Knox Zero OutDry: dry hands

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Rather than simply include a waterproof membrane “bootie” loosely stitched inside the shell, these Knox Zero OutDry gloves take advantage of new laminated membrane technology to completely seal water out of the glove. No more sodden insulation, water can’t get past the outer shell.


Working in a similar fashion to Gore-Tex Pro Shell Leather, OutDry is a new process for bonding a totally waterproof, breathable membrane to the outer shell of boots or gloves. On a traditional glove, where the membrane is the second or third layer under the shell, the glove can soak up water, effectively reducing its ability to insulate your hands from the cold. OutDry eliminates the problem, also blocking wind. Look for other gloves to use OutDry in the near future.

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The Knox Zero gloves are part of the wild Knox Hand Armor range and incorporate the companies trademark scaphoid (the bone at the base of your palm, it doesn’t get much blood flow so it’s a bitch to heal if you break it) protection and the Hand Armor range’s unique adjustable cable fit system on the cuff as well as knuckle and finger armor.

Non OutDry Zeros are still being advertised, look for the laminated membrane version next year.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/1962_cb77_restore/ Scott Pargett

    Next year? Bummer. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Ben Rowland

    Knox seems to be really serious about their line of gloves. I wonder how comfortable they are. Review in the future?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I’d love to try a pair, but Knox is one of those companies that doesn’t acknowledge we exist. Just sent them another email, we’ll see if they get back to us.

  • Lacubrious

    I have the Handroids. They’re very comfortable, but the thumb an pinky finger are a bit longer than other gloves I’ve tried. The price you pay for robot hands (and scaphoid protection).