Hiking uphill is hard work, and so we often find ourselves stripping off layers during the ascent, even in cold conditions. The trouble is that wind can steal all that heat that we generate in a hurry, so you've got to the find the right balance - not being so insulated that you overheat, and not being so unprotected from wind that you get chilled immediately after de-layering. This is especially true for your hands, so the Outdoor Research Backstop Gloves are here to help you strike that balance.A close relative of OR's ever-popular PL 400 liner glove, the Backstop takes that same, cozy Radiant Fleece and adds a WINDSTOPPER membrane on the back of the hand for greater stand-alone protection. Radiant Fleece, meanwhile, wicks away moisture to help your hands feel drier - and warmer.
Feature list from Outdoor Research
- WINDSTOPPER lining covers back of hand from cuff to fingertips and back of thumb
- Soft, wicking interior pulls moisture from skin
- Silicone prints on palm, and fingers provide solid grip
ABOUT OUTDOOR RESEARCH
A passion for human powered adventure inspired the birth of Outdoor Research, an outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Washington. And 27 years later, this passion remains as strong as ever. But OR’s goals have expanded to embrace a greater mission: their customers' experiences of human powered adventure. Over the years, they’ve learned it's not simply about what we think. It's about listening to their customers and building their ideas into OR products.
Truly useful gear is the result of a process that begins by paying careful attention to the needs of outdoor adventurers. By listening to these people, OR achieves a clear purpose for the functionality of each product. From this, they deliver what is the hallmark of OR products: functional gear that works and lasts. As a result of placing quality and function first they offer the finest guarantee in the industry — OR's Infinite Guarantee®.
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