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The Gravity Gloves, also known as the Grabbity Gloves, or the Russells, are the gloves Alyx wears during Half-Life: Alyx.


The gloves were created by Russell. The gloves allow Alyx to pull nearby objects to her hand, similar to the Gravity Gun, or Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator.

The left glove has two displays: one that indicates the user's health with 3 heart icons, and one that shows the amount of resin collected, if the right hand is unarmed, or the amount of ammo left, if the user is holding a gun. The ammo type displayed is specific to the gun equipped. The left glove is also fitted with a check engine light from a car dashboard, it will light up when the user's health is critically low. It can be equipped with a small flashlight. The metal circle panels in each glove light up when an object is highlighted to be pulled. (Note: the displays change position if the player chooses to handle the gun with their left hand or play in single handed mode, but Alyx is canonically right-handed.)

Like the Gravity Gun (in its original state), the Gravity Gloves cannot manipulate organic matter, and have no effect on living creatures or remains of dead creatures. However, it can be used to manipulate Vortigaunt energy and unleash deadly attacks on enemies, or be used to power Combine technology inside the Vault.

Related achievements[]

Achievement Combine Harvester
Combine Harvester
Use the gravity gloves to loot an item off a living Combine soldier.
Achievement Dead Giveaway
Dead Giveaway
Loot a corpse.
Achievement Deadliest Catch
Deadliest Catch
Use the gravity gloves to intercept an incoming enemy grenade in mid-flight.
Achievement Mag-Snagger
Earned after taking a magazine from any Combine unit.


  • An unused Alyx line that can be found in the files confirms the gloves' name as the Gravity Gloves, with the "Russells" being a new name that Alyx was not previously familiar with.
  • The acronym Russell attempts to come up with to justify calling them "Russells" is "Really Useful Something Something Electronic Lightweight Levitating S."
  • Half-Life 2: Survivor had a cut weapon called the Gravity Gloves. While they had the same name, the Survivor Gravity Gloves were actually projectile weapons that fired pulse balls as primary attack and punted nearby objects or other players as the secondary attack.


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