Keep your fingers warm in this dexterous waterproof glove.
Arc'teryx knows you would really rather not have to pull off your gloves to adjust a clip, tighten a buckle, or perform any of the fine-motor task you end up doing while you're skiing; that why it emphasized dexterity when it designed the Men's Beta AR Glove. Between the advanced Tri-Dex construction and the removable liner that features a thinner fabric on the palm, you'll be able to put those opposable thumbs to work without exposing them to cold. You'll also keep those digits nice and dry, thanks to the new Gore-Tex N80p-X waterproof breathable fabric.
- Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro membrane, DWR finish, and fully taped seams work together to keep your hands bone-dry
- Waterproof capabilities further boosted by the super-tight weave of the proprietary N80p-X shell fabric
- Supple Lezanova goat leather overlay on the palm and tops of fingers is highly breathable, washable, and doesn't require special leather treatment
- Tri-Dex construction patterns each finger individually for exceptional dexterity and precision touch
- Smooth, seam-free fingertips let you pick things up without seams getting in the way
- Tiny Gore seam tape and micro seam allowances minimize bulk and weight and increase breathability
- Pull-out liner glove made with premium high-loft Polartec Wind Pro on the back and lighter-weight Polartec Thermal on the palm side to balance warmth with maximum dexterity
- Liner glove held in place with hook-and-loop interface
- Elastic at inside wrist snugs the glove against your hand without requiring adjustment
- Short gauntlet length lets you wear it over or under your jacket cuff
- Removable wrist leash allows you pull off the glove without worrying about dropping it
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I searched long and hard for a glove that was waterproof on the outside (not just a membrane on the inside) and a full leather palm, and these are the gloves! :) I actually have them in women's, but they're the same glove. I use them winter rafting. They've got great dexterity for rigging and using my hands, and they are perfect for rowing. They stayed pretty much dry, but on a month long trip last year, the leather stayed soaking wet for like 2 weeks and it soaked through. (But that's understandable). These gloves obviously aren't as warm as mittens, but they did keep my hands pretty darn warm, and when they didn't, I just threw a heat pack in the glove on the back of my hand and it stayed in place. Love these gloves!
Could do better
I had similar issues to the other reviewers, I found the liner a poor fit and not very warm. I do like the concept of this glove though as I can't stand waterproof inserts especially when the liner is not removable.
I found that using the Delta AR liner instead of the liner supplied improved dexterity and warmth. For really cold days I use the Gothic wool liner underneath the standard liner. This seems like a lot of hassle but for me the key to having warm hands is keeping them dry. Having extra liners in your pack or drying in your mid layers helps as I always seem to get some moisture from sweat building up between bursts of activity.
Basically it's really tough to keep the elements out and be breathable enough to not get sweaty, especially in a glove.
At least the extra liners were not too expensive.
Not warm enough
I was looking for a versatile ski glove that I could add a liner to in the event it was real chilly outside. I know the "Beta" line is typically geared toward climbing, but these are marketed for skiing so I gave them a try. I used these in various temperatures in Colorado, Utah, and Canada (Whistler). Almost every day my fingers were freezing after just a few minutes outside. Basically, anything under 25F and I had to ball my hands up inside the glove while on the lift. Even when I added another liner it was still unbearable. The insulation almost feels non-existent. I'm a warm-natured person in general, with only my fingers ever really experiencing any sort of chill, but these gloves couldn't do anything for me.
I gave 'em two stars because I did like the wrist loops, tightening cord, and durability of the GTX Pro Shell.
Nice glove, not for me
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The glove is nice, but has minimal leather on fingers and a very small gauntlet. It is not the full featured ski glove I was looking for, but that really isn't what it was advertised as. Fit and construction is great, just decided to go with the alpha sv
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
PROS: Materials are excellent, warm, and waterproof
CONS: The liner and shell have hugely thick fingers, it made for a very awkward and unwieldy feel trying to use these with or without the liner.
there are some great things about this glove, i just expected more from a really expensive glove from a great company