Outdoor Research Men's PL 100 Gloves
Smooth, stretch nylon gives the Men's Outdoor Research PL 100 Glove liners a snug, stretchy fit that conforms to the hand without being restrictive. A polyester fleece interior retains warmth on frost-cloaked winter days. Wear them as a base layer or as a lightweight glove liner.
- INTENDED USAGE:Base layer or contact liner
- Durable, stretch nylon face; brushed polyester fleece interior for warmth
- Full forchette construction (US patent # D528,737 S)
- Contoured cuff for comfortable fit
- Smooth contoured fit
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Reviews - Outdoor Research Men's PL 100 Gloves
Glove PL 100 is a very well made design; ultimately it IS a liner, so once temps are 32F or below you're going to want an outer shell. The material is thicker than appears in pics; these are over twice as thick as Under Armour 'ColdGear' material for example, so you lose a bit of dexterity and sensitivity, though you gain more warmth than the Under Armour product. They are a bit too thick to safely use as a shooting glove for triggers under 8 lbs. Also, for general use the few 'grippy' spots on the gloves work well, but there are too few of them.
On par with Smartwool liner
For the heck of it, during one of my 2-hour hikes with temps in the teens, I wore one of these liners on one hand and a Smartwool liner on the other under a pair of Marmot shell gloves. I felt absolutely no difference in warmth or wicking effectiveness. Both worked very well. No liner, on its own, really adds warmth immediately upon stepping out into cold weather. But once you start exercising and working up some warmth under shell gloves or mitts, often you can remove the shell gloves and these liners are all you'll need as long as you are moving. These are certainly more durable and likely to last significantly longer than the Smartwools, but I think I ultimately like the feel of the wool v. synthetic against my skin. Still, these are better if you are frequently going to be removing your shell gloves and handling snow or snow-covered items. If your hands are already warmed up, these will dramatically slow heat conduction and convection and keep your hands dry while you are working. For that reason I find them very useful and often take both pair of liners when I head out to spend time in cold weather. If I lost them, I'd happily purchase another pair.
They are snug around the wrist so no snow gets in. They are a comfortable and durable base layer. I wear for around town or out on a moderately cold or just plain chilly day hiking.