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The Soloist Finger takes our foul-conditions alpine climbing glove and adds a split-finger construction for super-cold weather where dexterity is still paramount. READ MORE
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The Soloist Finger takes our foul-conditions alpine climbing glove and adds a split-finger construction for super-cold weather where dexterity is still paramount. Learn More

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Our go-to glove for technical alpine climbing with a split-finger design for dexterity in extremely cold weather, the Black Diamond Soloist Finger glove combines a BDry™ waterproof insert with a removable, PrimaLoft®-insulated liner for versatile protection in wet winter conditions. The waterproof shell can be used alone on warmer days, while PrimaLoft Gold Insulation in the liner dries quickly and insulates even when wet. A high-loft fleece lining adds additional comfort, and the Kevlar®-reinforced goat leather palm stands up to rocky terrain and the rigors of rappelling.

  • 100% waterproof BDry insert stays with removable liner
  • Lightweight, abrasion-resistant, Pertex® Shield shell with four-way stretch
  • Removable liner features 340 g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation and high-loft fleece lining
  • Goat leather palm, plus palm patch with Kevlar stitching

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   261 g (9.2 oz)
Temperature Range :   -29/-12 ºC (-20/10 ºF)

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Soloist Finger Gloves is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good hybrid I wear these belaying ice climbing. I got them as a middle ground between warmth and dexterity. Overall I'm very happy with how they performed and I will keep wearing them. To me, these feel more mitten-like than glove-like. They're a little bulky. My hands always stay warm with them on, and it's harder to work rigging with these vs gloves. That being said, I like the trade-off and I'm going to keep using them. The only thing I would change is to wrap some leather around the side of the finger facing the thumb. Like the other reviewer, I think this is a weak spot if you belay or rappel in them.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long and narrow fingers These are longer and skinnier compared to other BD gloves. I trimmed the high loft fleece in the liner to fit my fingers; too narrow otherwise. For comparison, the BD lightweight liner fits me perfectly; XL Punishers are a little tight in the fingers but the proper length. No leather on the outside of the index finger where you grip things against the thumb. Weak spot. Webbing strap is unnecessary / bulky; elastic in the shell would be better. Otherwise well done. Not quite there, in terms of the durable minimalism it's shooting for, but better than other brands' more complicated attempts at a warm lobster glove. I look forward to wearing these out so I can replace them with a hopefully updated pair.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic glove I bought these for my winter field work in northern Alaska where temps were regularly -20 to -40 F. My hands were always warm in these. These are the perfect balance between dexterity and warmth. I could do almost all of my fiddling with wires and cables in these and when I was snow machining, I would slip my pointer finger in with the others and then they functioned as mits. So far I'm really happy with these and am excited to try them out next year for ice climbing. I have small hands and the XS fit great with enough room to put all four fingers into the mit section.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good in the cold My hand circumference is 7 7/8" and length is 7 1/2". The medium was the right fit for my hands; tight enough to handle tools and tie a knot (slowly) but enough extra that I can also use a liner in it if needed. I've seen folks lead with similar finger gloves as well. My fingers typically run colder than the other folks I'm climbing/skiing with, but these have always kept my fingers warm or, if needed, warmed them up when they got cold. I'm a big fan of these; would buy them again in a heartbeat. The liner for these is the same as that of the Mercury Mitts.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm, versatile and dexterous (as described)! I've so far been very pleased with the performance and fit of the soloist finger glove. Having worn them in the dry/cold of the Western Montana and wet/warm of the Western Oregon snowpacks, they are now my go to for insulation and water repellency. A great choice for snow observations; where warmth and hydrophobia are key while digging and poking around in a pit, as well as finger dexterity in articulation of tools. They manage straps and buckles well, and while I haven't yet run a rope over the palms, they seem quite durable (yet supple) and well-stitched. The outer shell +/- a thin liner works well for warm weather, full liner/shell for the cold. While they don't mention them in the description or show them in the photo, (maybe a no-brainer, but) they do have elastic cuff cinches!
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A strange hybrid I've only used these for downhill skiing on a couple cold (5-15deg) days so far, but they seemed to me an odd mix of too hot (sweaty in the palm/mitten) and too cold (my pointer finger was always cold). The gauntlet also seems too narrow even its wide-open state. It was a struggle to get it to fit over the sleeve of my shell jacket without a lot of fidgeting. The construction is quite good, though, and the leather on the palm is very high quality and seems especially durable.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SAVED MY HANDS EVERYTIME These gloves are great. extreamly warm and decent dextarity. These were clutch for me when spending multiple days climbing ice and Bivouacing . I called these my O Sh*ts when my hands got to cold from belaying for hrs at a time on the North Face these were my go too's. They also are the first things reached for in the morning.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with this versatile purchase The removable liners are great. With full liners, kept hands warm as expected. With liners removed, I was able to wear a light weight pair of gloves underneath in temperatures not quite as cold. Breathability was great. Rated as waterproof, but need further testing.
Date published: 2015-06-26
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