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The Outdoor Research Men's Arete Glove is an insulated glove for cold weather adventure. The shell features a GORE-TEX insert for waterproof, breathable protection while the lightweight fleece liners offer soft warmth. A combination that kicks butt in the cold, whether you're wearing them separately or together.
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Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities. These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.
Rated 2 out of
DisappointedThese are good gloves in terms of comfort & fit, but I'm very disappointed with the quality and durability for the price. I've had these for only 2.5 seasons, with about 30 days total, and they're falling apart. The seams / nylon outer layer have started to fray and loosen. The suede nose wipe area on both thumbs has started peeling, and even falling off to reveal the next layer. I'm hoping OR will replace these because maybe I just got an usual bad pair...
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 4 out of
I might buy these gloves for climbing or randonez skiing.These are very nicely made gloves, but the fit on the cuff of the inner glove is too small. So I have returned them. I then tried on a pair of XL's at the 1st Ave Store, but the cuff of the inner glove is pretty small there too. I think these gloves are designed for situations where you want to keep the inner gloves on all the time, which is not what I wanted. These might be batter for climbing or randonez skiing where you might go with just the inner glove when the conditions warm up, but I don't think they're the best for normal downhill skiing.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 2 out of
Not recommended for skiing/snowboardingDid not work for me. I've always been a size L in gloves, never ever an XL so I order the L. First I should say I filtered results on OR's website for alpine skiing/snowboarding and these came up. I liked the look, they were Goretex so I pulled the trigger. When they arrived and I tried them on, I could just barely squeeze my hand past the wrist area, and once I got them on they were very snug. I used them for resort skiing in 20-30F temperatures. My fingers froze every single day, I think because of the compression of the insulation, but just a guess. I returned them and got the Mt Baker mittens and they're a heat inferno comparatively. The rep on the phone said the Arete gloves are intended for ice climbing is why they're so small. Not sure why they come up under skiing gloves if they're just for ice climbing, or why you'd want an unwarm glove hanging around ice all day, but I'm no ice climber so can't say. That was my experience anyway.
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of
Great Glove for Ski TouringI love these gloves for touring! I'm able to layer up and down with the liners and the shells are awesome for protecting my hands from snow without being too warm. Liners are great for transitions. They dry out super fast and easily (better than any glove I've used) which is awesome for multi-day trips. The gortex works awesome I've used them in the rain multiple times and been crispy dry. They do wear out though, mine have about 40 days on them and it shows. Time for new ones.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 4 out of
excellent for money, cost effective compared to bitterblazeSo far I've been using these for back country skiing and resort skiing; with the intent of having them as a pair for alpine climbing as well. I've got large hands and fit into the XL well. They stay pretty darn warm and dry, the cuffs are quite wide so I tighten my jacket and have the glove go over the jacket. The dexterity is not optimal though, they are a little bit bulky but overall the glove is amazing. If I were to do it again though; I'd pay more and get the OR bitterblaze. I did try those and they had better dexterity.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 4 out of
would highly recommend and would buy againThese gloves are absolutely amazing so far. I bought these for military use while operating in extreme cold weather environments. Though temperature has not dropped severely yet this year, coupled with rain and high winds, it did get low enough to warrant trying them out. The external she'll is awesome! No wind, or water got through and with the gauntlet design the glove case high enough to give good overlap and prevent water from getting inside. The insulation provided great warmth and at no time did my hands get cold. The only reason these gloves get a 4 out of 5 stars is that while using the inserts as a separate glove, I noticed that they began wearing rather quickly on the tips of the fingers. I was handing basing military equipment such as weapons, gear, and basic mountaineering equipment. I fear that prolonged external use would cause wear through on the gloves main contact points. Other than that they are awesome insulators and ad a great layer of warmth, just don't recommend using them for actual work related tasks.
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 4 out of
Excellent GloveThis are very waterproof which is great in the PNW for 3 seasons as it's pretty wet out here. I mostly use these in snow when it is not too cold as I have Raynauds and they are not warm enough for me when the temps are in the 20s unless i'm hiking or backcountry skiing. For most people they would probably be fine for 20 deg temps. I like the inner glove so i can take my hand out to do smaller tasks without exposing my fingers and i like the long cuff to keep snow out. All around an excellent glove.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 4 out of
Great gloves for wet weatherWhen I first bought these, I hated them. I was always using in them in -15c weather doing low effort activities and I would freeze the hell out of my hands. But yesterday, I discovered the true intended use for these gloves. I did a 11km snowshoe trip in mountain. It was between 0 and -5 celcius and a mix of rain and freezing rain downpour. The only thing dry on me was my hands after 4 hours in the cold rain. In conclusion, they are definitely not made for -15c, but they can withstand slush, rain, freezing rain, and everything in between.
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Outdoor Research Mens Gloves and Mitts
6.5 - 7.25"
7.25 - 8"
8 - 8.5"
8.5 - 9.5"
9.5 - 10"
6.5 - 7"
7 - 7.5"
7.5 - 8"
8 - 9"
9 - 9.5"
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