Gloves and Mittens

Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Gloves Review

Outdoor Research makes great gloves but their Inception Aerogel Gloves fall short of expectations. Although they are insulated with Aerogel, they’re shockingly cold and uncomfortable to wear in colder weather. If you’re looking for a high dexterity insulated winter glove for climbing, skiing, or hiking, I’d look elsewhere. Specs at …

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Outdoor Research Waterproof Fleece Liner Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Waterproof Liner Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Waterproof Liner Gloves are fleece gloves lined with a waterproof/breathable insert to prevent external moisture from reaching your hands. Lined with Ventia, which is OR’s proprietary waterproof/breathable layer, they have a tightly woven external face that’s good for shedding snow and a plush polyester liner for warmth. While …

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Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Gloves provide great warmth and excellent dexterity, which can be a difficult combination to achieve in an insulated winter glove.¬†While mitts and mitten shells are a winter hiking essential, they don’t provide enough dexterity to hold an ice ax, melt snow, or check a GPS. My …

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Outdoor Research HighCamp Gloves Review

Outdoor Research HighCamp Gloves Review

Outdoor Research HighCamp Gloves are insulated waterproof winter gloves with soft goat leather palms and touchscreen compatible liner gloves rated down to -15 F / -26 C. They’re best used in cold and exposed mountain terrain when you need to balance the competing demands of insulation and dexterity. For example, …

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Outdoor Research Protector Sun Gloves Review

Outdoor Research’s Protector Sun Gloves ($20) are fingerless gloves designed to protect your hands from the sun. I originally bought them for fly fishing to reduce my sun exposure, but I’ve also started wearing them for all of my hikes as an insect barrier. They weigh next to nothing and …

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Dachstein Extreme Warm Wool Mittens Review

Dachstein Extreme Warm Wool Mittens are very warm boiled wool mittens popular with mountaineers. Made with very dense boiled wool (more on this below), they’re windproof and virtually waterproof. When the mercury drops near zero or below, these are the mittens you want to be wearing. They’re also ideal for …

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Possum Down Gloves Review

Possum Down

I got my first pair of Possumdown Gloves five years ago and have been wearing them year-round ever since. Imported from New Zealand, possum down gloves are made using a blend of brushtail possum fur and merino wool which makes them super warm, soft, and itch-free. Brushtail possum fur fibers …

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