Part of Outdoor Research’s Sidecountry line, the Adrenaline Glove is a very comfortable and light ski glove. They provide great dexterity, the grip is solid, and construction seems quite good. My favorite feature is that the gauntlet on these are a little bit longer than on other ski gloves, which I really like. Even if your jacket sleeves are pretty big, the gauntlet will fit over nicely and then will tighten down with a one-hand drawcord. One feature missing here are wrist leashes for hands-free security when you need to take them off on the chairlift. I feel this should be standard on any ski glove. Also, no goggle wipe blade or soft fabric on the thumbs for nose wiping (kinda gross, but I do like gloves with this feature).
Given that the gloves are pretty light, I would not call them an all-day, bombproof glove. While I didn’t test them during super strenuous skiing, my hands started to get chili after lunch. I think these would be ideal for aggressive skiers or boarders who are going to keep their body temp high, or for spring skiing. Personally, I need a glove that’s a bit more burly to last the whole day.
From the Outdoor Research Website:
Waterproof and breathable, the Adrenaline Gloves? have all the function and features needed for protection through a long day of thigh burning skiing. The durable nylon fabric and AlpenGrip® LT palms withstand abrasion from gear and tough use. When rough winter weather blows in, insulation keeps hands warm, keeping you comfortable.
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 6.4 / 180(size Large, per pair)
Warm, versatile ski glove with light insulation
Waterproof/breathable Ventia? insert
Durable 70D nylon shell
EnduraLoft? insulation: 233 g
Wrap-around AlpenGrip® LT palm
Pre-curve, boxed construction
Ladder-lock wrist cinch with easy-grip tab
MonoCinch? gauntlet closure