Customize your level of protection in varying conditions.
The Outdoor Research Men's Arete Glove uses a versatile layering concept to provide the appropriate level of hand protection in varying conditions. When conditions are frigid or foul, the nylon shell with a waterproof and windproof Gore-Tex membrane protects against moisture and windchill, and the polyester fleece liner provides insulating warmth and moisture-wicking comfort. If conditions are less extreme or you're working up a sweat while engaging in higher-intensity activities, you can wear the removable fleece liner by itself—its silicone palm provides plenty of grip to use effectively with poles and tools. You can also wear the shell glove by itself if you don't need the added fleece insulation, but could benefit from waterproof, windproof protection. The shell features a pre-curved construction which facilitates a more ergonomic fit and freer movement, and the gauntlet closure system makes it quick and easy to cinch down or pull open the cuff. It's no fun to have overly clammy hands or frozen fingers, and this versatile glove makes it easy to customize your level of protection for optimal comfort.
- Nylon shell with Gore-Tex waterproof/windproof membrane and grip palm
- Removable polyester fleece liner with silicone grip palm
- Pre-curved construction for ergonomic, movement-enhancing fit
- SuperCinch quick and easy gauntlet closure system
- Heat pack pocket on back of liner glove
- Pull loop and carabiner loop
- Nose wipe patch on thumb
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Great gloves, value
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've tried quite a few comparable gloves the past couple months trying to find the right fit and these were the winners. They are extremely warm, gore-tex keeps the wet out, and they fit great, providing fingers with dexterity to perform tasks without removing the gloves. The "idiot straps" are a great feature so you can take the gloves off on the lift without worrying about dropping one. OR has a great lifetime warranty giving me confidence in case something were to go wrong with them.
I wear an XL and these actually fit my hands. Most comparable XL's were a tad too small for my large hands.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are great. Have thin liner gloves where you can store a heat packet. They are really good at keeping snow out of them with securing straps. Love these gloves.