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Women's Arete Gloves™


Adaptable, Insulated GORE-TEX Protection
COLOR black/charcoal
Infinite Guarantee
Outdoor Research best sellers, the Arete Gloves are among the most versatile alpine gloves available, offering grip, dexterity and waterproof protection. Light 100-weight fleece insulation keeps hands warm in intense conditions, and a silicone palm on the liners allows them to be worn independently on warmer days.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX insert - 100% nylon oxford shell outer mixed with dobby nylon shell - AlpenGrip® Palm – Moonlight Pile Fleece 100% polyester back of hand lining
100% polyester tricot lining at palm - Radiant Fleece™ 95% polyester
5% spandex removable liner
Weight :
7.1oz / 200g Avg. Weight for size M
Fabric Performance :
AlpenGrip® Palm
Design Features :
Removable Liner
Heat Pack Pocket
Removable Leash
Pull-On Loop
Glove Clip
Carabiner Loop
Silicone Grip Liner Palm
Functional Details :
Elasticized Wrist
SuperCinch Gauntlet™
Pre- Curved Construction


Pretty good


I usually wear a small, but after reading other reviews I ordered a medium and am happy that I did. The gloves are comfy, but don't offer as much dexterity as I was hoping. I have to take them off most of the time to tie my shoes, fish out keys to open the door, etc. They are waterproof and protective in the snow for cross country skiing, but only work if your hands are already warmed up (as I suppose is the case with most gloves). I'm happy with the product, but probably could have found something comparable at a lower price.

Logan, UT


I love these but sizing has changed


I love the Arete gloves; I've worn out three pairs now, almost always at the fingertip seams. I've always bought the W' Large and been very happy with the fit - until the ones I just got. They feel a size smaller than they used to. I can't fit into the liner at all, and only barely into the outer shell. What happened?

Palo Alto, CA


Ouch why is small so small


Have worn OR gloves for 28 years and always been a women's S. These are tiny and so small it hurts my hand 😢.



Good, but not as warm as I thought


I had to buy a size large because the mediums felt too small...and I am not a large person! 5'3''. But I do like more space in my gloves for warmth. On that subject of warmth, the inside liner is thinner than I thought it would be. That being said, these gloves are perfect for days above 20 degrees when you are exercising and keeping your body heat up. I have used them multiple times backcountry skiing and my hands feel warm. It is nice to be able to wear just the inner liners when you need more dexterity. Also, the gortex is a key feature.

Coeur d'alene, Idaho


I would buy again!


I use these gloves primarily for skiing, backcountry and resort. Love that the liner can be worn on its own for ski touring to avoid overheating. Always warm, great gloves! LOVE that they don't have any leather on them, for the vegan population out there, these are the gloves for you! Found the fit was a bit snug.

British Columbia, Canada


They work really well!


I used them for the first time on a backcounty ski trip (low 11 deg) and they did really well! The liners stayed in nicely and the cuff allowed for ample coverage over the sleeves of my jacket.

Laramie, Wyoming


used for snowboarding in pnw


I just got these gloves a couple of weeks ago and have only been able to use them once on a really nice pow day. These gloves are true to fit, if not a little more snug. They keep my hands warm and


Best gloves - hands down!


These are by far the best gloves I have ever owned! I work in wildlife research, and these gloves keep me warm and DRY snowmobiling and hiking all day. I need dexterity to set up metal traps with tiny details, but I never have to take my gloves off to do my work. Beyond satisfied!!


Women's Arete Gloves™

4.0 8






I have small hands for 7' for both. So usually Small size is fit for me for general weather. However for winter gloves, I had problem with short fingers. so i want to know size for fingers length. Thanks


Hi Serjin, All measurements are in mm Size Small Thumb Length - 61 Index Length - 85 Middle Length - 97 Ring Length - 87 Pinky Length - 74 Size Medium Thumb Length - 64 Index Length - 88 Middle Length - 100 Ring Length - 90 Pinky Length - 77 Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Gloves Size guide


Measurement shown in:

*Gloves are Unisex unless marked Men's, Women's or Kids'

MEN'S S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10
CIRCUM 7 – 7¾17.8 – 19.7 8 – 8½20.3 – 21.6 9 – 9½22.8 – 24.1 9½ – 1024.1 – 25.4
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7½ – 819.7 - 20.3 8½ – 921.6 - 22.8 9 – 9½22.8 - 24.1
WOMEN’S S/6 M/7 L/8
CIRCUM 6½ – 7¼16.5 – 18.4 7¼ – 818.4 – 20.3 8 – 8¼20.3 – 21
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7 – 7½17.8 – 19.7 7½ – 8+19.7 - 20.3+
UNISEX XS/6 S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10
CIRCUM 6½ – 7¼16.5 – 18.4 7¼ – 818.4 – 20.3 8 – 8½20.3 – 21.6 8½ – 9½21.6 – 24.1 9½ – 1024.1 – 25.4
LENGTH 6½ – 716.5 - 17.8 7 – 7½17.8 – 19.7 7½ – 819.7 - 20.3 8 – 920.3 – 22.8 9 – 9½22.8 - 24.1
KID’S S/1 M/2 L/3 S/4 M/5 L/6
AGE 2 – 3Y 3 – 4Y 4 – 5Y 6 – 8Y 9 – 11Y 12 – 14Y
CIRCUM 4½ – 5½11.4 - 14 5½ – 614 – 15.2 6 – 6½15.2 - 16.5
LENGTH 4½ – 5¼11.4 - 13.3 5¼ – 613.3 – 15.2 6 – 6½15.2 - 16.5

How to measure

Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles,do not include your thumb. Also measure your hand length from the base of your palm to the end of your middle finger. Use the larger of the two measurements to select your glove size.