Gear Guide 2020: Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Gloves Review

Our picks for the best gear of 2020.

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The Outdoor Research Inception Aerogel Gloves. 

Made with PrimaLoft Aerogel insulation, OR’s Inception Aerogel Gloves threaded the needle between warmth and performance—they’re a midweight glove (5.5 oz each) perfect for ice climbing. Our tester had no issues keeping his digits warm down to 20° F, and “On the warmer days of drippy Lake Willoughby ice, the 4-way-stretch soft-shell kept things dry on all but the wettest pitches.” The silicone dot-matrix palm let him hold his tools like they were “an extension of the arm,” while the touchscreen-friendly Sensor tips made it easy to operate any camera or phone. MSRP: $50–99

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