Outdoor Research Extravert Glove

First Impressions

With a name like Extravert, you expect something flashy and over the top. That’s not what you get with this glove from Outdoor Research however. Don’t be disappointed though, the Extravert more than makes up for it with solid on-mountain performance.


There’s nothing fancy about the Extravert. To paraphrase Henry Ford, “you can get it in any color you want as long as it’s black.” Outdoor Research covers the palm and fingers in black leather.

The back of the hand is also sheathed in black, in this case a nice stretch softshell fabric that makes the glove very comfortable and easy to flex.

Exterior: Softshell nylon and leather palm
Insulation: Wool blend
Weight: 4.75 oz

Also aiding the flex are the articulated fingers. Outdoor Research cut the leather in a natural curve to make it easy to close your grip. Nice feature. The gauntlet style glove also includes a large strap making it easier to pull on. And the wrist closes tight with hook and loop.

Inside, the wool-blend insulation provides sufficient warmth and never felt scratchy.


The Extravert runs a touch small. I usually wear a men’s medium but even in large, the Extravert felt snug. Definitely go up one size from your normal.

Final Verdict

Nice glove. It’s simple, straightforward and ruggedly built, with plenty of leather where you need it and stretchy softshell for dexterity. Why they named it the Extravert, I don’t know. But who needs fancy and over the top anyway?

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Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Outdoor Research and Verde PR for providing product for this review. Written by Matt K.