Review: OR Bitterblaze Gloves

Ski gloves, climbing gloves, hunting gloves, work gloves... outdoor apparel is nothing if not specialized. Which is why the Outdoor Research Bitterblaze Aerogel Gloves are such a delight—they're designed for ice climbing, but can handle all the aforementioned activities and more. Gore-Tex, goat leather, and NASA-grade PrimaLoft come together to keep your fingers warm while preserving dexterity in a variety of applications. Large pull-on loops let the glove slide on easily, into a snug fit, while velcro straps secure it tight to the wrist. I've taken these gloves out backcountry skiing, worn them chopping wood, and donned them during late-season elk hunts; every time, the grippy palms grab and the aerogel insulates—yet another winner from the experts at OR. $140; outdoorresearch.com.

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