Outdoor Research StormTracker Glove Review
October 31, 2013
In my recent quest to find the perfect backcountry skiing and general mountaineering glove an employee of Outdoor Research recommended to me that I try the Outdoor Research StormTracker glove. It is a leather palmed, softshell glove with Gore Windstopper on the back and a mild bit of insulation on the inside. They also zip up the side rather than the recent trend of Velcro wrist closures. After using them a few times I’m pretty happy with them.
They keep my hands at a pretty comfortable temperature on both the skin up the mountain and on the ski down. They are waterproof enough that I don’t need to worry about getting them wet (but like all softshell items won’t be able to keep you dry in a downpour) but breathable enough that they keep my hands from getting too sweaty. They also come in on the lighter side of the glove weight spectrum.
Update: After using them for about 6 months now I’m still pretty happy with them. Overall they have stood up pretty well and have yet to develop any holes.
They are my current backcountry skiing and mountaineering glove. I like them well enough so far that I’m sticking with them for this season. Be careful on sizing though, I normally wear a medium and went with a small for this glove.
Outdoor Research StormTracker Glove