Built for cold-weather adventures.
Maintain dexterity without sacrificing warmth in the Outdoor Research Men's HighCamp Gloves. While water-resistant PrimaLoft Gold insulation maintains heat, removable Radiant Fleece liners offer touchscreen compatibility so you can take pics while you're skinning up the track or trekking up to that frozen waterfall. Outdoor Research's Ventia Dry fabric delivers waterproof, breathable protection for long-wearing warmth and comfort when you're facing icy, technical routes in below-zero wind chill. Pre-curved construction and soft and tactile leather palms give your hands comfortable fit and gripping power.
- Ventia Dry fabric
- Soft, tactile leather palm
- PrimaLoft Gold insulation
- Removable Radiant Fleece liner, touchscreen-compatible
- Moonlite pile fleece palm liner on shell
- Silicone palm grip on removable liner
- Pre-curved construction
- SuperCinc gauntlet closure
- Ladder-lock wrist cinch
- Removable idiot cord
- Pull loop
- Glove clips
- Item #ODR004X
- Q & A
Tremendous tech for the price
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
There is a lot to love about these gloves. Let's start with the most important - do they keep your hands warm? Yes, and thats coming from a frequent smoker with very poor circulation in his fingers. Temps were fluctuating from the high single digits to upper teens on the mountain with high winds and my hands weren't cold once. I thought surely after a few yard sales, then digging through the snow to retrieve my poles/skis, there would certainly be some numbness in my finger tips. Nope, nothing. My palms were never sweaty even when I started to get winded and my fingers were never cold. Total win.
Waterproofing - As someone that skis probably twice a season, I spend a lot of time on my ass. And, as previously mentioned, retrieving skis/poles from their snowy burials. The Ventia Dry fabric performed brilliantly keeping my hands dry from both internal and external moisture, and the ladder cinch on the wrist coupled with the extra cord at the bottom of the gauntlet ensured I was as happy as could be after rolling four and three quarters in front of the lift as the cute girl from the lodge skied past.
Other things of note - the liners actually DO work with the touchscreen, which i find to be uncommon with touchscreen-compatible gloves(looking at you, North Face E-Tip). Speaking of the liners, they're a little large to use on their own, but fit perfectly within the larger glove. Might just be my skinny hands.... Is probably just my skinny hands. I'm not sure if it was the curved construction or the softness of the material but my hands felt considerably more dexterous than usual. It may have just been that I had to use them a lot more this time to retrieve skis/poles than in years past, but it definitely kept me happy after considerable wipe outs.
I should probably also note that chest-deep powder is not a good idea to ski if you only do groomers once or twice a year. Leave the white room to the professionals.
Finally, I've only used these a couple times now so not sure how they'll hold up season-to-season but I'm just super impressed so far.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
NICE PAIR OF GLOVES FOR RESORT SKIING , GOOD FOR HIGH TEENS TO SINGLE DIGIT DEGREES . GOOD HAND MOVEMENT. WITHOUT THE LINER THEY WORK WELL FOR SPRING SKIING . IF LINER WAS A LITTLE HEAVIER AND IF HEAT PACK POCKET WAS INSTALLED THESE GLOVES WOULD BE ONLY PAIR YOU WOULD NEED FOR THE RESORTS . FOR THE BACK COUNTRY HEAVIER LINER FOR THE TRIP UP WOULD BE PREFERRED . GLOVES ARE A TOUGH CALL BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS DIFFERENT COLD TOLERANCES . I WENT THROUGH A COUPLE GLOVE STYLES BEFORE PICKED THIS MODEL . I WOULD SUGGEST 2 PAIRS DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU SKI AND TIME OF YEAR IT IS , THIS MODEL AND A HEAVIER MODEL. ALSO TO LET DRY AND INTERCHANGE LINERS IF YOUR HANDS ARE COLD IT TAKES THE FUN OUT OF YOUR DAY
First OR purchase
I picked up these gloves at the end of the season. I had some spring gloves but this past winter in New England rendered those useless. I spent the whole season in my mittens.These gloves looked like a good option. I had good luck with the Primaloft filling in my mittens and I also wanted to give an OR product a try. Plus end of season pricing was nice. I used them on a 45 degree April Bluebird so didn't really get to test the warmth factor. I used them without the glove liner and they were great. A little snug with the liner. Hopefully they work out next year on the cold days.
I have used these in the Italian and Swiss Alps. They keep my hands very dry and warm. Finger dexterity is not great but that's expected from a bulky glove. I have short pinky fingers so the gloves are a little long in that particular finger. For the price, I think his is a five star item. They are probably not as nice as more expensive options.
Seriously warm, still dexterious
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I liked my first pair so much, I bought a second.
These are by far the warmest gloves I've ever owned, that still allow me to use my fingers to fiddle with gear. Best gloves for people who can't stand mittens, but need a lot of insulation.
They work well with, or without, the included fleece liners.
They've never soaked through for me, even on long ski tours in wet snow.
They have a little pocket on the back of the liner to hold chemical-warmer packets right against the veins in your hand.