This glove is no longer available. However, we do have an updated review of women's ski gloves with top models from Arc'teryx and others.
It was a treat for our team to wear and test the Arc'teryx Beta AR glove, which ultimately ended up winning our Top Pick for Wet Climates. One of our testers has spent most of her winters in the Pacific Northwest and typically finds her gloves soggy after the first hour…and cold and useless after the second. The Beta AR glove was put to the Washington State winter test! It continued to stay dry and keep fingers warm after hours of slogging through heavy, wet snow.
However, given its ridiculous price tag of $235, we weren't that excited about its lack of warmth and its lack of the features we typically look for in a top-tier product. Unless you're looking for a top performer in nasty, wet conditions, we actually don't recommend buying it. Unlike the Hestra Heli Mitt - Women's (our Editors' Choice Winner) and The North Face Montana Glove - Women's, this was one of the coldest gloves tested, comparable to our Best Buy Award Winner, the Outdoor Research Arete - Women's. The fleece on the removable liner liked to stick to our hands if it came into contact with any moisture. We were also left wishing for larger pull tabs and a little more mobility. Despite these caveats, it was the most waterproof glove with a fantastic ability to regulate temperature. As a result, it was still warm when wet, giving it a specialized position as our best wet weather.