When you’re in a dangerous situation, especially if you put yourself there in the first place, you want to be prepared. There’s nothing that screams danger (or fun!) like climbing a mountain or alternatively, going down a mountain a la skiing. If you’re thinking of the protective gear you need, keeping your hands safe is one of the top things to keep in mind. It’s important to do your research for the proper gloves to keep your hands warm and protected. Arc’teryx is a Canadian outdoor equipment company known for their high performing and innovative clothing and sporting goods. They particularly cater to climbing, skiing, and alpine activities.
Lightweight and dexterous
The Arc’teryx Alpha SL Glove is a sleek, black glove that is super lightweight and minimalist. It’s part of the Alpha series, which are lightweight, minimalist climbing and alpinism products made to protect from alpine environments. This highly dexterous climbing glove is your best bet for protecting your hands in technically demanding alpine and ice routes. Being super lightweight, these gloves are easy to pack and can be stowed away in a pocket or backpack compartment. The gloves are designed for efficient movement so you aren’t stiff when you can’t afford to be. They have a next-to-skin fit, no shear between material layers, and good grip. Having dependable grip is a no brainer if all that’s holding you up is your ice pick, strength, and iron mind.
The gloves are crafted from N72s 3L Gore Windstopper, 300 g/m polyester fleece, and leather. They are windproof, lightly insulated, and have significant weather resistance. The gloves’ light insulation means they may not be ideal for lower temperatures that may dip down to the single digits. The lightweight gloves would likely do better in temperatures of around 20-40℉. The gloves also have a cuff and sleeves configuration. This involves a pulley adjustment system that locks the glove to the hand, so no worries on the gloves flying out. The gloves are unisex and are available in XS-XL sizes. Buy Here