Pro Ice Gloves


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Pro Ice Gloves
Manufacturer Outdoor Research
Page By IdahoClimber
Page Type Dec 10, 2003 / Dec 10, 2003
Object ID 917
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When you need dexterity, as well as the warmest, driest gloves available, grab the Pro Mountain Gloves.
Designed to be abused on tough climbs where rain, sleet, and slop are as likely as biting cold. Alaska, Canada, the North Cascades, you name it, they'll handle it.
With an emphasis on warmth over dexterity, they feature a custom-fitted, 3-layer Gore-Tex insert that is fully seam taped for total weather protection.
The exterior shell is a waterproof, windproof, and vapor permeable 330d Cordura.
Anatomically shaped fingers add protection and minimize effort.
The liner has two layers of Moonlite Pile on the back of the hand, and one on the palm for added dexterity and warmth.
By far, our warmest glove for the harshest conditions.


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IdahoClimber - Dec 10, 2003 4:51 pm - Voted 5/5

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Described as Outdoor Research as bombproof, rainproof, waterproof and resistant to extreme cold. They will not disappoint.

On a recent climb of Mt Baker I found them to be way to warm, so I resorted to the Moonlite liners and they were even too warm..

Recently I climbed with the shells in a snowstorm and my hands remained dry the entire time and I was very happy.

STW - Jan 16, 2004 11:44 am - Voted 3/5

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Super warm, waterproof and durable - Yes.

But I found the dexterity to be appallingly bad with these gloves. Fabrics so heavy-duty that it seriously affected my ability to use my fingers. Might as well have been wearing mittens.

Also: absurdly expensive.

OR has a new glove called the 'Dry Ice Glove' that seems a bit more dextrous. I've only tried them on in the store.

josephgdawson - May 31, 2004 3:49 am - Voted 3/5

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I returned a pair of these to REI. The dexterity stinks and they leaked like a sieve. Wayyyy to expensive. I could say they are the best of the worst.

I now use a pair of leather gloves I got at a hardware store for $20. I put them in the oven and then loaded them up with Snow seal. And repeated. Leather plus Snowseal is waterproof and leather breathes naturally. They are also grippy, dexterous, and tough. When it is cold I just wear my fleece liner gloves under them.

Dont waste your money on any over these overbuilt and overly expensive goretex gloves; they all stink. I cant figure out why one of these companies does not put out a nicely stitched leather glove lined with some high quality fleece.

I tried on every single hardcore Goretex glove in REI and I could not belive what junk they all were. I could barely grab an ixe ax in most of them.

jeffn - Jun 7, 2005 1:23 pm - Voted 1/5

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The single worst outdoor purchase I have ever made. Warmth of a glove, dexterity of a mitten. bought them on sale for an attempt at the Cassin Ridge on Denali. Attempt failed for other reasons but had I been caught on that ridge with these gloves, I would have had to go bare handed. A biner cannot be managed in them. Pack straps, buckles, zippers, gu wrappers all necessitate removal of glove. Dual velcro straps make removal difficult. Not cut big enough for a thin liner so when they come off, you hand is bare. A bad thing at 14K and above.

Erik Beeler - Jun 8, 2005 1:30 pm - Voted 2/5

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Two stars because they were very warm. No stars for how much I felt I was wearing a mitton. I tried them ice climbing and stuggled to get my hands to do anything much less clip!

No way. Straight back to REI they went.

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