Outdoor Research offers a wider-than-average selection of gloves and mitts ready for any conceivable condition and terrain. Here we feature a few of their newest offerings.
When space in your pack is at a premium, the lightweight, compressible Phosphor Mitts are your go-to insulation for frigid environments and rapidly shifting weather. Made with a water resistant and breathable two-layer Gore Windstopper fabric, these mitts are filled with blissfully warm 600-fill down. Water resistant synthetic suede palms with a fleece backer add extra durability and protection to these weather-fighters. Women’s and men’s styles available.
A dynamic mix of materials give the high-style, super-functional Gore-Tex Centurion Gloves clout when you’re getting down to business. Waterproof and breathable, these gloves are built with resilient, lightweight EnduraLoft insulation in the back of the hands for warmth in frosty conditions, and warm, soft fleece liners keep your comfortable when you’re charging the steep and deep. The AlpenGrip palms add plenty of durability for building backcountry kickers.
This ski and snowboard mitt sandwiches a layer of 800+ fill down between two layers of PrimaLoft One synthetic insulation. By surrounding the weather-vulnerable down with water-resistant PrimaLoft, the mitts keep your precious hands warm in wet weather and wick perspiration away from the skin. The waterproof, breathable Pertex Shield outer shell further protects your hands from wet or melting snow, and the comfy, secure rib-knit cuff with hook-and-loop closure seals out the elements.
Consider the Transformer-like Hot Pursuit Convertible Running Gloves your go-to when the morning’s chill, wind and precipitation give way to sunshine and stillness. Start out with a wind- and weather-resistant nylon ripstop lobster claw cover over your fingers. Then, when you warm up or the weather begins to clear, tuck the covers into their own pockets in the wrist to reveal a full-fleece five-fingered glove. Conductive suede tips on the liner glove make them ready for your smartphone or any touchscreen device. Other smart features include a soft terrycloth nose-wipe and a reflective logo. Women’s and men’s styles available.
The breathable, windproof Gore Windstopper and ALTIHeat battery-powered heating technology of the versatile StormTracker Heated Gloves spar with the most heinous weather. Durable water-resistant leather palms withstand punishment, and a TPU injected mold design at back of hand adds a layer of protection. Athlete favorites, these gloves tackle alpine climbing, ski touring or ice climbing.
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