Black Diamond Equipment
A lightweight, all-leather work glove, the Kingpin features dexterity and durability for everyone from snow professionals to weekend warriors. READ MORE
DescriptionOur take on the classic, all-leather work glove for those who need durable hand protection and nothing else, the Black Diamond Kingpin has a super-tough goat leather shell and fixed fleece lining for an ideal combination of protection and warmth in mild-weather, high-output situations.
- Full goat-leather shell with goat-leather palm patch
- Fixed 190 g fleece lining
- Short cuff
- Suede leather nosewipe on thumb
Weight Per Pair : 133 g (4.7 oz)
Temperature Range : -7/2 ºC (20/35 ºF)
Kingpin Gloves is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark from Best gloves - bc skiing, ice climb, snowmobile My favorite gloves ever made for bc skiing. Not too hot for the uphill and VERY breathable b/c there is no W/B membrane. The full leather outer blocks weather really well especially I feel you treat the inside of the glove with Snow Seal or something similar. B/c my hands and the gloves stay dry on the up, they are usually warm enough for the down. Fit in the old version was perfect for me. The new ones seem larger. The new cuff seems to be just the right size since it doesn't have Velcro...not too big but just big enough to go on easily. Small enough to keep out most weather. Still, there's no cuff better than the Kinco style knit cuff but that's my personal preference.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anthony from There is a reason they're called the "Kingpin" Excellent glove. Truly. The dexterity is great, the warmth is moderate, durability is good. Just an all around great glove. I use them primarily for warm-ish weather ski touring descents (not warm eough for <25F and skiing down hill, they don't claim to be either) and leading ice when it's not dripping (no Gore-tex here.) If there could be one improvement, it would be the addition of Gore-tex. Perhaps BD offers another glove that's a relative to the Kingpin with GT but I don't own it. Buy multiple of this glove if they ever go on sale!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brady from Soild These gloves are durable, as warm as they were advertised and all around soild. Highly recommend for Patrollers.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by susteks from Great allround gloves! Bought for climbing in the alpine enviroment. With thin merino liner great for belaying and mixed climbing around -10°C. Would Recomend. Would buy again!
Date published: 2018-03-05