For protection in the most extreme conditions, rely on the best-selling Outdoor Research Women's Arete Gloves. This modular handwear system is ideal for extended backcountry adventures with uncompromising versatility, waterproof protection, and durability. Featuring a fully-waterproof GORE-TEX® insert with X-TRAFIT™ technology, the Aretes keep your hands dry and warm while allowing for easy use of tools. The SuperCinch™ gauntlet closure provides a snug and slip-free closure while the heat pack pockets make it easy to add warmth on the coldest days. Part of the ascent collection, the Outdoor Research Arete Gloves for women are as unrelenting as you are.
Versatile warm gloves
March 16, 2010
These gloves did a week in Yellowstone this winter. They kept me very dry - despite repeated contact with the snow and ice. For cross-country skiing they were perfect with just the liner in single digits, they were great alone for skiing in 20-40degrees. They were also used for photography in the single and negative digits with an extra fleece glove inside. They maintained warmth OK, but any camera adjustments (aside from turning a simple dial or pushing the shutter button) required removal of the glove which resulted in a substantial amount of effort to rewarm your hands in the gloves (hand warmers in pockets to pre-warm could have been a fix). I bought one size bigger to accommodate thicker liner, but that meant tight gloves. The supplied liner would be fine for active cold weather activities, but if you will be standing still a lot or taking them on and off, look for a warmer glove.
Outdoor Research Women's Arete Gloves-121994 Photo
Black/ Charcoal and Charcoal/ Alpine Lake.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium and size large: s, m, l.