Ice climbing requires both protection and dexterity, two requirements that typically mix like oil and water. The stout Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi Gloves utilize Gore-Tex and shell X-TRAFIT technology designed to conform to the hand’s shape (the leather palm grip that extends around the thumb provides superior grip) while using EndurLoft insulation on the backside to provide warmth.

Heat pack-pockets also aid in providing warmth to climbers’ hands. Rounding out the package, a wrist-cinch provides a no-slip fit and is constructed specifically for extended use. 10.8 oz.

Cost: $169