The Capstone gloves take warm to a whole new level. They are made with top quality materials making them waterproof, windproof and breathable while being hugely insulated. The ALTIHeat, battery powered heating system is the most powerful yet providing you with warmth you can control depending on the conditions.
Outdoor Research says:
The pinnacle Capstone Gloves deliver big-time warmth and performance for anything from cool spring powder days to sub-zero night skiing in the heart of winter. These gloves feature the option of running two ALTIHeat™ batteries per glove and offer 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 our popular Lucent™ and Heated Stormtracker™ styles. Our 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.
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Outdoor Research's Capstone Gore-Tex Heated Gloves are the benchmark for warmed gloves. The level of insulation they have without the heating system is impressive and keeps your hands warm to start with. Add to that the rechargeable battery powered heating that can be adjusted to three levels of heat and you have a glove capable of dealing with the coldest of conditions. A Gore-Tex lining gives even more protection from the elements making them waterproof and windproof..
They still have loads of the simple, practical features too with adjustable Velcro straps across the wrist, a drawcord gauntlet, pull-on loop, glove clip and removable leash to keep them secure when they are not on your hands. They are touch screen compatible, have a soft nose-wipe fabric on the thumbs and are reinforced on key areas to give durability.
ALTIHeat offers three levels of electronic heat, providing comfort across a range of temperatures. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery is supplied with it's own charger and can last for up to 8 hours on the low setting, up to 5 hours on medium and up to 2.5 hours on high. It's simple to use, you just hold the button on the cuff of the glove and the electricity flows though, warming resistors at the fingers and thumbs within seconds. The button changes colour to indicate what heating level you've got it on so you can work out how warm you need them to make the heat last longer.
The batteries fit nicely into two little pockets on each glove and are relatively light in weight as far as batteries go. The gloves come with a carry case to keep the gloves, charger and batteries together. Not the most compact gloves but definitely one of the warmest available anywhere. They are ideal for the coldest conditions and activities such as winter skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering or anything else in which ultra warm gloves are needed.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
Please note: We cannot ship this item outside of the UK as it contains a Lithium Battery.