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Guide Finger Gloves

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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.


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These 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

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Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   340 g (12 oz)
Temperature Range :   -31/-12 °C (-25/10 °F)
Guide Finger Gloves is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 2 out of 5 by from Love the gloves, but seem to have gotten bad pairi I bought this pair to replace a pair lost that I’d had for the last 2 seasons. While the first pair I had were fantastic and of high quality keeping my hands warm when other gloves hadn’t, this pair started to deteriorate quickly. The yellow layer started to significantly peel off after two days of simple resort use such as holding poles or carrying skis which led to wetness and wind exposure. Very unfortunate and hard to recommend to others although I’d had a great experience with my prior pair.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 from Warm and waterproof, wish liner had fingers Very happy with my Guide Finger Gloves. I bought these to replace regular Guide Gloves, where I lost the liner. I was hoping these had individual fingers in the liner, but they are the same lobster design as the outer shell. Unfortunately, this means the shells aren't interchangeable. It would be good to have that detail in the product description, as it was not clear that the liners are different. Otherwise, these are wonderful gloves, used primarily for ski touring in the Sierra. Old Guide Gloves never failed me, and I expect the same from these.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor quality glove, excellent customer service I bought these a month ago because I'm a Floridian now living in northern Michigan and needed something to keep my hands dry and warm. As far as warmth goes, these gloves take the cake! Super warm and comfortable with great dexterity. However, after only a week of standard use (e.g., playing in the snow with my kids, shoveling snow off the roof, snowblowing the driveway, etc.), I noticed the leather on the palms starting to wear thin and the bright yellow hue slowly became a dark leather hue indicated water intrusion. I took out the liner and made the outer glove shell inside out only to validate my suspicion. I called Customer Service and they were outstanding and offered me a refund with no issues.
Date published: 2018-01-20
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