Alpine Alibi II Gloves™

Style# 243320OR

DESIGNED FOR ALTITUDE
The Alpine Alibi II combines superb dexterity and grip with serious warmth and protection. The gloves are built of weather- resistant stretch soft shell fabric for a secure, comfortable fit, with a waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® insert to keep hands shielded from the weather and allow perspiration to escape during highly aerobic alpine activity.

Color:

 
Black/Lemongrass

Size:

 
S
$179.00
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Features

  • Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Breathable, Windproof, Ultra- Tactile, Wicking, Quick Drying, Pittards® Oiltac Leather Palm, Tricot- Bonded Palm for Anti-Slip Grip
  • Design Features: Soft Nose-Wipe on Thumb, Removable Leash, Carabiner Loop, Glove Clip, Gel Padding on Outside Edge of Hand, Internal Gusset
  • Functional Details: SuperCinch Gauntlet™, Pre-Curved Construction

Details

Fabric: GORE-TEX® insert with X-TRAFIT® technology, 100% nylon shell, Pittards® Oiltac goat leather palm and fingers, 100% polyester tricot lining on palm, 100% Polyester Moonlight Pile Fleece lining at back of hand, PrimaL

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.3oz / 293g (L)

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Customer Reviews

Not what I wanted them to be (Review by MDG)
Quality

General: Tried a pair of these as a loaner fro OR vendor at 2017 Icefest in NH. Two hours into the climb I was done with them My fingers were froze out, Changed over to a pair of my own OR gloves and finished the route.

Fit: No problems here.

Honestly I was quite disappointed as I wanted to buy these for a replacement pair. Because of my experience instead I bought the Arete. I am now convinced I like carrying a shell type over glove and multiple replacement liner gloves for change outs.

(Posted on 2/18/17)

Favorite ice climbing glove in the quiver (Review by Derek)
Quality

For waterfall ice, a balance of warmth and dexterity is key, and the these gloves strike it perfectly in colder (think teens and below) climbing conditions. In anything from the low 20s up, I find them too warm unless I'm just standing around. I'm truly mystified at the reviews above- these are my absolute go-to cold weather climbing glove. Durability is also good, though I prefer to keep a cheap pair of leather work gloves in my pockets for rappelling and other rope work which really eats up any glove. However for cold weather leads where I still need to be able to place gear and clip carabiners easily, these are the ticket. I even bought a second pair. Again, I (respectfully) have no idea what the other reviewers are talking about! Water resistance is also excellent. While there's no such thing as a totally waterproof climbing glove, these are as close as I've ever found. 5 stars.

(Posted on 2/1/17)

cold fingers (Review by mike)
Quality

Great looking gloves and well made, but they do not keep my fingers warm. Even a slight sweat in there will turn icy cold. Comfortable to wear and cool to look at, but $10 pair of gloves keep my fingers much warmer. Although they are claimed to be breathable, they are not. Inside just does not dry even placed next to heat vent for a few days. I regret buying these gloves. They just do not keep fingers warm!

(Posted on 4/12/16)

Disappointed (Review by Greg)
Quality

I wanted to love these gloves because they have everything in a glove that I wanted for Ice climbing/belaying but they fell short in two critical areas for me, i.e. warmth and finger diameter.
Pros: Gauntlet, gauntlet closure system, sticky palm material, padding on backside of ring and pinky fingers, water proof, precurved fingers, soft shell material, and the list goes on and on.

Cons: From shoveling my driveway in 30*F to ice climbing -20*F windchill ice climbing, my fingers were always cold in these gloves. Also, the internal finger diameter is too large for my fingers. The length is perfect but there's too much air around all of my fingers.

(Posted on 12/27/15)

Yes and No (Review by Mare)
Quality

I bought these gloves for ice climbing, but had to use them this past July in a downpour of cold rain descending Mt. Thor. My hands were warm all the way down; and the gloves eventually got thoroughly soaked to the skin. So yes for the Warmth and the curved fit. However, on the second use after I dried these gloves out, I find the insulation has flattened and they are not warm any more. My fingers are freezing in them. I am even thinking of returning them.

(Posted on 11/10/15)

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