Experience with GoreTex Infinium Fabric?
Dec 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm #3622668Andrew MarshallBPL Member
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians
Wondering who is currently wearing gear made from Gore-Tex Infinium, and how your experience has been thus far? In particular – the Arc’teryx Venta Gloves and Mitts. I have the mitts and they have quickly become my go-to running/xc skiing/backpacking gloves of choice. Thoughts?Dec 14, 2019 at 12:22 am #3622765Philip TschersichBPL Member
@philip-akLocale: Kodiak Alaska
I’ve been wearing Arc’x Venta gloves for years. They are my favorites, with a few caveats. The stitching is highly suspect on the lycra band at the wrist opening and pops almost immediately. I put a zig-zag stitch in a few seams and things are good again. The touch sensor faux leather material breaks down after a year or two of regular use (and before the rest of the glove goes) in my experience.
As far as the Infinium goes, I was under the impression it was basically a new name for Windstopper. It is basically just non-seam-sealed goretex sandwiched inside some thin fleece layers. It breathes well, stops wind, and is not waterproof. I have very warm hands and find them good down to 25 F. Not sure what else to say. It’s basically Windstopper but does not make my hands sweat the way some other wind block fleeces do.
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