Dry and warm without sacrificing dexterity.
If you regularly find yourself rappelling into lines, messing with ropes, or having to knock out 5.7 moves in ski boots, get yourself a durable, dextrous glove like the Hestra Ergo Grip Outdry Short Glove. Designed with articulated Ergo Grip construction that allows you to move your fingers like a pianist, the Short features a wind- and waterproof 4-way stretch Flextron shell designed to keep your hands dry and warm when you can't afford to lose feeling in your fingers. The palm is made of proofed army goat leather with kangaroo leather reinforcements to be ultra-durable and grippy, and the whole glove is enhanced with an Outdry waterproof laminate that's bonded directly to the shell so you don't have to sacrifice dexterity for dryness. The liner's removable, too, so you can get gnarly day after day without having to worry about whether your gloves dried out overnight.
- Ergo Grip articulated construction
- Breathable, wind- and waterproof 4-way stretch Flextron shell
- Proofed army goat leather palm with kangaroo leather reinforcements
- OutDry waterproof membrane
- Removable liner
- Item #HES0177
- Q & A
Perfect Spring Glove
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I want my short roping, alpine climbing, spring mountaineering gloves light, uninsulated, and bomber waterproof. If they would last for more than half a season that would be awesome too.
Hestra Ergo Grip Outdry - BOOM!
I've been beating on these things for a couple of days now, soaking them, working with rope and holding onto tools with them, and they are almost perfect. Great dexterity.
BUT. I blew out a finger, so one is no longer waterproof. Having said that, the other 9 fingers are still going strong!
Also, the liners tend to stick to your fingers and try to come out with your hand when you take the gloves off which is a real pain in the butt.
Still the best spring gloves I have used thus far.
essentially an expensive MTB glove
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I've been looking for my 'go-to' pair of lead gloves for ice climbing and though I'd give these a shot. I have 10+ pr of ice climbing gloves and have been looking for that perfect pair. BD Ice gloves are too thick - and make hanging onto tools noticeably more difficult than with a thinner glove. So - seeking a more mid-weight glove that has solid grip but is warmer than the dry-tooling thin type glove.
This glove is the thin/v. lightweight type of glove - it's like a heavy-duty super expensive mountain bike glove - or an overhanging dry-tooling glove.
As they are so thin - no way I could wear these leading ice in CO in temps less than 40 or 45 without freezing my hands off. They have zero insulation - but great dexterity and grip.
So... if you have uber warm hands/phenomenal circulation and can wear a quite thin glove climbing ice - these are for you. If you're like the rest of us looking for a medium weight glove warm enough to not freeze but thin enough to provide better grip than typical heavier ice gloves - you prolly want to keep looking.
you get what you pay for
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
these gloves are pricy as hell, and the best gloves in their weight class that you're going to find. COMPLETELY waterproof. light, warm.
something interesting and unique: the gloves have a very distinct pre-curved shape. I've had other gloves that claim to be precurved, but these guys REALLY ARE. I can straighten my fingers, but that's definitely not the relaxed position.
construction is killer. solid product. bye bye $$.
Just got my pair, and they are sized pretty close to my Heli, and Dexterity gloves. Ergo pre curved fingers look and feel good right out of package. They are not very thick on the backs so if you are looking for a particularly warm glove these may not be them. I think these will end up being my go to ice climbing gloves in the 20 degree plus range. Look really well made as usual for Hestra....and should be based on the price tag. Note they DO NOT have removable liners.