Black Diamond Prodigy Glove - Men's
The Black Diamond Prodigy Glove is almost like one of those know-it-all kids—too smart. The Prodigy's cold-weather prowess is due to both a removable Thermal Pro Hi-Loft liner and a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex insert. This Black Diamond glove keeps your fingers free with a 4-way stretch shell and a grippy Pittards Armortan goatskin palm. From shooting down slabs with the Howitzer to straight-lining chutes, the Prodigy's high gauntlet will keep the snow and wind out through the gnarliest conditions.
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Great fit, function, and dexterity, durability questionable
February 3, 2012
Sizing was spot on for me w/ a large giving a little bit of wiggle room using the stock liners w/o adding a lot of bulk to make for stupid fingers.
Warmth is top notch but relatively adaptable. I did notice my hands starting to sweat a bit at lower elevations/higher temps (above ~35F) but I only had them freeze up after getting sweaty a couple times at the top of the alpine after a t-bar ride to the peaks in ~15-20F w/ 30-50mph gusts. Once the blood got pumping again my hands were toasty warm within a minute.
Dexterity seems pretty darn good for as substantial as these gloves are. I can't quite type an email w/ them on like w/ my Hestra Ski Cross gloves, but these are also a lot warmer and waterproof.
The leather and shell materials seems pretty tough and shed water and snow pretty well. With the stock liners, these things are entirely waterproof so far. I would definitely have preferred the Goretex membrane to be bonded to the shells rather than the liners to add more versatility through the use of lighter weight liners though.
My big concern with these gloves is the quality of the stitching. It's coming loose in at least 7 spots on the gloves after only 5 days of use, to the extent that the thumb reinforcement on the left glove is about to start flapping around. Gonna take them by the local shop I got them through and see what they say.
Write your question here...Hi, besides cosmetic changes I´m
Write your question here...Hi, besides cosmetic changes I´m wondering what the real difference is between last year model and this one.
November 19, 2011
Great glove but runs small
January 10, 2012
Great looking glove, well made but, the XL size was tight on my fingers (Usually a L or XL fits me fine)keeping little air between the liner and skin, leaving me not nearly as as warm as they should be.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- [shell] woven nylon; [palm] goat leather; [lining] fleece (100g)
- [removable liner] PrimaLoft (284g)
- Removable Liner:
- Gore-Tex membrane
- elastic cuff, drawcord
- Goggle Wipe:
- Nose Wipe:
- Hand-warmer Pocket:
- (pair) 9.75 oz
- Recommended Use:
- alpine skiing, backcountry
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year