OR Alibi Glove


OR Alibi Glove
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title OR Alibi Glove
Manufacturer Outdoor Research
Page By Dan Dalton
Page Type Aug 30, 2007 / Aug 30, 2007
Object ID 3831
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Product Description

The Alibi Gloves are Outdoor Research's top-of-the-line ice and drytooling gloves designed specifically for high-end leashless climbers. The Alibi features a neoprene construction reinforced with corded nylon on the back of the hand for added durability and stretch fourchettes for excellent dexterity. The secure cuff closure has a thermo-formed neoprene, articulating wrist harness and a bite tab for easy hands-free adjustments. Direct-injection protective padding where it counts, gel padding on the outside of the hand, and a super-sticky, water-resistant polyurethane palm make this a killer drytooling glove.


Material: Neoprene w/ corded nylon
Windproof: Wind-resistant
Weight: 5.8oz; 164g
Recommended Use: Drytooling, Ice climbing
Warranty: Infinite



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Dan Dalton - Aug 30, 2007 10:23 pm - Voted 5/5

These things...
kick ass! Ok, so I am not a high-end mixed climber...yet, but I am sure that I will be using these for years to come. I like them a little snug and they offer really great wrist protection, which is key for me. I use these all the time when practicing in the gym since the sticky rubber of the palm helps me hold on to the tools when I start to get pumped. Equally good outside, except for the cooldest of days. They have moderate insulation, but are really designed for mixed and drytool climbing, (such as that offered in Vail and Ouray Ice Park.) I would not recomend these for alpine or longer climbs, they are better suited for ice and dry-tool 'cragging'.


cliff2509 - Dec 5, 2010 12:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: These things...
i love these gloves and use them purely for steep ice,sure im close to tears at the start of each day but then they seem to settle down,unlike other thin gloves ive tried they seem to be warm when wet,well not warm but not colder ! maybe its the neoprene,nothing comes close to feel,grip and dexterity if you can cope with the initial pain...!
i do shake out regulary whether i need to or not to keep the blood flowing in my pinkies and this seems to work fine once you get into the swing of it.
im looking for a new pair now as i forgot and abbed with these gloves on normally i take them off for this,a costly mistake they are now shredded,so dont ab in them.
i hope they never stop making these gloves.

WML - Apr 26, 2010 6:14 pm - Voted 2/5

Not too great
Excellent grip, sizing is VERY small (i have large palms and stubby fingers, size L barely fit), not terribly warm, and if using these on waterfall ice, expect your hands to suffer more than just the screaming barfies with these!

Overall not very impressed, traded them in for the BD Pilot glove...which I love

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