Arc'teryx Lithic Gore-Tex Glove

Tough as stone.

As tough as the mountains they're designed to be used on, the Arc'teryx Lithic Gore-Tex Gloves are built with a burly, highly hydrophobic, N333p-X Gore-Tex (three-layer) fabric at the palm and fingers for high-performing waterproof protection that shuts out any unwanted weather. At the back of the hand, a hyper-breathable N70p Gore-Tex (three-layer) fabric allows the buildup of sweaty moisture to escape, while remaining fortified against any snow or water from seeping in.

The TriDex construction enhances your dexterity for an easier time clipping up your boot buckles and boosts breathability to offer a soggy-free fit.These gloves are packed with PrimaLoft Silver and Gold insulation to deliver a furnace-like feel without the bulk. An internal draft tube wraps around your wrist and traps the precious heat you've built up, ensuring your digits stay toasty when temps hit single digits. The inner cuff is treated with DWR to help shed snow and keep precipitation on the outside where it belongs. When the lifts stop spinning, clip these gloves together with the webbing loops and hang them up until you do it all over again tomorrow.

  • Fully waterproof and breathable
  • N70p 3L Gore-Tex at back of hand (nylon 70D)
  • N333p-X 3L Gore-Tex at palm and fingers (nylon)
  • PrimaLoft Silver and Gold insulation
  • Internal draft tube
  • Inner cuff with DWR-coating
  • Adjustable strap closure
  • Removable wrist leashes
  • Webbing loop for clip
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The gloves were easy to tighten/loosen whether I was on the ski lift or mountain. In addition, the insulation is fast gloves would dry completely and be ready to go again after snack breaks from the slopes.

Great glove but expensive

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Superb dexterity, warmth, and waterproofing. Only downside is the price, which borders on overpriced for what you get.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Even at 20% off, these gloves are ridiculously overpriced. I skied a couple of days in them, and I was very disappointed. The product description states: "These gloves are packed with PrimaLoft Silver and Gold insulation to deliver a furnace-like feel without the bulk." These are just not warm gloves. After a day and a half, I ran inside a shop in Snowbird and bought a pair of Black Diamonds that were much warmer. Perhaps these gloves are more appropriate for touring, but my hands were freezing while on the lift. My body runs very warm, so my hands are not perpetually cold.

My main aversion to these gloves is the value (or lack thereof). They are well constructed, but Arc'teryx has no business charging anywhere near what they do for them.

run small

    The 3L gore-tex fabric design made it very breathable and more waterproof than any other pairs of glove I owned. Great for high exertion activities in wet and mild cold weather.

    I was really hoping it would also offer "revolutionary" dexterity as it was implied in the marketing. But turns out it perform exactly the same as my Marmot Randonnee glove in this area. Lithic does feel a little more comfortable / less restrictive in natural position. Partially due to pre-curved fingers and wider palm. I can also feel the shape and size of the item I am holding.

    It is super light but doesn't appear to be very durable compare to leather palm glove. Not sure if I would use it mountaineering where excessive wear is normal. Also, the shell fabric palm is slippery than leather. Similar warmth to other midweight gloves, I say it is good till 15f

    The glove is at least one full size smaller than the size chart. My hands measure 7.5" width and 7.2" length (average finger length). It should be a solid XS according Arc'teryx size chart. So I purchase size S with the intention to wear a liner underneath. But when I slip my XS bare hand into S, it fits perfect and no room for liner. It seems odd that Arc'teryx got the size wrong. Not sure if the pair I received was mislabeled or what. I might have to exchange for size M

    My sentiments exactly. Including the sizing.

    Arc'teryx Lithic Gore-Tex Glove