<p><br> With the Alpha SV, Arc’teryx reinvents the gauntlet glove: No longer does hand protection for the coldest, snowiest days have to feel like wearing oven mitts. By attaching the Alpha’s waterproof membrane directly to the outer shell, Arc’teryx reduces bulk, increases dexterity, and still retains warmth. The seams on the fingers have been moved, too, allowing unprecedented sense of touch with the tips ($275; <a href="http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Alpha-SV-Glove" target="_blank">www.arcteryx.com</a>).</p>

Winter Glove


With the Alpha SV, Arc’teryx reinvents the gauntlet glove: No longer does hand protection for the coldest, snowiest days have to feel like wearing oven mitts. By attaching the Alpha’s waterproof membrane directly to the outer shell, Arc’teryx reduces bulk, increases dexterity, and still retains warmth. The seams on the fingers have been moved, too, allowing unprecedented sense of touch with the tips ($275; www.arcteryx.com).

Photograph by Arc'teryx

Gear of the Year 2010

Must-Have Gear for Fall and Winter Outdoor gear and tech for adventurers—with its use of performance fabrics and smart design to keep you comfortable, warm, dry, and connected—tends to be pretty great. But every season, a few products are better than great. They’re so extraordinarily designed, creative, or innovative, they can only be called one thing: the best. This year's selections are as functional as they are fantastic, from a bamboo water bottle to cold-repelling down sweaters to an electric motorcycle with a tax credit.

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