The Men's BackStop Gloves by Outdoor Research. The BackStop Glovesare the ultimate high-energy liners, strategically designed to provide maximum wind protection as well as high breathability. With a Windstopper lining across the back of the hand, you'll be protected from stormy gusts when gripping poles or on a winter trail run. But, with higly breathable Radiant Fleece construction on the palm, heat and moisture that builds from the exertion will quickly escape leaving your hands protected, dry, and comfortable.
The BackStop Gloves™ feature the best-of-all-worlds construction, with Outdoor Research's most techniocal liner for high-energy pursuits. The glove has strategically placed wind protection and superb breathability.
I was issued my first pair of OR PL gloves back in 2003 when deploying to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps. I absolutely loved them. They were comfortable yet versatile. Fast forward 10 years and a couple pairs later. I purchased the backstop gloves with the wind stop. These are my go-to glove for every day use to include most of my hikes. They keep my hands warm until about 30 degrees (in Colorado - less humidity). I keep a pair in my glove box at all times for whenever the need arises.
I have recommended these gloves many times before and would recommend them again!
I don't have a much Outdoor Research gear and I was at first a little skeptical about buying these gloves over pairs from Mountain Hardwear and The North Face. But, these gloves are just a better value. With an excellent snug fit and Windstopper tech, these gloves are great for trail running, snowshoeing, hiking, or skiing in milder conditions. They can act as a liner inside beefier gloves when you need them to, but I will typically use them solo. The men's and women's models are exactly the same so feel free to treat the female model as a "half" size.
I noticed that there is a different version of this glove; without the Windstopper membrane...don't go for it. I have this version, with the Windstopper on the upper hand, and it is crucial.
I have used these gloves for quite cold mid-Fall hikes, climbs, and just hanging out at camp when it is too cold for no gloves. They handle a small cigar well. I would not trade in that Windstopper for anything... essential for winter.
Highly recommended to a friend, as well as anything OR makes pretty much
I've had these for about two months and I love em. Great for driving and shoveling snow. Taken them on some easy hikes and they kept my hands warm below 30 degrees. Snowboarded with them in 40+ degree temps and they were soaked and still kept my hands warm. If these wore out I'd probably buy them again. Solid construction, material, and they're def warm as they can get without sacrificing finger mobility.
I have worn these daily for about a month and a half now, the gripper material is slowly coming off from very light use such as driving or using railing on stairs. I wish the gripper stuff was on all of the fingers. These gloves are fitting and windproof for Western Washington weather. Going to test them in colder weather, snowshoeing soon. They are perfect size for small tasks where dexterity is needed. Sizing seems standard.