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Climb with feeling.

When you're hanging onto a frozen waterfall by a couple of pieces of metal, you want all the grip and dexterity you can get. The Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II Glove is purpose-built for ice climbing, and doesn't compromise anything in pursuit of keeping you moving upward.
  • Stretchy soft shell construction with a Gore-Tex insert keeps your hands protected from the elements
  • Pittards Armortan leather palm continues around the thumb and index finger for maximum grip and protection
  • PrimaLoft One insulation keeps you warm while you're hanging around
  • Carabiner loops ensure you don't drop one while you're taking a break
  • Heat pack pocket on the back for extra-cold days

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Any reason these wouldn't be good for...

Any reason these wouldn't be good for skiing?

Best Answer Responded on

None that I can think of. I've used my Alibi's all over the backcountry and been nothing but absolutely happy with them. Couple that with OR's no-questions-asked guarantee, and you've got a glove that is truly amazing.

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Thanks, I bought them but they were too small so I returned them.

3 5

Warmth depends on the person. Tight fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Usual top quality that you get from OR. But I ran into problems with them when climbing mount hood. Two separate climbs when the temperature was only between + 20 and 30 degrees, my hands keep going numb. I wasn't putting my hand in the snow. I was working hard and my core body temperature was plenty warm. Since the tag says theses gloves are designed for -20, they should have kept my fingers functional. I think OR gloves and mitts run a little small, but since I'm already XL, I'm SOL. Might work for you if you're hands stay warm.

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I agree, very tight fit. Buy up a size and don't think the XL will fit you if you have big hands

5 5

Amazing gloves but Expensive

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great gloves, some of the best ever made for the warmth and dexterity. I took them to Alaska and climbed a bunch of mixed routes with them. They are the gold standard in a lot of peoples opinion for a really warm glove that still allows you to place gear effieciently. The only drawback is the massive price tag. They do have a lifetime warrenty though.
Disclaimer: i am doing this review for Gore.

5 5

New favorite glove...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves are the best I have owned. I have a pair of Cloudveil Troller gloves that were my favorite before trying and using these gloves. They are designed for climbing, but I use them for outdoor activities-skiing, snowshoeing, etc. They are the best. Super warm, dry, and the fit is great. Granted these are pricey, but if you watch for them on sale, you can get a good deal.

Classic West Ridge of Hunter Ascent

Here Mark Allen and Graham Zimmerman ascent the classic route of Mount Hunter During there 2011 Expeditons it the Alaska Range during there of the newly discovered NW fork Lacuna peaks FA of Voyager Peak

4 5

Mountaineer or Alpinist Quiver Glove

  • Gender: Male

Alpine Alibi II is a glove working in tandem with the Alibi Jacket and pants climates. This mid weight technical leather/Scholler work glove focuses on protection from snow and ice in moderately cold days (30F- -10F) or direct exposure to snow. A few features make this a great snow work glove for patrollers or guides for the day-to-day grind are:
~Full Length Cuff: for deep snow work or climbing
~Full Leather fingers and palms: lasts longer for the season(s) and has reinforced high use areas.
~Light insulation: not to compromise dexterity

I have found that this glove seasons. Meaning once you first put in on its a little tight and the fingers can get cold...but with repeated use the glove molds to your hand perfectly giving you some of the best dexterity a glove has ever offered before in its weight class.

~Ascents Glove was great for:
-W.Ridge: Mt. Hunter
-Quiver glove: Kings Trench: Mt. Logan
-Liberty Ridge: Rainier
-North Ridge: Mt. Baker
-3-summits: Mont Blanc
-Ski Mt Descent of Upper Curtis: Shucksan
-Ski Mt Descent of Kautz Glacier: Rainier
-Day to day Ascents of Rainier

Mountaineer or  Alpinist Quiver Glove