Female ice climbers demand a lot from their gear: The ability to trap warmth, retain tactility, and provide durability against the harsh ice, rock, and sharp tools that aid their objective, but can get in the way if not handled properly. So Outdoor Research developed a new way to take the stress out of handling those elements; the Women's Ouray Ice Gloves.
Designed specifically for women, by the best female-led technical glove team at Outdoor Research, the Ouray Ice Gloves are an homage to the adventurous ladies who have been leading pitches and hardcharging through ice and mixed climbing festivals with clunky, ill-fitting unisex gloves.
The Ouray changes all of that with precurve and fit designed and patterned to fit actual female athletes' hands and to match the motion of climbers at work. Both this and its unisex counterpart, the BitterBlaze Glove, use the waterproof trustworthiness of GORE-TEX®, the resilience of Pittards® Oiltac goat leather, and the revolutionary warmth of PrimaLoft® Aerogel insulation used in NASA space travel.
Because women's hands run an average of three degrees colder than men's, the Ouray features an extra 200g of Aerogel insulation on the back of hand. Aerogel's compression-resistant thermal barrier is patterned over the palm and fingers of each glove, with multiple panels that allow retention of grip and freedom of movement. Each customised Aerogel insert reduces heat loss from freezing cold elements, like ice, rock, tools, and rope, allowing you total focus on the task at hand.
Detailed down to the very last seam, the Ouray Ice Gloves also include a carabiner loop for easy storage, pull-on loop for no-fuss application, an elasticized wrist for further range of motion, and hook and loop wrist closures to trap in heat and fasten gloves securely. Go on, get out there, and kick some ice with the Ouray Ice Gloves on hand.