Black Diamond Equipment
Guide Finger Gloves
The Guide Finger gloves takes our warmest, pro-level ski gloves and add a split-finger design to deliver the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity you need for hands-on tasks in the mountains. READ MORE
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The Guide Finger gloves takes our warmest, pro-level ski gloves and add a split-finger design to deliver the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity you need for hands-on tasks in the mountains. Learn More
DescriptionThese gloves are all about warmth. A split-finger design gives the Black Diamond Guide Finger gloves extra warmth while maintaining the dexterity that mountain professionals need for bell-to-bell days. The GORE-TEX® inserts ensures total moisture protection while the large gauntlets keeps powder from sneaking its way in through the back door. In addition to a 300 g Polartec® fleece palm lining, the Guide Finger gloves also features removable liners with PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation and boiled wool.
- 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 300 g Polartec fleece palm lining
- Goat-leather palm and palm patch
- Foam padding on knuckles for impact protection
Weight Per Pair : 340 g (12 oz)
Temperature Range : -31/-12 °C (-25/10 °F)
Guide Finger Gloves is rated out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by William from Warmer than most and well-built but still a little cold for me I wanted these for ski patrol work but I wanted to use them for recreational skiing as well My main concern before I bought was that other mitts have left my fingers cold after an hour or so of skiing. The fact these were listed as sub-zero rated was encouraging. Sadly, they did not keep my fingers, and particularly the lone index finger, warm so I returned them thanks to the good graces of Black Diamond. Perhaps the problem is my hand circulation as I have had problems with other mitts and gloves. I can say these were well-constructed and looked very durable. Other patrollers recommended them for the work.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe L from Only gotten better This is the second time I have bought this glove. Since I bought it last, they have made some awesome improvements. The wrist drawstring is super easy to use and has a low profile if you want to keep it under your sleeve instead of over. Actually, overall the glove has a lower profile, which is nice, yet it hasn't changed in warmth. I like that they added the pad on the thumb to keep snotsicles from getting too out of control, and they also added an attachment point near the tips for drying out the gloves after a wet day. Used for ice climbing (great for belaying) and splitboarding. Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian from Keeps your hands warm Used these gloves on a diving exercise in the Canadian Arctic and they worked excellent down to around -40C. I definitely recommend using them with a liner glove. With the liner gloves my hands were warm, even down to temperatures of -66C after the wind-chill. The only time my hands got cold was when travelling on the snowmobile. Despite being wet some of the time due to ocean water and sweat, they still performed to my expectations and above their rating. The only complaint I have is in the amount of insulation on the bottom side of the palms and fingers, hence the need for a liner glove.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michael from I own a lot of Black Diamond gear. I am a National Ski Patroller and have climbed on 4 continents, owned a guide company. These gloves are very well made. They will last a long time under hard use. Black Diamond has come a long way with their glove construction. I have owned many different pairs for different uses. The insulation on the palm side is simply lacking, The top of hand insulation is there yet still lacking. and the insulation overall is not what most people will expect with a glove that is Lobster style. Black Diamond I am a fan, yet these disappoint.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin from Excellent, maybe the best warm glothere I have problems with cold fingers so did some research on these BD gloves and the comparable Hestra army gortex. I actually bought both to compare. This BD is much warmer. I skied this weekend in 30degree and my fingers were sweating. I like the pull out gortex insert as well. The Hestra does not have that. For 0 or below, I bought ibex merino wool inserts which fit fine inside this. I also thought the index finger and thumb functioned well, not stiff. The size runs slightly large but not bad Eg I bought same size in this BD as my prior Gordini gloves.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stanton from Very warm and durable lobster mittens While it is true that the cold temp rating is generous they are the warmest lobster mitten I've found. The fit is initially very tight in the index finger but they loosen up to a nice firm fit after a while and the boiled wool doesn't pack out like pretty much all other non boiled wool gloves. The leather is very durable but flexible and waterproofing lasts a long time on these gloves for reasons I don't understand. I use them for touring and downhill when the weather drops below 15 or so and the warmth + dexterity combo is great.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie from Toasty warm on those really cold days and fit true to size This past week I wore these gloves when the feels like was -4 and -8. They kept my fingers toasty warm. In fact, these gloves are much warmer than my old mercury mitts. Love them! They do take about 5 days of skiing to break in. On warmer days in the upper 20s and 30s, I wear my old mercury mitts as the guide finger glove are too warm.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by Skier K from Too Tight Looking for a very warm glove with more dexterity than my mittens. I have a five finger BD glove that I love. Anyway, this Guide Finger Glove was way too bulky inside and tight, in spite of the size XL. I could not move my fingers well at all. My mittens are much more comfortable and very warm, so I returned these.
Date published: 2017-03-15