Arc’teryx Venta Mitten Review
Jan 3, 2020 at 6:03 am #3625323Andrew MarshallBPL Member
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern AppalachiansJan 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm #3625450Rick MBPL Member
I use these less expensive Montbell Windstopper Trekking Mittens. I like them because I can open them up to vent and when I need to use my fingers. They actually offer a good selection of gloves and mittens good for many types of activities.Jan 4, 2020 at 8:42 am #3625482Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Andrew very nice Review.
In the future what I would like to see is a Review on the rbhdesigns, Ultralight Mitt AND Vapor Mitt with either the Hybrid or Fleece liners for those of us that venture out in the cold winter months.Jan 4, 2020 at 10:13 am #3625504David USpectator
I have the glove version of these mitts and have used them in shoulder season treks for about 4 years or so. The best thing about them is their durability. Well worth the price.Jan 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm #3625833Black MagicBPL Member
I tried the Venta gloves. I found the seams on the inside of the gloves to be uncomfortably abrasive against my fingers.Jan 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm #3625850David USpectator
I must have really dainty fingers.
; )Jan 6, 2020 at 7:37 pm #3625870Philip TschersichBPL Member
@philip-akLocale: Kodiak Alaska
Some caveats on the Venta line…
The stitching on the Lycra binding at the cuff opening (on the gloves anyway) fails early and enthusiastically. An aggressive zig zag stitch on your home machine will cure that. In fact, a few of the seams at the wrist-end of the palm and cuff like to fail before the other parts of the glove. Many online reviews reflect this weak point and Arc’teryx still fails to reinforce these seams. Note that the Lycra seam might fail the first time you shove you ham fists into the gloves, and the other seams may take a year or two to let go.
Also, the touch sensor faux leather tips on the index finger and thumb have a couple years of life in them with regular use, but will wear out sooner than other fabrics on the glove. Another needed focus for the Arc’teryx fabric engineers, in my opinion.
Other than that, these are my favorite all-season hiking and spring skiing gloves.Jan 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm #3625880Roger CaffinBPL Member
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Many online reviews reflect this weak point and Arc’teryx still fails to reinforce these seams.
Do Arcteryx actually MAKE these gloves themselves, or were they a large job lot from Asia? Which is more likely?
CheersJan 7, 2020 at 9:49 am #3625938Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I don’t think ArcTeryx makes anything in Canada anymore, and I doubt they own factories in Asia, so my guess is another company in Asia makes them to ArcTeryx specs and puts an ArcTeryx logo on them.Jan 7, 2020 at 12:02 pm #3625954Andrew MarshallBPL Member
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians
If you like the Venta line but found the gloves uncomfortable, I really would suggest these mitts. They are supremely comfortable.
I haven’t noticed any of the durability concerns you’ve mentioned with the mitt version of the venta line. Perhaps because it is new, they’ve solved that stitching popping issue.
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