Why we chose the Black Diamond Impulse Gloves: Bombproof, dexterous, warm
Temperature Range: -20 / -4 °C
Weight (Pair): 266.3 g
Finding a pair of ski gloves that you can rely on – whether you find yourself in -20°C skiing some of the finest powder around, or rigging up an abseil high in the alpine – is a pretty tricky task. Many gloves out there simply can’t hack the stresses of constant use, while others don’t offer adequate insulation for ‘real’ winter conditions. This is where the Impulse Glove comes in. They’re a pair of gloves that, as Black Diamond puts it, are “designed for those that like to rip”.
Black Diamond’s main goal in designing the Impulse Gloves was to create a pair of bombproof gloves that’ll keep your digits cosy and – most importantly – dexterous, even when the mercury begins to dip well into the negatives. BD has achieved this thanks to a premium build quality that’s made up of some of the best materials in the business.
Starting with the most obvious, the whole of the glove is wrapped up in goat leather. This leather has been designed, first of all, to create an extremely durable construction while also keeping the dexterity up to an impressive standard. It’s particularly impressive when you consider how much insulation and waterproofing is packed into the gloves.