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Gear Review

3 5

I want to love these gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome grip for ice tools and great breathability.

However, and this seems to be a consistent BD glove issue, these gloves have about an extra 1/2" of material on every finger and a little more on the thumb. This ends up being a giant PITA when your glove gets stuck in the gate of a binder every time you try to clip one.

I thought maybe a size down would solve the problem but they were just tighter across the back of the hand with the same excess material in the fingers/thumb.

Also, the liner is not attached to the insides of the fingers so anytime your hands are a little sweaty and you take the glove off, half of the finger comes out with your hand. Then it's an equal PITA to get your hand back in, especially if still a little damp. Liner gloves do partly solve this problem.

Finally, compared to other gloves of similar bulk the Arc is surprisingly not warm.

So, I pretty much stopped using these gloves but am, for some reason, sad about that every time I see them sitting in the glove drawer...

The palm grip does make them awesome for opening stuck pickle jars though.