Fabric Ventia™ Dry Insert 100% nylon shell // goat leather palm // PrimaLoft® 100% polyester insulation, PrimaLoft® One insulation: 266g in shell // 100% polyester 100 weight fleece liner
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.3oz / 292g (L)
- warmest thing next to mitts (Review by Peter)
These are the warmest glove I've found that offer a modicum of dexterity. Some people can deal with mitts, I can’t, I become useless. So these gloves allow me to operate my fingers at least a little when it’s brutally cold. The fleece liners remove easily, and make a pretty good skin track glove. They even have a little pocket inside to hold your chemical hand warmers right against the veins on the back of your hand. One warning, the Velcro that attaches the liners to the main glove will also attach them to the inside of your pack, your dog, your car’s upholstery…etc. So, the liners can get “lost” when they grab onto something else. The Velcro has not been an issue with my jacket sleeves though, thankfully.
I like these gloves so much I bought a 2nd pair.
(Posted on 1/19/14)
- Love these gloves! (Review by Mountain-Man-Mike)
I am a fan of Outdoor Research for the quality design and durability of their product lines. Looking around for some ski/mountaineering gloves, I compared several top-name brands. All had just about the same features, and the OR HighCamp gloves were less expensive and from a brand I trusted. I love these gloves. Got 'em just recently and they have done very well in Michigan snow sledding with the kids and snowshoeing in the woods. They are waterproof as stated and keep my hands dry. They come with a removable liner for extra warmth...I have found the shells alone to be more than adequate for keeping my hands warm and dry during activities. The construction seems to be pretty bombproof and they should stand up to several seasons of use. I'm planning to use them on a winter attempt on Mount Washington come February 2014 and I expect they will perform perfectly. Overall, I am extremely pleased with these gloves and highly recommend them!
(Posted on 12/21/13)
- Great gloves (Review by Stevo)
I did the 3 Peaks Challenge this week (climb highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland in 24 hours) and had just gotten these in the mail. I brought a lighter set with me up Snowdon and Scafell Pike, but decided to bring them along up Ben Nevis in Scotland. I was glad I did as by time we got to the summit the sun had been down for a couple of hours and it was cold. The gloves worked great, which frankly when you have been up for 38 hours straight, (we worked a full day then drove to Wales to start the challenge) and the temp is well below zero (friend's Suunto tagged it at -15) and dropping with 30-40 mph winds, you want your gear to being doing better than you are. My hands stayed warm and dry and I had no problem using my trekking poles or handling other easy tasks. For the finer task, the removable liner allow me to remove the glove without exposing my hands. Bottom line: these gloves have proved their worth and will be coming with me up much bigger mountains.
(Posted on 11/18/13)
- Men's Highcamp Gloves (Review by By Spindrift)
Great gloves, I bought them to replace an old pair of DB gloves that I use for cold weather mountaineering. I have been wanting a pair of OR gloves to replace my old ones for a while but have been holding out for some specific features. I needed an insulated glove and has a leather palm, the leather palm being the most critical (for durability). I got a chance to use these gloves this weekend to climb Leuthold Coulior on Mt. Hood, temps were below zero with wind and the route turned fairly technical with ice. I found the glove a bit tight with the liner so I ended up using them by themselves (they are very warm without the liner). I like the liner staying on my hand when I remove the glove so I used a standard PL100 liner glove instead of the included liner. The new cinch release is much easier to use than old two sided pull found on other OR gloves. Overall I like the glove, I'd like to see them a little larger to accommodate the liner because they fit tight. I didn't use them with the liner and found the fit perfect and the glove plenty warm.
(Posted on 12/4/11)