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The Guide gloves are our warmest professional-grade ski gloves and offer the optimal balance of dexterity, durability and insulation for hard duty on super-cold days. READ MORE
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The Guide gloves are our warmest professional-grade ski gloves and offer the optimal balance of dexterity, durability and insulation for hard duty on super-cold days. Learn More


Our warmest ski gloves, the Black Diamond Guide gloves fend off the coldest and wettest conditions with a combination of removable PrimaLoft® One and boiled wool liners, and fully waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® with XCR Product Technology inserts. The woven, four-way stretch nylon shells and tough goat leather palms provide the durability and dexterity needed for season after season in harsh mountain conditions.

  • 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 100 g fleece palm lining
  • Goat-leather palm and palm patch
  • Foam padding on knuckles for impact protection

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   312 g (11 oz)
Temperature Range :   -29/-12 ºC (-20/10 ºF)
Guide Gloves is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 79.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warmest gloves I own My pair is a few years old. I hadn't worn them much as I had taken an unintended break from skiing until about 2 years ago. They do run small, as most have said. I usually wear L, and the XL in these is perfect. They're a little bulky, but when I think I might get cold hands, I go with these and never have a problem. Sometimes they're almost too warm, but that's better than being too cold. No problems with mine at all. I was thinking of buying some heated gloves for this winter, but I never find the need when I wear the Guides. I'm convinced that these are the warmest non-heated 5-finger gloves on the market, and they're actually a pretty good deal at $169 msrp.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from High quality, but too snug and stiff I bought BD Guide gloves about 5 years ago, my usual size XL, biggest size my outfitter stocked. They almost fit, but the BD brand and the model name ("Guide") over-rode my senses and I bought them anyway. Can't use them with the thick liners, although a much roomier fit (of course) with the liners removed. Recently found 2XLs and bought them hoping for a roomier, more flexible glove. Definitely quality workmanship, and better fit, but the inserts seem even thicker between the PrimaLoft One AND "boiled wool." I feel like I'm wearing outfield or ice hocky mitts. Cannot grip my ice tools. For me, a slightly thinner liner would do wonders.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like these gloves So far so good. I've skied with these gloves 6-10 days so far and they are solid. A little bulky at first but they break-in quickly and are really comfortable. My hands are always cold and I can't say they are warm in these gloves on cold (25-30 degrees) days but they aren't freezing either, like with other gloves I've had. They also stay pretty dry on wet snow/rain days so that's a plus. I like the removable liners and that I can get wet hands in the gloves without any problems. I am a Ski Patroller so I'm always taking my gloves on and off and I hate gloves that the liner gets jammed in the fingers, these don't.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive, so far! In my work, as a ski patroller, I have tried numerous different ski gloves. We have to carry a lot of equipment around the mountain. One of the biggest problems, with many leather gloves, is the fact that they aren't water proof. This causes really cold hand on the mountain. I have used my new Black Diamond Guide Gloves for a couple of weekends. They have been awesome. Thanks to the Gore-tex liners, my hands have stayed dry and warm. We opened the mountain at -5° Fahrenheit last weekend on a day when the high was only +4°. I will follow up after the ski season to let you know how well they hold up over the rest of the season.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and tough! I recently upgraded my Guide Gloves. The construction appears to still be as good as in the past. The insulation in these gloves is thick dense, and they fit very snugly around the hand. Consider ordering one size larger than you usually get. No glove lasts forever. After about 75-100 days of use these gloves are not as warm as when they are new, but still OK down to about 23 degrees F. And the leather and stitching is still good, so I switch the gloves to warmer weather use, and get a new pair of gloves for colder weather. And yes, after a few weeks of use, you do have to use the waterproofing that Black Diamond includes with the gloves.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm and Comfortable, But Not Like A Second Skin I've always been victim to cold hands, despite being rather active on the mountain, perhaps because of my genetic predisposition to poor distal circulation. So, I decided to go big and purchase the top-of-the-line, warmest gloves BDEL makes, the 'Guide' gloves. Lines with sheep's wool and with a strong, sturdy, and well-stitched exterior, these gloves are both warm and dependable for working with rope, flora, or whatever else the day might throw at you. I did deduct one star because these aren't the easiest gloves to maneuver with. Not only is there a significant loss of dexterity by way of dealing with 1/2" of insulation, it is also tactically difficult to get the liner back into the sheath after removing it.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK, but not worth the price I bought the Guide gloves in 2013, and use primarily for alpine skiing. When I first purchased them I loved them; they were very warm, fit good, and seemed durable. After the first year they went downhill (pun might be intended). They quickly became less warm, I'm assuming due to the insulation packing out. This winter I noticed a seam coming apart (see photo). I owned a pair of Lowe Alpine gloves for over 10 years, with no durability issues, but they packed out too. If the Guide gloves were $80, I would recommend them. But for $169 (what I paid), not worth it.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On my third pair. Nothing better These are not super cold weather gloves. If it's super cold, you should have mittens-plain and simple. Otherwise, best gloves, worth the price. Got my first pair 20 years ago, gave them to my nephew after 4 years. He still uses them. My second pair I used while a ski host at Wildcat NH. They worked for it all: parking lot attendant (covered in grease and antifreeze, run through washing machine, all good) running lift lines, fill in ski patrol, fill in ski school, my own recreational skiing and out and about on cold northern New England nights.
Date published: 2017-12-01
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