Outdoor Research Alti Gloves

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Outdoor Research Alti Gloves
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Outdoor Research Alti Gloves Features.

Outdoor Research Alti Gloves.
The Outdoor Research Alti Gloves are ideal for your outdoor adventures. These gloves feature Gore-Tex inserts that are waterproof and breathable, with integrated, removable liners for comfort and versatility. The PrimaLoft One insulation keeps your hands warm even in frigid temperatures. A soft-shell stretch fabric on the back of the hand gives you stretchable gloves that are suitable for everyday outdoor use. There are internal pockets on the back to let you hold warmer packets. The smooth tricot shell lining helps remove moisture and gives your hands a comfortable feeling. The gloves have gauntlet closures, which are easily adjustable and help you seal out the cold air. The Outdoor Research Alti Gloves serve you well while you explore the outdoors.

Key Features.


  • Non-bulky PrimaLoft® One insulation in both the shell gloves and integrated liner gloves ensures fingers stay warm in frigid temperatures
  • Hefty doses of PrimaLoft One insulation traps in warmth and shields your hand from temps as low as -20-degrees F.

Weather and Wind:

  • Gauntlet closures seal out cold air and are easy to adjust; ladderlock wrist cinches snug the shells at the wrists
  • Alti gloves feature waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® inserts and integrated, removable liner gloves for maximum comfort and versatility
  • Long gauntlet locks out snow, wind, and cold
  • GORE-TEX® fabrics are waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable.
  • Liner gloves have internal pockets on the backs of the hands that hold hand warmer packets (sold separetely) to boost the warmth on especially cold days
  • Seam guard protects thumb seam
  • Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane is guaranteed to keep you dry in brutal storms and allows evaporating sweat to pass through as you work up a sweat
  • Grippy palms on the shell gloves are waterproof and highly abrasion resistant


  • Average weight per pair, size Large, is 11.2 oz.


  • Alti gloves have a target comfort range from -20°F - 10°F


  • Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand when the temperature really drops


  • Pile fleece lines the palms on the liner gloves to keep hands warm while gripping tools and working with gear; ripstop nylon exteriors stand up to regular wear
  • PrimaLoft 100% polyester insulation, PrimaLoft One insulation: 100g in shell, 170g in liner
  • Ladder-lock wrist cinch Fabric- GORE-TEX® insert, Oxford nylon and soft shell fabric // nylon ripstop liner
  • Precurved construction and updated thumb design create great comfort and articulation
  • Hybrid leather fourchette construction for increased durability and dexterity
  • Soft-shell stretch fabric on the back of the hand allows for flexible movements; ripstop nylon shells withstand harsh use in the outdoors
  • Moonlite Pile fleece palm and 5 oz. PrimaLoft® One on back of hand and thumb
  • Updated thumb crotch construction for enhanced articulation

Lining and Layers:

  • Smooth tricot shell lining wicks moisture and adds warmth to the glove system

Traction and Grip:

  • Ladder-lock wrist cinch with easy-grip tab


  • Hook/loop anchor points at top and bottom of wrist
  • Rip-and-stick tabs hold liners in place inside the shells
  • Pre-curved digits and updated thumb articulation improves dexterity
  • Lightweight
  • Progressive curve
  • Outdoor Research Alti gloves include removable wrist cords that secure the gloves to your wrists
  • Compressible ripstop and durable taslan shell
  • Carabiner Loop
  • A tough leather palm with AlpenGrip provides solid grab on your poles or ice axe
  • Hook/loop tab adjustment on gauntlet
  • 3-panel thumb
  • Pull loop
  • ToughTek™ LT tabs keep liner from slipping or bunching
  • PrimaLoft® uses a patented microfiber structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy.

The Outdoor Research Alti Glove. High-altitude workhorse glove with maximum insulation, versatility, and waterproof protection.

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Alti Glove.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Alti Glove.

Built with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane and a heaping dost of PrimaLoft One insulation, The Outdoor Research Alti Glove is designed to stand up to brutal alpine elements. Designed with PrimaLoft on the back of the hand and a shell that features articulated fingers, this ski-mountaineering glove provides excellent warmth without sacrificing dexterity unnecessarily.

Rock/Creek Outfitters

The Outdoor Research Alti Gloves are a high-altitude workhorse glove with maximum insulation, versatility,and waterproof protection.


Outdoor Research's warm, tough Alti Gloves™ excel at technical climbing in severe cold-weather conditions. The shells are waterproof, and the palms are designed to resist abrasion from repelling. Stretch panels on the knuckles give you greater mobility when placing gear and handling tools, while the liners have fleece palms for superior grip and synthetic insulation on the backs for compressible warmth.

Mountain Gear
Whether you’re climbing a jumbled icefall or rappelling out of a long couloir, the Alti Gloves from Outdoor Research provide excellent cold-weather dexterity.


The warm and tough Outdoor Research Alti gloves excel at technical climbing in frigid temperatures. The shells are waterproof and insulated, and the reinforced palms stand up to friction from ropes.


You don't get to the top of the world without hard work. Pull on the Alti Glove and start your ascent prepared.
Oxford nylon shell.
GORE-TEX® insert provides waterproof, breathable protection.
100g of PrimaLoft® One insulation on back of hand and thumb.
Soft tricot lining.
AlpenGrip® palm.
Pre-curve, boxed construction.
SuperCinch™ gauntlet closure.
ripstop shell.
170g of PrimaLoft® One insulation on back of hand and thumb.
Hook-and-loop anchor points and ToughTek™ LT tabs hold liner in place and prevent bunching.
Machine wash cold and drip dry.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The warm and durable Alti Gloves excel at technical climbing in severe cold. The shells are waterproof, and the palms are designed to resist abrasion caused by rappelling. Stretch panels on the knuckles give you greater mobility when gripping holds or ice tools, and the combination Moonlite Pile fleece and PrimaLoft One liner keeps your digits warm all the way to the summit.

Fiber Content: GORE-TEX insert, 100% nylon shell.
AlpenGrip palm.
100% nylon ripstop liner.
PrimaLoft One insulation: 100g in shell, 170g in liner.
Country of Origin: Imported

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Avg. Weight (Pair):12.6 oz.
Glove leash:Yes
Goggle Squeegee:no
Goggles wipe:No
Grip Material:Alpen Grip
Insulation:PrimaLoft One polyester fibers
Insulation Material:Primaloft One
Intended Usage:High-altitude workhorse glove with maximum insulation
Lining:100% polyester.
Lining fabric:Polyester
Nose Wipe:no
Palm:AlpenGrip® palm for extreme durability
Palm material:Synthetic grip
PrimaLoft¦ One insulation:100g in shell, 170g in liner
Removable Liner:PrimaLoft® One insulation
Shell:Waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® insert
Shell fabric:Nylon
Target Comfort Range:-20/10°F -28/12°C
Type of waterproofing:Gore-Tex waterproof breathable inserts
Weatherproof Material:GORE-TEX
Weight:(L, per pair w/ liner) 11.2 oz. / 316 g
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Outdoor Research Alti Gloves Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

These gloves make me want to do a hulk fist smash. They are beefy and feel indestructible. The stiching and quality of overall construction are top notch. The attention to detail in the gloves features does not go unnoticed. The shells themselves are completely waterproof and the liner will shed water to some extent. I use these ice fishing in sub zero temps and have been impressed with how they have held up and how warm they are. I'm constantly taking at least one glove off fully to deal with lines, hooks, fish, etc., and while mittens would be ideal for this situation, these gloves have worked very well. I have no problem getting in and out of them, the only exception being if my hands are wet--I use a microfiber towel to dry my hands off a lot. The gauntlets are awesome and super long, something that comes in handy when you are dealing with lot's of snow. The gauntlet drawstring works great too, loosening it is as simple as grabbing the pull tab and giving it a yank. The Primaloft One insulated inners are very nice and in certain conditions I simply use them without the shells, and at other times, I will put on just the shell. It's like getting three pair of gloves. Dexterity is not the best with gloves this size, but they are not designed for fine motor skill type of actions. Overall I give them a solid thumbs up and five stars.

Jeremy Cote at Backcountry.com on 03/07/2013

These are my first pair of outdoor research gloves and I love them so much I have purchased a second pair. These are way too warm for my needs here, but I travel a bit. Having worked as a paramedic for years I found that even if my hands are too warm, the patient rather me have warm hands than cold ones. So overkill is not a terrible thing. That being said, these things are amazing. I keep them for the cold wet nights/days and they are impervious to everything I have thrown at them. They have held up well and the removable liner is great to allow them to dry, IF you get any moisture in them.

David at Backcountry.com on 11/27/2013

Excellent Gloves

Got my alti gloves 5 years ago and they are still going strong. The liners are starting to wear out in the fingertips and they don't shed water very well in above freezing conditions. The insulated shell is warm and when combined with the liner warm down to about 0 degrees (for me anyway). The shell looks and performs almost like new after 5 years. The idiot cords are easy to use and tuck away nicely under the extended cuffs. Great gloves.
Mitch at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2012

Alaskan Tested

I live in Alaska. You have to have some warm gloves if you want to ride around on snowmobiles. These gloves did good compared to others I've tested. But they still got a bit chilly.
EdwardMoses89 at REI on 10/10/2012

Very Warm

A little expensive but well worth it for the warmth. Dries quick due to the removable liner.
Dave28 at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2012

Negative Reviews:

Alti gloves warm, but not dry

I've had a pair of alti gloves for several years now, I've had several pairs because I've returned them multiple times. I've used them for skiing and igloo building as well as just backcountry winter camping.

The shells are terrible. First of all the gore-tex layer is on the inner part of the glove instead of the outer shell. Second, all three pairs I've had leaked. I don't think they tape the seams which seems backwards, but they always leaked.

If you relied on these gloves on an expedition, you'd most likely lose a finger or two. They're great for wearing around town in dry weather, but I'd never take them anywhere else.
John at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2012

Ordered the large and xl but one too big and the other too small. Also, seems like the liner would pull out when not wanting it to. Sending them both back and keeping the Hestra Guide. I love the warmth and fit of the Guide.

step555045 at Backcountry.com on 01/18/2014

Neutral Reviews:

I have these gloves in medium. I'll leave most of the features for other reviewers to comment on, I wanted to make a note about the fit. My experience with the gloves comes from winter backpacking in Colorado.
The gloves come with a Pertex lined Primaloft insulated liner. First of all, they are red inners, and I think the fingertips get dingy because of this. They are certainly warm, I mostly use these gloves without the shells, favoring dexterity, and then I put the overshells on when I just want to be really warm. The problem is: the liners have fingers which are too long, which is really frustrating when you're trying to use tent zippers, cook, eat, etc. The thumb is especially long. So I got the wrong size? I don't think so. When I go to put the shells on, I have to slam my hand in, as if the shell is too small -- the fingers are really tight, and about the right length. But the thumb is still too long! I feel like I have pretty average, maybe even long, hands, and these gloves fit weird. I wish there was a way to get small liners and get medium shells.

Eli Zabielski at Backcountry.com on 11/19/2013

Decent, but I returned them

Very well-made piece of gear. Tend to run on the small side. I ended up taking them back because every time I pulled my hands out of them the liner would pull out from the shell and the fingers would turn inside out. Very annoying and hard to get all back in place. I returned them and got the warmer OR AltiMitts and have been very happy with them
Park City Brad at REI on 01/01/2013