Keep a tight hold on your tools, even when your grasp of good musical taste falters.
Ice climbers and winter mountaineers: despite the fact that you're wearing the Outdoor Research Alibi II Glove as you scale up a 100ft frozen waterfall, there's still no excuse for busting out that refrain when you reach the top. If you aren't familiar with what refrain we're talking about, all the better. Updated but not changed, the Alibi II features an articulating wrist harness secured with a leather cuff closure. Softshell finger sidewalls and pre-curved construction provide a custom-like fit for total dexterity and easy tool maneuvering. The Pittards Oiltac leather palm gives you a firm hold on your tools or the pitch, whether it's bone dry and cold or a bit wetter than preferred. A carabiner loop on the back of the glove keeps gear within reach, and corded nylon protects the back of the glove from scratchy rocks and sharp ice shards.
- Four-way stretch fabric, polyester and elastane blend
- Pittard Oiltac leather palm
- Corded nylon on back of hand
- Softshell finger sidewalls, pre-curved construction
- Articulating wrist harness, leather cuff closure
- Carabiner loop at back of hand
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I don't ice climb, but I do quite a bit of general mountaineering and summit scrambling. For my purposes, these gloves have served me very well. They are quite durable and have held up to some rope abuse as well as climbing over rock. They're a little less warm than a 200 weight fleece glove but they provide way more dexterity, grip, and water resistant (especially if you treat the leather). These are my go to gloves for scrambles; even in the summer since they are light enough to breathe a little bit. Also, the gloves are dexterous enough for me to keep them on while pulling zippers on my pack, using a camera, and putting on crampons. I've even tied my boots while wearing these! These are quite form fitting and are perfect as a light and dexterous all-around glove. Overall: very versatile gloves that are still going strong after a decent bit of abuse!
Is this glove waterproof?
Is this glove waterproof?
No, the Outdoor Research Alibi II Glove is not fully waterproof. The idea with this glove is to create a good blend of water resistance and mobility/breathability. Pittards leather palms are treated to prevent the absorption of moisture, while the polyamide and elastane shell allows you freedom of movement and breathability so you can articulate your hands and handle those ice tools with precision.