Black Diamond Guide
Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  
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Overall Score
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Pros Extremely warm, weather resistantWarmest mitt in our review, bomber shell, nice extra features, nice loop to facilitate drying, good thumb ergonomicsWarm even when unheated, watertight, durableSuper warm, extremely tough, great weather resistance, removable liners help them dry quicker, our go-to expedition gloveExtremely water resistant, nice fit, dexterous, extra features, killer price for what you get
Cons Very expensive, heavy, bulkyPoor dexterity, liner packs out a little quicker than other optionsPoor dexterity, heavyNot very dexterous, take time to break in, if in between sizes you should consider sizing upNot as warm as other mittens we tested
Bottom Line This expensive glove is the warmest we have ever tested when fully chargedBoasting a toasty level of warmth, this mitt provides a feature-rich design at a fair priceThis heated glove also features great durability and weather resistanceIf rugged capabilities and warmth top your list of importance, think about investing in this pairA high scorer across the board, this mitt is an excellent value
Rating Categories Capstone Heated Sensor Mercury Mitt Solano Heated Black Diamond Guide Montana Etip Mitt
Warmth (25%)  
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8
8
Dexterity (25%)
5
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Water Resistance (25%)
9
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Durability (15%)
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Features (10%)
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Specs Capstone Heated... Mercury Mitt Solano Heated Black Diamond Guide Montana Etip Mitt
Double or Single Glove Single Double Single Double Single
Gaunlet or Cuff? Gauntlet Gauntlet Gauntlet Gauntlet Gauntlet
Palm Material Goat leather Goatskin Leather Goat leather Goat leather Synthetic (polyurethane) leather
Waterproof Material Gore-Tex insert Shell: Pertex Shield, Liner: BDry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex insert Gore-Tex insert
Insulation Type Back of hand: 200 g/m2 PrimaLoft HiLoft Silver
Palm: 133g/m2 EnduraLoft
340g Primaloft Gold and high-loft fleece lining Back of hand: 200g PrimaLoft Gold
Palm: 100g PrimaLoft Gold Eco
170g PrimaLoft Gold and 100g boiled wool fleece lining Back of hand: 250g Heatseeker Eco
Palm: 100g Heatseeker Eco
Nose Wipe? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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