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Aksel Work Gloves


"As dexterous as your hands, just tougher and warmer." - Outside Magazine, Best Winter Workwear of 2018
COLOR natural
SIZE: XS - In stock
Infinite Guarantee

The Aksel Work Glove can change a tire in a blizzard just as well as it can change your boots from walk mode to ski mode before you hop on the chairlift. It’s a classic work glove that’s warm enough for skiing: a 100% cow belly shell for durability, and a combination wool/acrylic/polyester lining for wicking and warmth.

"As dexterous as your hands, just tougher and warmer." - Outside Magazine, Best Winter Workwear of 2018

"One glove for everything" - Ski Canada Magazine, 2018 All-Mountain Buyers Guide

Fabric :
100% cowbelly leather – 40% wool
35% acrylic
25% polyester lining
Weight :
6.2oz / 177g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Wool lining
Design Features :
Pull-On Loop
Functional Details :
Elasticized Wrist
Tapered Wrist
Undercuff Construction
Pre-Curved Construction


Nearly perfect, but sizing is weird.


I want to love these gloves and I have not given up. They are made of soft, supple leather that allow terrific dexterity. Great wool-ish insulation. My only problem is the fit. I own many OR gloves and I fit most medium sizes perfectly, sometimes a large. These gloves in a medium fit as expected in the hand and four fingers, but the thumb is remarkably stubby; painfully so. I've been wetting, wearing, and leather-conditioning the heck out of them. The thumbs feel better day-by-day. I anticipate a great fitting work glove with dexterity in all fingers, soon. I would still recommend these, especially if you already own leather conditioner.

Billings, MT


Best winter work gloves on the market!


Am a field inspector, and these gloves are my go-to when it's freezing out.

Loveland CO


Aksel Gloves L


Happy with the gloves. not bulky. I have the L but I would have been fine with XL. Color is good and didn't change that much after Nikwax.

denver, co




These are great all around gloves. As the description implies they are also great work gloves. I have used them in cold weather and wet weather and they have preformed really well. Hands stay warm and the fit is snug enough to keep dexterity. I am a female with smaller hands and the small fit well. The cuffs were a bit bulky but still fit under my jacket sleeves. Very happy with the gloves.

Alberta, Canada


I hope OR continues to make these gloves!


Wow! These gloves are unbelievable. I couldn't decide between these gloves or the Flylow and Marmot leather ski gloves, and I'm glad I went with these. I wear large in other OR gloves but I purchased a medium in these. They are snug but not too tight and feel perfect. I use them for alpine skiing, touring, and XC skiing and they've kept my fingers toasty warm while sitting on a ski lift in 15 degree weather....and I never wear liners. I coated them in a waterproof seal and have used them while it was snowing and my hands stay completely dry. I have learned, in my opinion, that OR is the best brand available in any product. As always, thanks for making such a great product OR.

Fairplay, CO


Great Classic


Great glove. Its hard to get a good glove that fits nice. the only thing is the cuff could be a little larger since it does not fit over my watch... but I wear a large watch... so that is my issue.

Denver, CO


Well made gloves


Well made, high quality gloves. Fingers too short and a bit wide limiting dexterity. Not sure if this will work out once they break in.. would recommend to friend with the right hand ; )



Good gloves


Shove.ling snow, scraping vehicle windshields, barbecuing, walking.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Warm tough gloves


These are some tough work gloves. Don't think of them as waterproof, but think of them as warm and durable. Good for outside work where you don't mind getting your gloves dirty.



Batting 0.500 on my two purchases


Bought one pair directly from OR for myself to use in the Ontario winter on our hobby farm and light outdoor fun. I bought liner gloves to use with them when < -10c and low activity (like dog walking). Bought a second pair online from a sporting goods retailer as an Xmas present for my brother. I bigged up the gloves and the advertised OR warranty to my family on jesus' bday. Unfortunately, the leather failed on my brother's gloves the very first day of use, while he was still visiting us! Bit embarrassing! I am hopeful that I was just the unlucky minority that is statistically bound to suffer from failure . The infinite warranty was a big factor in my decision to shell out the extra $$ for gloves, but didn't expect to need to call on the warranty so soon. I will request a smaller size for my bro while I'm at it (I guessed his size incorrectly). I'll attempt to leave another comment to let folks know how the returns process works out.

Desboro, Ontario, Canada



4.5 21



Gloves Size guide


Mesurement shown in:
MENS’S S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10
CIRCUM 7 – 7¾17.8 – 19.7 8 – 8½20.3 – 21.6 9 – 9½22.8 – 24.1 9½ – 1024.1 – 25.4
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7½ – 819.7 - 20.3 8½ – 921.6 - 22.8 9 – 9½22.8 - 24.1
WOMEN’S S/6 M/7 L/8
CIRCUM 6½ – 7¼16.5 – 18.4 7¼ – 818.4 – 20.3 8 – 8¼20.3 – 21
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7 – 7½17.8 – 19.7 7½ – 8+19.7 - 20.3+
UNISEX XS/6 S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10
CIRCUM 6½ – 7¼16.5 – 18.4 7¼ – 818.4 – 20.3 8 – 8½20.3 – 21.6 8½ – 9½21.6 – 24.1 9½ – 1024.1 – 25.4
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7 – 7½17.8 – 19.7 7½ – 819.7 - 20.3 8 – 920.3 – 22.8 9 – 9½22.8 - 24.1
KID’S S/1 M/2 L/3 S/4 M/5 L/6
AGE 2 – 3Y 3 – 4Y 4 – 5Y 6 – 8Y 9 – 11Y 12 – 14Y
CIRCUM 4½ – 5½11.4 - 14 5½ – 614 – 15.2 6 – 6½15.2 - 16.5
LENGTH 4½ – 5¼11.4 - 13.3 5¼ – 613.3 – 15.2 6 – 6½15.2 - 16.5

How to measure

Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles,do not include your thumb. Also measure your hand length from the base of your palm to the end of your middle finger. Use the larger of the two measurements to select your glove size.