Black Diamond Glissade Glove

These workhorses performed beyond their price.
Price $70.00

Specs

Weight 6 oz

 

Warmth “Moving around on a Greenland glacier at 10°F, my hands were toasty all day,” reports one tester. Others found that 15°F to 35°F was the ideal range for downhill skiing with the Glissades, which sport 100 grams of Thinsulate on the back of the hand (where you lose most heat) and 100 grams of thinner fleece on the palm (for better dexterity).

Dexterity For ski gloves, the fit is excellent, in part because the Glissades use a non-removable liner. “I was able to work buckles and tighten screws while wearing them,” says one tester. Waterproofness The BDry waterproof/breathable membrane protected against precip, but the face fabric wet out in super-soggy conditions, like while one tester dug an avalanche pit in slushy snow. “They did dry overnight in my sleeping bag,” our Greenland tester says.

Features Testers loved the easy wrist cinch system above the 3-inch gauntlet. Ding: While the goat-leather palms proved durable, the fabric snagged during some rock-hauling.
$70; 6.3 oz.; blackdiamondequipment.com