Black Diamond Equipment
The Guide gloves are our warmest professional-grade ski gloves and offer the optimal balance of dexterity, durability and insulation for hard duty on super-cold days. READ MORE
DescriptionOur warmest ski gloves, the Black Diamond Guide gloves fend off the coldest and wettest conditions with a combination of removable PrimaLoft® One and boiled wool liners, and fully waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® with XCR Product Technology inserts. The woven, four-way stretch nylon shells and tough goat leather palms provide the durability and dexterity needed for season after season in harsh mountain conditions. Imported.
- 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX insert with Plus Warm Technology stays with removable liner
- Abrasion-resistant, woven nylon shell with 4-way stretch
- Removable liner features 170 g PrimaLoft Gold and boiled wool 100 g fleece palm lining
- Goat-leather palm and palm patch
- Foam padding on knuckles for impact protection
Weight Per Pair : 312 g (11 oz)
Temperature Range : -29/-12 ºC (-20/10 ºF)
Guide Gloves is rated out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike from Warmest gloves I own My pair is a few years old. I hadn't worn them much as I had taken an unintended break from skiing until about 2 years ago. They do run small, as most have said. I usually wear L, and the XL in these is perfect. They're a little bulky, but when I think I might get cold hands, I go with these and never have a problem. Sometimes they're almost too warm, but that's better than being too cold. No problems with mine at all. I was thinking of buying some heated gloves for this winter, but I never find the need when I wear the Guides. I'm convinced that these are the warmest non-heated 5-finger gloves on the market, and they're actually a pretty good deal at $169 msrp.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barney from I really like these gloves So far so good. I've skied with these gloves 6-10 days so far and they are solid. A little bulky at first but they break-in quickly and are really comfortable. My hands are always cold and I can't say they are warm in these gloves on cold (25-30 degrees) days but they aren't freezing either, like with other gloves I've had. They also stay pretty dry on wet snow/rain days so that's a plus. I like the removable liners and that I can get wet hands in the gloves without any problems. I am a Ski Patroller so I'm always taking my gloves on and off and I hate gloves that the liner gets jammed in the fingers, these don't.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by Larry from High quality, but too snug and stiff I bought BD Guide gloves about 5 years ago, my usual size XL, biggest size my outfitter stocked. They almost fit, but the BD brand and the model name ("Guide") over-rode my senses and I bought them anyway. Can't use them with the thick liners, although a much roomier fit (of course) with the liners removed. Recently found 2XLs and bought them hoping for a roomier, more flexible glove. Definitely quality workmanship, and better fit, but the inserts seem even thicker between the PrimaLoft One AND "boiled wool." I feel like I'm wearing outfield or ice hocky mitts. Cannot grip my ice tools. For me, a slightly thinner liner would do wonders.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joseph from Warm and Comfortable, But Not Like A Second Skin I've always been victim to cold hands, despite being rather active on the mountain, perhaps because of my genetic predisposition to poor distal circulation. So, I decided to go big and purchase the top-of-the-line, warmest gloves BDEL makes, the 'Guide' gloves. Lines with sheep's wool and with a strong, sturdy, and well-stitched exterior, these gloves are both warm and dependable for working with rope, flora, or whatever else the day might throw at you. I did deduct one star because these aren't the easiest gloves to maneuver with. Not only is there a significant loss of dexterity by way of dealing with 1/2" of insulation, it is also tactically difficult to get the liner back into the sheath after removing it.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Armstat from On my third pair. Nothing better These are not super cold weather gloves. If it's super cold, you should have mittens-plain and simple. Otherwise, best gloves, worth the price. Got my first pair 20 years ago, gave them to my nephew after 4 years. He still uses them. My second pair I used while a ski host at Wildcat NH. They worked for it all: parking lot attendant (covered in grease and antifreeze, run through washing machine, all good) running lift lines, fill in ski patrol, fill in ski school, my own recreational skiing and out and about on cold northern New England nights.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riggs134 from Impressive, so far! In my work, as a ski patroller, I have tried numerous different ski gloves. We have to carry a lot of equipment around the mountain. One of the biggest problems, with many leather gloves, is the fact that they aren't water proof. This causes really cold hand on the mountain. I have used my new Black Diamond Guide Gloves for a couple of weekends. They have been awesome. Thanks to the Gore-tex liners, my hands have stayed dry and warm. We opened the mountain at -5° Fahrenheit last weekend on a day when the high was only +4°. I will follow up after the ski season to let you know how well they hold up over the rest of the season.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rene-Martin from Ultimate Glove I'm a ski patroller and part-time assistant guide and these are my number 1 gloves for a decade now. They are warm and have great dexterity. That's the ultimate combo right there. Plus they dry easily, the removable liners are easy to put on and off, they stay in place while wearing. They are also very durable, I change every 2 years but still keep the used pair for the dirty work on patrol. After that, I donate the gloves to a hut for emergency use and they are still good with maybe a Seam Grip repair or two, they usually small gas and they are not as warm but they are far from dead.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by pope from The Glove for Extreme Cold Weather and Hard Work I've had these gloves for six years and they have at least another six years of life left. I wear these as a Ski Patroller in temps ranging from 0 - negative 20 F, and they're in my pack for Backcountry Tours. Extremely warm and Durability is bomb proof! They'll break in if you actually wear them. Use the sizing chart, they're true to size.
Date published: 2017-08-04