Outdoor Research Revolution (2017)

Features

Designed as a ski glove, the Outdoor Research Revolution uses a Ventia waterproof lining to keep the price down. It features Enduraloft synthetic insulation and a leather palm for durability. The back of the hand and cuff use tough, non-stretch nylon. You get a nose wipe, a non-elasticated wrist with a webbing adjuster, plus a cuff cord adjuster and a wrist leash. 4/5

Fit

The Outdoor Research Revolution is available in a men’s style with sizes S-XXL and a women’s style with sizes S-L, which adds up to a wider size and style range than most gloves. It fits easily without bunching of the lining, and the wrist can be easily tightened with the webbing buckle. The cuff fits inside or outside a jacket sleeve and is easily adjusted. The fingers could fit slightly more closely. 5/5

Comfort

These feel great instantly, although they’re perhaps not the absolute warmest; however they are easily warm enough for hillwalking. The wrist webbing and buckle are not too obtrusive, which is great. The cuff is not quite as long as some options, but it’s still long enough; however if you like a long cuff, others are worth checking out. The nose wipe is definitely good for nasal comfort! 4/5

In use

Outdoor Research Revolutions are excellent general-purpose hillwalking gloves, thanks to the ease of putting them on, the fit and the comfort. Some models have a very slightly closer fit on the fingers, which helps with dexterity a little. I like the wrist leash and all the other features, though I would prefer a slightly longer cuff to really protect the wrist better with a neater fit around jacket sleeves. 4/5

Value

These gloves are well-priced and hard to improve on, but some models that cost more do have extra benefits. 3/5

Verdict

The Outdoor Research Revolution is a great glove for most hill-goers, with only very minor features needing a closer look if you are particularly fussy about your gear. 4.0/5

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2017