Oakley Factory Winter Glove
Current Retail: $45.60
Historic Range: $39.97-$80.00
Reviewers Paid: $54.99
Warmer than I expected, tough and waterproof.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54.99