Purchased these for a climb of Mont Blanc. Unfortunately the sizing chart is waaay off (chart said I was a M, I bought L, still too small), so I ended with gloves that were a…
- Steven, 07/09/13
Been wearing these for three winters now, and the shells are still pristine. The inners are getting pretty thin, but I've worn them for everything from snowmobiling to mounta…
- Andrew, 04/06/13
Very warm. Warmer than my Arc'Teryx Alpha SV glove. Same amount of waterproofness but I do feel like they get heavier than the Alphas when wet. The versatility of a glove with…
- Carlo, 12/03/13
I bought this as a replacement for gloves that had burnt out after years of use and I don't know why I waited so long because these are amazing.…
- Benjamin, 04/22/12
I just received my Legend gloves today and I am very pleased. They aren't too heavy, but have plenty of bulk for warmth/protection for skiing in the trees, etc. The fit is f…
- Micah, 11/14/13
I wear these gloves when working outside (mostly handing money and operating a tablet computer) and they have held up fairly well over the past winter. When temperatures drop…
- Joseph, 09/26/13
I absolutely love these! When it's really cold outside, these are the only mittens I wear. I've always had a problem with cold hands, especially in the winter. When I got t…
- Marilyn, 07/16/13
Wore them for a walk around the neighborhood on the coldest day this winter (right at -50 F), and my fingertips stayed plenty warm enough. Have done up to 12 miles of snowsho…
- Andrew, 04/09/13
These are incredibly warm! One thing to note is that you will have pretty much no dexterity, although pretty much nothing that is this warm will have a lot of dexterity.…
- Beth, 07/01/12
True to their size bought these for my wife, she had some crappy cheap gloves before, decided to go big or go home. Got these for her and she loves them. Her hands get cold re…
- VICTOR, 12/20/11
Its alright, these gloves are stylish but they aren't practical. They are hard to move in and they are to heavy and thick.…
- JAMES, 12/16/11
GROSSE POINTE PARK
These gloves have proved to be warm, fairly dextrous, and breathable. The give a little better fit than my old kincos but are nearly as warm. Not as form fitting as I would…
- darin, 10/08/12
I wear them mostly for everyday, not really adventuring into the woods. They are great for driving and cleaning off your car after a big storm and just everyday things in the…
- Alice, 11/09/12
My hands are 10'' from wrist to tip of middle finger and the xl size fit quite well. The fabric is soft and smooth and doesn't snag too easily. The leather palm grips allow yo…
- Stephen, 04/16/12
Black Diamond Gloves
Black Diamond is like the mayor of attention-to-detail-town when it comes to gloves. BD designs gloves that use the most awesome fabric and insulation technologies, so they're for sure gonna protect you from the elements. Black Diamond makes specific gloves to specific activities, so there's none of that one-glove-for-everybody business. I like hyphenating things today, and I spelled hyphenating right on the first try. Basically, Black Diamond has gloves for ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing, and cleaning your fish tank. Maybe not that last one.
First off are the Black Diamond Ice Series Gloves. They're for ice climbing, and the series includes the Black Diamond Enforcer, which has a ice tool specific pre-curved fit and articulated fingers for a sure grip. These cold weather ice climbing gloves even have padding to protect against impact at the knuckles and Gore-Tex to protect against wet ice.
Next up are Ultralight Series Gloves. These Black Diamond softshell gloves have a snug fit for extra dexterity and functionality. They're great for high-output activities like drytooling and ski touring, where you just need a little insulation and some water resistance. Check out the Black Diamond Impulse Glove or Black Diamond Pilot Glove to see what I'm talking about here.
The Black Diamond Ascent Series Gloves are where we get really serious. They're for mountaineering, alpine climbing, and winter environments where breathability and temperature regulation are crucial. Check out the Black Diamond Pursuit Glove - a softshell with a liner that basically make it three gloves in one. Or the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt - a popular year-round mitt with a trigger-finger lining for dexterity. The Black Diamond Glissade Glove is my favorite - it's so comfortable and contoured for year-round use.
The Freeride Series features every kind of ski glove you can imagine. Black Diamond ski glove feature ski-specific designs intended to provide the most appropriate warmth and protection possible. The Black Diamond Freeride Series has both gloves and mitts, so it's basically whatever you prefer. Plus, there are gloves to choose from that protect you from temperatures a low as -20 degrees. That's, like, really cold.
The Liner Series features gloves that can be used on their own in milder conditions, or used as glove liners in Ascent Series gloves. Basically, they're fleece gloves in different weights for temperatures as low as 25 degrees when you wear them alone. Check out the Black Diamond Wind Weight Glove if you need a windproof insulating liner. The Black Diamond MidWeight Glove is pretty much the go-to glove for mild conditions and layering, while the BD HeavyWeight is, well, a bit heavier.
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