Gear Tidbits: OR Omni Glove

Post by blogger | February 22, 2011      

A friend said tonight is like Christmas Eve. A big storm is brewing, and town is anxiously awaiting the snow (unlike the last “sleeper” storm). But something seemed not quite holiday worthy about this alone. My sister used to always insist we got to open one gift on Christmas Eve growing up. Little jump on the excitement of the next day. Well, to keep with tradition my new OR Omni Gloves showed up today. Merry Christmas indeed.

I’ve been a huge fan of these gloves for the last couple seasons. They are my go to skinning gloves. Spring backcountry skiing gloves. Biking in the rain gloves. Waxing skis in the garage gloves. Working on the car in the fall gloves. Driving through winter storm gloves. You get the idea.

These wind-resistant, stretchy, fleece gloves (made with Polartec Wind Pro) have a few upgrades this season that I’m excited about. There’s a more streamlined fit to keep the previously loose fitting fingers from snagging small metal edges (ski bindings, chainrings, bolts ends). They also added a large loop of cord on the cuff for easy clipping to your pack or pants when you don’t need the gloves on, but want them quickly accessible.

Here’s to Santa delivering the goods tomorrow as well! (Oh, and speaking of holidays, the glow-in-the-dark palm is perhaps a perfect Halloween accessory.)

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(Guest blogger profile: Dave Downing and his wife Jessica live in Whitefish, MT, where he is a freelance designer and owner of Ovid Nine Graphics Lab. Dave has been told that there is nothing to see in Montana, so please move along.)


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6 Responses to “Gear Tidbits: OR Omni Glove”

  1. Scott Nelson February 22nd, 2011 4:40 pm

    Ditto on the OR gloves. I have a pair of their Vert glove and they have held up to everything. 24 hours of skinning/skiing on two different occasions, skate skiing on colder days, backcountry, fitness laps at the resort, even road biking. Super versatile, comfy, warm, breathable and durable gloves.

  2. matt February 22nd, 2011 6:06 pm

    I was wondering where the big storm was supposed to be, then i saw it was a guest blogger from MT.

  3. Lou February 23rd, 2011 7:33 am

    Oh, didn’t mean to confuse, the writing in that post is supposed to hearken to any evening when the big storm is brewing. My bad if I didn’t edit correctly…

    Dave, you getting snow up thar?

  4. Dave downing February 23rd, 2011 10:01 am

    As lou said, the post was written for another storm earlier in the season…I think it flaked, however the post ended up running as another storm rolls in. 6″ yesterday, 6″ today, more to come 🙂

  5. DV February 24th, 2011 10:38 am

    Burton makes an awesome glove akin to the OR glove mentioned above. Get them on sale for only $17. (sorry Melanie @ OR!)

  6. Darin March 30th, 2011 3:04 pm

    So I bought theses gloves, in part, due to this small feature. They are awesome, windproof, warm, and grippy. It is creepy having two glowing hands in the corner of my room at night. They keep me up sometimes and I’ve started to cover them to avoid the creepiness.

    (p.s. ‘slush’ didn’t work for the anti-spam quiz)

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