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Do Black Diamond gloves fit big or small?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yes, there are many threads here on gloves, but none that address my question. I'm looking at buying Black Diamond gloves online. Can't try 'em on, of course, so need some guidance on their sizing. Depending on brands, I wear L or XL gloves. So, do BD gloves run big or small? My hands aren't all that thick, but I have long fingers. And I like 'em roomy enough to hold a warmer if it's extra cold out.

post #2 of 7

I have two pair of BD gloves in XL.  My previous gloves were by Head.  I have large hands and (I guess) average length fingers.

 

I found the Head gloves to be a little larger than the BD - especially in the volume of the glove.  They seemed a big fit for XL.  The BD gloves are fine, although I would like one pair to be a little longer overall (from tip of finger to wrist).  The length of the fingers seems average, but nothing more.

 

Good luck.

post #3 of 7

According to BD's sizing chart I'm right on the border between small and medium so when I saw a pair of Guide gloves, size small only on The Clymb at an exceptional price I bought them.  I could get them on but it wasn't and it was somewhat painful.  My son's hands are slightly smaller than mine and they fit him perfectly, so guess who got the Guide gloves.  He says they are really warm.  So my take is they run pretty true to size.

post #4 of 7

I think they run true to size length-wise, but are quite broad across the breadth of your hand. So if you have a slightly narrow hand, maybe try another brand. I really like a lot of things about my BD gloves and mittens, but I finally got tired of the extra bulk on the back of my hand and have switched to Hestras. 

post #5 of 7
I would say the BD's run true to size as well. I wear size XL in BD and Hestra. The BDs seem a little wider across the "meaty" part of the hand.
post #6 of 7

they run true to size like said, they only one that runs big is the Mercury Mittens.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input, folks.

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