The Arcteryx Zenta AR Glove delivers substantial warmth with waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX XCR protection. This gauntlet glove is insulated with 200g of PrimaLoft One insulation and lined with Polartec fleece. Aggressive articulation provides dexterity, and supple leather reinforces high-wear zones.
If the weather in your snow playground is known to get downright Antarctican, prevent numb, frost-bitten fingers with the Arc’teryx Zenta AR GORE-TEX® Glove, the company’s warmest glove. The GORE-TEX® waterproof-breathable fabric, fleece liner and 200g Primaloft® One insulation combine to keep you warm through anything. The softshell design is supple and snug, and the leather palm gives you the grip you need in the backcountry.
|Best Use Gloves:||Ski|
|Closure:||Full, gauntlet-style cuff|
|Glove Outer Material:||Polartec Thermal Pro Mid Loft|
|Glove Palm Material:||Lezanova Leather|
|Insulation Material:||Polartec® Thermal Pro® Mid Loft|
|Material:||Gore-Tex XCR Membrane technology|
|Palm Material:||Leather reinforced palm and fingers|
|Shell Material:||GORE-TEX® XCR® Technology|
|Weight:||8.5 oz / 240 g|
|Arc'teryx Zenta LT Glove||$118.99 - $150.00|
I've never bought anything from Arc'teryx that I thought was anything less than amazing, and these gloves are the same. Construction is top-shelf, and they're as warm as you'd want for anything in the lower 48.
Like most Arc'teryx gear, these are beautifully crafted, with excellent attention to detail. I'm 6'2" with largish hands, and the XL fit fairly well; the fingers and glove in general are fairly wide and roomy, which is not great in my opinion, as I find that a snug fit yields better dexterity. I could have lived with this, but the real killer for me was that the liners of these gloves are rather bulky and are joined to the shell only at the fingertips. When backcountry skiing or climbing, I often remove my gloves to fiddle with skins or dive into my pack; with these, if my hands are even a bit damp it's damn near impossible to get them back on without the liners bunching up in the fingers. The thumb is particularly bad, as it's attached to the shell only on the back of the glove, where your thumbnail would be; I could feel lots of slop between the liner and the shell in the thumb, which made gripping things pretty tough. These might be OK for resort skiing or anyone who plans to put them on and rarely remove them. I returned these; the RAB guide gloves were way better in this regard; those are my go-to glove from now on.
Pros: Warm, waterproof, easy to use and quality sealing cuffs. Arcteryx always uses great materials and makes quality stuff
Con: really bulky throughout the hand, I bet some of this insulation would pack down with use, but not enough for me
Also: fingers seemed short and stubby, the hand fit with room to spare and my fingers found the end of the glove, the webbing between my thumb and forefinger was pronounced in the glove as well. This is not something I've experienced with gloves before, just something to consider for your fit.
These gloves have some good features such as waterproof, breathable, good build quality etc. But they aren't much warmer than my Sigma lt gloves. The 200 grams of primaloft insulation just isn't enough.
These gloves only weigh 8 ounces and I think as far as gloves are concerned, the heavier they are, the warmer they are going to be(some exceptions).
I exchanged them for some Marmot ultimate guide gloves (which weigh 13 ounces) and they are significantly warmer and cost $20 less.