Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

Text by: Kelsey Begg

Black Diamond. Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

For those who are not familiar with Black Diamond, it is a brand devoted to climbing and skiing with a passion that is showcased in each individual products. From their apparel and accessories to their gear and equipment, Black Diamond products are designed for life on rock, ice and snow. While climbing and skiing are their expertise, Black Diamond is also an expert when it comes to gloves. Whether you’re a climber or a skier, their extensive glove collection offers a variety of styles and features sure to meet the needs of individuals in search of technical gear.

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The ultimate questions when it comes to choosing between gloves and mittens is which one is the warmest. Some people are loyal glove wearers while others are true mitten lovers, personally, I am a mitten fan. I am not one to be often bothered by the cold although I do find mittens to be much cozier and warmer especially while up on the slopes.

Black Diamond utilizes a variety of technical features in their gloves and mitts including waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX inserts, high-loft fleece lining, Pertex Shield shell with four-way stretch and Goat leather palm and palm patches to name a few. Each glove or mitt will be designed with a specific role in mind. For example, the Guide Gloves are the warmest, professional-grade ski gloves Black Diamond produces. Effectively named, these gloves are ideal for mountain guides who are skiing in extreme conditions and need reliable gloves. Others, such as the Helio Gloves are designed for alpine pursuits. These gloves showcase an impressive three-in-one glove system and are ideal for weight-conscious alpinists.

Women’s Guide Gloves

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Men’s Guide GTX Gloves

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Men’s Solano GTX Heated Gloves

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Unisex Helio Gloves

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Some people dislike mittens because of the lack of mobility as all your fingers are together which is understandable. Luckily, Black Diamond being the glove and mitten specialist that they are, you can easily find a toasty warm glove that is comparable to your favourite mitten. They even offer a few “Finger Gloves” styles which have a separate thumb and forefinger with the remaining fingers together in a mitten style. This enhances mobility as well as warmth and is a perfect option for those glove lovers looking for a little-added insulation on the hill.

While our Black Diamond Glove and mitten collection is heavily ski-influenced at the moment, Black Diamond does offer a range of lighter gloves and mittens as well. These styles are perfect for seasonal transitions and taking the dog for a walk in cooler temperatures. Equipped with E-tip technology, you can check your emails or snap a photo without needing to remove your glove which is ideal for those extra chilly days. 

Women’s Spark Mitts

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Men’s Spark Powder Gloves

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Unisex Work Gloves

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Unisex Pursuit Gloves

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No matter your preference, Black Diamond is sure to have a glove you’re going to love. For the brave among us, there are heated styles that allow you to stay outside longer and enjoy your favourite winter activities in the coldest temperatures. 

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