The best just got better.
The Alti Glove already has a reputation for standing up to brutal alpine conditions, but this season, these bombproof expedition gloves got a big boost in ergonomics. Outdoor research has a die-hard mission to create something that's innovative and actually works, and its all-new 3DFit Technology is no exception. Rather than translating a two-dimensional design into a three-dimensional glove, Outdoor Research used a process of draping fabrics on three-dimensional molds of the human hand in different positions to create a dramatically different glove shape that minimizes bulk and maximizes dexterity. The result is better handling and grip of ski poles, ropes, or ice axes.
Built with the ever-trustworthy protection of Gore-Tex and an even heartier dose of PrimaLoft insulation than years before, this ski-mountaineering glove provides excellent warmth, waterproofing, and breathability without sacrificing tactile ability. And while these gloves are geared towards technical objectives, that doesn't mean they lack a few more luxurious details, like the soft nose-wipe thumb and removable, touchscreen-compatible liner with silicone grip palm.
- Mountaineering gloves built for the harshest conditions
- Trustworthy waterproof, breathable protection from Gore-Tex
- Lightweight PrimaLoft HiLoft insulation keeps digits warm
- All-new 3DFit Technology provides increased dexterity
- Articulated fingers for excellent grip on ropes and tools
- Removable touchscreen-compatible liners
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- Q & A
No more numb hands
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these gloves for their warmth and Gore-Tex waterproof shell because I tend to get very cold hands in cold conditions. I couldn't be happier with these gloves. I first used them snowboarding this spring up on Mount Rainier and my hands stayed warm when I wore just the outer shells. I then wore them when I climbed to the summit of Rainier with the temps in the teens and I ended up having to switch the insulation liners out for a thin fleece liner because my hands got too hot. The gloves seem to be super durable and I love the new design. The movement constriction has been minimized a ton from the previous design of the glove and can be compared to the gloves you get at Costco, which is a huge plus considering they have way more warmth.
Great value and very warm
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I didn't buy these from backcountry, but I thought I would post my review as I bought these up here in Canada from a local store. I bought a size XL, and the fit at first just didn't seem right, kind of like the previous review. However, after using them a few times they seemed to fit much better. I'm not sure why that is. But. what I can say is they are very, very warm. Like most winter gear, they are warmest when you are active and moving your hands. I've used them when the temp gets down to -25C, with no problem. Even better, if I am doing work like shovelling snow or even just running the snowblower, they have been very warm. The dexterity is not the greatest, but by comparison, most of the gloves I have with high dexterity are significantly less warm. When I go outside, and if keeping my hands warm is the priority, I'll choose my Alti gloves. For reference, I have a pair of North Face Vengeance, and a pair of Arcteryx Betas with the liners (2016s) and the OR Altis are the warmest. Another feature I like is the gauntlets are large and I can get the sleeves of my jacket under the gauntlet, even when wearing both gloves on when it's always harder to tuck the second sleeve in after you've put both gloves on. Some gloves, this is very difficult because of the combination of dexterity and size of the gauntlet. At the price these are being offered, they are an excellent glove for the really cold days. For warmer days (temperatures above -10C) these gloves may even be too warm. When I first got them, I thought I might return them because of the fitment I mentioned earlier, but after trying "to get along" with them a few more times I am really happy I kept them. best glove I have ever bought. I can't speak to their water resistance because here in Calgary, we don't really see much in the way moist conditions, but they are Goretex, and are very well put together, so I'm pretty confident in their ability to stay dry if the need ever arises. Great glove and probably the best value you can find in a cold weather glove.
Nice, but not for me.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
For some reason, these did not fit me well at all. I have small hands for a dude, but kinda long and skinny fingers. Both L and XL made my hands feel very cramped. I honestly couldn't tell a difference between the sizes. Too bad, because they seem really well made and look like they'd be warm. Won't deduct points for fit as that is subjective, but I will knock points off for excessive straps, cords, etc. If I'd kept them, I'd be removing some stuff/ trimming them back to avoid annoyance.