Designed for multi-day use and built for variable tending toward harsh conditions, these are excellent gloves for skiing, mountaineering and alpine climbing. Gear tester Chris Geisler was wearing a prototype pair when he attempted a new route on the SE ridge of Cerro Torre. Descending from a high point just 60m from the summit, he pretty much trashed his test pair during a full night of rappelling through a whiteout, but he was still psyched about their fit, dexterity and durability.
- Shell is made of durable 4-way stretch-woven nylon and spandex.
- Excellent DWR helps shed wetness.
- Waterproof-breathable polyurethane insert keeps your hands dry and comfortable.
- Goatskin leather palms for durability, with digital goatskin overlays.
- Kevlar stitching for superb dexterity and durability.
- 100g Hyperloft insulation on the hand backs adds mid-range warmth, with Dryhand polyester lining to keep heat in.
- Wool fleece palm lining adds warmth without bulk.
- Under-the-cuff neoprene closure with Velcro tab customizes the fit and seals out the elements.
- Carabiner loop lets you hang them from a harness or to dry.
|Liner fabric||100% polyester|
The type of material used on the palm of the glove. Grippy palms have a raised silicone or polyurethane pattern to improve grip and are most often seen on cycling and paddling handwear.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.