The Arcteryx Alpha SL Glove is designed to be an incredibly dexterous and tight fitting glove ideal for those pushing hard on technical alpine and ice climbs.
Constructed using 3 Layer Gore Windstopper the Alpha SL is completely windproof as well as being able to shed water easily, though it is not fully waterproof. The palm and fingers are leather, to give excellent feel through the glove whilst remaining durable. The inner is a polyester fleece, which provides a soft feel for your hands and gives insulation from the cold.
It has been specially constructed to provide near zero resistance to closure, so the glove provides a good level of grip on a variety of surfaces, be it rock or your tools handles. To secure the glove to your hand, there is a pulley adjustment system which, when tightened, keeps the glove in the same place.
Arcteryx Alpha SL Glove Features
- N72s 3L Gore Windstopper
- Leather palms and fingers
- Polyester fleece insulation
- Pulley adjustment system locks
- Very low volume
- Next to skin
Arc'Teryx Glove Sizing
Hand Length:With your hand open, measure from the tip of your middle finger, down to the crease at the base of your palm
Palm Circumference: With your hand open, measure around the circumference of your hand, at the base of your knuckles
Your Body Measurements in Inches:
|Size||Hand Length||Palm Circumference|
|Small||7.25" - 7.5"||7.75" - 8"|
|Medium||7.5" - 7.75"||8" - 8.5"|
|Large||7.75" - 8"||8.5" - 9"|
|XL||8" - 8.25"||9" - 9.5"|
Customer Reviews of Arcteryx Alpha SL Glove
Great pair of gloves, nice tight fit which is needed for dexterity, wearing them feels like a second skin. Warm feeling with a thin fleece lining, don't expect it to keep you warm in sub zero temps but for UK weather perfectly fine.
I haven't tested the water resistance of it yet. Only negatives are that the opening for your hand to fit into these gloves are smaller than on average meaning you really have to squeeze those hands in. Also i wish the cuff was a little longer, maybe by an inch or so.
A good secure fitting glove with excellent grip.The glove doesn't slip or slide and are not bulky so they allow your hands go remain dexterous - operating clips or placing gear is easy.Great glove.
Initial impressions of the gloves are that they are well made, fit extremely well (next to skin), providing lots of dexterity. I would love to give these gloves 5 stars if only I could operate the touchscreen of the GPS without taking them off.