Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves - Mountain Steals

Outdoor Research
Splitter Gloves

Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 78.
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The Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves were designed with the legendary Hans Florine and tested on the hallowed grounds of Yosemite. These gloves offer protection for your hands with their synthetic suede that layers with synthetic non-stick leather to keep your knuckles nice and soft.

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Product Description
Item No.   10361111

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves

  • Anti-slip material on back of hand
  • Open palm construction
  • Durable
  • Ultra-tactile
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Close fitting for optimal dexterity
  • Hook/loop wrist closure

Product Specifications
Features: Anti-bacterial
Weight: 9 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens, Unisex
Best Use: Climbing
Glove Type: Fingerless
Product Reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 by from need more durability and sizing changes, climb well these are good crack gloves but I found that they fall apart very quickly. They protect every part of your hand while trad climbing and stay in place. I live and climb in leavenworth, WA on granite and one season shredded the leather near where they connect around your wrist. I would like to see OR use thicker leather which would increase the life of these gloves. Second the sizing is weird. I am a large in everything from jackets to gloves and the s/m is what fit me best. I would be psyched to get another pair of these if OR addressed these two pieces. For know I would recommend putting the gloves on then wrapping your wrist with tape to protect the closure system and increases the life of these gloves.
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great glove, odd sizing, creates microtrash The gloves are pretty good. Really good coverage, form fitting material, thin, light, easy to use. As many others have mentioned, the fit is strange. It improves significantly after the first few pitches of break-in, but I have gorilla hands and the L/XL still feels a little oversized and loose after 20 pitches. Doesn't noticeably affect performance. Unfortunately the OR logo which is screened onto the pads started peeling off immediately. Though I tried to keep up with it, I inevitably left little red pieces of trash on my first couple locations before the labels completely peeled. Pretty dumb and thoughtless mistake on an otherwise good product.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gloves ripped after less than 10 uses I bought these gloves a few months back. I've only used them about 10 times or less, and one of the finger holes already ripped. Pieces of the rubber have also separated from the cheap material they're attached to. It's unfortunate that OR only has a 60 day return policy, otherwise I'd send these pieces of junk right back. It's a bit offensive that OR charges a premium for products of inferior quality. I understand that climbing sandstone cracks can be rough, but for a product to break so break after such little use is ridiculous. The product works fine in cracks, but it's too expensive for how poor the quality is.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best out there For some reason people love to hate these. But they're actually amazing! They're quite thin (certainly compared to other brands) and they're as close to actual tape as you'll get in an easily removable glove. For long, multi-pitch crack routes I will add some extra tape over the glove at the wrist. If anything they run a little big, particularly around the thumb. I wear the s/m (which are always sold out) but I think I could go to xs even though I have a pretty standard medium size female hand. These are more durable than they look but I still replace them after a season with lots of abrasive crack climbing.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Latest iteration much more durable! I bought these gloves when they first came out last year, and the synthetic leather patches and wrist velcro bits quickly started separating from the glove just after a few pitches. Definitely not durable. I returned them to OR for their latest iteration of these gloves, and the velcro bits are now sewn onto the glove, and the leather patches appear to be staying put (after several days of climbing in Joshua Tree). Yay! These gloves are different from the other brands as they don't add very much volume to your hand. They feel nearly as thin as taping which is what I prefer. I have super small child size hands, and the XS fits perfectly.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from last about as long as tape... These gloves only lasted about 10 pitches until the glue failed. I called to ask about it and was told I should expect them only to last 10 pitches. Tape lasts 10 pitches and is a lot cheaper than these gloves. One trip up the captain is about 30 pitches... Not sure why they can't use a better glue or stitch the rubber to the base fabric. All that said these gloves are nice and thin and climb well until they fall to pieces, definitely not preventing waste though and seem way overpriced...
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would absolutely buy again; Everyone likes how thin this our, and how they fit and climb as the best gloves on the market. I agree with this, not going to get into that discussion though. I want to talk about durability for a second. /I probably climbed 30 long days with these in last fall, including lots of days with 15 pitches or more on granite and sandstone. I took them up El Cap twice. /Sure, they aren't going to last forever, but with good technique (lock in the jam, don't move your hand afterwards, movement of your hand in the crack is why we often need tape in the first place) durability isn't going to be a large problem. /You cannot have light, cheap, and durability. Pick two.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd pair I was sold on these gloves by a buddy of mine who had sworn by tape as long as I've known him. But these are perfectly balanced between thin and strong. The first model was even thinner, and one of my finger straps blew in the valley after maybe 15-20 long days (which I expected and figured was still worth the cost). The new update has added a bit extra to this problem and seems like they'll last a bit longer. Overall seems to be a good update though I much preferred the all black to this dorkier color scheme. These gloves let your hands go and go without getting in the way. You can take them off in between pitches and not deal with the hassle of taping or the pain of running out. I almost don't want to recommend these so they'll be in stock next time I need them.
Date published: 2018-03-09
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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.