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 for 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.