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New ALTIHeat™ styles for F16

If winter for you mean’s suffering from the misery of painfully cold hands or even Raynaud’s, these touch screen compatible gloves could be the solution that keeps the feeling in your fingers, and a smile on your face. Part technical winter glove - part portable radiator, they’ll provide you with instant warmth at the touch of a button, and you won’t have to sacrifice any of it for the sake of sending a text. Whilst they may be pricier than other outdoor gloves, they promise to earn your affection during sub-zero days in the mountains, effectively delivering heat across your hands so you maintain dexterity and function.

The new Capstone Gloves now trump the Lucent Heated Gloves and Mitts as the warmest product in the collection - and indeed the heated glove market –by offering four times more heat and power than any other competitor. At the other end of the Spectrum you’ll find the new Oberland Gloves are ready to bring an instant boost of warmth and style to your mountain casuals.

About ALTIHeat™

Designed to provide serious warmth on demand, Outdoor Research first introduced its collection of ALTIHeat™ in F14. Several years earlier their first forays into heated glove development admittedly led to numerous recalls and failures, and they vowed never to launch another heated glove collection until they were confident they could guarantee reliability. Critical to the recent success has been matching their expertise as leading designers of performance gloves with an established and proven partner of heating technology. They found this in ALTIHeat™ who had accrued over 20 years of experience developing heat sources compatible with motorcycle gloves. With ALTIHeat™ on-board, they could confidently set their horizons on building technically functional gloves suitable for ski-touring and alpine climbing. Built to protect hands in bitter cold conditions, prototypes were rigorously tested both in the lab and in the field to ensure they were truly designed for adventures in all weather conditions and environments.

Functionally superior and warmer than any other heated glove in the outdoor market, ALTIHeat™ is a flexible heating system that delivers heat across the whole hand, whilst adding minimal bulk and weight to the gloves. Each style has 3 heat settings so you can tailor the amount of warmth you need to your activity level. These settings are clearly indicated by an illuminated button located on the wrist and operating a simple traffic light index (red for high, orange for medium and green for low). The gloves are powered by the replaceable lithium battery(s) located on the inside of the wrist, and spare batteries are available for when you need a back up power source.

New Styles (details below):

Capstone Heated Gloves £375
Oberland Heated Gloves £185

Existing Styles:

Stormtracker Heated Gloves £200
Lucent Heated Gloves £250
Lucent Heated Mitts £250

Capstone Gloves

Capstone Glove  © Outdoor Research
The new Capstone Gloves are now the pinnacle of the ALTIHeat™ collection, featuring the option of running two ALTIHeat™ batteries per glove and offering an enhanced heating element surface throughout the back of hand and fingers. These additions effectively double the already industry-leading and toasty-warm heat output offered in the popular Lucent™ and Heated Stormtracker™ styles. The ALTIHeat™ heated glove technol­ogy, PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Hi-Loft, a GORE-TEX® insert and touch-screen compatible Sensor™ leather come together to form the perfect glove for resort and backcountry adventures.

Fabrics & Features:

  • Waterpoof, windproof and breathable GORE-TEX™ shell.
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft® HiLoft Silver 200 g/m2 back of hand, EnduraLoft™ Insulation133g/m2 palm and gauntlet, Moonlite Pile Fleece Palm and Tricot Lined back of hand
  • Soft, water-resistant and tactile goat leather palm with leather palm overlays for durability
  • Moulded EVA foam knuckles protect back of hand
  • Touch-screen compatible
  • ALTIHeat™ Battery-Powered Heat Technology with Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Gloves can operate with 1 or 2 batteries
  • 3 Customizable heat settings
  • SuperCinch gauntlet™ and adjustable wrist cinch
  • Weighs 677g (w/ Batteries- Size L)
  • Sized XS-XL

Oberland Heated Gloves

Oberland Glove  © Outdoor Research
Even a run to the grocery store can be epic in the middle of a winter storm. With an under-cuff design and in-town styling, the water-resistant Oberland Glove brings the on-demand warmth of our ALTIHeat™ technology to everyday life in the mountains. EnduraLoft™ insulation provides essential warmth on moderate days and a Sensor-enabled leather palm and keeps you dialed in when you want to be.

Fabrics & Features:

  • Windproof and water-resistant WINDarrest™ shell.
  • Water resistant goat leather palm and synthetic suede overlays back of hand.
  • Insulation: Enduraloft™ i80 g/m2 back of hand, 60 g/m2 palm and cosy tricot lining.
  • Touch-screen compatible
  • ALTIHeat™ Battery-Powered Heat Technology with Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
  • 3 Customizable heat settings
  • Soft and tactile, water-resistant leather palm
  • Weighs 398g (Size L)
  • Sizes XS-XL

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