You won't lose touch with your tools or the route when you protect your hands with the Outdoor Research Contact Gloves. Designed for ice climbers, these articulated gloves keep a low profile to give you optimal sensitivity when you're wielding tools and placing pro. Swing your axe, set your screw, and clip in your rope for a great day on ice. A multitude of materials went into the Contact. Stretch panels and foam padding on the back of your hand protect your paws from gnarly bits of ice when you're cranking hard on a screw without limiting finger motion. Pittard Oiltec goat leather helps you keep a firm grip on your tools. Pre curved construction means digit dexterity without extra effort, and the microfleece lining ensures your fingers don't freeze before you're done with the route. Elasticized wrists help your hands stay in contact with this glove for a sure fit. The hook and loop wrist closures let you slip a hardshell over the glove without having your wrists bulk up. These gloves are not fan of liquid water, but they won't leave you high and wet without a fight.