Outdoor Research Gripper Gloves - Men's

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These multi-purpose outdoor work gloves have a secure, comfortable fit; the Men's Outdoor Research Gripper Gloves feature weather-resistant fleece that stops wind and provides warmth. Synthetic palms and a curved design give them the ability to handle difficult tasks in cold conditions.


  • WINDSTOPPER®Technical Fleece
  • Suregrip palm for slip-free grip
  • Pre-curve, boxed construction
  • Tapered wrist

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

47 Reviews

  • Build quality: 6
  • Great design: 6
  • Ease of use: 5
  • Performance: 4

  • Cost: 3
  • Low performance: 1
  • seams in fingers: 1
  • Wears quickly: 1
Quality: 4.5 / 5
Comfort: 4.3 / 5
Durability: 4.1 / 5
Warmth: 3.5 / 5

47 Ratings & Reviews

windproof but not form fitting
January 01, 2010

the gloves were fixed size and did not have very much stretch to them (like polartech stuff). However, they were fully windproof. Had to send them back, expected more.

Warm gloves
November 22, 2009

It's soft and windstopper, warm gloves.I bought them for cold whether but they are not waterproof ,So I use them only at home. OR is named with its gloves and have a well-deserved reputation.

Best thing for staying warm
January 03, 2007

I am in the military and currently deployed to Afghanistan. I bought these gloves to keep my hands warm while serving as a gunner atop Hummvee's during patrol's and convoy's. Driving for 5 hours straight at 50mph while sticking out of the roof of a Hummvee in freezing temperatures while holding onto an even colder metal weapon would be hell without these. Besides keeping my hands warm I still retain the dexterity to operate weapons and radios. These things are great. They also work well even when moderately wet.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
25-34 yrs

Ok Glove
October 15, 2010

these gloves served there purpose, nothing special just a pair of average gloves dont let them get wet

Pros: Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Wears quickly, Low performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from NJ
45-54 yrs

OK but Expected Warmer
February 18, 2011

Overall, these are decent gloves but for their cost, I was hoping they would be warmer. No problem with the grip on these gloves - good for driving. I also like their length - they tuck nicely under jacket sleeves. One thing that can be bothersome at times is the inner seams in the fingers.

Pros: good grip, Cons: Cost, seams in fingers

Fit is great
December 19, 2004

I have a small hands and I have trouble finding gloves that the fingers are not too long and this gloves fit just right.

Great gloves for paragliding
August 09, 2005

I use these gloves for paragliding and they work really well. They are a tad bulky/loose fitting but do an excellent job at keeping the wind out and my hands warm and protected. Best out of 5 or so different pairs of gloves I've tried so far!

Long Lasting and Great for Barns
December 08, 2006

I've had a pair of these gloves since 1999 and they have finally worn out with holes in fingers. They are outstandingly warm and dry without bulk--it's easy to buckle a horse halter while wearing them and they withstand years of stall shoveling, wheelbarrow pushing, bucket lifting.

375 Ultramag
February 18, 2007

I use these gloves exclusively for moose hunting and almost all my outdoor activities in Alaska. They are not good at below zero temps or if it's pouring rain but for the most part I have not found a glove that fits me better and performs better in the woods. They are tough and quiet and very comfortable to shoot with. I love the fact I have good dexterity while wearing these gloves. I own 3 pair and keep one in the pockets of all my outdoor jackets.

nice gloves
September 27, 2006

I bought these for late fall trips and lost them to my husband. Nice windstoppers when the weather is cold and dry. As usual, Altrec provided incredible service.

Great gloves
December 26, 2005

These gloves are so good that I bought two other pairs for family members who love the outdoors. Articulated fingers; Excellent grip on the palm and fingers; Perfect for cold weather. Although a tad bulky for a glove linerr, my hands stayed extremely warm when worn with large over-mittens.

outdoor research did their homework
February 12, 2006

Great glove for winter cycling in subfreezing temps. Hands remain warm and dry. Dexterity for braking and shifting is good. Be sure to check glove sizing chart before placing your order.

Great gloves!
September 30, 2006

Fit the contour of my hand perfectly! Kept hands warm in early morning hike!

ComfortShoes: 4 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Green Bay
35-44 yrs

Sweet Fit.
October 05, 2010

The curved fit is excellent, which is essentially why I chose the Grippers. I can only give it an average rating for durability as I've only owned them for a short time. Taking them to Alaska in one week so I should get a pretty good idea of durability then. If they hold up, they're certainly worth the 50 smackers.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from New York
35-44 yrs

Quality gloves
October 09, 2012

I wear these gloves when I go out running in cold weather and they keep my hands warm but also regulate temperature well so I do not overheat. I have also worn when biking. They are comfortable and very well made. I would recommend and buy again.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Alabama
45-54 yrs

Gloves Gripper Coyote
November 29, 2011

If you are in the service, these are great gloves. They are coyote and subdued logo. Good protection in 32 and above, wind protection - but not waterproof. Would buy again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value

Can't go wrong with OR
March 14, 2007

I got several OR gloves, the 100 think liner with I use in leather gloves, the 150 with I use in my gortex shells and these gripper which I use as is. Hands stay warmer in these since they are windstoppers and grip well. They are not a tight fit like the 150s I am size medium. So they aren't good if you are planning on picking pennies of the floor. I like them very much.

A great purchase
November 06, 2006

These gloves kept my hands warm and wind free, hiking to the summit of Mt. Washington. Outdoor Research does it again.

Comfortable glove
August 01, 2009

Still haven't really had a chance to test them out in cold weather, but the gloves feel really comfortable.

great glove
September 15, 2005

great fit, great altrec service!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Michigan

Nice Gloves
December 19, 2010

I have a pair of the OR PL400 gloves and was looking for something warmer. These are windproof and still have a snug fit with good grip on the face. I still need to add a liner if temps are below 30.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, windproof

Excellent Glove
April 13, 2010

As a backcountry skier, Nordic skier, mountaineer, and ski mountaineer, I've tried a lot of thin 'work' gloves over the years that will keep the hands warm enough but not too warm on the uphill portion of a day. These are among the best I've used. They're fairly wind proof and cut just large enough that they don't constrict your fingers -- which keeps them warm for their weight. And yet they breathe well and don't get too hot when you're sweating up a long climb. They dry fast when they get wet (common in snow sports). And both of the pairs I've owned over the years have lasted extremely well. Most gloves I've used for skiing blow out in the fingers, palm, or the crotch between the thumb and index finger. These have lasted two or three times longer than many other thin gloves I've abused in the same way. Oh yeah, the grip is good when you're hanging onto the shaft of a ski pole. Some gloves grip better, but these get a B+ for grip. For the downhill portion of ski tour, I usually just slip a mitten shell over this glove and I'm good to go.

A must purchase
November 06, 2006

These gloves are great. They kept my hands really warm and did not feel any of the wind , as I hiked to the summit of Mt. Washington. This was a great purchase.

WInd Stopper!
February 11, 2008

This gloves say wind stopper and they mean it I've ridden my motorcycle in 20 degree weather and my hands stayed nice and toasty. I used the sizing chart and the gloves fit perfectly. The only grip i have with them is the seems on the inside are kind of stiff but im sure they will wear in eventually. over all good glove for temps 20 and up

Great gloves--good dexterity, warm but NOT waterproof!
January 26, 2009

I bought these gloves for the bitter midwest winter. I didn't want the usual bulky gloves. The OR Windstopper gripper gloves have been up to the task. They are soft and warm, have good dexterity but I often forget that they are not waterproof! Remember that and you will never regret the purchase.

Perfect cool weather glove
November 03, 2005

Great gloves. Nice anatomical fitI I use these for active sports like bicycling, cross-country skiing & spring downhill skiing, hunting, etc. They're not really waterproof but work fine in dry snow. They are warm and highly wind resistant, and still thin enough to manipulate small objects. The grip coating on the palms + fingers is just tacky enough to be useful. I have two pairs now and use them all the time.

Works for me
January 26, 2007

I have used these gloves for many outdoor tasks in various cold and wet weather and I really dig them. They are easy to work with when needing to grip, yet warm enough to keep fingers nimble. Very good purchase.

Gloves that can eliminate freezing fingers
January 11, 2009

When I first found and ad about these gloves, I thought it was unreal. So unreal that I had to purchase a set just to try them out, in the chance that they would do the job. The job of keeping my fingers completly warm while scraping the ice off my van during the coldest days of Ohio weather. And after I recieved the set (in faster time than expected), I was still wondering of their abilities when I saw that they were not very thick. From past experience, the thicker the better. But... You know what...I was flaborgasted to find my fingers not only NOT FROZEN, but actually warm. I would recommend these gloves and altrec.com for any outdoor wear. Thanks again for not letting me down.

Comfortable, warm and easy to handle things
December 31, 2003

This glove is a very functional glove for the price. For a glove, it is very comfortable and easy to hold on to most things. I wore them on a trip through northern Arizona and southern Utah in early March and my hands were comfortably warm. The only negative to mention is they don't repel water. In a rainy or snowy situation, go with waterproof gloves. I have a pair of these gloves and now does my wife. They work.

A perfect balance between warmth and flexibility .
October 26, 2004

The wind-stopper feature is a welcome addition to this light weight glove.

Gloves work great.
December 31, 2007

I got extra large, since they said they ran small. Wish I would have got a large instead, they are just a little big.

Great all round mountain glove
October 20, 2009

light enough to still work in, warm enough to keep the chill away from the fingers. I always throw a pair in the bottom of my pack for just in case.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Cleveland, OH

Great gloves
December 27, 2010

Toasty and totally windproof gloves that fit great! The palms get a little slick when it is cold (its the gripping material when it gets cold) and the cuffs tend to roll up-but these are very minor qualms. Overall, the gloves are great. Would definitely buy again from OR as well as Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Performance

a glavoe with results
January 31, 2006

Fantastic glove; warm, dry , and comfortable. Works well in all weather situations whether snowshoeing or backpacking

Great Wind Stoppers
January 24, 2005

I just received these gloves in the nick of time. I have developed poor circulation in my hands and my fingers go numb with ordinary gloves at the slightest dip in tempurature. I am in the Northeast walk two miles back and forth to work every day.. The gloves are fantastic. My hands were warm and toasty. No more numb fingers!!

Wind Stopper Gloves
April 04, 2006

These gloves are great- I work on a boat off Catalina Island and they arrived just in time for the latest series of storms to move through our area. (It's a Lifeguard/Paramedic rescue boat) Handling lines and gear with protection is vital.

Essential Gear
May 30, 2008

I recently wore out a pair because I use them all the time. They're great for a wide variety of conditions (really everything excluding severe cold or wet conditions). The Windstopper allows the glove to remain fairly thin for great dexterity. This is one item that always goes with me, whether climbing, backpacking or cross country skiing.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Salt Lake City, UT
25-34 yrs

My favorite all purpose gloves
April 05, 2011

Second pair of OR Windstopper gloves. My previous pair lasted through 10 years of heavy use spring skiing, mountaineering, trail running, and cycling. These new grippers appear to have some nice improvements. The fit is very anatomical thanks to the box construction, but they have done a good job of keeping the seams small enough so as not to feel obnoxious or uncomfortable. They are snug but in no way constricting on my (somewhat skinny) fingers. The sizing chart seems to be accurate. It recommended me a large, and minus the thumb being a tad long, the fit is spot on. The gauntlet on these fits snug against your wrist, which I personally prefer versus a more open style, but they are still very easy to put on quickly thanks to a nylon pull loop (which could also double as a carabiner loop in climbing situations). The grip on the palms/fingers seems very durable - much more so than my previous OR windstopper gloves and they held up for years of heavy use, so I have high hopes for these. I tested out the North Face Pamir glove and the Marmot Windstopper glove along with these and personally felt that OR has them bested in terms of build quality and fit.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: Cost

All in all, a good value
March 13, 2010

Like other outdoor products, sometimes the best choice is an article of clothing that's not great at anything but "pretty good" at several things. The Gripper fits that bill. They aren't as nimble as a snug pair of liners but as full blown gloves go, they are deft enough to where you don't have to pull them off every time you need to grab something out of your pocket or unhook something, etc. They aren't super warm but the windstopper material helps a lot in that department. They aren't waterproof but they'll do for sweeping snow off the windshield or if caught in a shower while biking or on a hike. Finally, they are small enough to pack well, whether in a backpack or in a glovebox. All and all, very handy and not bad looking. Very pleased with my purchase.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Los Angeles, CA
25-34 yrs

Robust comfort
March 09, 2012

I recently tried a variety of gloves and this is the one I chose. The other contenders were the Backstop, the PL100, the PL400, the PL400 Mitt, and the PL150. Of all the gloves I tried out, the Gripper is hands down the most robust glove. It may not be as warm as the PL400, however once you throw in a little bit of activity, work, or wind the Gripper holds fast while the PL400 starts to dwindle. The PL400 is great at what it was designed for, a liner glove. But if you are looking for a more robust glove capable of taking some abuse and providing a higher level of warmth in real world conditions, without the need for an additional shell glove, the Gripper is the way to go.

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

Excellent value and performance
December 12, 2009

Wore these on a winter road bike ride today in 40 degrees or so. Lighter and more flexible than what I was wearing before.

great windstopper gloves
June 01, 2009

these gloves worked great in snowy conditions with strong winds. Of course, they have their limits. My fingers did get cold at the summit of Mt. Whitney in below freezing temps, but that is when you break out the over mitts anyway. Another great glove by OR.

Do it all glove
January 17, 2009

I have 2 pair of these gloves! A pair in oxide and classic black. I use them for snowshoeing, dog walking, 0 degree skate skiing, and cold weather nordic classic. These are my go to, do all gloves!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Arlington, VA
35-44 yrs

Great and washes well
January 06, 2012

I can't count the number of gloves I have from the most gnarly mittens designed for -40degree temperatures to cool weather gloves. ' This glove is awesome because it is windproof, durable, and EASY TO WASH! It's for cool, but not uber-cold temperatures. Most of my outdooring gloves contain real leather, and they require careful handwashings. However, the Gripper is all synthetic, and it can just be tossed in the washing machine and comes out smelling clean again. This is why I prefer to wear and abuse this glove. I can also do this with my synthetic liner gloves, but most of my outer wear gloves contain leather, and I hate washing them after a season of abuse. The glove is sized great too. I have fat stubby fingers, but the medium still fits me well. I was even able to wear a liner glove underneath this when I went up Mount Washington last month.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use

Awesome Wind Proof Gloves
August 16, 2005

I used them on Mt. Rainier for all but the summit day. They are great for climbing/mountaineering when its cold, but not horrible. Work well with an ice axe and trekking pole in hand. Setting up tent, etc. is a breeze with this glove. In fact I just bought my 14 yr old son the same gloves because these perfomed so well.

Great gripping strength, very flexible
June 23, 2004

I ordered the M size gloves but due to the tight cuff, had to return for the L size. Altrec has the best return policy in the world!!! Just click on the item in your email, and it automatically generates the return authorization and the shipping label. All at absolutely no cost to you. They are the best. Gloves are very nice also

great gloves
July 19, 2006

these gloves are the best. i'm in the Army and i was first issued a pair in afghanistan. the army stopped issuing the gloves so i purchase them out of pocket. the deep green gloves match the Army's new combat uniform. i wish they offered the gloves without the OR logo seeing that the army frowns upon commercial logos on gear and equipment.

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