My cherished North Face snowboarding gloves (great gloves that I loved and that TNF repaired for free EVERY year) finally fell apart and couldn't be repaired. The BD Guide Glove was recommended to me by the BackcountryStore.com team. I was skeptical of any glove being better than my TNF. These are unquestionably better and possibly the best I've used. These are pegged as the best gloves for super-cold temperatures and aggressive riders. I was in Whistler for 9 days. Although it was about 25 degrees the whole time, my hands get cold in any temperature and these gloves passed that test. They were oven-warm all day, every day. Their durability was also phenomenal. I ride aggressively with a lot of deep carving and my hands are often used to keep my balance on those not-so-perfect carves. The gloves didn't show a bit of wear and truly lived up to the task.
They were quite stiff out of the box but the leather loosened up quickly and these are like a second skin now. Dexterity is very good, but not excellent. There is more insulation than in my TNF gloves, but I think it's worth the tradeoff. I was definitely able to clip my safety strap and make boot adjustments with the gloves on.
Pretty pricey set of skins, but assuming they last and assuming Black Diamond makes repairs when needed, the money was well spent.