The Men's Punisher Glove by Black Diamond. Designed for those tweener temperature days, or when sensitivity and dexterity are at a premium or if you have to make a few free moves.
With enough comfort to climb, enough warmth to belay and enough dexterity to tie knots in freezing temps, the Black Diamond Punisher Gloves is Black Diamond's go-to glove for long days, hard climbing and variable conditions. Built with highly durable, abrasion-resistant materials and an articulated fit, the Punisher performs through season after season of winter abuse. A fixed, waterproof BDry liner protects against wet ice and the EVA padding shields you from shattered plates and accidental knuckle bashing.
Lots of manufacturers make extremely warm gloves that turn your hands into useless paddles. That isn't the story with this glove. The Black Diamond Punisher Glove blends unsurpassed dexterity with full weather protection and is designed for long alpine routes or ice cragging in variable temperatures. The Punisher has a fixed lining and a BDry waterproof breathable liner to fight off the weather. The four-way stretch shell provides a full range of motion, extremely important when you find yourself 80 feet off the ground on a frozen waterfall. The 100g fleece lining is warm but not overbearing, easy to move in, and soft to the touch. The pre-curved fingers are designed to feel natural when wrapped around an ice tool. The Punisher also sports an ultra-durable goat leather palm and EVA foam-padded knuckles to protect your fingers.
Designed for cool days when dexterity is at a premium, the Black Diamond Punisher gloves are an essential item for climbing tall peaks and handling technical gear.
|Best Use Gloves:||Ice Climbing|
|Glove Outer Material:||Goat Leather, Woven Nylon|
|Glove Palm Material:||Goat Leather|
|Insulation:||100g polyester fleece|
|Palm material:||Goat leather|
|Shell fabric:||Woven four-way stretch nylon|
|Temperature Range:||15.8-32.2 Degrees F / -9-4 Degrees C|
|Temperature Rating:||15/40° F / -9/4° C|
|Type of waterproofing:||BDry waterproof breathable insert|
|Weight:||5.8 oz / 164 g|
Most bulky gloves lead to lost dexterity and eventually cold hands from gripping tools. Not these bad boys. I put them to the test on a particularly cold day in the White Mountains and my hands stayed warm and nimble.