Arc'teryx Rivet AR Glove
Wear it as a standalone spring glove on a sunny day ski tour, or as an insulating base layer glove underneath a weatherproof shell, the Arc'teryx Rivet AR Glove will keep hands warm and agile during aerobic adventures in cold weather.
Made from Polartec Power Stretch fleece, these Arc'teryx gloves are lightweight and breathable. They have a smooth face with a DWR finish that resists wetness and snow while blocking some wind. The stretchy cuffs give a snug seal and the articulated patterning and seam-free finger tips give you comfort for gripping a ski pole and dexterity to keep you working your fly rod like it's an extension of your own arm. If the sun comes out or you warm up on a steep ascent, use the leather tab loops on the wrists to clip these fleece liner gloves to your pack.
While they aren't quite tough enough for a rugged climb on granite or a multi-month cross-country bike tour, the Arc'teryx Rivet AR Gloves are versatile and uber-light, making them a priceless piece in your layering system.
- Fabric: Polartec® Power Stretch® with Hardface® Technology
- Cuff detail: Lezanova Leather
- Cuffs: Rentex™ Stretch Knit Polyester/Lycra blend
- Weather resistant, snow-shedding, breathable, lightweight, durable
- DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from fabric surface
- Smooth outer-face fabric for easy layering
- Seam-free fingertips improve dexterity
- Stretchy fabric allows you to move more freely
- Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
- Stretch-woven cuffs
- Trim-fit cuff
- Leather pull-tab with clip-in loop
- Uses: ski touring, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing
- Care: machine wash in cold water, hang to dry, do not use fabric softener, do not iron
- Fit: trim fit
- Sizing (hand width measured around upper palm): 7.3-7.6 in (XS); 7.8-8.1 in (S); 8.2-8.6 in (M); 8.6-8.9 in (L); 8.9-9.3 in (XL)
- Sizing (hand length measured from wrist to tip of middle finger): 7-7.2 in (XS); 7.2-7.5 in (S); 7.5-7.7 in (M); 7.7-8.0 in (L); 8-8.2 in (XL)
- Weight: 51 g, 1.8 oz
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Reviews - Arc'teryx Rivet AR Glove
I purchased these gloves for cold weather Steelhead fishing with a flyrod. I had the opportunity to try them on a recent trip to Idaho. The gloves functioned great, they allowed me the dexterity and touch that is required to cast a fly rod and handle the line with feel. I will not use gloves until the temperature drops to below freezing. The gloves are human, you need to keep them dry. I learned to take them off to handle fish or to pull a wet anchor rope. When kept dry they do a good job of blocking wind. After all Arcteryx is the best.
I usually wear a large in gloves and mittens so I bought the rivet ARs in large. They fit well around the palm but I feel the fingers are a little baggy. I think this exaggerates how much the seams in the fingers rub. It's not terribly bad but something I noticed. I wear them inside a windstopper glove and it works out quite well. If you're doing any aerobic activity you'll warm up fast in these gloves. I'm usually cold handed in nature so I'm quite happy with these gloves. If you're just standing outside it's not so great but I find that even my Absolute Mitts from black diamond don't cute it when my hands are already cold so I wasn't expecting much from any other glove for just standing in the cold. So far I've used them to hike in Yosemite in the snow, take pictures while hiking, walk the dog, drive (which I find to be a little sllippery on a leather steering wheel), cycling and jogging. Temperatures ranged from the 20s to the 40s. Overall a great liner. I wouldn't wear it by itself if you're doing something that requires some grip since the gloves are baggy in the fingers and don't have a lot of texture.
I bought these gloves because I have an AT jacket made from the same material and have been pleased with the material's performance. It works equally well for gloves. Getting a really good fit in gloves is not easy for me, and some AT gloves haven't fit. I ordered these in medium (my normal size) and they fit perfectly. They are easy on and off and once in place become a second skin. The gloves are flexible and lightweight while providing reasonable protection from both wind and cold. I wear them regularly at temperatures as low as the 30's with no wind or 40's with wind. I haven't used them as a liner. Should work, though, under a mitten or glove with sufficient clearance. The material is not especially durable and will not resist abrasion. It should be fine for bicycling, skiing, running, driving, and around town activities. If I wear mine out I'll probably replace them.