I have a bit of a glove fetish. I find a glove I really like, but eventually I become bored and a more exciting glove crosses my gaze. Love blooms, and soon I dump the old, fat ugly glove to move in with my new hottie.
The homebreaker in this case is the Marmot Alpinist Pro, an ice climber with a superb balance of warmth, dexterity and protection. The Alpinist is warm down into the single digits thanks to its Primaloft insulation, the padding protects fingers well and the leather on the palm provides a sure grip through all kinds of vertical nastiness.
The short and stiff velcro cuff provides great wrist support. Not that mine are limp. More like oddly dextrous. Not too effeminate though. Shut up. Anyway, the Alpinist Pro has a nice tailored feel to it that makes rope handling and clipping ‘biners seamless. A microfleece lining completes a very attractive package. Go ahead, have a fling.