The Outdoor Research Luminary Glove is designed as a technical ice-climbing glove for use in temperatures down to -17 deg C while providing excellent dexterity and protecting the user from the weather. It features a Gore-Tex Windstopper outer, which makes it water-resistant but not durably waterproof. Inside there is a removable fleece liner glove that can be worn on its own when there is a need for dexterity before the shell is fitted over the top for extra protection. The shell has a leather palm for extra durability while the back of the glove is stretchy to allow a closer fit. The gauntlet is very long and narrow, allowing it to be worn over or under a jacket sleeve. You also get a nose wipe, drawcord on the cuff and wrist leash. There is a karabiner loop on the back on the hand too. While this glove is designed for technical ice-climbing it would also be ideal for general mountaineering in the snow due to its close fit and long gauntlet style, which ensure excellent dexterity and protection for the hands in the coldest of conditions.
Materials Gore-Tex Windstopper Soft Shell, leather palm, removable fleece liner glove
Sizes S-XL (men’s); S-L (women’s)
Weight 245g (pair, size men’s L)
The Outdoor Research Luminary Glove was the best for mountaineering and climbing in our test.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2013