Outdoor Research Alibi II Glove
Price Paid: 75$
Good glove. It is easy to close the hand and the pad on the pinky helps prevent sores from the hand rest on the tool. Sticks on the tool like crazy. Glove not really warm but it is not what I was looking for this kind of climbing. I took a large and fits me well except for the thumb that is too long for me. Used these gloves for two days of climbing and the red lines on the palm are already coming off with its thin shiny film.
Good glove but not sure about durability.
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Sport ice routes and dry-tooling call for non-insulated gloves that don't sacrifice anything in the way of dexterity, grip or fit. Built off our original competition-winning Alibi, the Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves answer the call. Updated for Fall 13, the Alibi II features a leather cuff closure.
Designed for altitude, the updated for Fall '13 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 activity. We've added evenmore PrimaLoft One insulation to expand the gloves' comfort range, and the new internal gusset further protects against the elements.
The Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II gloves are designed for activities at altitude. These soft-shell gloves combine superior dexterity and grip with serious warmth and waterproof protection. Weather-resistant stretch soft-shell fabric ensures a secure, comfortable fit; waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX(R) inserts offer wet-weather protection and breathability. PrimaLoft(R) One insulation keeps your hands warm and dry while moving moisture away from skin. Insulation quantity is increased on the top of the hands, wool lines the palms and fleece lines the back of the hands. Pittards(R) Oiltac Goat leather on palms, thumbs and index fingers ensure a firm grip on your tools even while wet. Padding on the outside edges of hands and foam panels on the backs of the hands offer extra protection. Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II gloves have long gauntlets with drawcord cinches; internal gussets further protect against the elements. Carabiner hooks on back of hands; removable wrist cords; precurved construction; soft thumb nose wipes.
Ice climbers and winter mountaineers: despite the fact that you're wearing the Outdoor Research Alibi II Glove as you scale up a 100ft frozen waterfall, there's still no excuse for busting out that refrain when you reach the top. If you aren't familiar with what refrain we're talking about, all the better. Updated but not changed, the Alibi II features an articulating wrist harness secured with a leather cuff closure. Softshell finger sidewalls and pre-curved construction provide a custom-like fit for total dexterity and easy tool maneuvering. The Pittards Oiltac leather palm gives you a firm hold on your tools or the pitch, whether it's bone dry and cold or a bit wetter than preferred. A carabiner loop on the back of the glove keeps gear within reach, and corded nylon protects the back of the glove from scratchy rocks and sharp ice shards.