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Direct Route Gloves


Direct and durable belay protection
COLOR natural/earth
Infinite Guarantee
Creating the best-fitting, top-performing rock climbing gloves on the market is part of the Outdoor Research 30-plus year heritage in protective handwear for all types of outdoor sports. The new full-finger Direct Route Gloves builds on that expectation with an extremely durable and highly breathable polyester/spandex blend throughout, with a goat leather palm and cow split suede overlays on key wear areas. Kevlar stitching adds durability, with the result being an extremely tactile, durable, and breathable glove that will protect your hand against your rope, rack, and rock wall.
Fabric :
95% polyester
5% spandex
stretch woven main shell - goat leather palm and cow split suede overlays - polyester-coated neoprene cuff
Weight :
4.1oz / 116g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Leather Palm
Split Suede Overlays on Palm and Fingers
Design Features :
Kevlar® Stitching
Durable Cow Split Suede Overlays
Vented Palm and Fingers
Pull Loop
Functional Details :
Close Fitting for Optimal Dexterity
Neoprene Cuff
Hook/Loop Wrist Closure
Tapered Wrist


i would buy these again,again and again


Purchased as work gloves and they work. Will replace if they ever wear out



Great glove for all kinds of adventuring!


I got these gloves to abuse them. They stand up, give good grip, protect your hands from unfriendly rocks or bushes. Great to add to your quiver of gloves for tough outdoor adventuring. If you are in doubt about sizing, go on the small side, they will accommodate a bit of stretch.



I would buy this agin , that is if i can wear them out.


Nice, the leather is breaking in nicely. They are tight but then break in to a great fit.



Best in the industry


I work with my hands and i have experienced down times in the past due to even minor injury. As a result, I wear gloves for just about every activity I undertake. I have tried every manufacturer there is, trying to save a few bucks here or there. There is no question as fas as I am concerned. OR make the beat gloves in the industry. Every model I have tried is well made and thoughtfully designed using appropriate materials. Best of all they fit my big hands, wspecially between thimb and forefinger. I have and use OR gloves in every category and am super satisfied with each and every pair.

Sayward, BC


Great glove


Fit a little small. That part was my fault. Usually wear a large but I can get away with some mediums especially if I want a snug fit but the medium seems to snug for me. They are stretching out though with use and I'm sure they be fine. I wear a large in most all OR gloves so if that's your case also stick with large. They fit way better right off the bat.





perfect for belaying, rappelling, aid climbing

portland, oregon


I would buy again


general duty work, fits a little larger then the sizing guide states would be required.

petawawa, ON


Most durable lightweight leather glove


I use these everyday and wrench them pretty good. I've been through all sorts of gloves the past year and these most definitely have last the longest , probably 4/5 weeks versus maybe 2 weeks from others. I've tried all types of MTB gloves too and they always wear out super fast. Super stoked to have these and they got good style!

Bend, OR


Great pair of gloves.


Great gloves.

Los Angeles


Seam stitching?


Didn't meet my needs.

Stevenson, CT


4.2 16






Based on what is in stock, it appears that product production for the direct route gloves has ended for the season. Do you when you expect them to be in stock again.


we will see a restock of this model in mid dec of this year


Gloves Size guide


Measurement shown in:

*Gloves are Unisex unless marked Men's, Women's or Kids'

MEN'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.