Stopping winds and starting smartphones.
Outdoor Research's Backstop Sensor Glove includes touchscreen compatibility as well as the performance and protection you need while ski touring. Windstopper equips this glove with reliable windproofing and breathability for skinning uphill, and Radiant stretch fleece wicks moisture, dries quickly, stretches for dexterity, and adds a touch of warmth. The Backstop also features silicone pads across the palm for a good grip.
- Windstopper lining
- Radiant stretch fleece shell
- Elastic wrist
- Touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb
- Anti-slip palm grip
- Item #ODR00BB
- Q & A
The ultimate ski touring gloves!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I would first like to note that I run very hot, especially while I am ski touring. With that said, here are my thoughts:
These gloves rock! I picked these up to wear while skinning uphill during ski tours and they have definitely exceeded my expectations!
I was looking for a glove that would block out the wind, provide warmth but not make my hands sweat, and also not get soaked through when I have to dig around in the snow. The sensor gloves have been the prefect fit. They are a listed as a liner glove but for me they are think enough that I never had cold hands even during a ski tour in 20 degrees. The best part is definitely the Windstopper liner. It blocks out all wind and even handled wet conditions very well. I jokingly got knocked over into a pile of snow last weekend and both hands went straight to the bottom of the snow. To my surprise, both gloves stayed dry and did not soak up any of the water. The most surprising part about these gloves was how well the touch screen finger tips preformed. I was able to type a paragraph on my iPhone (with a LifeProof case on) without having any typos. When I got to the top of the skin track this past weekend I realized that this was the first pair of gloves that I have been able to leave on for an entire ski tour, and for me that is perfection.
I would definitely recommend these gloves to anyone looking for a lightweight and versatile glove that can handle everything from ski touring to typing on your phone in the cold.
Fit is true to size.
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