I want my short roping, alpine climbing, spring mountaineering gloves light, uninsulated, and bomber waterproof. If they would last for more than half a season that would be awesome too.
Hestra Ergo Grip Outdry - BOOM!
I've been beating on these things for a couple of days now, soaking them, working with rope and holding onto tools with them, and they are almost perfect. Great dexterity.
BUT. I blew out a finger, so one is no longer waterproof. Having said that, the other 9 fingers are still going strong!
Also, the liners tend to stick to your fingers and try to come out with your hand when you take the gloves off which is a real pain in the butt.
Still the best spring gloves I have used thus far.