The Black Diamond Pursuit glove is a low bulk glove with high loft fleece, a gore tex liner, and a stretchy pertex shell. This combo has proven to stay warm on howling ridge lines and subzero temps while skinning uphill and during transitions in the Tetons, it has stayed dry while ice climbing in Vail and hand digging snow in the Cascades. It has also maintained dexterity while digging in snow profiles, rope handling, and assembling the ol' splitter.
First, the lofty fleece liner is ultra comfortable. Your hand will ease into the glove like climbing into a warm sleeping bag during a yurt trip. While the lofty fleece is comfortable and warm it's not bulky. Whether loading an ATC to belay, analyzing temperature gradients in a snow profile, or swinging over head while ice climbing the Pursuit has great dexterity and feel.
What's more, the cuff of the glove can be pulled over your jacket sleeve and cinched with a draw cord, then snugged up tight on the wrist strap to prevent snow from getting into the sleeve or your soft shell hoody, waterproof hardshell, or classy wool sweater. The Pursuit is also sleek enough that the drawcord can be cinched around your wrist, tucked under a jacket sleeve, and then snugged tight with the wrist strap so it won't fly off after tomahawking down your project line.
The gore tex liner has kept my hands dry while digging snow profiles and swinging ice tools. Even though the leather is showing light wear from split board edges, hand digging surface snow pits and gentle belaying, the leather palm and finger tips have been durable while being used as a primary glove for touring. At first the medium size gloves were a bit snug but after a couple days of touring on my splitty they loosened up and now fit perfectly. Initially I bought these gloves with the intention of adding a liner glove for colder temps, but I have found the gloves are warm enough on there own. The cuff of the glove can be cinched tight over the