Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Glove - Mountain Steals
Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Glove

Outdoor Research
Inception Aerogel Glove

Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Glove is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 16.
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The Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Glove utilizes PrimaLoft Aerogel insulation which astronauts use. That’s right, astronauts. These gloves are more ideal for terrestrial conditions though. They feature 4-way stretch and an abrasion resistant silicone dot palm so you can keep holding on to your stuff. Did I mention the astronauts?

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Product Description
Item No.   10438646

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Glove

  • Highly water resistant
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Ultra-tactile
  • Wicking
  • Quick drying
  • Abrasion resistant silicone dot palm
  • Primaloft encapsulated aerogel palm
  • Pull-on loop
  • Glove clip
  • Embossed logos
  • Hook and loop leather wrist closure
  • Undercuff construction
  • Touch-screen compatible
  • Elasticized wrist

Fabric Details

  • 4-way stretch 3L soft shell 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex
  • Synthetic abrasion-resistant palm with silicone dot print for grip
  • Grid fleece 100% Polyester lining
  • Touchscreen synthetic leather thumb and index finger, primaloft aerogel 1.5mm palm and fingers

Product Specifications
Primary Shell Fabric: Nylon
Primary Lining Fabric: Polyester
Features: Moisture Wicking, Insulated, Primaloft, Touchscreen Compatible, 4-Way Stretch, Abrasion-resistant, Windproof, Quick Drying
Weight: 5.5 oz
Palm Material: Synthetic
Product Technology: PrimaLoft
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Skiing, Snowsports
Insulation: Synthetic
Glove Type: Five Finger
PrimaLoft insulations and fabrics

PrimaLoft was originally developed to serve as a water resistant, synthetic alternative to goose down for the U.S. Army. Since then PrimaLoft has been a leader in insulation and fabric technologies in the outdoor industry, and is used by the top outerwear and clothing brands to craft pieces that offer warmth without bulky weight, packablity, and both water resistance and breathability for all your outdoor adventures.

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Product Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Insulating material went lumpy under fingers I used this glove for most of last winter. Used daily around town and for skiing / teaching 2 to 3 times weekly. The gloves were plenty warm, have very good dexterity for their weight and do not show much sign of wear for their use. The main issue with these gloves is that the insulation began to clump into hard spots on the underside of the fingers between the joints. This showed up in the spring once the gloves were used for spring skiing on warmer days. The insulation can be massaged down into less marble like blobs, but it does not fully go away. Without this issue the glove is a 4 or 5 star item.
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good down to 20F Bought these to snowshoe and Xcountry ski. Have used them 3 to 4 times a week throughout last winter and this year. Fit was good, tactile texture on the palms is a plus, as noted in other reviews the gel tends to clump over time, pull strap in the cuff is a nice touch. They are however not waterproof/windproof and using poles even with exertion only good down to about 20F, add a windchill and even less. Had to go back to mittens and or the bulky military issue extreme cold weather gloves for those days lower than that. On a side note I'd really like to see OR produce some sort of removable soft cloth patch on the back of the glove for wiping your nose.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent gloves I really like these gloves. They are very thin with a grippy surface. The gloves are surprisingly warm. They are just warm enough for standing around for hours in the high 20s. There is enough dexterity to do most things without taking them off, which is huge for me. I also used them for a day of skiing right around 30 and they were fine. I doubt I'd be comfortable on lifts too much below 30. The sensor finger is also one of the first I've used that works consistently. I wouldn't rely on these as my only glove, but for most situations they are perfect and I'm really glad I gave them a try.
Date published: 2019-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Save your money I bought this glove as a good in between for touring, something with fingers that isn't bulky like my warm mitts, so far I've only used them to walk my dog at about -9°c and I had instant buyer's remorse, these gloves were about 145.00 after tax and my hands may as well have been bare, they offered no protection from a small amount of wind and the dexterity was below average for what you would expect.... OR has some great products, this just happens to be one I'd advise to stay away from
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great gloves in the right conditions I use them for skiing in Utah. They're awesome for days that are above 25 degrees. Any colder than that and they aren't quite enough. There isn't much insulation in the wrist area so they work great with ski poles. These gloves allow a lot of dexterity.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cold to start but warms with extended exertion These are costly gloves. You have the be careful with your intended use. I have used these gloves in -10 to -15 temps. They do not overheat and they do breath. I found that with physical activity, they were cold to start. About 30 minutes into the activity (usually winter fat biking/trail running) they would start to warm. They never got hot with sweat and I think that is the major plus to these guys - they breath and stay warm. If I were planning an activity with low exertion, I think these would get cold.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Technology still not there I was intrigued with the aerogel technology, I have heard of it before. With these gloves it did not work. I live in Alaska and I really need my gloves to work. Consistently my fingers froze every time I use these gloves. There is no insulation around the fingertips. On top of that one of the fingers had a blowout on the inside and got aero gel all over my hand. For a spring skiing gloves they may be pretty good, but not for a cold winter glove.
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible investment. Don't buy. Great for only the 1st day. I started out loving these gloves but then they turned out to be one of the worst investments ever. The problem is is that the aerogel doesn't stay in its place and basically groups up into a ball in one place of the glove and then your hands are freezing. Completely unacceptable for gloves that cost more than $100 total waste of money. If the aerogel actually stayed in place they would be great gloves.
Date published: 2022-01-27
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Size Guide

Outdoor Research Mens Gloves and Mitts

SIZE X-Small/6 Small/7 Medium/8 Large/9 X-Large/10
Hand Circumference 6.5 - 7.25" 7.25 - 8" 8 - 8.5" 8.5 - 9.5" 9.5 - 10"
Length 6.5 - 7" 7 - 7.5" 7.5 - 8" 8 - 9" 9 - 9.5"

Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles, do not include your thumb. Also measure your hand length from the base of your palm to the end of your middle finger. Use the larger of the two measurements to select your glove size.