For those bluebird days when the sun is shining and a heavy-duty insulated glove would be overkill, slide your digits into the Outdoor Research ExtraVert Glove. Built with a stretchy, breathable softshell fabric body and a leather palm, this lightweight workhorse combines the toughness of a work glove with the warmth and flexibility of a ski glove. The wool and synthetic lining adds warmth, wicks moisture, and resists accumulating odors, and the pre-shaped fingers add dexterity and help you grip your ski pole with greater confidence.
- Softshell fabric
- Goat leather palm
- Wool blend lining
- Pre-curved construction
- Soft nose wipe on thumb
- Item #ODR00B3
What do you think about this product?
March 12, 2020
Interesting glove for some uses
I bought the original Vert gloves a long time ago, and despite the leather wetting right away, they were great workhorse gloves: supple, tough, grippy, wind-shedding....just not warm. I purchased the first-gen ExtraVert expecting all those good qualities with insulation. For the most part that was true, except that the tough leather palms/fingers were - and are - really slippery. These became my utility gloves for snow shoveling, cold-weather driving, etc. because the grip is awful. Even coating with Snow Seal didn't improve it. So, the new ExtraVert. I finally remembered to buy while there was still stock. Compared to the old ones, the leather on the new version feels grippier, especially the pebbled leather on the finger ends and thumb. The fingers and thumbs are capped with leather now. There's a soft nose wipe material on the back of each thumb. The new fabric feels a bit sturdier and a bit stretchy. The fit is subtly better, with the finger lengths matching my fingers a bit better than the old version. No elastic at the base of the hand as in the old ones; now the entire cuff is cut snugger, so in theory less leakage. In practice, this feature pushes up the sleeve ends of a number of my jackets, so still getting cold draft. Same insulation as far as I can tell. Worked well in gen 1; still works well in this version. The larger pull-on loop is a nice touch, one I wish more gloves had. Sizing. I'm an L in pretty much every OR mitt or glove I've tried on, and these are no exception. Also an M in just about all Black Diamond gloves or mitts, just for calibration purposes. So, ExtraVerts are still nice gloves, and this version is an improvement on those that came before. I am a bit surprised that people use these for ice climbing. I don't find them that grippy, certainly nowhere near as good as my Black Diamond climbing gloves. Also, between the rigors of gripping tools and repelling, I would expect those palm and finger seams to not survive long. Nice gloves, but not - in my opinion - up to the stresses of climbing. I still like them though.
November 10, 2019
I use these gloves for ice climbing and ski mountaineering. Overall the best glove I have ever owned for these activities. I really like them for ice climbing....good fit and warm enough to keep the paws from freezing. They are very water resistant, no glove stays dry ice climbing unless it’s really cold out. I do carry two pairs with me swapping them out midway through my day when climbing.
February 17, 2019
I mainly use these for split tours. They are awesome! Super rugged for the backcountry, lightweight enough and warm enough for frigid days. Definitely would buy again (for the third time)
February 19, 2019
Agreed! These are my new favorite touring gloves. I used to wear Stormtrackers, but these keep me warm and breathe really well. Thank you for the review! Leta OR Rep
October 13, 2018
Pretty good workhorse glove
Been using this glove for two years, mostly winter climbing (ice and mixed climbing) and alpine climbing, but also skiing a bit. It's a good glove. Liked it enough to buy a second pair to swap in when the other pair gets soaked through (although I got them for maybe 60% retail). It's surprisingly warm and dexterous for its weight. The fleece lining does the trick since it's intrinsically more dexterous than a puffy material like primaloft. Fleece lining can only go so far, and if you want the warmest glove this isn't it but this is likely as warm as you can get before you need to rely on some kind of lofting material for insulation, and thereby sacrifice dexterity. The leather outer is also pretty durable but retains too much water. It's held up well to the wear and tear I've put it through but it does get wet and once soaked it takes a long time to dry. Thankfully most of the back of the glove is nylon mitigating this problem a bit but this is still not a waterproof glove. Hardly even water resistant. No glove is actually water proof though and this glove makes up for the poor water resistance elsewhere. For anything short of climbing through a soaking wet spring ice climb or groveling through low angle warm snow the glove is pretty good. It will get wet but unless you're on a multiday backcountry trip you can dry it by the heater overnight. Two pairs will ensure that even if it's a very wet day that you can just swap it out halfway through for another fresh pair. Sure you could pay double for a gortex lined glove in the same weight class and get similar all day functionality but I'd rather have twice the longevity at the expense of having to swap out gloves at some point during the day. For what it's worth I also have black diamond enforcer gloves which I use if I expect lots of groveling or a really wet day, but 90% of the time I'm using the OR extravert instead because it's more nimble, I worry less about trashing it, and it's almost as warm.
December 1, 2017
Love these gloves
I'm usually a size 9 in gloves. I got a medium and these fit perfect. Everyone has a glove that fits better than others - different length fingers and stuff. The fabric is light enough to let you flex your fingers easily and the leather on the palms and fingers is really nice. These aren't your gloves for extremely cold times but for an every day glove they are perfect. I like the cuff and how it comes over your jacket sleeves easily. Haven't tried it in rain but was waterproof from snow very well.
DJ Redundant II
November 14, 2017
First Impressions of the ExtraVert
Have not been able to take these out on the mountain but I can definitely speak to their quality. Really well made glove with all the dexterity you could ask for, I tend to run on the warmer side so I see these being sufficient year round. Goat leather palm is great and should provide great durability. Will update after more use!
April 25, 2017
Great midweight glove
I mostly used these for snowboarding but they would be great in many conditions. I run warmer so using these on even sub 0 days was perfect for me. Those who run colder might not want to use them in temps that cold. They were very easy to slip on and off and the full leather palm had great grip without being too stiff.
April 10, 2017
Great fit but not water repellent
I bought these gloves for a 7 day trip on Mt. Rainier in March. These gloves fit great and and maintain dexterity. I was able to activities from setting tents and tie down guy lines to building snow anchors and practicing crevasse rescue techniques. Cons: This glove does not do a good job of repelling water out of the box. After applying sno-seal to the leather portions of the fingers and palm of these gloves, I enjoyed using them much more. Also considering a DWR on the fabric parts of the glove.
December 26, 2016
Great Go-To Gloves for a Variety of Uses
I bought these gloves almost as an afterthought to have something between my cold weather mittens and windproof minimal gloves. They've turned out to be the ones I grab almost every time I want gloves: I've used them for skate skiing in very cold weather; I use them as uphill gloves for winter bc skiing; I even use them for *gasp* chopping wood and general cold-weather chores! I don't predict they'll hold up forever with the abuse I put them through, but they seem nicely constructed and articulate well for insulated gloves. They fit me much better than the Super Vert gloves despite those being so much thinner.
December 27, 2016
Great review, Andrew! Thank you! Leta OR Rep
April 27, 2016
Outdoor Research makes the absolute best gloves; and these are no exception. Very nice articulation, warm, nice and comfy lining, and the full leather palms make for a durable glove. Definitely my favorite mid-weight gloves right now for ski touring and general mountaineering.