- Water Resistant
- Quick Drying
- Soft and Tactile Leather Palm
- Pull Loop
- Gusseted Entry with Locking Zipper
Fabric WINDSTOPPER® 94% nylon, 6% spandex soft shell fabric // goat leather palm // 100% polyester tricot lining
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.2oz / 119g (L)
- I love them as backpacking gloves and mitt liners (Review by Tgrabs)
I originally bought these as backpacking gloves. I'll get back to that in a moment. This winter I found an unexpected use that changed my winter: mitt liners for my Meteor Mitts. They are tactile and dextrous enough to allow for some fine work and yet warm and compact enough that they work better for mitt liners than the mitten shaped mitt liners that come with overmitts like Meteor Mitts. Here's why: you never need to expose your fingers to the cold like you do with the finger-exposing Meteor Mitt liners. I buy most insulating gloves and mitts in large but on a hunch got these in mediums and the hunch was perfect; I sized down and they are tighter and fit a little better and allow for better tactility because of it.
Next, I just got back from 7 days on Isle Royale and the island and Lake Superior threw all kinds of weather at us: rain, thunderstorms, 45 F and rainy, warm and lovely. I used them when it was cold b/c I use trekking poles and need to keep my hands warm and used them around camp to handle hot pots (the leather fingers and palms are perfect for that) and to keep me fingees warm. They performed all tasks wonderfully. These are my new favorite gloves!
(Posted on 6/21/14)
- Great! (Review by Ageorge)
These are awesome gloves for many uses, but particularly great ice climbing. They are light weight gloves and can get beat up doing lots of climbing and rappelling, but I have found a great solution to add life and warmth to these awesome gloves. Buy a pair of Luminary gloves, take the liners out and then wear those over the stomtracker when belaying and rappelling. This will keep your hands warmer at the belays and you will get some extra mileage out of the stormtrackers!
(Posted on 12/16/13)
- Men's Stormtracker Gloves™ (Review by By Markardi)
I recently bought a new pair of Stormtracker gloves after having lost the left glove of my original pair. This new pair is the updated design that came out a year or two ago and I am disappointed with most of the changes they've made.I'll start with size and fit:The original pair was size large and was one of the best fitting gloves I've ever put on my hand. The length and girth of the fingers and thumb was spot on; the tapered wrist with elastic band kept it conformed to my body. This made them great for dexterity, tactility, and for fitting under a hard shell if needed.The new pair is also a size large and the finger/thumb length is still good, there is however way too much girth. I would need to have sufficiently fatter fingers in order to fill these gloves and as a result tactility suffers, I can't pick up small objects like I use to. There's also less/no taper to the wrist and the elastic is so weak (and half the size) that it hardly conforms to the hand. These new ones float more on the hands then conform. This also means they pull off easily when pulling off a shell where the old ones would stay where they were.Other features:They've moved the zipper from the center to the thumb side of the gloves. I actually like this as it's easier to do up. A downside is they've also changed the zipper to a less water resistant type. There's now a loop on the cuff of the gloves that might make it great for hooking onto something, but while they are on, they scratch/irritate the skin because the material isn't very soft and the edges haven't been folded in to round them off.The leather grain on these new gloves is more course than on the old ones. I do see this as an improvement as the leather should be more durable and provide more grip. Although there's no significant wear on the old ones (well, the right hand glove I still have at least). One dislike I have with the leather is it's now a drab grey rather than the sleek black it use to be.Quality:I would still say these new gloves are great quality. Craftsmanship is high, they are still warm and great at blocking the elements in the conditions they were disgned for.Final thoughts:Would I recommend them? Maybe, they're still a good glove. I'm going to try a size medium and see if the fit issue is resolved. I paired these original gloves up with my OR Mithril storm shell jacket and the combo is awesome. I just wish I knew where my original left glove ended up!
(Posted on 10/16/12)
- Men's Stormtracker Gloves™ (Review by By MT skier)
I use these for the skin track, crossing spring snow fields, or downhill skiing. When I'm active I can use them into the teens. If I'm sitting on a ski lift or bombing down open runs, I get cold in the 20's. I add a pair of PL 100s underneath and I'm good into the single digits. I have a large hand and almost always take an XL. With these gloves, a large is snug enough to keep good dexterity, but large enough to slide a pair of PL's underneath.These are not waterproof, and once the leather is saturated they can be very cold. However they were dry for 6 hours of blowing snow and rain before they soaked through at my local ski hill. Crossing snow fields with an ice axe they were dry for up to 2 hours.
(Posted on 9/17/12)
- Men's Stormtracker Gloves™ (Review by By Zach)
I cannot think of a better glove for everyday use. I have worn these on the slopes, walked the dog, driven, biked, hiked, backcountry ski'd, nordic ski'd, as well as ice climbed in these. They are so versitile and the dexterity is absolutely the best out there. SIMPLE AMAZING.
(Posted on 2/12/12)
- Men's Stormtracker Gloves™ (Review by By B-Gil)
The best glove I've used for hard ice leads. Great grip, not bulky and awesome dexterity. I keep them in my jacket so they stay warm and then break 'em out for the business.
(Posted on 10/26/11)