Marmot Exum Guide Glove - Men's
MarmotExum Guide Glove - Men's

Extreme conditions; all in a day's work.

Marmot built the Exum Guide Gloves to excel in the nasty conditions that hardcore adventurers find while mountaineering, ice climbing, and skiing. Exum guides are some of the best in the world, and the philosophy behind designing these gloves was that those guides deserved the best gloves in the world. Marmot gave the Exum a snow-proof, waterproof, breathable MemBrain as well as durable, stretchy Falcon Grip for extra dexterity with ropes and gear. In addition, the layer of Thermal R insulation locks in your fingers' heat during legendary mid-winter ascents and descents, and the leather reinforcement keeps this glove in good shape despite daily mountain abuse.

  • MemBrain insert
  • Thermal R insulation
  • DriClime moisture wicking lining
  • Wrist-tightening elastic
  • Gauntlet drawcord
  • Carabiner loop
  • Flex Zone palm
  • Safety leash
  • Falcon Grip
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Solid Glove

    These gloves fit well and have kept my hands warm in pretty cold weather. Construction seems solid, these should last a while.

    Not warm enough, solid design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Completely agree with Scot M's review. I had the Marmot Exum's for a year and was always balling my fingers to warm them up (I do have Reynaud's so add a grain of salt to this review). I lost one of them last week and almost made the same mistake to buy it again because I like the wrist strap and elastic cinch so much. Instead I will follow Scot's advice and get a pair of Klinco gloves. Much cheaper too.
    My baseline comparison for warmth is the marmot expedition mitt, which has the same great wrist strap and cinch. But they are SOO much warmer. That's what down insulation get's you. I knew these Exum's wouldn't be anywhere near as warm, but they didn't get the job done as well as I'd hoped.
    As a side-note, I did not have the stitch issues Scot had. It seemed like top-notch construction for me.

    Great gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I haven't really tested these in extreme temps yet but I've been loving them so far. I would say they are a little bit on the small side but I'd rather have them just a little snug versus having that floppy excess at the fingertips. Everything on the gloves works as advertised. We had a good foot of snow the other week and I was out for hours doing some pretty heavy work shoveling and snow blowing and these gloves held up really well. My hands never got wet or cold. For me that's about as good of a test as I can put them through and they passed for sure. Good dexterity and not a lot of bulk. They've been plenty warm down to about 10 degrees. Not sure about any colder than that yet but they seem like they'd keep me warm a bit below that. I would easily recommend these to others.

    Not warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    A "guide glove" gave me the impression that these things would be top of the line, mountain guide certified, back country, Alaska cold ready.

    Not so. These are my "spring skiing" gloves. I wear them for temps 30 and above. Just don't keep my fingers warm at lower temps and I end up balling my fists inside the glove on lifts and when not skiing.

    Maybe I am just soft, but I'll stick with my Klincos for any truly cold weather.

    Also some stitches came undone on the fingers within the first 3-4 uses.

    great gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Well made, warm [at least they were for tele skiing in VT at about 10F] and seemingly true to size. I haven't had issues with the lining as some others have reported. The best quality seems to be warmth vs bulk. They are decidedly not bulky but warm enough for anything but continuous below zero...

    Thanks for the review James! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

    Good glove

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

    I've only used them once so far in early spring on Hood's Devil's Kitchen Headwall, but am looking forward to using them more this winter. It wasn't super cold, but these kept my hands warm. I felt my grip on the tools was confident and I had no problem manipulating ice screws and carabiners or clipping my rope. They seem sturdy and the leather should provide a decent life span while handling ropes.

    My only wish is that the gauntlet would be larger/longer for better coverage and protection when digging in snow.

    Hi, may I know if liner insulation is removable? Tnx.

    Ray, the insulation is not removable.

    Decent glove which could be better

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

    Outer glove seems well made. Wrm glove- worked well for a mornings skiing at 5F with 20-30mph winds (gotta love skiing at Cannon Mt!) Sizing per the chart is accurate.

    However if the glove lining gets at all damp the lining pulls away from the shell when you take the gloves off, which makes it hard to get your fingers back in.

    "the lining pulls away from the shell when you take the gloves off, which makes it hard to get your fingers back in."
    Tnx for this. Same issue I found with OR gloves. Implies that the lining is not removable for air-drying separately from gloves?

    Great gloves!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was out yesterday in 5 degree weather with windchill down to 15 below. Not a problem in these gloves! They are super warm! I love them because they are not too bulky. Time will tell how well they hold up, but my initial impressions are that they will not have any issues. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. $100 is a good deal for a pair of gloves that are this warm!

    These are a great pair of gloves.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I received these gloves as a gift to replace/update a previous pair of Marmot gloves that were looking a little rough after several Buffalo, NY winters. At first I was a bit worried that the Exum "small" was enough smaller than the previous "small" gloves that it would be a problem, but in fact it is not. Even though the gloves are very close fitting it does not impact the warmth and it definitely allows for greater dexterity. I was working outside today trying to address frozen downspout that couldn't handle the melt water from snow on a sunny south facing roof. After about 20 minutes hacking away at ice while water cascaded down around the pipe the outer shell of the gloves was soaked (to the point that when I stopped for a little while they began to freeze up) but the insides were still warm and dry. Quite a feat and certainly what you'd want if you were out in the wild even more than working on the side of your house.