With a contoured fit, excellent dexterity, and a reliable grip, Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves are well-suited for ice climbing. They are also a sleek, technical option for anyone looking for dexterous protection in cold weather.
We are taking a look at the Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves. These are an extremely technical glove. You have got a lot of different materials in play to deliver a lot of dexterity and a lot of grip for those alpine pursuits. They are perfect for ice climbing or for anyone who is looking for a technical glove to use in the outdoors in cold temperatures.
So first things first, the materials here are just the standout feature. They are really smart. They are using different materials in different parts of the glove that just deliver a lot of performance. So you have got, starting up here at the wrist, you have got neoprene. It is really stretchy in there. It is a really great material. You are able to cinch it down with a little bit of Velcro there. So you have some adjustability there in the wrist. There is a really nice pull tab so when you put these gloves on you can really get a nice fit. They are supposed to fit pretty tight to the hand, so they have got lots of stretch all throughout. You have got corded nylon on the top of the hand here and that just gives you a lot of durability. So against hardware, against ropes, against rock, that is really going to give you a lot of durability up there and it does have a little bit of stretch as well.
You have got soft shell at the fingers so it is a stretchy soft shell material. It gives you a lot of dexterity. And, as you can see from the glove that I don’t have on my hands, it is already hand shaped. So it has already go the shape of a finger. These are just really stretchy and really form fitting to your hand. So it makes them really comfortable there for really good dexterity. You have got leather on the palm. It is really high quality leather. It is going to last a long time and you have got some extra durability there in some certain spots that are going to wear out a little bit quicker, so really durable, a lot of grip on that palm as well. So when you are grabbing for ropes, when you are grabbing for gear, you are going to have a really secure hold.
And you have got polyester spandex soft shell. In between the fingers you have got really stretchy material as well. So these are just a really well rounded glove. They are going to provide the protection that you need when you are in those cold temperatures, when you are against snow and ice and you need something that is not bulky, but that is going to give you all the protection you need and something that is just... has a lot of grip and a lot of dexterity. They are the Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves.