Black Diamond Powerstretch Glove
Price Paid: $25
I picked up this glove to use as a liner in my Mountain Hardwear Hydra shell gloves for a trip up Mt. Shasta last summer. I picked them over other similar lightweight gloves because of the leather palm. That little bit of added dexterity is great.
These gloves do the exact job they're designed for. Minimum weight with maximum comfort and dexterity. They're definitely not for frigid temperatures but in cool weather their very easy to stuff in a pocket and have ready.
I had them on a recent trip out to Alcatraz and when it began to get windy and drizzle out they came. On Mt. Shasta they performed admirably. Much thinner and useful than most liners that come in gloves they are a much better option. The Hydra does not come with a liner but I wanted to have one for tasks like tightening crampons, ropes, harnesses etc.
The BDs fit tight and don't come off when you remove your shell glove. Simple and effective, great gloves.
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When red tinges the maple trees and frost is in the air, be sure to pull on your Powerstretch Gloves from Black Diamond before you head out on your morning run. Slide them on for pliable warmth that won't keep you from unlocking your front door when you return, and when rain threatens, slip the smooth-face fabric under a waterproof shell for a little extra protection.
- Mountain Gear
For mild conditions or use as a liner, the Powerstretch is a backcountry touring favorite.
The Black Diamond Powerstretch Glove is great for super mild conditions or for frigid winter conditions when used in a component system with a shell glove. Made of Polartec Powerstretch fabric, this glove is quick drying, soft on the hand, and stretchy to give wearers a close fit without binding. Perfect for the crazy things we do on rock and ice! The sticky leather palm is both water-resistant and great for gripping ski poles or piolets. Versatile, lightweight, and dexterous, this "liner" glove will surely become one of your favorite backcountry partners.
Black Diamond Powerstretch Glove (Spring 2008) The Powerstretch Glove by Black Diamond is made of Polartec Power Stretch fabric that is quickdrying, stretchy and soft. Features: Weight: 45 g (1.6 oz) medium pair Fabrics: Malden Power Stretch fabric; Pittards leatherpalm patch