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Worthy of epic conditions in the backcountry and on the ski slopes, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves provide waterproof protection and are thin enough to operate your GPS without taking them off. The shell is made from lightweight yet durable Conduit™ Silk nylon and bonded to an OutDry® membrane that will keep water out and let your hands breathe, offering a warm, dry interior no matter how much you sweat. An articulated cut, seamless finger tips and a grippy synthetic palm give you dexterity. Lined with soft, brushed polyester that feels cozy against your skin, these are thin mountain gloves with no insulation so you'll need to wear liners in really cold conditions. A Velcro wrist closure seals out cold wind and snow. From a fall backpacking trip in the rainy North Cascades to a beautiful bluebird day at Whistler, the Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves for men are as adaptable as you are.


  • Shell material: Conduit™ silk nylon ripstop
  • Laminate: OutDry® waterproof technology
  • Lining material: brushed polyester
  • Palm material: synthetic grip palm
  • Articulated cut
  • Seamless finger tips
  • Durable grippy synthetic palm
  • Windproof and water-resistant
  • Short gauntlet with Velcro® wrist closure
  • Brushed polyester lining adds warmth and wicks moisture
  • Weight: 3.8 oz, 107 g

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

43 Reviews

  • Great design: 6
  • Performance: 6
  • Ease of use: 3
  • Great value: 3

  • Low performance: 1
  • no nose wipe: 1
  • Poor quality: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3.2 / 5

43 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from Ventura, CA
35-44 yrs

Excellent LW Waterproof Gloves
December 14, 2010

The MH Epic gloves are the best lightweight (LW) waterproof breathable gloves I could find. They are not cheap, but they are excellent. I am surprised at how thin the gloves are, and I suspect I'll need a liner glove in colder conditions, but for my purposes (cold and wet weather biking and backpacking) that is better. I don't like a thick, insulated ski type glove for these purposes because I find it too difficult to hold poles, adjust layers, avoid overheating, grab rocks, etc. I compared these to the Rab Latok gloves, which I returned upon getting these. The Latok is a closer fitting glove more well suited to tool use and mountaineering. This glove seems like it will be more durable, though the fit is a bit looser and the palm is probably going to be less grippy. For a general outdoor use glove, I think these can't be beat if you require water and windproof. Big demerit though for no soft material on the thumb for a nosewipe.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: no nose wipe
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

January 12, 2011

Awesome glove, It could protect me from bad weather, It has a high quality and better than I thought, many features in it: waterproof ,breathable and durable. I don't worry about my hands in such a cold winter since got it. Next week I prepare to go skiing with it.

good gloves
April 28, 2010

I got these gloves to replace some windwall north face gloves. They are pretty windproof but not much insulation. They keep you warm but not a toasty warm. Good for outdoor activity. Wind and water proof great fit and grip in the fingers.

Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 2 / 5
Quality: 2 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
from CA
55-64 yrs

Men's Epic mountain hard gloves
December 27, 2010

The ordering online was easy and timely delivery of these gloves was very good. They fit my son well. However, the picture of the gloves online and the description did not live up to the actual quality of the gloves. My son lives in Minneapolis where it is 7 degrees F and below these days. These gloves are simply not nearly warm enough. He has to wear two pairs of other gloves underneath these to keep his hands warm enough! I am very disappointed with these gloves. As mentioned, the picture of the gloves makes them look thick and warm looking. I think the description should include that these gloves are not insulated and not suitable for extremely cold weather.

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: Low performance, Poor quality

lighter weight, but decent glove...
January 20, 2010

Bought these for my hubby for x-mas. much lighter weight than I expected...but, good for wind protection! He is a runner and runs outside in winter...Happy with purchase! Some good deals at Altrec! :)

Great glove
January 16, 2010

I've had a pair for 3 years and have used them in all kinds of conditions from just plain cold, to wet and cold, and snow and cold. That is why I just ordered another two pairs of them. Comfortable, warm, dry, and easy to pack or carry in your pockets.


January 22, 2010

The 2008 epic glove is well made and is of good quality materials. It's perfect for any weather abouve 35 degrees, but not for anything much colder. Great for any activity in fall spring.

This is an incredible glove for cold weather when dexterity matt
January 03, 2010

This is an incredible glove for cold weather when dexterity matters. I have used these gloves for years in cold weather backpacking. From pumping water to cooking to simply being my outer layer during hikes. These are my first glove choice when packing. Even use them as glove liners around camp.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from NY
35-44 yrs

Recommended, but...
February 23, 2011

They do little to keep my hands warm except that they keep them dry and that keeps them from getting cold longer than gloves that get wet. Since they fit nicely, there isn't enough room to also fit a liner underneath them.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Ashburn, VA
35-44 yrs

Excellent Gloves
December 08, 2010

This was my second pair of theses gloves. I am a contractor and am outside all winter long. These gloves are the perfect balance of weight and warmth. They block out moisture and wind also.. Excellent for everyday use and extremely durable!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Sweet gloves
March 06, 2010

Excellent gloves, fit very well. Can't complain, I have long and skinny fingers and a size small fits about right. They seem very durable and have great grip as well as a nice, comfortable fleece lining.

January 16, 2010

this glove is not good for 40 and below weather!


Good glove
February 19, 2010

This glove are really pretty good for Spring and Autumn days that I just wear one minute and then feel warm.

Awesome Lightweight Gloves!!
December 28, 2009

This is my third pair of these great gloves. Very lightweight, yet very warm. I use them daily for work and play..

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Cleveland, OH
35-44 yrs

Great Gloves
December 30, 2010

These are great gloves. I have worn them in the rain as well as snow. They do not make your hands clammy or sweaty as opposed to some others I have tried. I feel like they are going to last a long time provided I take care of them. Have recommended these gloves to several family members who are in the armed forces.

Pros: Great design, Build quality

January 26, 2010

Nice material, not bulky.

Excellent All-Around Glove
January 12, 2010

The gloves are not too thick and are perfect for driving. The rubber grip helps make gripping and handling the steering wheel better. These gloves are waterproof and are ideal for all weather conditions.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Orange County, CA
35-44 yrs

Great All-Around Gloves
January 23, 2011

These have become my go-to gloves since purchasing them here. Because they are totally water-proof and warm down to temps in the hi 20s, these are my favorite gloves for fall & spring backpacking in the Sierras. Perfect protection for hiking in cold rain or wet snow. I also use my Epic gloves for snowshoeing & nordic skiing on cool, wet days. Typical Mountain Hardwear quality and durability, which makes the price well worth it. Nice fit and good dexterity too. Very versatile backcountry glove for mild-cold wet conditions!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, versatility, comfort
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
55-64 yrs

light and tough
May 28, 2013

These gloves are just what I was looking for. The are thin enough to allow some dexterity while keeping your hands warm and dry. They seem to be well made with high quality materials. The sizing is generous. They are the largest xlarge that I have owned. Big enough to use a liner for really cold conditions.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

Very good, very lightweight
March 17, 2010

Bought these gloves for use in the snow. So far so good. Very light weight and give your hands a lot of dexterity

Light / Right Price
January 21, 2010

These gloves are great for the price, but nothing to get too excited about. The dexterity is OK, but Arcteryx and others make light gloves that fit better. I'm not using them in wet/windy conditions, so I find them less breathable than soft-shell gloves.

More to them than meets the eyes
February 21, 2010

Really light weight glove that has more to it than it appears. Good warmth,, and not bulky. Was disappointed when I first saw them, but am now glad for the purchase.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5

Very waterproof
February 05, 2012

I took the Epic gloves to the Adirondacks for a snowboard trip in January. These gloves performed fantastic in the 0 - 20 degree weather. However I would recommend wearing a glove liner for temps colder than that. They also kept my hands nice and dry all day. I would def recommend to anyone.

Pros: Build quality, waterproof, windproof, warm

Nice everyday gloves, good for snowball fights
February 26, 2010

I bought these gloves for my 14-year-old son, who doesn't like gloves that are too thick, stiff, or restrictive. He usually wears lightweight fleece gloves, but he also wanted something waterproof (or water repellent) to wear for snowball fights and horsing around in the snow. These gloves weren't exactly what I was expecting (they're floppier and less constructed than they look in the picture), but my son likes them. They're light and bendable enough to stuff in his pockets--and they were cheap enough that when he inevitably loses them, it won't be the end of the world.

Solid Mid-Cold Performer
January 19, 2010

Very pleased with this glove. I have worn this glove skiing when temps are ~30 degrees. My hands stay warm and dry. There is room to wear a liner if needed. Elastic wrist bands are a bit tight, but once one, they keep the snow out. This years model of these gloves are 3x the price of these. Very pleased with performance

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5

Great lightweight glove
January 05, 2011

Though it hasn't been fully tested (in the backcountry), it did not disappoint during multiple snowball packings over the holidays. It is nearly a true to size fit, perhaps a tad small depending on the hand. I usually wear a large comfortably, but this is a little snug (which is ok for my purposes). A great lightweight waterproof glove - something I've never had until now.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance

Very Functional Glove
February 14, 2010

These gloves are lightweight and have excellent grip and dexterity. Plenty warm for daily use. Grippy palm is fantastic -great for shoveling the drive.


Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Glove - 26823
February 01, 2010

Great light gloves. Fit well, very good confection and can even wear it with small glove from Mountain Hardwear, witch made them warmer !! Super. Pierre G.

Excellent waterproof lightweight glove.
February 22, 2010

I purchased this glove to have a lot of dexterity to put my split board together. This glove is lightweight, wind proof, and water proof. If you need a glove to keep your hands dry when pushing snow around and not make your hands sweaty on the inside of your gloves, this is the glove for you. Also seems durable, so far.

Great Glove... I Want Another Pair.
January 16, 2010

Great glove. Fully waterproof... at least no leaking yet. The Mountain Hardwear quality, I've come to trust, is evident. The other reviews are right about the temperature this glove preforms in... there is nothing for insulation inside; except for a felt liner... witch is partially the reason i bought this glove. I use a Mountain Hardwear liner glove under the Epic glove and the fit is perfect and provides the insulation i need. I had no need to go a size up. This way i can regulate the temperature of my hand. I rate the gloves as 20+/- degrees with the liner inside. I need to buy a pair for my wife.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
from St. Paul, MN
35-44 yrs

Excellent above 20 degrees F
December 12, 2010

These are excellent totally WATERPROOF gloves useful for when the temp is above 20 deg F, if not slightly warmer. I've worn them with nice Mtn Hardware fleece liners below 20 but still found them cold. The gloves are not marketed as cold weather gear so there is no deduction in points from me. The build quality and dexterity is superb. I wear them biking on rain days (I commute by bike). They are light and pack nicely.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance

Good 3 Seasons Waterproof
October 20, 2009

I like the gloves a lot, this is the second pair I bought, after losing 1 glove walking the dog in the spring. The grip is great. I would use heavier gloves below 45 degrees I think.

Good glove
February 08, 2010

Used them skiing and for work excellent glove.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Redmond, WA
25-34 yrs

Awesome gloves..
February 23, 2012

These gloves are very lightweight and waterproof. Order one size larger so that you can wear woolen liners if needed. I'm 6'0 tall and 170lbs and ordered size L

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Winchester, MA
45-54 yrs

Lightweight, go-to glove
January 08, 2011

Though these aren't especially warm (at least for me since my fingers tend to get pretty cold), they're warm enough for a wide variety of outdoor activities, and they're so light and compressible I find myself reaching for them more often than any other gloves in the closet (and that's quite a few).

Pros: Performance, Ease of use, light, compressible
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Awesome gloves!
February 04, 2012

Received the gloves quickly. The quality and comfort of the gloves feel wonderful. Use the gloves to x-country ski and when cold. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from East Tennessee
45-54 yrs

Good gloves
March 02, 2011

I purchased these gloves for winter hiking and they have performed well. I usually use trekking poles and generally wear out gloves quickly, but the epic gloves have held up well. Not overly warm but fine for my needs. The medium's fit my smallish male hands and the cut is trim without being constricting. My only complaint is the lack of soft strip to wipe my nose. Waterproof is nice, and haven't had any issue with overheating or sweaty hands.

Pros: Build quality, Great value, durable

Excellent Light Glove
February 08, 2010

I use these as a Sunny Day Glove. As matter of fact I used them today in single digit (sunny)weather and I am totally comfortable. I do use a liner--this makes a difference. Even with a liner they are articulate very well. My favorite non-storm glove.


Very good spring skiing gloves.
March 29, 2010

I bought these gloves and used them for spring skiing this season. They are very waterproof, windproof, and have very little insulation making them almost perfect for late season skiing. My only complaint is with the gauntlet. I wish it was a little longer and bigger around as it is a tight fit over my shell at the wrist. All in all, I'm happy with the gloves and would buy them again.


Excellent glove
January 19, 2010

True to size. Fits very well. Water proof in rain. Keeps my hand warm down to teens with wind blowning. Great grip surface on whole palm and fingers. I got these gloves to replace some Northface wind wall that my dog chewed up and they are twice as good!

Mountain Hardwear glove
February 10, 2010

This is a well made light glove. In my endless search for a bomber glove with minimal insulation I stumbled on last years epic glove. It can be worn over the cuff of your jacket or underneath and is very versatile. If the temp drops below 32 just throw on a liner underneath and your good to go. Waterproof enough for all but the wettest ski conditions.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Texas
45-54 yrs

Great water proof gloves
January 03, 2011

I needed waterproof gloves for wet, cool/cold, damp weather so I didn't want real thick "hot" gloves. These were perfect. Lightweight yet durable and pretty flexible. Size was accurate - I always wear a Large and these fit perfectly. For real cold weather you would need something warmer but if you need something for cool and wet, these are perfect - they kept my hands perfectly dry in a driving rain. I've always had good luck with Mountain Hard Wear. I'll keep buying their products.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

Lightweight and warm
January 09, 2010

Bought a pair for me (S) and for my husband (M). Men's small is a good fit for my 7 1/2" palm except that the index and pinkie are a tiny bit long for my fingers. My husband also finds the index slightly long for his hand. Lightweight, excellent flex and surprisingly warm for the lack of bulk. There is still room for liners for extreme conditions if needed.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: s, m, l, xl.

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