Prophet Gloves
Gear Review

Prophet Gloves

Prophet Gloves

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Prophet Gloves

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

Your Opinion: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: Dow Williams

Created/Edited: Jan 28, 2007 / May 3, 2007

Object ID: 2304

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Product Description

Prophets offer a combination of dexterity, grip, and weather performance found nowhere else. The waterproof inserts provide weather protection and unmatched dexterity. They offer the right performance for mountaineering, skiing, or ice climbing in just-freezing temps.


All-mountain glove with excellent dexterity and waterproof protection
+ Gore-Tex® waterproof/breathable insert
+ Gore-Tex® X-TRAFIT™ insert technology offers increased grip and dexterity
+ Soft shell stretch fabric construction
+ Wrap around leather palm
+ Smooth tricot palm lining, brushed tricot on back of hand
+ Anatomical curve; boxed construction
+ 4-panel thumb
+ Elasticized wrist
+ Hook/loop gauntlet adjustment

Avg. weight: 5.1 oz./145 g (size L, per pair)



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Dow WilliamsOR Prophet Glove

Voted 5/5

I have used their Vert for years as my primary ice climbing glove, but this improvement over the Vert is huge. I first read about them doing the seamless insert and the technology they used to do it. Made a ton of sense to me. Once I got my hands on them, they are truly bomber. Will Gadd and I both employee the same concept of using a deleterious pair of gloves for each pitch of ice. Keeps our hands from sweating, yet warm. I also put in hand warmers in the waiting gloves if it is really cold. So carrying 3 or 4 of these pairs for 3-5 pitches of ice is worth it and not much if any more weight than trying to switch between a light pair and heavy glove and/or mitt. Two thumps way up on this one. Expect other manufactures to follow suit soon for their hard core line.
Posted Jan 28, 2007 1:50 am

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