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Offering the perfect balance of warmth, protection and dexterity, the Punisher is our go-to ice glove for hard climbing in variable weather conditions. READ MORE
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Offering the perfect balance of warmth, protection and dexterity, the Punisher is our go-to ice glove for hard climbing in variable weather conditions. Learn More


With enough comfort to climb WI5, enough warmth to belay and enough dexterity to tie knots in freezing temps, the Black Diamond Punisher is our go-to glove for long days, hard climbing and variable conditions. Built with highly durable, abrasion-resistant materials and an articulated fit, the Punisher performs through season after season of winter abuse. A fixed, waterproof BDry™ liner protects against wet ice and the EVA padding shields you from shattered plates and accidental knuckle bashing.

  • Fixed lining with 100% waterproof BDry insert
  • Abrasion-resistant, woven nylon shell with four-way stretch
  • Fixed 100 g fleece lining
  • Goat-leather palm, palm patch and capped fingers
  • Compression-molded EVA padding on knuckles for impact protection
  • Ice-tool specific pre-curved fit and articulated fingers provide a comfortable, sure grip

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   164 g (5.8 oz)
Temperature Range :   -9/4 °C (15/40 °F)


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Punisher Gloves is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6th Pair and Still Buying Them I use these gloves for ice, alpine, and glacier climbing. They have great dexterity, and sensitivity. I use a thinner and tighter pair of gloves when I am leading ice/mixed that is close to my limit. But for everything else (alpine/ice/glacier), I use these. I actually use these for spring skiing as well. I have found that my hands are still dry long after others are complaining about their hands being wet. The only problem with these gloves is that they tend to wear out quickly. But I suppose that is the pay off for sensitivity. The more burly the glove, the less you can actually bend them and feel what is on the other side of them.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for cold days I've been pleased with the Punisher Glove. The warmth is really the reason I wear these gloves. They keep your hands toasty but really shine when your blood is pumping. They have good dexterity to fiddle with screws, cams, and nuts, but if the temps are higher I would reach for something a little lighter. These gloves are waterproof, but if you sweat in them they will freeze. The cuff is a little snug putting them on, but its nice when they are on because your hand gets sealed. I haven't used a liner in the glove but perhaps that would keep them from absorbing any sweat. The padding is nice when your bashing ice, and the leather palm is durable. Pair this with the Terminator or Pilot glove and you would be set for a variety of adventures.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor Design Changes I've used the 2011 and 2012 Punisher Glove for many seasons of ice. I thought it really couldn't get much better than that for cold weather ice climbing. The design change for 2013/2014 was a bit disappointing. First, the thumbs on the Mens M are too long making for a clumsy feel. Second, I would rather have overcuff style closures than undercuff. This is a personal preference. Generally, I think the fit of the glove is a big baggy compared to last years model. However, this glove does keep my hands warm in 20-30 degree weather.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent, need some breaking in I owned a previous model of these, and I loved them. kept my hands dry always, and good dexterity once broken in. Right when they got really broken in, they started to split at the seam. I guess lots of rappelling is just tough on gloves, especially if they are saturated Even still I liked them enough to buy again. There are some changes with the newer version. At first they were super stiff, but they are getting better after a couple days.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty good glove I ordered the punisher online, and given, I have oddly shaped hands from rock climbing. So my palms are thicker and meatier, so, disproportionate to my finger length. I had trouble getting my hands into the glove, and then when in, the fingers were too long and didn't provide great dexterity. I used them for the first time at the Ouray Ice Festival, and they were really warm, just not functional for me. I went a size lower and thinner and got the Terminators instead. I like the glove, if my hands were more suited for them.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable to climb in. Warm enough considering these aren't for super cold days. Also bought the Enforcer to have for colder days. That being said: I climbed ice in Hyalite, below zero in these gloves and was happy. My emphasis for these gloves is their RELATIVE warm and very nice comfort. I enjoyed climbing in these, I liked wearing them. It was COLD and I had to use these as a part of a glove changing between climbs, rotating them inside the belay parka to dry out, etc. But I did like the glove a lot. I ended up wearing the Enforcer a lot because it was so cold, and I bailed off of a climb because my hands got so cold...but I chalked that up to poor planning and lack of experience. By the end of our trip the weather had warmed up to about +10F and these were my go-to gloves. My intent isn't to advertise or bash other companies, but I would like to give a couple comparisons. 1. I had the original MH Hyrda Pro gloves (2012/3 purchase) and LOVED them...then I lost one and had to buy the new 2014 version. I hate it. I gave them a fair shot, and wanted to use my MH so much, but these and the Enforcer are much better in many aspects. 2. When it got really cold, or I was already cold, I found my OR Luminary to be the best glove that I actually ascended ice in. I think that if it's above zero and I'm not already cold or wet, these will be the gloves I'll climb in the most this winter.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from best glove for pure ice I have over 35 years of climbing experience. with the progression of time I have developed some unpleasant Ranaud's, to the point of being almost crippling for winter climbing. These gloves are the best ice glove I have ever used. They need a couple of days to brake in, but they keep my hands warm, and allow for key dexterity. I don't go out if the temps drop below -20C, but Punisher allows me to continue having fun in winter. Save them and bring another pair for raping- they are not that durable if you rap with them.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I love those gloves. They have great dexterity and provide enough warmth for temperature of -10°C and higher. They get 4 stars because they get worn out pretty quickly. They lasted only two seasons of guiding and teaching outdoors, personal ski touring, ice climbing and every day traveling. Even if I started to get over them after the first season, stitches and aqua seal helped them to last another year. It's the only down side, the stitches would gain to be more resistant to abrasion. Beside this point there really good glove, so good, I've ordered myself a new pair They are the best compromise between dexterity and warmth I have found so far in all around gloves. The fitting is also great! Overall an excellent product that the pros overcome the cons pretty easily!
Date published: 2015-12-11
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