
|Lining fabric:||Polyester fleece|
|Palm Material:||Goat leather palm and palm patch|
|Reinforcement Material:||Molded EVA foam padding on knuckles for impact protection|
|Removable liner fabric:||Wool|
|Removable liner insulation:||PrimaLoft One polyester fibers|
|Shell Material:||Abrasion-resistant, woven nylon shell with 4-way stretch|
|Temperature Range:||-20 to 10 Degrees F / -29 to -12 Degrees C|
|Type of waterproofing:||Gore-Tex waterproof breathable insert|
|Waterproof Technology:||100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX with XCR Product Technology insert stays with removable liner|
|Weight:||11 oz. per pair|
|Black Diamond Guide Lobster||$126.99 - $169.95|
I like these gloves a lot, though there are some issues with them. First of all, they are pretty warm, but I don't think they fit with Black Diamond's temperature rating of -20 to 10 F at least for skiing. Unless you are working pretty hard (ie going up, not down) this is very optimistic. Though if you are doing aerobic exercise then this rating seems pretty accurate. The other thing that should be noted is that these gloves do run a bit small. For most other companies I wear a size L, but in these gloves the XL is still just a wee bit tight on me if I'm wearing a liner. So I would say to order at least a full size larger than what you use from other companies (the size chart is totally useless, I would be a size M if I followed it). Other than this, these gloves are quite bomber and have stood up to a bunch of skiing, mountaineering, and ice climbing without showing much wear at all. Overall, highly recommended, just don't expect to be comfortable riding the lifts at -20 F and have warm fingers.
I skied these for 6 straight days with temps from 12 - 34F, on the cold days these gloves were quite disappointing. I actually added a pair of Icebreaker merino liners and they did seem to help considerably. The other downside is there is no way to cinch the glove down around your wrist and I could feel a draft coming through. My hands do get cold easily and I thought these BD gloves based on their temp chart may even be overkill - unfortunately this was not the case. I would say these gloves are good for 20 - 30F. On the positive side, they fit great, large was perfect, well constructed, great looking. Overall I really like these gloves and have decided I need to go to mittens if I really want warmth. On sale - go for it - but $170 would be too much.
Once I actually got this glove in the correct size, it was a joy. Warm, comfortable and dexterous. No complaints at all (so far). Seem pretty tough too, so we'll see how they stand up to full seasons.
The only complaint is the sizing -- according to the size chart I should have been a size medium, and on the smaller side of medium at that. However the medium was so tight not only could I barely move my fingers but I could actually feel the glove restricting the blood flow across my hand. I measured and remeasured my hand to make sure I was not a total idiot, too dumb to use a tape measure and look at a simple chart. This glove just runs incredibly small compared to the size chart provided, so be forewarned.
These gloves are VERY warm, and that was my main reason for buying them. You should consider going up 1 size, as I did. I am a medium on just about every other glove I tried, but I bought the large Guides, and they fit perfect.
I use these for skiing, so dexterity isn't really an issue, maybe a bit tougher to get my hands through my pole loops.
The gloves look a bit large and awkward, and whenever I pass a window, or mirror I make a fist and whisper "Hulk Smash !"
Overall,I'm happy with my purchase, and would recommend.
This is my second pair and BD has made some good changes with the boiled wool on the back of your hand and the shell seems heavier too. Love the removable liner. On tough uphill treks I remove the liner and wear the shell and light liner as the gloves get too warm. Not as warm as a mitten but pretty close on all but the coldest days.The sizing runs on the small side so go up at least one size
I used these on a climb on Mt. marcy this past December . They worked great except when the temps dropped under zero and I really started to feel it even with heavy liners . I switched to my mitts:)I don't have perfect hands so somebody might be fine under zero with these. But if your going to be under zero or around there try another glove. Well made though
I had a pair of these a couple years ago. They seems to be made warmer then the last pair I had. But they run a little small now . My last set I took a size lg. This time I am going with
XL for the fact that I want to have the option of adding a liner glove . Besides that they are killer gloves .
I bought the small because that's what the sizing chart said I needed. So based on that, these gloves are uncomfortable, too tight, not warm, and the fingers are too short.
If you're selling stuff online, get the sizing chart right or you fail.
This is a great glove for warmth, but I had some problems with the stitching and toughness of the build of the glove. After a season of heavy use a lot of the seams had blown and I had to resort to duct tape. The other issue is the dexterity. I had a hard time gripping ice tools with these gloves. Overall they are great if you replace gloves every year and if you don't need to have dexterity.
Disclaimer: I got these gloves to test for gore
This is the standard warm skiing/mountaineering glove. Lot's of people love them. Lots of people also say the leather wets out and the liner breaks down and they're just not quite as warm as you'd think. Brand new, they're pretty darn good though. I think they have a bit too much leather. OR also makes some really great gloves that dont have as much leather.
I really like the comfort and fit of these gloves but they are not quite as warm as I thought they would be. I have skied a couple single-digit days and they only seemed *warm* when the sun was out and the rest of me was sweating.
Oddly enough, not as warm as I thought it would be. Maybe due to leather retaining cold? Cuffs are too long and awkward to tuck under ski coat.