Outdoor Research Backstop Sensor Glove - Men's
Outdoor ResearchBackstop Sensor Glove - Men's

Stopping winds and starting smartphones.

Outdoor Research's Backstop Sensor Glove includes touchscreen compatibility as well as the performance and protection you need while ski touring. Windstopper equips this glove with reliable windproofing and breathability for skinning uphill, and Radiant stretch fleece wicks moisture, dries quickly, stretches for dexterity, and adds a touch of warmth. The Backstop also features silicone pads across the palm for a good grip.

  • Windstopper lining
  • Radiant stretch fleece shell
  • Elastic wrist
  • Touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb
  • Anti-slip palm grip
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

All-Around Great Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted an all around glove to wear (driving, casual shopping, and such) to keep my hands warm and out of the wind. Here in Oklahoma, the wind can cut like a knife when it's cold. I have been able to use them a lot this winter (from the 40's and 50's down to 0) and they have held up quite well. They are great for driving and the sensor tips work great for getting around my phone. Don't know how they hold up dealing with snow just yet.

Great lightweight glove`

    I just got these for my dad for Christmas and he loves them! They are a great getting to the hill glove, touring/ hiking glove, or casual glove! He's so stoked to wear them all the time!

    Touring glove approved!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this glove just for the uphill when touring and it does not fail! Just thin enough for comfort and the windstopper is exactly what I was looking for, for those howling morning before work. I could see this glove easily being a great everyday glove as well. I wear a Medium on this glove. I am a size 10 in Hestra if that helps you out. Let me know if you have questions, I'd be happy to help out.

    Great Light Glove

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these to wear from the lot to the lift. Having light gloves allows you to get your gear on in the lot when you have very cold weather conditions. I wear them from the lot to the lift on the bus as it keeps my hands warm and able to access my phone, helmet strap, goggle adjustment, ect. I wear these during the spring and leave my heavy gloves behind as the black ones keep your hands nice & warm on the lift, during spring temps. Would highly recommend these. Also great to wear when I walk my dog in the winter, shovel snow, and cleaning snow & ice off my truck in the winter. OR gear is bullet proof, keep up the good work!

    Hey Jeff - Thank you for the great review. These gloves just make sense: Windstopper back of hand is perfect!

    Have fun!

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    These are awesome!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just bought them specifically for ski touring. After reading reviews and loving Windstopper, I pulled the trigger. After touring in these for about 5 days. I also had some great days on resort with a mitten shell in 25 degree weather and just the Backstop gloves in 32 degree weather with sun.

    I have also used them in the car at colder temps and while shoveling snow. It is safe to say that the glove that I bought with intention for one activity actually has use in many.

    SUPER stoked on this item and will be recommending it. I bought a size medium and they fit pretty snugly - but a large would be too long.

    Thanks for the great review, Grant! Enjoy!

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    Great, versatile gloves!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The best thing about these gloves is how versatile they are. They work for any winter active pursuit. The back is windproof and quite warm, while the palm is very breathable. Whether I'm running, fat biking or walking to/from work, they adapt. When it's 15-35, I close my fists and they keep my hands warm. When it's warmer or I'm working up a sweat, I open my hands flat, and they breathe like champs. They also work exceptionally well with a touchscreen --- even better than my super thin merino North Face gloves.

    Will, Thank you for the great review!

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    The ultimate ski touring gloves!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I would first like to note that I run very hot, especially while I am ski touring. With that said, here are my thoughts:

    These gloves rock! I picked these up to wear while skinning uphill during ski tours and they have definitely exceeded my expectations!

    I was looking for a glove that would block out the wind, provide warmth but not make my hands sweat, and also not get soaked through when I have to dig around in the snow. The sensor gloves have been the prefect fit. They are a listed as a liner glove but for me they are think enough that I never had cold hands even during a ski tour in 20 degrees. The best part is definitely the Windstopper liner. It blocks out all wind and even handled wet conditions very well. I jokingly got knocked over into a pile of snow last weekend and both hands went straight to the bottom of the snow. To my surprise, both gloves stayed dry and did not soak up any of the water. The most surprising part about these gloves was how well the touch screen finger tips preformed. I was able to type a paragraph on my iPhone (with a LifeProof case on) without having any typos. When I got to the top of the skin track this past weekend I realized that this was the first pair of gloves that I have been able to leave on for an entire ski tour, and for me that is perfection.

    I would definitely recommend these gloves to anyone looking for a lightweight and versatile glove that can handle everything from ski touring to typing on your phone in the cold.

    Fit is true to size.

    Please contact me directly if you have any questions!

    great review, Trey! Thank you!

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