Skimo Co

Black Diamond Arc Glove

No Longer Carry

Not so great for arc welding, these gloves are more about arcing turns. The Black Diamond Arc is a durable and dexterous solution for adventures where you are doing as much climbing as skiing. A great all around glove for anyone who tends to wear gloves out quickly and an even better glove for those that just want something that will perform. A Pittards Oil Tac leather palm gives you confidence in your grip that these won't get worn through on rocky scrambles or while plunging an ice axe. A waterproof insert and light insulation on the back of the hand keep you dry and warm. The BD Arc is delightfully simple in its construction and intention; it's a glove that does its job.

  • Light insulation on the back of the hand and fingers for those cold days when the only thing keeping you from coming back for more is sunlight or headlamp batteries.
  • Pittards Oil Tac leather palm and finger tips emphasize durability and dexterity.
  • Velcro cuff closure for versatile venting options and easy on/off.
  • Waterproof BDry insert for cozy digits.
convert to ounces
81g [L]
Weight (pair) 162g [L]
Cuffs Velcro adjustable
Screen Touch No
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Nylon, Pittards Oil Tac leather, elastic, fleece
Insulation BDdry inserts on fingers, light wool lining on back
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski touring, ski mountaineering, alpinism
Notes Pittards Oil Tac leather palms provide great grip and durability
Bottom Line Grip it and rip it
Compare to other Gloves

Related Products

Questions & Reviews

Centerfold (downright abused product)
The best part of these gloves is the grip. Easy to grab axes or pull on buckles. I use these for warmer days. Once it drops below 40 degrees it could be difficult to keep your fingers from not hurting if you touch the snow or play with metal too long. Highly recommend these gloves to add to the quiver. I never leave home without them.
Comment on this review:

Pondsy (used product a few times)
I went looking for a replacement for my MH Hydra gloves (sadly no longer made) and after talking through the options settled on these guys. So far, everything I hoped they would be. Plenty warm for skinning/skiing/mountaineering activities, easy to add a hand layer when it's real cold. Lots of dexterity for untangling ropes, etc. I've done All The Things with these and they've come back asking for more. Hands in the snow all day and never cold or wet on the inside. Perfect new glove to take the sting out of my lost Hydras.
I will say they seem to run a bit small, so take that into advisement if ordering online. I'm usually a Large but the XL fits nicely snug on my hands.
Comment on this review:

thomc (used product regularly)
I have used for ski mountaineering outings and as lead gloves for ice. They are excellent value, durable and dexterous. Warm enough for movement but not a belay or rap glove, although they have held up fine for a few here and there.
Comment on this review:

Ben (downright abused product)
I’m on my second pair of these and for me they are the perfect glove. I tend to run on the warmer side and while skinning can usually get away with liners. If I need anything heftier, either skinning up or for skiing down these are what I wear. I also wear them for lift serve laps and my hands stay comfortable, but I recognize most would want more insulation. Durability is great and my first pair lasted for about 4 years before finally falling victim to a local rope tow (but I still use the worn out pair for shoveling/ cold chores). If they ever stop making these I’ll have to start hoarding!
Comment on this review:

Jonathan S (downright abused product)
I've had two pairs of the 2013-14 version: only difference from the current version seems to be slightly different styling on the back of the hand.
I got them for when I needed some additional weather-proofness compared to my more typical minimalistic softshell gloves.
The extra insulation is helpful, but even more impressive is the waterproof insert. Not like wearing a pair of Gore-Tex overgloves, but still far beyond the usual softshell.
Excellent dexterity and grip.
Fit is maybe a bit on the tighter side (at least for my generation), but I still fit fine in my usual size Medium.
Durability has been very good: I did wear through one pair, but had a lot of rough use and abuse, so I wasn't at all disappointed in its lifespan.
Only major drawback is no touchscreen compatibility, but hasn't been a problem since I use them only for weather conditions when a touchscreen wouldn't work well anyway.
Comment on this review:

Earn store credit by writing reviews. Learn more.

Model: Arc Glove

Follow us on social media

View full screen version