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Yes they stop the wind, but...
on January 24, 2013
I did a lot of online looking and comparing, reading reviews, checking prices, etc. before opting for the OR Grippers. The one thing I should have done was find a way to try on a pair. I got the gloves and tried them out for 3 days in January. The fit was good, and the gloves blocked the wind like I wanted. However, I noticed something that one review mentioned but I didn't pay much attention to: the inside seams. The seams are very prominent in these gloves. In particular, the seam running along the palm from between the thumb and index finger to the wrist was quite annoying, and uncomfortable while driving.
The other pain point was that the material making up the gloves is rather stiff, not very flexible. I noticed that after driving for 20 minutes or so that my hands were starting to fatigue, trying to keep the gloves curled around the steering wheel. While it does a great job as wind armor, that feature comes at a cost.
If you're using the gloves for hiking, short drives, quick shoveling and the like, these may be your ticket. Otherwise you may want to check other options. I ended up returning them.