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A minimalistic yet protective glove ideal for drytooling, mixed routes and ice climbing in milder temperatures, the Terminator features our highest level of dexterity with full waterproof protection. READ MORE
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A minimalistic yet protective glove ideal for drytooling, mixed routes and ice climbing in milder temperatures, the Terminator features our highest level of dexterity with full waterproof protection. Learn More


A lightweight, minimalist climbing glove capable of steep, gymnastic drytooling and the hanging ice daggers it accesses, the Black Diamond Terminator is the glove of choice for modern mixed and ice climbing. The Terminator features premium dexterity for tenuous rock sections, a goat-leather palm for a sure grip on your tools, and a waterproof BDry™ insert for a touch of warmth and protection against wet ice.

  • Fixed lining with 100% waterproof BDry insert
  • Woven nylon shell with four-way stretch
  • Goat-leather palm and capped fingers
  • Neoprene cuff with hook-and-loop closure
  • Compression-molded EVA padding on knuckles for impact protection

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   128 g (4.5 oz)
Temperature Range :   -7/2 °C (20/35 °F)


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Terminator Gloves is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good spring glove but not waterproof The terminator is a good warm-weather glove that has held up well to resort and backcountry skiing. Glove construction looks to be great quality and the lining is stitched such that even when soaking wet and sticky, it stays inside the glove when removing hands. This means that when the wet glove has to be put on again, there's no need to fight each individual finger of liner into the correct outer layer of leather and nylon. Unfortunately, this also means that the glove isn't waterproof at all. Skiing in Oregon and southcentral Alaska, I see a lot of wet snow and rain through the season. These gloves get soaking wet, inside and out, when they encounter any liquid precipitation.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond expectations I have had my pair of Terminators for approximately 5-6 years. They have been exposed to many days working in the backcountry in BC and now in the Arctic. Perfect glove for working in cold conditions and gripping poles or requiring dexterity. They cannot withstand the COLD arctic temperatures as a mainstay glove but for working conditions they are great then you transition to a warmer glove. The glove, this year, after many years, finally broke down and have worn out requiring me to buy a new pair. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice fit and dexterity, the first few times. With a waterproof membrane and sturdy construction this glove almost got the through the spring season. The durable leather palm and exterior fabric are well suited to mixed climbs, accurate sticks, and palming up chimneys. The fit was good if not a bit snug at first, but unfortunately gave way to a sloppy bagged out inner liner that shifts inside the shell fabric. They are now great for corn skiing but the search continues for the perfect lightweight waterproof ice gloves.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit, Warm! I have a pretty small hand and the XS fits almost perfectly. A tad long in the finger tips, but overall great! Spent 5 days Ice Climbing in Ouray, CO and Provo, UT in mid 30 degree weather. I typically get cold hands easily and these were perfect for warmth and my hands stayed completely dry. Snug enough that holding onto ice tools all day was a breeze. I have been climbing ice for 6 years, but first year using these gloves and this is the best glove yet! Highly Recommend!
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall ice climbing glove for moderately cold temps I used this glove climbing ice outside of Canmore, Alberta as my primary climbing glove. Temps ranged from 15-30 deg F and my hands were plenty warm and dry. A thicker BD Punisher glove worked fine for easy to moderate climbs, but was too thick and encumbering for steeper ice. While the Terminator gloves had good dexterity, I didn't like how the lining seemed to slip inside the outer shell, especially when taking the gloves on and off. The velcro closures are pretty quick, but they require an additional step and I wonder if they will fail with use and abuse. Also, I am usually a size large glove and am finding that certain BD size Large gloves fit me a little too large, with floppy fingertips. Switching to a size Medium turns out to be too tight causing circulation issues. Maybe they will shrink a bit over time?
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go-to ice climbing gloves After freezing my hands climbing in soft-shell gloves from multiple companies, I finally decided enough is enough. These gloves do the job well. They have good dexterity, great waterproof protection, and just enough insulation to keep my hands happy while climbing; I do switch them out for thicker belay gloves if I'll be at a stance for awhile. Full disclaimer, I chase ice in California so my idea of "cold" may vary...
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These gloves were perfect for the cold belays... I bought these gloves as a warm alternative for the belays on El Cap for a late Nov ascent. These gloves worked out great, they were just warm enough to keep my hands from being to cold and also gave me the dexterity to perform needed tasks at the belay. Did not experience any issues with the lining.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid I've used these for several days of ice and haven't had any problems in terms of the liners. They stay pretty warm given their dexterity - my buddy borrowed them and they stayed on his hands for 3 pitches of WI3 in -15F conditions.
Date published: 2018-02-02
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