An incredibly versatile 3-in-1 option, Outdoor Research Men’s Luminary Sensor Gloves deliver warmth, durability, weather-protection, and dexterity that is ideal for alpine climbing, mountaineering, or snowsports.
Inspired by the design of a medieval gauntlet, but modernized for the elite climber, the Outdoor Research Luminary Sensor Gloves are a great, versatile, three in one option that have a nice windproof, soft shell material, a wool blend liner and superior breathability. Let’s take a look at all of the features on the gloves.
The materials in play on the gloves are a nice soft shell outer fabric and a Gore wind stopper membrane. So that is a fully windproof membrane. It is highly water resistant, but is not totally waterproof, but windproof. So we have got windproof materials, nice, versatile and stretchy soft shell outer materials, so you have got really good movement with the gloves. On the palm we do have a nice reinforced leather. It has got really nice grip there. And some durable overlay to enhance that fit and increase the life of the gloves.
As the name suggests, these are a sensor glove. So they do have touch screen compatible thumb and index fingers. So it is still durable. It remains really nice and sturdy. So they have got those leather overlay there. But it is touch screen compatible. So it is a really convenient system and it works really well with smart phone devices, tablets and anything that you need to touch to use. So a nice feature there. You can use that without taking the gloves off.
Some of the other features include a removable wool blend liner. So I am going to pull off the shell glove here to expose that liner. Got a really nice kind of low profile wool liner here. So it can be worn by itself if you are doing a high aerobic activity where you need a little bit more breathability, but really nice simple design here. It is very breathable. It wicks moisture very well and provides a really good amount of insulation for the shell glove.
Now you can wear the shell glove by itself, too. There is a nice lightweight liner in there. So you have essentially got three options with the gloves: the liner by itself, the shell by itself or the system together as a pair. So you have got a really good, wide array of versatility with the Luminary Sensor Gloves here.
Some other things to mention are a nice gauntlet closure. So we have got a super cinch closure, single pull to tighten it down, which is really convenient and easy. You can do it one handed, so you don’t have to take glove off or fuss with two hands. And to loosen it you just grab that pull tab there and it loosens up nice and easily, so easy one handed adjustment on the gauntlet of the glove.
We do have a removable leash or cord here, so you can wrap that around your wrist if you choose to. You can get rid of it if you don’t want to use it, but very simple system there. It will help you from losing the gloves if they do fall off or if you take them off.
We do have a nice carabineer clip on the middle finger of the glove there, so you can clip it to a harness or to a, you know, a backpack if you choose to do that. So you don’t lose the gloves, again, if you were take them off.
Down around the wrist we have got a nice pull tab. So when you are putting the gloves on and you need to get that extra nice tug, you have got a really good pull tab there to really kind of yank on the gloves and make sure you have got a nice snug fit, so a nice system there.
And another thing to mention on the liner gloves we have got nice Velcro on the front and back, so it helps keep it in place when it is in the glove so it doesn't slide around on you and prevent an awkward or uncomfortable fit. So that Velcro is a really nice addition to keep everything in place.
The fit of these gloves is very nice. They are fairly snug. They do have a precurved fit, so, again, dexterity and movement is the key in these gloves. You have got a really nice system in play that allows for a lot of movement. You can grip things easily. You can climb easily, ice tools, mountaineering tools, trekking poles, whatever you may need to use while wearing the gloves, you can do so easily with kind of the low profile fit with the soft shell movement there.
You have got a really nice system in play, again, wind proof materials, very breathable, very much movement in this glove. It is the Outdoor Research Luminary Sensor Glove.