The Outdoor Research Stormsensor touchscreen gloves are well-designed, highly functional, and brilliantly constructed. Offering more warmth than the OR Sensors, and more dexterity than the OR Ambits, these touchscreen gloves are sure to be favorites of tech-savvy, cold-weather outdoor enthusiasts.
Everything from the stitching and seams, to the choice and placement of materials make the OR Stormsensors extremely well-made gloves. Stormsensor owners will enjoy OR’s ‘Infinite Guarantee’—the company promise that you will only ever have to buy one pair.
Warmth and dexterity
The Stormsensors are rated for between 35 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2 to -9 degrees Celsius. One of the benefits of being a slightly lighter glove than the OR Ambit is the increased dexterity of the Stormsensors. For warm gloves, these allow for ample movement of the fingers and hand, while still being quite a bit warmer than the OR Sensors. As such, these gloves squarely fill the space between the two models. Wearing gloves will always be cumbersome to some degree, but OR does a lot to make the experience as natural as possible.
In terms of design, OR goes for functionality over fashion—these are not your gloves for your trip to a black-tie event, nor are they meant to be. But this does not mean that the Stormsensors don’t look good as far as utilitarian gloves go.
These gloves incorporate a lot of nice features. Elastic cuffs and Velcro straps ensure a snug fit on the wrists and allow users to easily tuck them under a jacket sleeve. The soft lining is comfortable, and side vents on the fingers enable better airflow. Additionally, little things like the inclusion of nose-friendly material on the thumb for cold weather wipes (we all do it), as well as clips to connect the gloves and carabiner hoops on the inside, are thoughtful extras that go a long way.
- Water resistant
- Wind resistant
- Quick drying
- Touch-screen compatible
- Soft and tactile leather palm
- Microfleece lined shell
- Pre-curved construction
- Hook-and-loop wrist closure
- Pull loop
Fabric: 100% nylon softshell outer // 100% polyester liner // TouchTec™ goat-leather palm
Avg. Weight: (oz./g): 4.1oz / 116g (L)
The MSRP on these gloves is around $85, however I have seen them retail for around $65 on Amazon.
They can be purchased directly from Outdoor Research.