Black Diamond Arc Glove

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Black Diamond Arc Glove.
The Black Diamond Arc Glove is an ideal accessory to carry along on all your outdoor adventures. Made of a double-layer stretch woven nylon, this product is snug and soft, yet tough to withstand some rugged use. The waterproof BDry inserts keep your hands breathable and comfortably dry throughout your journey. The glove has Pittards Oil Tac leather palms and capped fingers to offer you a firm and comfortable grip. It gives you a temperature resistance range of 15/ 40 F, making this glove excellent for use in cold weather. ?A hook and loop closure makes sure that it does not loosen or come off while you are in the middle of an activity. Weighing 4.6 oz. per pair, this item does not add bulk to your insulation gear. ?You can rest assured that your hands are always protected with the Black Diamond Arc Glove!
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Key Features.

Lining and Layers:

  • Fixed lining with 100% waterproof BDry insert


  • 2-layer stretch-woven shell with microfleece back
  • Tough, lightweight nylon shells have four-way stretch construction for flexibility and dexterity


  • Snug fit, Pittard’s palm, and capped fingers optimize dexterity and functionality


  • Waterproof-and-breathable BDry inserts keep your hands dry and allow sweaty moisture to escape from within for comfort


  • Nonbulky, synthetic Thinsulate insulation (40 g) for warmth during high-output activities
  • Thinisulate insulation provides supreme warmth without making your gloves bulky

Weather and Wind:

  • A warm ultralight glove perfect for daylong ski tours, the Black Diamond Arc's motocross-inspired design is complemented by a 100% waterproof BDry insert


  • Pittards Oil Tac leather palm and capped fingers (not designed to withstand high-speed rappelling)
  • Pittards Oil Tac leather palms and capped fingers protect your hands from damage and improve overall durability
  • Soft nose wipe
  • Secure hook-and-loop closure at wrist

The Arc Glove by Black Diamond. The warmest glove in the Ultralight Series, the Arc's lightweight, motocross-inspired design is complemented by a full waterproof insert.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Arc Glove.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Arc Glove.

Christy Sports

Black Diamond Arc Gloves - Men's: Black Diamond Arc Gloves

A warm ultralight glove perfect for daylong ski tours, the Black Diamond Arc's motocross-inspired design is complemented by a 100% waterproof BDry insert. A snug fit and Pittards Oil Tac leather palm and capped fingers optimize the Arc's dexterity and functionality.
100% waterproof BDry insert.
Weight Per Pair :
    130 g (4.6 oz)
Temperature Range :
    -9/4 ∫C (15/40 ∫F)
Black Diamond Arc Gloves are some of the best winter gloves for high output activities from backcountry skiing to winter climbing and mountaineering.
A stretch-woven shell design inspired by motocross gloves gives you great dexterity without bunching or binding.
A waterproof breathable BDRY insert keeps your hands and the glove's insulation dry and warm.
A fixed tricot lining (not a separate liner) won't slide around or get out of place, and feels great against your skin.
40 grams of Thinsulate synthetic insulation keep your hands warm in cold temperatures without making the gloves too bulky.
Pittards Oil Tac leather palm and finger caps is extremely tacky and gives you great grip, feel, and moisture resistance.
Hook and loop closures secure these ski gloves around your wrists.
Looking for the best ski gloves, winter climbing gloves or mountaineering gloves? You'll love the Black Diamond Arc.
Inspired by the simple and highly-durable design of motocross gloves, the Black Diamond Arc Gloves offer basic protection from the weather in a tough-as-nails package. Run these insulated gloves through the paces an alpine climb or a ski tour into the high-alpine and they'll return the favor by easily fending off cold and wet conditions. Rather than break the bank with a pair of brutally-overpriced mountaineering gloves, reach for the Arc Gloves and keep some cash for the post-adventure party.

Appalachain Outdoors
For a warm and ultralight touring or climbing glove; look no further. The new mens Arc Glove is everything that you need in your expedition grip. Black Diamond Equipment is a leader in progressive outdoor equipment for a reason, and this is just another example.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Perfect for high-output activities like ski touring or mixed climbing, the Black Diamond Arc Gloves are ultralight, warm, dexterous, and weather resistant.

Fiber Content: Stretch woven nylon.
Country of Origin: Imported

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Additional Info:Pittards Oil Tac leather palm and capped fingers
Avg. Weight (Pair):4.6 oz. (130 g)
Insulation:Thinsulate, 40 g
Materials:Nylon, BDry insert, Pittards Oil Tac Leather
Temperature Range:15 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit / -9 degrees to 4 degrees Celcius
Temperature Rating:-9/4 ºC (15/40 ºF)
Waterproof Material:BDry
Weight:130 g (4.6 oz)
Weight Per Pair:130 g or 4.6 oz
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Black Diamond Arc Glove Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I got these for ice climbing, and ended up using them for lots of things including on a pedal bike in the winter and a motorcycle. they don't breath well enough for the pedal bike (got sweaty every time) but they wind/waterproof-ness on the motorcycle was awesome! I though the fit was good but I have monster hands so that may be why I have had a better experience than others. My hands would get cold when it was below 20 degrees, but I don't expect any glove of this bulk to keep my hands warm in those temps. I also bought the absolute mitt and pulled the liners out so I could put my hand (with the Arc on) inside the insulated shell of the absolute mitt for belays and that warmed them right up. I have used them ski touring and alpine climbing and they kept me warm even when I was gripping cold frozen rocks with them. The palm makes ice or alpine climbing awesome! It grips tools, screws, poles, rocks, everything very well. my only complaint is that I did blow out the seam on both thumbs. I did use them a ton last winter but I feel the blown seam was premature. Other than that I think they are great gloves.

Matt Park at on 09/13/2013

Good gloves

These are one of my favorite pairs ice climbing gloves and provide a good grip on tools and better dexterity than big shell/liner combinations.

The velcro looping on the back of the wrist wears out too fast, but that's a minor flaw to an otherwise outstanding glove.

I would recommend these gloves. As far as the other comment about them not being warm goes, these are my warmer climbing gloves for climbing in colder conditions. I have a thinner glove for ice climbing in warmer conditions. That said, my hands don't tend to get too cold too easily.
Camhead at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2012

I recently lost mine, and I'll be buying a new pair asap. Rated as being for temps between 15 and 40F, but if I'm working at all (touring, or just skiing hard) they're still almost too warm above 30 or 35, and my hands will get a little sweaty. I haven't had them out below about 20 degrees either, so I don't know how realistic 15 would be. But when it's too warm for my Hestra Guides, and too cold for a linerless shell, these are my go-to gloves.

superstator at on 01/10/2012

The Black Diamond Arc is a great lightweight, waterproof and slightly insulated glove for Backcountry Touring. I really like the Pittards Oil Tac leather palms - the same material found in NFL receivers' gloves - they provide amazing grip on the poles when skinning. The light insulation is enough to keep my hands warm on the skin up - if it's super cold, I'll bring a pair of warmer ski gloves for the descent. Definitely recommended.

Rob Wykoff at on 11/17/2012

Good gloves, need a little boost

Very comfortable, great feel from the grippy material on the fingers, reasonably weather resistant. I didn't find them to be very warm, only good for me into the low 40's. However, they are sized on the generous side and glove liners made a big difference. I would only recommend them for winter use with liners.
old man of the dirt at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2010

Negative Reviews:

I bought these because of the great price and the fact that Black Diamond is a top notch company. I was disappointed with their lack of warmth provided, even on 30 degree days. I guess I shouldn't have expected much from 40g of insulation, though. The Arc is maybe a spring ski glove, but not a real good winter glove.
The B-Dry insert and feel of the gloves is great, but just not very warm.

shi100236804 at on 12/02/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Awesome grip for ice tools and great breathability.
However, and this seems to be a consistent BD glove issue, these gloves have about an extra 1/2" of material on every finger and a little more on the thumb. This ends up being a giant PITA when your glove gets stuck in the gate of a binder every time you try to clip one.
I thought maybe a size down would solve the problem but they were just tighter across the back of the hand with the same excess material in the fingers/thumb.
Also, the liner is not attached to the insides of the fingers so anytime your hands are a little sweaty and you take the glove off, half of the finger comes out with your hand. Then it's an equal PITA to get your hand back in, especially if still a little damp. Liner gloves do partly solve this problem.
Finally, compared to other gloves of similar bulk the Arc is surprisingly not warm.
So, I pretty much stopped using these gloves but am, for some reason, sad about that every time I see them sitting in the glove drawer...
The palm grip does make them awesome for opening stuck pickle jars though.

davp106368 at on 01/03/2013

I have to agree with some of the reviews below. There is noticeable extra material on the tops of each finger. A significant gap between the liner perhaps and the shell? Although I don't believe there is a removable liner.
As stated, I want to like this glove, but it just feels 'sloppy'

Blake Carley at on 12/02/2013