Oakley Factory Winter Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Oakley Factory Winter Glove waterproof glove/mitten

Specs

Price Current Retail: $40.00-$79.95
Historic Range: $40.00-$80.00
Reviewers Paid: $54.99

Reviews

Warmer than I expected, tough and waterproof. I'm…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54.99

Summary

Warmer than I expected, tough and waterproof.

Pros

  • Warm down to windchill of 7 degrees F while moving
  • Waterproof liner
  • Full leather palm
  • Nose wipe on thumb
  • Decently breathable
  • Good warmth to thickness
  • Thinsulate

Cons

  • No squeegee for iced up goggles
  • Slightly small, order a larger size
  • Unnecessary velcro cuffs
  • Idiot strings might be helpful

I'm not in the habit of ordering things like boots or gloves online, but I already own another pair of Oakley gloves, which I like, so I decided to go ahead and try these. 

The price was also right since I ordered these in August, a long way from the winter they were designed for. 

The online reviews said to order a size larger. They were right. I sometimes wear a size medium and the large ones fit me perfectly. 


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I wanted a leather snow glove for climbing for the abrasion resistance.


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The booger wiper on the thumb came in handy on Mt. Rainier. I wish it had a little rubber squeegee here for glasses goggles though. 


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This is picture is after crawling around on the Disappointment Cleaver and messing with ropes and ice axes.  Durability seems to be great so far. Still not rope-tow durable; get cheap leather work gloves for that. 


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The label doesn't need to be so gigantic.


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Climbing at 14,411 ft in 40-45mph winds with windchill at 7-9 degrees F these gloves were fine. No cold fingers but I was also working hard, creating a lot of body heat. I sweat a little in them climbing but didn't get chilled.  Just like all WPB gloves they take longer to dry out, but they kept me warm as they did. 

I am very pleased. 

Who should have these? If you want thin-ish very warm gloves that will keep you dry while resisting abrasion go get some of these. 

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Jeff. I agree about that logo, but otherwise it sounds like a decent glove, especially for the price.


3 years ago

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