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Outdoor Research Alti Gore-Tex Glove

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The only way to navigate technical mountain pitches is with warm fingers.

Built with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane and a heaping dost of PrimaLoft One insulation, The Outdoor Research Alti Glove is designed to stand up to brutal alpine elements. Designed with PrimaLoft on the back of the hand and a shell that features articulated fingers, this ski-mountaineering glove provides excellent warmth without sacrificing dexterity unnecessarily.
  • Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane is guaranteed to keep you dry in brutal storms and allows evaporating sweat to pass through as you work up a sweat
  • Hefty doses of PrimaLoft One insulation traps in warmth and shields your hand from temps as low as -20-degrees F.
  • A tough leather palm with AlpenGrip provides solid grab on your poles or ice axe
  • Pre-curved digits and updated thumb articulation improves dexterity
  • Long gauntlet locks out snow, wind, and cold
  • Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand when the temperature really drops
  • Item #ODR0815

Tech Specs

(outer glove) [shell] Oxford nylon, [back of hand] softshell, [palm] AlpenGrip, Hybrid leather, (removable liner) [shell] nylon ripstop
(outer glove) [back of hand] PrimaLoft One (100g), (removable liner) [back of hand] PrimaLoft One (170g)
Gore-Tex membrane
SuperCinch, wrist cinch
Goggle Wipe
Nose Wipe
Hand-warmer Pocket
yes, on removable liner
(pair, large) 11.2 oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding, winter alpine trekking
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Warm, packable, a little snug.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Bought these as severe / backup gloves for Rainier and was sold from the start. For as warm as they're rated, they're still rather useful (I can clip carabiners, open my pack) and with the under glove, it's no big deal to slip down for more active use, though I wouldn't count those as a separate pair.

Obviously they take up some notable space but they compress down small enough for a big pack.

As a final note, I wear an L-Xl glove usually ended up swapping these for the XL side immediately. With the double glove system, a little extra room is a good call.

Good but a theme weird sizing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I ordered a large in these from the guide and I usually wear a large with gloves as well. The initial impression was great in terms of quality, but level of dexterity with the shell is non-existent (may as well have mittens). This may be due to an incorrect size, but the liners fit perfect and the problems arise only when I have to force my hand into the shell. It feels like the shell and liner were constructed with different sizing dimensions. The size up would be way to big wit the liner I suspect, but better in terms of shell.

I do enjoy the gloves nonetheless. I've used them down to -20F windchill and my hands stay toasty, almost too hot when moving uphill. The tight fit initially worried me with circulation, but all seems fine. The gauntlet is also great to prevent the obnoxious exposed wrist.

I had the same experience. With hand measurement chart, I went with a Large size, but the fit was very unusual, since the liners fit great but the outer shell was tight. I'm awaiting XL and will repost on new fit (if I remember).

Received the XL's. They are wicked giant, and I'll be returning them. These gloves have an odd fit...tight around the knuckles, so if you have a broad hand, they might not work for you. The Large were too tight, though about the right finger length. The XL's had way too much headroom in the fingertips and thumb, about 1/2 inch.

Warm and comfy, but

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I bought these gloves to use as a cold weather snowboarding glove. I love that have a high gauntlet and that the liners come out for drying. Also the fact that the shells are lightly insulated lets me put another liner in if I need less insulation.

The fit is OK. I typically take and XL glove and in these I find the fingers long in the XL.

What detracts from the fun - When your hands are wet, the liners pull inside out as you remove your hands. This is not a lot of fun on a cold wet day, when you are just trying to get a pesky board strap to cooperate.

Too much glove for me

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I've tried quite a few comparable gloves the past couple months trying to find the right ones for me, unfortunately this is one of the pairs that got sent back to Backcountry. They are extremely warm and the gore-tex keeps the wet out, but man are they bulky, no finger dexterity. If you are looking for an ultra warm pair of gloves to handle below zero temps, I imagine these can't be beat. For my needs though, OR's Arete gloves are much better.

I tried the XL and they fit as I would expect them to.

What would you say is the temp rating for the Arete vs Alti? I'm trying to decide between the Alti and Arete. I tried on the Arete in the store, but was concerned they are too thin and would be cold in -10. I haven't physically tried on the Altis but am concerned about dexterity with all these super thick gloves.

Seem warm but fit is off

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

Ordered the large and xl but one too big and the other too small. Also, seems like the liner would pull out when not wanting it to. Sending them both back and keeping the Hestra Guide. I love the warmth and fit of the Guide.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are my first pair of outdoor research gloves and I love them so much I have purchased a second pair. These are way too warm for my needs here, but I travel a bit. Having worked as a paramedic for years I found that even if my hands are too warm, the patient rather me have warm hands than cold ones. So overkill is not a terrible thing. That being said, these things are amazing. I keep them for the cold wet nights/days and they are impervious to everything I have thrown at them. They have held up well and the removable liner is great to allow them to dry, IF you get any moisture in them.

Great gloves with questionable fit.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have these gloves in medium. I'll leave most of the features for other reviewers to comment on, I wanted to make a note about the fit. My experience with the gloves comes from winter backpacking in Colorado.

The gloves come with a Pertex lined Primaloft insulated liner. First of all, they are red inners, and I think the fingertips get dingy because of this. They are certainly warm, I mostly use these gloves without the shells, favoring dexterity, and then I put the overshells on when I just want to be really warm. The problem is: the liners have fingers which are too long, which is really frustrating when you're trying to use tent zippers, cook, eat, etc. The thumb is especially long. So I got the wrong size? I don't think so. When I go to put the shells on, I have to slam my hand in, as if the shell is too small -- the fingers are really tight, and about the right length. But the thumb is still too long! I feel like I have pretty average, maybe even long, hands, and these gloves fit weird. I wish there was a way to get small liners and get medium shells.

Ironman Gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves make me want to do a hulk fist smash. They are beefy and feel indestructible. The stiching and quality of overall construction are top notch. The attention to detail in the gloves features does not go unnoticed. The shells themselves are completely waterproof and the liner will shed water to some extent. I use these ice fishing in sub zero temps and have been impressed with how they have held up and how warm they are. I'm constantly taking at least one glove off fully to deal with lines, hooks, fish, etc., and while mittens would be ideal for this situation, these gloves have worked very well. I have no problem getting in and out of them, the only exception being if my hands are wet--I use a microfiber towel to dry my hands off a lot. The gauntlets are awesome and super long, something that comes in handy when you are dealing with lot's of snow. The gauntlet drawstring works great too, loosening it is as simple as grabbing the pull tab and giving it a yank. The Primaloft One insulated inners are very nice and in certain conditions I simply use them without the shells, and at other times, I will put on just the shell. It's like getting three pair of gloves. Dexterity is not the best with gloves this size, but they are not designed for fine motor skill type of actions. Overall I give them a solid thumbs up and five stars.

Outdoor Research Alti Gloves and Mitts

Outdoor Research® Climbing Ambassador Shingo Ohkawa shares why he loves the Outdoor Research® Alti Gloves™ and Alti Mitts™. These expedition-grade mitts are built for winter mountaineering and ice climbing. Lightweight, waterproof GORE-TEX® protects from the most brutal conditions while keeping weight and bulk to a minimum. Moonlite Pile fleece and PrimaLoft® One synthetic insulation keep your hands warm on 8000m peaks, and Pittards® leather palms and Kevlar stitching weather the punishment of major climbs.

Alti Gloves

i just got these gloves, haven't yet skied them, but the quality is clear. They're not flashy, but feel extremely durable and warm. They will be perfect for ski touring or spring skiing as the shells have some insulation as well, and with the liners i think this is one of the warmest gloves i've seen - go buy them

Would the fit for the Alti glove in large be comparable to the Stormtracker in medium?