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Black Diamond - Torque Glove

Black Diamond Torque Glove

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$23.98 Original price:$79.95
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Item #BLD006N




Tech Specs

[shell] softshell, [palm] Slip-Stop, [lining] brushed tricot, [cuff] neoprene
Recommended Use:
ice climbing, mixed climbing, dry-tooling
Manufacturer Warranty:

Torque Glove

Black Diamond created the ultralight Torque Ice Glove for ice, mixed, and dry-tool climbing on the most demanding pitches on earth. Stretchy and abrasion-resistant softshell material allows total dexterity, and the ultra-grippy Slip-Stop synthetic palms stick to your tools like glue when you need to match, steinpull, or crank for a distant hook. The articulated hook-and-loop neoprene cuff keeps water out, and the EVA padding keeps your knuckles from getting bashed to smithereens.

  • Abrasion-resistant woven softshell fabric
  • Slip-Stop palm
  • Laminated and brushed tricot lining
  • Articulated neoprene cuff
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • EVA knuckle padding
  • Carabiner loops

Decent For Ice Climbing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I bought these for ice climbing and they are decent for drier days.
They grip extremely well, even when wet, so no issues there, but they aren't terribly warm.
Adding in a thin liner helps alleviate that issue.

Perfect for light warm gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

I use these back country skiing when temperatures are in the 20’s and not stormy. Perfect for light weight with great dexterity. I have to switch to heavier gloves when the winds really pick up with cold temps and snow. Love these gloves!

Stick like glue to ice tools

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

For ice climbing, I love these. They stick, period. Fairly good dexterity. I used them on most climbs last season and as they get wet, they stick even more. Can't speak to warmth. Still going strong into thier second season. The seams are a little annoying but I didn't buy these for comfort and I don't notice it once climbing.

Dexterity is good, but not great, but that probably has more to do with my fingers being long so my thumb is just a hair short in the glove. I wear a large, but a size between large and medium would probably be perfect for me.

I've never owned another pair of thin ice climbing gloves so I have nothing to compare these against. But they work, they're often on sale and I'll keep buying them.

The gloves I have are fine with one season and good for another weekend warrior season at least, no rips or tears.

I can't speak to warmth but they aren't made for warmth. These are designed with dexterity and grip in mind. I wear sandals in 10 degree weather, laugh at belay parkas and I can comfortably climb without any gloves (not that I would due to frostbite and grip) in 25+ temps. I just don't get cold or I don't notice or care if I do.

Not Warm, Uncomfortable Seams

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've got smallish hands that fit well in a Hestra size 8, but the size small BD glove is still too long in the fingers.
I first wore these while ski touring, and there's a seam at the base of the thumb that started to irritate my skin pretty bad.
I know these are ultra-light gloves, but I didn't expect to get the barfies while touring in 25 degree weather.
The Good:
On the bright side, I really like the knuckle padding and the palms / fingers are extremely grippy on ice tools / ski poles. I have a pair of liner gloves I'm going to try with these since I've got the room, and I think that should solve all of my problems.

Black Diamond

Gloves & Mittens
Men's / Unisex

7.25 - 7.75in

(18.4 - 19.7cm)

7.75 - 8.25in

(19.7 - 21cm)

8.5 - 9in

(21.5 - 23cm)

9 - 9.5in

(23 - 24cm)

9.5 - 10in

(24 - 25.4cm)


6.25 - 6.75in

(15.9 - 17.1cm)

6.75 - 7.25in

(17.1 - 18.4cm)

7.25 - 7.75in

(18.4 - 19.7cm)

7.75 - 8.25in

(19.7 - 21cm)


4 - 4.75in

(10 - 12cm)

4.75 - 5.75in

(12 - 14.6cm)

5.75 - 6.25in

(14.6 - 15.9cm)

Determine your size from the chart above by choosing the larger of these two measurements results:
Palm Girth:
Measure around your dominant hand at the knuckles with your fingers together.
Palm Length:
Measure from the crease at the base of your wrist (on palm side) to the tip of your middle finger.