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Black Diamond Guide Finger Glove

photo: Black Diamond Guide Finger Glove insulated glove/mitten

Specs

Price Current Retail: $179.95
Historic Range: $114.98-$179.95

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Warm, durable, useful, washable. Heck, what more do you want.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Leather
  • Washable
  • Liners are removable

Cons

  • Sized small

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What do you do when you have worn out some of the best guide gloves you have come across? You buy new ones. (Alicia, I know how you like pics.)

Some improvements on the new ones is the thumb is now all leather. There is a drawstring to close them off. It also needs to be said that you will need to buy them a size up. I wear a medium and a large is the perfect fit  

Here is the review for the first pair years ago that still applies:

I won't write a review unless I have had a product for a least a year. After four years of these being my primary digit protection for guiding, skiing, snowshoeing they're still going strong.

You will need to waterproof these yearly. The double leather reinforced palms and thumb hold up well  

Also wash the liners regularly because your hands will sweat. The sheep wool in the liners works very well. The removable liners allows you to dry them quickly.    

I find these much warmer that the Guide Glove that I bought for my son. They are not as bulky as they look. If you buy them large you can fit thin liners inside or hand warmers for those -35° days.

Source: bought via a "pro deal"

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the pictures, Paul! I also really like gloves, so thanks for the update on yours. Buying the same product is one of the best endorsements.


4 years ago
Bob Sherazi

Hey Paul. Really helpful review mate. Black Diamond’s glove sizing does seem to be a bit hit and miss, doesn’t it? Bought and been using the 3-finger ‘Lobster claw’ Guide glove, as well as their Absolute Mitt. Both in size Large. Width wise the 3-finger Guide glove seems to be a little snug and a bit long in the fingers. No chance of sizing down to the Medium size. But the Absolute Mitt. in size Large seem to be much more roomy. Though that may be due to a combination of the design differences between a glove and a mitten, as well as the awkward measurements of the relatively short length of my fingers: 19.5cm to my disproportionally larger palm circumference: 24cm. They may sacrifice some dexterity when compared with some other brand’s gloves or mittens. But I’ve no complaints regarding their heat retention/warmth. Any other advice or suggestions you could make regarding suitable liners would be much appreciated. All the best. Bob


12 months ago
Paul Lapierre GUIDE/OUTFITTER

What I like to use is a tight weaved cotton or synthetic glove. Not a soft shell because you want it to breath. It is also important that it is loose fitting not to impede and blood flow to your finger. Thin enough for your fingers to be able to move freely. Hope this helps Paul


9 months ago

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