Rated 2 out of 5 by Hayley I wanted to love them...
I use the BD Pilot gloves with a merino liner for climbing ice, but in really cold temps, I wanted something warmer. They fit well, but the built-in liner is a colossal pain in the buttocks. If there is even a tiny bit of moisture on my hands, the liner sticks to my skin and shifts when I switch to my belay goves, making it difficult to get my fingers back in when its time to climb again. If I sized up to be able to accommodate my merino liners, I lose all-important dexterity for placing screws and clipping biners. If you have hands that never sweat, these gloves would be great. My search for the perfect glove continues...
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Amazing light weight glove
I noticed some reviewers recommended a size up (advice I followed). Unfortunately this made the glove too large for me. It is designed to be a close fitting, dexterous glove, not a roomy "ski glove". I normally wear a L and ordered XL based on reviews. I should have stayed with my normal "L" size.
Otherwise, excellent quality and utility. Highly recommend for its advertised use.
February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Justin Warm and Grippy
I've been using these gloves for several months now climbing ice in Alaska. They've been surprisingly warm despite the cold temperatures. I typically wear them as my approach gloves for temperatures 5 and lower and wear them all day when its warmer. The gloves stay dry even on wet ice and the palms have been surprisingly grippy even in snow or when wet. The only negatives I have about these gloves is that the palms don't seem very durable, I doubt these gloves will make it to next season with the same performance. Also, it is difficult to put them on or take them off if your hands have sweated in them due to the liner sticking to your hand.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ethan Solid Gloves, don't soak through!
The BD Arc gloves are pretty skookum. They are very warm and the palms are very grippy. I would like to see a loop of webbing to clip to a carabiner that would also function as a tab to pull the glove on. The velcro tab works well. I would also like to see a better way of clipping the gloves together. The small clip is low profile but difficult to operate if you have liners on.
The best part about these gloves is how dry the stay. When BD says 100% waterproof they mean it.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jose Great all-around glove.
The Arc glove is a great all-around glove, good dexterity and great grip. A little thin of insulation in the external area when just walking to work, giving me cold fingertips. But very waterproof and warm when moving. This gloves work great for touring in the backcountry; I splitboard, and they keep my hands warm and dry with all the maneuvers we have to do for transition with wet snow and hand tests on the way up. Sometimes a little too warm in the skinning. They are very good managing ropes or alpine tools when climbing, great grip and waterproof when punching snow. they fit really well.
I have been using this gloves ice climbing, but sometimes I still hit my fingers or feel more cold. So for better coverage in ice, the Punisher are my preference.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob Fantastic!
These gloves are great. I cycle to work year round and have had no issues with these gloves in all types of bad weather like snow, rain, or even -15 celcius. They are comfortable and warm. Best of all, they still provide a lot of dexterity as they are not overly bulky. Great buy. Worth every cent!
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greg Just what the doctor ordered
These gloves are great. I use them for ice climbing and they have the perfect balance of dexterity and warmth. My fingers don't get cold but putting in screws and clipping the rope are no problem... I haven't tested them in really wet conditions but have stayed completely dry on the days I have used them. Also, they have nice grippy palms
January 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steven Arc Gloves
These would've been a great glove, once you can get them over your hand. I have pretty small hands, and I usually buy all my BD gloves in a medium; however it was like pulling teeth to get the darn glove over my hand. Once the redness and soreness went away from my hand, the gloves fit great. Its getting them to that point that hurts. Maybe its a defect, but the elastic near the throat had no elasticity. I will be returning them and already have a return label
January 2, 2014