Mountain Hardwear Hydra Pro OutDry Glove

An immortally good alpine and mountaineering glove.

If you've ever wasted energy and patience wrestling with your gloves during a difficult climb, then you're going to really dig the Mountain Hardwear Men's Hydra Pro Gloves. A extra-large webbing loop makes them easy to pull on, while the wrap-around finger design moves seams away from your finger tips, giving you extra dexterity and warmth. Indeed, the Hydra is warmer than you'd expect such a low-profile glove to be, thanks to the Thermal.Q Elite insulation that's tucked inside a waterproof OutDry laminated and water-resistant goatskin leather palm. Hydra Span stretch nylon in the body gives you tons of dexterity for those long alpine climbs, while the hook-and-loop neoprene cuffs seal out water and snow and the suede thumb patch lets you wipe your nose when it inevitably starts running.

  • OutDry waterproof laminate
  • Hydra Span stretchy nylon fabric with water-resistant goatskin leather palm
  • Thermal.Q Elite synthetic insulation
  • Hook-and-loop neoprene cuff closure
  • Wrap-around finger design
  • Suede thumb patch
  • Pull-on webbing loop
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Lightweight Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these gloves for backcountry touring and mountaineering while on the move. For me, they are perfect for these activities. I hate not having dexterity while using an axe or walking on a rope, yet with light leather gloves, my hadns get too cold. These gloves are the perfect lightweight/ midweight glove to not be cold in temps well into the 20's and maybe even into the teens with a liner underneath and not sacrifice warmth or dexterity. I found them to be true to size and would strongly recommend them.

Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions at all.

Pretty good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll be the first to admit, circulation in the extremities ain't my body's strong suit. With that said, these gloves really weren't adequate for my hands but I'm sure they'd be great for somebody with a more competent circulatory system.

Small Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I buy Extra Large gloves in order to allow some room in fingers. Not baggy gloves, but enough room to allow comfort and circulation. These XL gloves are tight, am hoping that with extended use they will relax or stretch slightly. North Face XL fits me perfect, Mountain Hardware seems to have issues.

Wanted to Love Them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

After using the Mountain Hardwear Jalepeno all last year and loving it, wanted something similar but lighter with less cuff. These ran a bit small and got soaked the first 2 days I tried them. One being skiing in the guns, but the other seemed unwarranted. Was very surprised because I have had wonderful luck with outdry gear till now. Unfortunately sent back.

Hydra Pro OutDry Glove

Great technical climbing gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these for ice climbing first thing when I moved to Utah and I couldn't be happier with them. They are perfect for the moderate winters we have here (I've climbed with them in temps from mid 20s to single digits) but they might be a little on the lighter side for really cold weather. They're plenty nimble for leashless climbing and I've had no problem placing screws and handling thin ropes. They've stood up to some nasty winds on a few climbs and my hands have stayed bone dry every time I've climbed in them. I plan to use them for some technical alpine climbs in the Cascades come summer, too, and I'm confident they'll be great. All around great performers, highly recommended.

Hey Jason,

What is the insulation like? I'm looking for a waterproof glove that has very little insulation for skiing with the thinking that if it's raining, it's not really that cold out, i.e. warmer than 32F!


I'm sure the'll be plenty warm for this purpose. The "warmest" weather I've used them in was around 25F and my hands were nice and toasty. I haven't used them in any really wet conditions, but they have repelled the spray from a nearby waterfall quite well. Hope this helps!

Not waterproof as advertised

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Warm, but not waterproof. Ordered these new for a Cascades 2 day climb that involved multiple snow pitches. Within an hour of a steady rain, hands soaked. Very disappointed.

Great gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Great low cut glove. I found them to fit my hands really well and they have a nice pre-curve plus stretch over the back of the hand that makes them comfortable to grip tools with. The inside is warm and soft and they have kept my hands completely dry and warm.

Feeling safe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

After having some traditional gortex liner gloves soak through and freeze on me I decided it was time for a change. I was directed towards this glove. First time climbing was on a massive multi pitch with running water on a 10 degree day. I was trying hard to keep my leader warmed up and motivated. I started to get scared with I felt water running down my glove and straight down my arm. I was haunted by my previous experience.

This glove shook it off never got wet and kept me warm. So thrilled to have these on my hands and on my harness. If you are on the fence? don't be. Spend the money.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

A bit disappointing. Had these out ice climbing in 20 F temp. Cold hands ensued. Wet hands later ensued. Lacerations through leather finger tips also ensued. I would not recommend these for temps below 20 F. I did receive these s as A sample tho from a rep? So perhaps they weren't up to quality check. I had high hopes for these as they fit really well. In addition, they are nimble and provide good dexterity, just weren't very durable. Give em a go in warmer drier temps only.

Great glove

    I don't know how these gloves are "on the way" as MH no longer makes them

    Great Glove; would recommend it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a beginning Ice Climber and just spent 2 days on waterfall ice learning the skilz.These were my goto gloves for the ascent. They seemed to function just fine, grip was excellent dry or wet, but my hands sweat a little bit in them and didn't breath like I thought they would. It was around 18-30degF in Ouray, CO at the time. I really like the gauntlet and the "pull-tabs" built into the wrist made donning the gloves very quick for under cuff wear. The velcro wrist closure was adequate as well. I would have liked to compare these (on the ice) to OR Alibi II, because the Alibis felt slightly better in the store, but were quite a bit more expensive. Oh, the Hydra's seemed to provide decent protection from banging the backside of my hands up on the ice. I did wear a pair of super-thin liners on a couple of laps and although the "squeeze" was a little less tiring with the thin glove, I noticed my hands got banged up a tiny bit more. Of course, I'm a novice...but that didn't have anything to do with it, right?