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Altitude Glove
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Altitude Glove


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Altitude Glove

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

Your Opinion: 
 - 5 Votes


Page By: keema

Created/Edited: Apr 15, 2003 / Apr 15, 2003

Object ID: 717

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Mountain Hard Wear designed their Altitude Gloves with Duraguard palm reinforcements made from a rubber compound embedded through a fabric substrate, resulting in an abrasion resistant surface with a high melting point (think about the friction generated from a fast-moving rope in your hands and you'll know why). In addition to beating the heat from rope friction, the Altitude features triple-layer moisture-wicking Conduit™ fabric glove inserts to help keep retain body heat while transferring water vapor away from your skin and through the waterproof shell.

* Ripstop nylon face fabric with dual-layer internal Conduit™ laminate

* Triple-layer Conduit™ glove insert

* Rappel-ready Duraguard palm reinforcements

* Removable leash and one-handed pull cords

* Seamless fingertip design with articulated shell

* Chamois nose-wipe along back of thumb

* Reflective piping for enhanced visibility in low light conditions


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keemaUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Bought these at the beginning of the winter and have used them several times. They have kept my hands warm and dry. Comfortable when holding an ice axe.
Posted Apr 15, 2003 7:32 pm

barryUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

bad ass gloves
Posted May 23, 2003 9:19 am

crirwinUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

I've had mine for two years and I have to admit to being a little disappointed with these gloves.

Overall, I like the fit of the gloves and I'm able to function well with them on. They have also kept my hands dry while in wet conditions or while glissading.

However, I've found that the wind just whips through them and my hands get cold pretty easily. While in 40-50 mph sustained winds on Mt. Hood earlier this year there was a noticable difference in comfort and warmth between my windward and leeward hand. I also noticed a difference moving in and out of sheltered areas. I have gone to purchasing different liners or gloves to wear inside these shells.

Overall, I think they are great for warmer spring and summer conditions. But, when it comes to staying warm in winter or windy conditions I would go with another glove.
Posted Jun 24, 2003 9:47 am

mountaindanUntitled Review

Voted 1/5

worst glove I have ever owned. Bought a pair to go to Rainier last year and my hands froze. Once they get wet inside it is almost impossible to dry on the mountain.
Posted Nov 9, 2003 5:24 pm

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