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Our premier ski glove for cold hands and cold temperatures, the Solano gloves combine a premium construction and waterproof GORE-TEX insert with an integrated rechargeable heating system. READ MORE
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Our premier ski glove for cold hands and cold temperatures, the Solano gloves combine a premium construction and waterproof GORE-TEX insert with an integrated rechargeable heating system. Learn More


When negative temperatures or cold hands threaten to send you packing on a perfectly good ski day, the Black Diamond Solano gloves deploy supplemental battery-powered heat to keep you going lap after lap. On the exterior of the gloves, a premium goat leather shell backed up by a fully waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX insert stands up to the rigors of long days on the mountain in variable conditions. Inside, low-profile and fully rechargeable AddHeat Technology provides three-level warmth that’s controllable via an integrated LED switch. PrimaLoft Gold insulation and a fleece palm lining offer ample warmth on milder days. A zippered carrying case and included outlet adapters make for easy storage and charging while traveling.

  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® insert + Gore warm technology
  • Three different heat levels with LED button controls
  • Waterproof zippered battery compartment stores rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Full goat leather shell with two-layer nylon gauntlet cuff
  • Fixed lining with 170 g PrimaLoft® Gold on back of hand and 100 g fleece on palm
  • Includes zippered carrying case and charger with UL, UK and EU outlet adapters

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   462 g (16.3 oz), with batteries
Temperature Range :   -29/-1 ºC (-20/30 ºF)
Solano Heated Gloves is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but has limits I have used these gloves in dry cold so far. Used for in area skiing to date. Temperature of use was in the lower teens. They for sure kept my fingers warmer than unheated gloves alone. But I wouldn't call them toasty. If you put them on high you can feel the difference, but at medium to low, I might try some very light liners. Probably due to engineering and reliability needs, the heater runs along the top of the fingers. It helps. But if you are thinking of sliding your hands in to a very warm glove, keep looking. The battery lasted about fours hours being used 30% high, 50% medium and 20% low. They might be warmer when used for backcountry where you are using the hands more.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but get to know them before you really need them I have had the gloves for over a month and used them extensively. My hands get cold, so the only setting that works for me is on high. They don't make my hands hot, but they stop them getting cold - a result for me. On high the batteries last about 2.5 hours. Your only practical solution is to buy a backup set. Not available from BD, but a quick search of the web for "Gore Warmth" found several options for replacement batteries. Now I have two sets of batteries the gloves work great, and give me warm hands for the majority of the day. Way better than cold hands most of the day.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Generation Solanos Are the ticket To warm and comfortable hands and fingers. The First generation Solanos kind of reminded me of 60s era transistor radios....flimsy cables and connections wore out soon and just kind of died. These new ones have beefy yet unnoticeable connections and stay warm. The leather is supple and dexterity is improved greatly. Sure pricey, but quality and comfort doesn't cost that much more. BD has taken a good glove and made it a fantastic glove.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for 20s, not so good for single digits in F Used them in 9F to 14F on Ski Patrol and found they needed to be on high to keep my hands warm. Need to be able to buy backup batteries which are not available yet.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping me outside on frigid BC storm days It takes a particular form of schadenfreude to silently flex my warm fingers inside these toasters as I watch my chairlift partners beat, shake, and jam their hands between their legs in a panicky quest for Raynaudal relief, but once I tried heated gloves (first, with an earlier BD version), I've never gone back. I got these as a replacement for the heated gloves BD used to sell (I used them with good results for about eight years before losing the charger). The Solano design is cleaner and seems more reliable so far to me. I've used them on a couple week long snowboarding trips to interior BC and the exposed alpine lines of Mt. Bachelor; both trips featured multiple low-teens and even single digit days with frigid winds--my hands were never cold. Of course, all heated products suffer from battery limits, but these seem to easily last me a full day of riding on medium or low power (which is fine for temps in the teens and single digits--the goal of heated gloves is not necessarily to feel hot; rather, you want to raise the temp just enough for your body to be able to take care of the rest and keep you comfortable. Hands feeling too warm will mess with your body's capillary/temp regulation system.) Folks expecting the flash heat of one of those nuclear shake packs may be disappointed. I charge them each night for the next full day of riding. Some notes: sizing seems to be bigger than the earlier gloves and probably meant for fingers wrapping around ski poles/ice axes; boarders may want to size down to eliminate dead space at fingertips. RE: spare batteries, I believe these are now available.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good gloves So far I have used these gloves for a month of so of our Alaskan winter. Not terribly cold this winter, but plenty of -10ºF to -15ºF time out. I find that the heating elements work well and so far have kept my hands toasty most of the time. In the coldest temperatures and in high winds, I occasionally get a little chilly in the finger tips as I do not think the heating wires extend all the way to the tips. This might be something to consider for BD to update in the future. The only real negative I have to say so far, and what keeps me from giving them an unqualified 5-star rating, is the fit. I think this needs a little more work. My hands are usually specimen medium, meaning that about anything medium fits me great. I found these gloves a little snug--not enough to dissuade me from using them, just enough to give me pause a little. Given that much of the construction is leather, they may very well stretch out over time a little. I considered trying a size L, but the fingers are quite long in the size M, and I suspect they would be too long in the Large. After a long day, make sure that they are dried out well. I found that the inners tended to accumulate a bit of moisture from sweat and probably a little from condensation in very cold conditions. This tends to make the gloves a little harder to get back on when taking them off at the end of the day, but you want to make sure you are starting off with nice, dry gloves the next day. So far I'm finding that battery life is about right as advertised. One of the batteries tends to run out of charge before the other one, but I'm hoping that this will even out with a few more charge/discharge cycles. So far I'm very pleased with these gloves, as is my aging circulatory system in my hands!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from High expectation, so I was really disappointed As a Canadian who love being outdoor and have poor circulation in my fingers, I get to know gloves and mitts very well. I got 10+ pair, but I don't have a pair of heated glove. At this price point I expected these to be amazing, however, I experienced only shortcomings. There os almost no advantage to using these over a thick pair of glove/mitt. I'll summarize my experience below. I was really disappointed in BD at first, but then I read some more and find out that almost all heated glove and design by Gore (maker of Gore-Tex). I haven't found a product made by Gore that really stand out from its competitor, all hypes. Unreliable: On high these do no last anywhere close to 2 hours at -20c (about 0f). The cold temperature must off affected the battery. It might last 2 hours at room temperature, but I won't go into detail how stupid it would be to measure operation time at room temperature. The button is also very easy to accidently turn on when the glove is in your pack. Push your bag down for 2 or more seconds and your glove might turn on and heat your bag. On arrival, you have a dead battery. Batteries are easily disconnected from the terminal during use. I notice that a fall or simply clapping your hands can dislodge the battery terminal. Not Warm at all: The back of the hand is warm, and the heater is at the back of the hand. The palm only has leather and a thin liner. When you grip you ski poles, cold is all you feel. Heating elements are on the wrong side. Way too heavy: They are heavier than the heaviest mitten that I have. It's over 500g (battery included). My mitt can tolerate -40 all day. Uncomfortable and clumsy: It's stiff, even after two months of weekly use they are still stiff. I keep feeling scrapping around my knuckles on my right hand. You choose glove over mitt because you need to buckle your backpack. The stiffness pretty much makes this feels like mitts. One last thing, It gets wet even when it freaking freezing outside. I did not experience this with my other glove. Not sure where the wetness is coming from. I contacted BD customer service. They offer to switch it for the warmest glove that they have, the Guide Finger Glove. Which I take them up on that offer. This cost twice as much delivers less. I gave it 2 star because it is of some use if you only have one pair of glove. If you have a few pair already, these are almost never the correct answer.
Date published: 2017-03-29
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