Lodestar Gloves™

Style# 72120OR

Winner of the 2013 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award, the Lodestar Gloves utilize cutting edge fabric technology: lightweight, highly breathable, durable and water-resistant Polartec® Power Shield® High Loft. The ideal soft shell gloves for the approach, skinning and high-alpine climbing in cold conditions, the fast-drying Lodestar Gloves also feature a highly tactile goat leather palm for a secure grip.

Color:

 
Pewter/Black/Lemongrass

Size:

 
XS
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$89.00
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Features

  • Wind Resistant
  • Wicking
  • Water Resistant
  • Soft and Tactile Leather Palm
  • Quick Drying
  • Pull Loop
  • Microfleece Lined Shell
  • Hook/Loop Wrist Closure
  • Breathable
  • Pre-Curved Construction

Details

Fabric Polartec® Powershield® High Loft, 100% nylon outer with 95% polyester,5% spandex backer // WR goat leather palm and fingers // Micro grid fleece palm lining

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.9oz / 140g (L)

Customer Reviews

Lodestar Gloves™ (Review by By Phillip)

I tested these gloves on an early season winter alpine rock and snow climb. It was on the trail end of the season's first winter storm, so there was plenty of cold wet snow to deal with. Impressively, I managed the entire day with just one pair of Lodestar gloves. Usually, for this climb, I would have separate gloves for approach, lead, and belay/rappel. The climbing performance is very good for an insulated glove. It's definitely not a dedicated mixed glove, but I had no problem handling tools, crimping edges, or jamming. In terms of absolute warmth, the Lodestar isn't too special; I definitely have warmer gloves in my arsenal, but none that are nearly as dexterous. What is special, is the way they react after being soaked and frozen. My hands would get pretty chilled when digging through the snowed up cruxes; the fingers even started to glaze with ice. Usually, I'd have to switch gloves and thaw the frozen ones inside my layers. The Lodestar would get to nearly full warmth after a quick shakeout. They weren't dry, but they FELT dry. This is what allowed me to get away with using one pair the entire day. I bet that by cycling two pair, you could accomplish even bigger winter climbs with much more comfort or dexterity than usual. I look forward to putting these through the paces the rest of the winter.

(Posted on 10/6/13)

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