- Water Resistant
- Wind Resistant
- Quick Drying
- Soft and Tactile Leather Palm
- Microfleece-Lined Shell
- Hook and Loop Wrist Closure
- Pull Loop
- Pre-curved Construction
Fabric: Polartec® Power Shield® High Loft, 100% nylon outer with 95% polyester, 5% spandex backer // Water-resistant goat leather palm // Micro grid fleece palm lining
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.6oz / 130g (L)
- The best gloves. (Review by Christian F)
For years I have been searching for the perfect glove to ice and mixed climb in colder climates without sacrificing dexterity. My climbing partners have called me obsessed, laughing at my frustrations as I go through glove after glove, never satisfied. They say "there is no perfect glove for us and our frigid Midwestern wasteland". Well I am laughing now, my search is finally over. These gloves are amazing. They provide plenty of warmth and weather resistance, as well as being crazy dexterous. They are so comfortable that I think about wearing them as I do mundane chores around the house, fantasizing about the next sweet pitch. I have used them on all my outings this season, from clipping bolts mixed climbing to steep ice leads, with temps ranging from 5F-30F.
(Posted on 1/5/16)
- Bomber! (Review by Andrew)
These gloves are great! They are much warmer than just a thin soft shell glove, but still have all the necessary dexterity for leading. I've used them for ice leading and up to 5.9 rock and have managed to stave off the baddies thus far. These are now my go to glove for leading and general climbing use. I'm looking forward to having them for the 2015/16 guiding season and will happily reccomend them to clients.
(Posted on 12/20/15)
- Bomber Gloves (Review by R.B. Harris)
Bomber, no joking around, all business pair of waterproof, warm gloves... notice I say warm, if your looking for Hot gloves try something else. These have a great fit that gives you the ability to still use the dexterity of your fingers to grab small technical things. As a camera man I could still fully operate my camera without having to take them off. The large loops on the cuff make it fast and easy to put them on. The best design I've seen for a glove of this kind.
(Posted on 11/10/15)
- Perfect (Review by Alex O)
I recently received these gloves with other items from OR and I am very pleased with the fit. I ordered a medium hoping the medium sizing was universal to all brands and sure enough it was. They fit great.
The video above in my opinion really tarnishes this product. In the video the gloves look ratty and baggy, but when you get them they tell a different story. Thanks again OR. Where are my stickers? ;)
(Posted on 1/14/15)
- 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)