SEATTLE, Wash. – From industry-leading heated glove technology, to highly packable insulated mitts, to gloves for aerobic activities in cold weather, to super-functional undercuff ski gloves, the Fall 2014 Outdoor Research glove collection continues to push the boundaries of performance, ensuring best-in-class warmth and performance.
Lucent Heated Gloves and Mitts –Featuring new ALTIHeat technology, the Lucent Heated Gloves and Mitts have 61 percent more power output than any other heated glove, combined with twice as much heated surface area. The result is an insulated, waterproof, heated GORE-TEX glove/mitt that works far more effectively than any other heated glove technology on the market. The Lucent Heated Gloves and Mitts are further set apart from the competition by having their heating elements integrated into the interior fabric, which yields better flex and range of motion. That technology also means that both the fingers and the back of hand are heated, versus only the fingers in other products on the market. Customizable settings offer three different heat levels, with battery life of 8 hours on low, 5 hours on medium, and 2.5 hours on high. Rechargeable batteries are located in the underside of the gauntlet of the glove, so they are barely noticeable. Other features include a fleece palm lining, molded EVA foam knuckles, and abrasion-resistant goat leather on the palms. A carrying case and a three-piece universal adapter kit that allows for worldwide use are included. $350.
Stormtracker Heated Gloves –Unique in the marketplace as a lighter, more dexterous glove with heating technology, the Stormtracker Heated Gloves use the same powerful ALTIHeat technology as the Lucent Heated Gloves and Mitts. With Gore WINDSTOPPER and synthetic insulation on the back of hand for weather resistance and warmth, the Stormtrackers employ a soft, tactile leather palm and a TPU-injected mold design at back of hand for an added layer of protection. The original Stormtracker is an athlete favorite, as these gloves tackle alpine climbing, ski touring or ice climbing. $235.
Phosphor Mitts –The super lightweight and highly compressible Phosphor Mitts are your best friend in frigid alpine conditions. Made with a water-resistant and breathable 2L Gore WINDSTOPPER fabric, they’re filled with 600-fill down insulation for ultimate warmth and wind protection in some of the most brutal of cold environments. Other features include a water-resistant synthetic suede palm with a fleece backer for extra durability and protection. In winter, the Phosphor Mitts are the ideal companion to always have in your pack. $89.
Centurion Gloves – A dynamic combination of GORE-TEX, EnduraLoft, and AlpenGrip LT fabrics create the stylish and highly functional Centurion Gloves, an affordable and high-style undercuff ski glove. The GORE-TEX exterior ensures superb waterproof and breathable protection, while EnduraLoft insulation in the back of hand provides serious warmth. The AlpenGrip LT fabric on the palms yields a long-lasting and burly glove ready for long days on the slopes. Bright colors will make you pop while getting pitted in the deep pow. $69.
Rivet Gloves – The Rivet Gloves take a rugged, leather workingman’s glove style and add lightweight, water-resistant EnduraLoft insulation on the back of hands and palms for warmth. A tricot lining means interior comfort, while suede overlays add extra durability. These gloves vent incredibly well and dry on uphill pushes. A workhorse in the Outdoor Research glove line, the Rivet Gloves are at home slinging ropes all day on ski patrol or chopping wood in the backyard. $85.
Afterburner Gloves – Created for aerobic sports like skate skiing or running in cold weather, the Afterburner Gloves are made with a breathable, wind-and-water resistant stretch nylon with polyester backing, and insulated with lightweight, water-resistant Enduraloft. The palms are lined with synthetic suede with a warm fleece backer for durability and comfort, and molded neoprene cuffs with a Lycra gusset keep the gloves snug and comfortable. Touch-screen compatibility on finger and thumb mean easy adjustment of tunes on the fly. $59.
Hot Pursuit Running Glove – These highly adjustable gloves allow customization when the day starts out cold and gives way to bluebird, or when the unexpected is what’s expected. Built for versatility, the Hot Pursuit Convertible Running Gloves offer full wind and weather resistance with a protective nylon ripstop lobster claw overmitt that covers the glove’s quick-drying fleece fingers. As temperatures climb or weather backs off, tuck the shell away cleanly in a low-profile wrist pocket. Details include touchscreen compatibility on the first finger and thumb, a nose wipe on the side of the thumb, radiant fleece on the palm and back of hand, and a reflective logo for visibility. $35
About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle, Outdoor Research was founded in 1981. We are dedicated to building better outdoor apparel, gloves, hats and an array of other outdoor accessories informed by real-world testing. We develop innovative, functional, bomb-proof products that are beautiful in their simplicity. We strive to provide the best value to our customers, not shareholders. We are committed to our core sports: alpinism, rock and ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddling, trail running, and skiing and snowboarding. And we’re having fun along the way.