Warm and dexterous.
Insulated gloves are designed to keep you warm. So, when you have to take them off and risk your hands freezing because they’re so over burdened with bulk that you can’t take off your skins and zip them into your pocket, you have to wonder what the point of even wearing them is. The Fission Gore-Tex Gloves by Arc’teryx solve that problem by providing warm, breathable, and rugged protection in a carefully shaped natural fit.
XCR technology adds heightened breathability to the waterproof Gore-Tex membrane for a dry-all-day feel, no matter how much your hands sweat while touring to the top. The overlying softshell fabric helps boost your hand’s dexterity when you're fiddling with gear, and leather reinforcements on the palm and fingers protect the glove’s face fabric from abrasive maneuvers or tumbles over rocks hidden underneath the snow.
Additionally, the Fission was carefully designed with two types of PrimaLoft insulation. Grip Control insulation, which is engineered to resist packing out overtime, is placed over the fingers and palms. The other insulation maximizes protection from the freezing cold elements over the back of the hand.
- Winter gloves for warmth and dexterity in the snow
- Enhanced breathability in Gore-Tex membrane
- Durable softshell that moves with the hand
- Strategically placed insulation for maximum comfort
- DWR treated inner cuff keeps snow out
- Elastic wrist self-adjusts to trap heat inside
- Gauntlet pulls closed and open for easy adjustments
- Removable wrist leashes prevent lost gloves
- Clip finger loops together and hang dry
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- Q & A
Weird and Unacceptable Fit
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
First off, the materials, the feel, and the build are all top-notch. What isn't is the actual fit. The fingers are way too long yet the palm length is too short. So at the ball of my palm the glove felt like it was falling off while tight where the fingers start -- which again were way too long.
Bummed and will be looking elsewhere for gloves in the future. Normally, Arc'teryx hits them out of the park for me, but this was a bunt that was tagged out before even getting on first.
Took them skiing and winter chores
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Keeps the hands dry. No snow gets in. They stay warm as long as you're active. Any dampness from sweat on the inside dried very quickly overnight.