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Outdoor Research Bitterblaze Glove

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Bitterblaze Glove

If you find yourself crossing a snowy ridgeline with a pair of skis across your back, keep your fingers warm with Outdoor Research’s Bitterblaze Glove. It might be easy to forget about your fingers with the amazing view, the thought of the great chute you’re about to drop into, and all the fun you’re going to have. But they still need to stay warm so you can keep your partner on belay, handle that ice axe, and still maneuver around through your pack as you prepare to make your descent.

Using Aerogel gel insulation originally used by NASA, this glove's palm virtually eliminates the cold spots that normal gloves get after seasons of use. The rest of the glove is filled with Primaloft’s top-of-the-line Gold insulation for dependable warmth at a surprisingly low weight. Gore-Tex Xtrafit combined with a nylon and spandex blend create a waterproof and windproof exterior without compromising flexibility. This way you can be sure your fingers will be warm enough to get the job done, whatever it may be.

  • Comfortable gloves while belaying your partner in snow
  • Gore-Tex Xtrafit insert is waterproof, breathable, and dexterous
  • Primaloft Gold insulation is surprisingly warm and compressible
  • Aerogel palm insulation eliminates cold spots
  • Carabiner loop on finger to carry on harness
  • Item #ODR00T3

Material
85% nylon, 15% spandex
Waterproofing
Gore-Tex XtraFit insert
Insulation
[back of hand] 133g Primaloft Gold, [palm] 133g Primaloft Aerogel
Closure
hook-and-loop strap
Palm Grip
Pittards Oiltac Goat leather
Claimed Weight
6.3oz
Recommended Use
ice climbing, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 3

The fingertips are sloppy.

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium

I read Anthony's review below and I agree with his points about this glove. I have many other OR gloves, I know how their mediums fit my hands and these are sized correctly for mediums. The one thing that I notice about them, they have a crinkliness to them in the leather areas of the glove, you can hear and feel it when you move your fingers or grip with your hands. They have the same sort of feel in the fingertips that I have in my Marmot ski guide gloves, way too much extra material protruding from them, that gets in the way and one of the reasons I would never use them mountaineering. I bought the OR Warrant gloves a few years ago, they aren't the warmest gloves, but their dexterity for ice climbing and handling safety gear while climbing makes them one of my favorites. I was hoping for the same sort of dexterity in these. I will use these gloves as a back up set for climbing and for ski touring. I do think that the extra 3/8" that sticks off each fingertip, when your fingers are at the end of the glove on the inside, is annoying and excessive. For the price that these are on sale and you want to get a backup pair of gloves with all these features, being lightweight, goretex and a thin glove overall. To pay the full amount and have those fingertips.. Nope. They need to address that issue and if they do, the next generation of these gloves would warrant paying the full amount. When your brain is telling you to take off a glove so you can work with different items and complete a task quickly, that is what my brain tells me when wearing these gloves, for a ski glove, or something just to keep your hand warm. Yeah, I think these will suffice.

>Rating: 5

Outdoor Research: Above and beyond.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've exclusively been using Outdoor Research gloves for more than 20 years. The products that I've had have been hard wearing and well-made. Recently my Project Gloves were stolen. I loved those gloves tremendously, and called Outdoor Research to inquire about which current model might be closest. They talked to me about it for awhile, and they recommended these. In fact, the wonderful people at Outdoor Research sent me a pair for free because they felt bad my gloves had been stolen. They did a longtime customer an unexpected and real solid, there. I just received them and they are wonderfully made, and terribly comfortable. I can't wait to put them to use, I have no doubt that they will live up to the reputation they've earned in my book. Great company. I buy a lot of gear from Backcountry.com, so I wanted to leave this here for other shoppers. Backcountry customer service has also been setting the bar for me for years, and everything always ships super fast. So two great companies, I guess.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic Gloves!

As long as my circulation is good, my hands stay nice and toasty. So far, good down to 5F. Using them for cycling and, was able to shift my road bike which can be tough with larger gloves on. Maybe one day I will use them for ice climbing.

Hey Jason, thanks for the review! Glad to hear they're working out for you.

>Rating: 4

solid

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

solid ice glove. dexterous enough to lead. good down to high teens with a thin liner for me. below that I go to the projects which i think were a bit more insulated.

>Rating: 5

Great on Ice

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Used these for a couple of trips to climb in the seracs on the lower Coleman at Mt. Baker, and they kept my hands warm and dry even when top-roping around running water. They're thin and preserve enough finger agility that I can clip draws, tie one-handed cloves, and manage gear comfortably.

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Are these gloves for men, women, or unisex? Would they work well for skiing?

Hi Samantha, These are Unisex gloves. You can click on the size chart to see more detailed info about the sizing. They should do great for skiing as well!