Outdoor Research no longer makes the Northback Sensor and this glove is not available at most major retailers. To compare the gloves that we tested, check out The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Men.
Outdoor Research (OR) a long standard in the ski glove world hits the market with the North Back Sensor. The Northback, named for the sidecountry skiing area near Crystal mountain in south-central Washington. The Nortback Sensors are a great option for primarily in-bounds skiing and snowboarding but they can take it to the backcountry as well. The Northback is cool because it's a fully featured and fairly warm ski glove that sports a touch screen sensitive thumb and index finger. It is one of the few products on the market that can operate a touch screen sensitive device without having to remove your gloves. This feature alone could be enough for some gadget oriented skiers and snowboarders to make it their top pick. The Northback is a little lower volume than most of the others we tested even when compared to other Outdoor Research models. We thought it was a little warmer than average and its waterproofness was at the head of the pack.