Outdoor Research Alibi Ii Gloves
Sport ice routes and dry tooling call for non-insulated gloves that dont sacrifice anything in the way of dexterity, gip or fit. Built off our original competition-winning Alibi, the Outdoor Research Alibi Ii Gloves answer the call, featuring double leather cuff closures with thermo-formed neoprene and articulating wrist harnesses for a secure fit, corded nylon on the back of the hand for durability, and Pittards Oiltac leather palms for enhanced gip and optimum control in both wet and dry conditions.
- Material: Double leather cuff closure with thermo-formed neoprene, articulating wrist harness for secure, custom fit
- Corded nylon on back of hand for durability and movement enhancing stretch
- Soft shell finger sidewalls for stretch and dexterity
- Pittards® Oiltac leather palm for enhanced gip and optimum control in wet or dry conditions; reinforcement wraps around thumb and thumb; treated to prevent absorption of moisture
- Protective gel padding on outside edge of hand
- Carabiner loop on back of hand
- Weight: 10.4 oz, 294.8 g
Buy the Outdoor Research Alibi Ii Gloves from Altrec.com. Orders over $45 qualify for free shipping.
Reviews - Outdoor Research Alibi Ii Gloves
Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves
Wow! Best Gloves Ever!! After searching in vain for women specific ice climbing gloves, a friend recommended OR Alibi gloves, and I fell in love! I', 5'3" and the men's small fits me perfectly. Best grip of any gloves I have ever used, kept me warm in Bozeman and Ouray. I have a problem using bulky gloves and these give me the ability to make more precise moves and my hands stay toasty warm at the same time. These gloves are definitely a winner, and the Altrec sale price can not be beat anywhere!
I couldn't be happier with these gloves. The fit and finish are spot on for my size hand. I have since put these through some very tough tests. They have passed everything I have thrown at them. A very well made and tough glove!
The Alibi II improves things significantly over it's predecessor which was basically a delicate version of rubberized work gloves seen on oil rigs and glass trucks. This is a very close-fitting nylon glove with a leather palm. There is padding along the base of the hand/pinky which in no way prevents smashing your pinky blue but it is better than nothing. The leather is treated presumably to impart some water resistance but this glove is not waterproof. The dexterity is excellent and the size is consistent with OR's other gloves. I can manipulate hardware and tie knots easily. I find that the thumb is ever so slightly too long but this is probably just my hand. Durability: mediocre at best especially if you are doing rock moves wearing the glove and of course a separate of "rappel-and-destroy" leather pair is a good idea. Warmth and dexterity are forever inversely related and this glove does nothing to change THAT. In milder conditions, these excel and in the cold you can simply use them as the liner inside a shell. The velcro on the wrist is robust enough to last and there two loops for carrying: one on the middle finger and another at the wrist. Carrying the gloves fingers-up prevents filling them with snow as you plow through waist-deep. Pleased with these overall.