Created for warmth and weather protection in backcountry environments, the Lithic delivers the insulation and security of a mitten with a surprising level of dexterity and grip. Built with rugged N333p-X 3L GORE-TEX® fabric with tricot technology on the palm and fingers, highly breathable N70p GORE-TEX® on the back of the hand, and constructed with fully taped seams, the Lithic seals out water, wind and snow. Laminated to the palm and fingertips, TPU reinforcements are used instead of leather. TPU’s hydrophobic properties prevent the reinforcements from wetting out. This saves weight, and more importantly, prevents the heat loss wet materials can cause. Because the TPU reinforcements can be strategically laminated to the precise areas needed, using them results in increased dexterity, improved breathability and extended durability. Features are selected for the realities of alpine travel. The short gauntlet fits under or over jacket sleeves, the elasticized adjustable wrist strap creates a secure seal and precision fit that keeps heat closer to the fingers, the gauntlet adjustment is easily used with the gloves on, and removable leashes help prevent dropped mittens from getting lost.
People choose mittens because they want to be warm. The Lithic uses three types of PrimaLoft® insulation selected and mapped to provide effective thermal performance, extended durability and high levels of ergonomic freedom. On the back of the hand, an area more exposed to cold, lofty 133 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation is used for maximum warmth. A layer of 100 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Hi-Loft is added to the back to extend wear, particularly in high flexion areas. In the palm and fingers, areas where dexterity, grip and durability are critical, denser 100g PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco with Grip Control is used. This denser insulation has a lower profile with less bulk, resists packing out with use, provides warmth when compressed, and enables a higher level of ergonomic freedom.
Combining its women’s specific design with advanced Arc’teryx patterning technology, the Lithic provides a remarkable dexterity and range of motion rarely found in a mitten. Arc’teryx Tri-Dex™ patterning is a three-lobe pattern that specifically maps the thumb according to its natural grasping motion. Seams are minimized and placed so as not to interfere with grip. The mitten’s finger box is also carefully patterned to provide the cleanest grip possible. It’s a complicated, difficult approach, but it pays off with mitten that mimics the naked hand.
- Soft, brushed lining adds light insulation
- Combining several GORE-TEX® fabrics enhance functionality and performance
- DWR treated nylon inner cuff sheds snow and moisture
- Internal draft tube wraps around wrist and traps heat in
- Tri-Dex™ Technology—Innovative, three-lobe construction technique used for exceptional dexterity and breathability
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
- Webbing cuff adjusters
- Removable wrist leashes
- Grip enhancements on fingertips create friction between liner and shell
- Finger-mounted clip-in loop enables gloves to be attached to a carabiner with finger-tips facing up, eliminating snow-fill
- N70p 3L GORE-TEX®
- N333p-X 3L GORE-TEX®
- 100g PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco with Grip Control
- 133g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation
- 100g PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco
- 165 g / 5.8 oz
- Athletic Fit
- Additional Information
Material Synthetic Properties Insulating