Normally I am on the larger size of women’s gloves, however I know BD stuff typically fits large, so I sized down to a med. However I wish I would have picked a size small, once the liner packs out these will be way too big.
I have had another pair of these before and they held up to the bashing that ski patrolling does to gloves.
Spring in the High Desert of Central Oregon can be quite cold-20 degree mornings! The Patrol Gloves have performed well in the chilly conditions of spring and kept my fingers toasty warm. I'm looking forward to testing them out during our winter. I expect they'll do it well.
I'm always a size L in gloves, and bought Patrol Gloves in L. I find that they are very tight, too tight for example to use a glove liner. Perhaps as a result I have not found them to be warm enough for multiple hours below 15 degrees.
I like the gloves, but I wish they had a smaller velcro enclosure (like Hestra gloves around the wrist area. These bulky wrist sleeves interfere with the cuffs of my patrol jacket. I prefer to have the gloves go under my jacket sleeves in the wrist area.
Excellent quality of 'construction', and the materials seem to be top quality. I like that the gloves aren't black; the tan leather makes them easier to find in a bag (or back seat filled with winter gear. I bought 2XL, which were barely large enough for my big hands. I wish BD would offer 3XL gloves for giant customers.
Good gloves. Nimble, light and warm. I also bought the Black Diamond Guide gloves for when it gets colder as I do most of my skiing in BC and Alberta. These ones are good to around -13/15C. The Guide gloves come in good after that. Would definitely recommend.