Author Topic: ArcTeryx Alpha SV Gloves  (Read 1495 times)

Offline Hellmans

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ArcTeryx Alpha SV Gloves
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:48:01 PM »
I would like to know if anyone here is using the alpha SV gloves from ArcTeryx for ice climbing and how do you like them ? I know the price is a killer but I've tried a lot of thing and the story is often the same: too hot, too cold, always wet and poor dexterity... Almost sound like someone I know... Anyway if you have personnal experience with these gloves or the beta version please share. Other top gloves please let me know :-)

Offline ELM

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Re: ArcTeryx Alpha SV Gloves
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 08:45:43 AM »
    I have not tried the Arcteryx gloves you mentioned. That type of gauntlet really looks good for a ski glove though.
    The glove I use most for ice climbing and have never had an issue with the First Ascent Guide Glove. I have one pair that is now going on their 5th season and they are going strong. I did re-waterproof them last year with nikwax spray. I wasn't getting wet but the leather was. I have never had wet or cold hands in these and the dexterity is good enough for me to easily tie knots.
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Re: ArcTeryx Alpha SV Gloves
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 07:20:35 PM »
Iíve always love ice climbing in the Black Diamond Torque.

Disclaimer you must have warm hands to pull this off!

Offline ralbert20

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Re: ArcTeryx Alpha SV Gloves
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 01:51:58 PM »
Just saw this thread. The Alphas are not suited to ice climbing - they are way too bulky. I can't feel the screws. I usually use them over a pair of AT Cam SV gloves to keep me warm at the belays. I am also on a quest for the perfect glove system. This year I plan on trying a pair of Pearl Izumi waterproof bike gloves under another pair of gloves...