A smart and warm choice for brutal morning cold.
- A 300-weight smooth fleece exterior and 100-weight fleece interior complement each other to offer you maximum warmth, even if your breath is freezing
- MirrorSeam and MotionWrap construction minimize seams for an ultimate comfort fit
- Silicone prints on the back of the hand, palm, and fingers add abrasion resistance and grip so you don’t drop the ice scraper in the powder
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my second pair of these gloves. The first pair I bought about 2 years ago but left in Europe, so I needed to buy these to get me through a Chicago winter. The fit is good, although, I had to up-size to a medium, as the small was just too tight. I'm 5'7" and have small hands, but the men's small seemed sized for a women's hand. The medium is a good, comfortable fit, so it may be that OR's sizing runs small. The rubberized padding is great for extra grip while driving or shoveling, but I noticed that a layer of the rubberized grip is already coming off after only a month. It still works, but it seems like this shouldn't be happening. The warmth factor is good for an all around winter glove. For long exposures on a really cold or windy day, you'll want a shelled glove or mitten, but these are my standard go-to gloves for getting around in the winter.
Does the silicone finger pad allow for touch screen ability?
No, the silicone doesn't do anything for that. Gloves that have "e-tip" or "touch" in the model name are usually the touch-screen compatible ones.
OR uses a special leather on their "sensor" gloves which is touch screen compatible, and TNF uses a silvery fabric (not sure what it is exactly) that is touch screen compatible.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just what I was wanting. Whether I'm walking on the trail, watching a game or driving my cold car...I don't think about my hands because they're warm.
what is the coldest weather it would be good to wear just these gloves? my job requires me to be out in the cold at around 6 in the morning during the winter. i live in Pittsburgh so it could be around 10 degrees fahrenheit or lower at that time. think these will do the job?
What do you do for work--is it aerobic or just sitting around? Does it involve wetness? Are you concerned with wind?
The PL400 is a pretty weighty "liner" so as far as insulation, so you don't have to sacrifice too much dexterity for warmth--great for "sitting" work so a super aerobic job might need some "ventilating" on the mornings above 20deg.
However the other two things I asked about--wetness and wind--kill the warmth factor. If you think you'll be dealing with that either a.) check out the OR Extravert Glove (better for inclement weather but a little less insulated--perfect for an aerobic job though); or b.) check out a basic shell glove that you can slip on for the odd wet/windy morning.
usually for work im outside walking around a good bit from 6 - 8. i will have to deal with brushing a bit of snow off cars
Outdoor Research® Glove Product Manager Meghan Martens talks about the PL 400 Gloves and Mitts™. Toasty warm in the bitter cold, these double-layer fleece glove and mitt liners are an ideal companion for long days in the backcountry. MotionWrap™ and MirrorSeam™ construction provide a technical yet comfortable fit, and the silicone grip palm prevents slippage when being used within outer shell gloves or mitts.
I have a number of gloves in my arsenal and have worn more. Out of all the gloves I have worn, however, this is my go to. They are remarkably warm while still giving tremendous dexterity. Lightweight and anything but bulky, these gloves won't disappoint. The only "downside" to these gloves is that they are not wind or water proof, but they were not designed to be. However I have noticed that even when they do get a little wet, often it is only the outer layer while the inner, 100 weight fleece stays nice and dry.
Love these bad boys... They replaced my old Backcountry Goat fleece gloves. The insulating layer is nice and they are great for cold Iowa winters. They even held up in snow shoveling weather. As another reviewer noted, the plastic on the finger tips did start to peel but in my mind, doesn't affect the gloves much.
Well I HAVE HAD OR LONER SIN THE PAST AND THEY ARE AMOUNT THE BEST . BUT THE RUBBER THYE ADDE DHTIS YEAR JUST FEEL ODD NOT SURE WHY THYE PUT THESE THERE ON LINERS . THE GLOVES ARE WELL MADE AND WARM BUT THE RUBBER CAME OFF IN ABOUT 5 DAYS! SENDING THESE BACK .
SORRY FOR CAPS LOL DIDNT KNOW THEY WERE ON AND TO TIRED TO REDO :)
My husband got his first pair last year and won't stop raving about them. He manly wears them snowboarding, they are super warm and they don't hold the snow. Which is rare to find in liners. They are extremely durable, the finger tips are layered with material so if you wear them down there is a fresh layer of material to help make them last longer. They are not bulky at all! He has had his pair over a year now and they are still in great condition!
After searching for years, these are the best gloves for extreme cold conditions.
During river steelhead fishing in sub-zero temps, these gloves are perfect.
Your hands can freeze while holding the rod and reel, and you still need warm hand dexterity.
They provide toasty warm comfort, but are not too bulky.
Finally, a product that exceeds all of my winter fishing glove expectations!
Well done OR!!!!!!!!