Black Diamond Enforcer
Black Diamond's Enforcer is the ultimate ice-climbing glove. Offering maximum protection from harsh ice and bitter cold, the combination of a Gore-Tex liner and Primaloft One insulation gets the job done while still giving you maximum dexterity for handling your tools and executing technical manoeuvres. Armoured knuckles and fingers provide the best protection against rough surfaces, while the long, draw-string cuff is easily adjustable to block out cold and snow.
|MATRIALS||Fixed lining with GORE-TEX with XCR Technology, woven nylon shell with 4-way stretch, 170 g PrimaLoft One insulation on back of hand, Goat-leather palm and palm patch with Kevlar® stitching|
|TEMPERATURE RANGE||-17/-1 °C|
Gore is a fabric manufacturer best known for their waterproof, breathable fabric Gore-Tex. The key to Gore-Tex is a membrane which provides the tech performance of the fabric; it is made of the same Teflon that is used to make your pots and pans non-stick. The real trick is making this super non-stick and delicate substance stick the the protective fabrics which turn it into the outdoor fabric we know and love. The bit which makes Gore-Tex special is this glueing process which is done in their top secret, big, blue machine. Only a few members of Gore’s staff know how this is done, it’s one of the biggest secrets in outdoor kit and has been the subject of many a nerdy forum post.
Primaloft one is the most high-quality version of Primaloft insulation. The ultra-fine synthetic fibres are designed to mimic the properties of down by creating thousands of tiny air pockets to trap body heat and keep you warm, but are also engineered to be permanently water-resistant and wind-resistant, as well as breathable. Primaloft One absorbs 3 times less water, is 14% warmer when dry and is 24% warmer when wet than other synthetic insulation. It’s also one of the fastest-drying insulating materials in the market.