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I'm looking for a lightweight, waterproofish...
I'm looking for a lightweight, waterproofish glove for spring skiing in Utah... When it's real cold I use the Arcteryx Zenta AR and absolutely LOVE them, but they're too hot on sunny days. could this be a good fit?
The Arc'teryx Rivet AR Glove should be a good option for you, and "waterproofish" is a good way to describe the performance you will get from the shell fabric combined with the DWR coating.
The Polartech Powerstretch should also block the wind well making them an ideal for Spring snow activity.
what is the difference between this and...
what is the difference between this and the Venta LT? I will use it mainly for skinning. I wont use it as a layering insulator as its breathability is unlikely as good as the standard insulating layer in my Alpha SV. So plan to carry two gloves, the Alpha SV for skiing and then one for the hike, either the Rivet AR or the Venta LT.
This will be more breathable and likely a bit less durable. The hardfleece is not windproof like the Windstopper that is on the Venta LT. I use a windstopper glove for skinning and it seems to keep my hands a little warmer when its gusting. I pair them with my Acto MX hoody for the uptrack which I think uses a very similar hardfleece material which is quite breathable.
thanks, that is helpful. I am using Acto MX for skinning as well, are you saying the Venta LT or the Rivet AR is using a similar material than the Acto MX? Because I find it perfect for skinning and would go with the respective glove.
The Rivet AR is more akin to the Acto fabric. They list it in the tech manual as Polartec Power stretch with hardface technology for breathable and snow shedding properties. The Acto is made with Aerius Grid Loft which they list as highly air permeable and with a snow shedding hardface. So basically I think the Ventas will be highly breathable in similar way as the Acto.
Thanks a lot, extremely helpful