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We take the Rush Glove from Arc'teryx out for a test on the slopes to see if the performance matches the price tag.
arc teryx rush gloves
Overall Score
Simple and understated
Some might prefer a higher cuff

The Rush Glove is designed for Big Mountain freeride skiing and snowboarding. The design is fairly minimalist with a low-rise cuff, simple Velcro closure and a thin fill of Primaloft insulation.

The leather palm and forefingers are supple enough for messing around with gear in the backcountry and the Gore-Tex Pro material on the upper is highly waterproof and breathable.

Two types of Primaloft insulation have been used to keep your hands toasty warm without adding too much bulk. On the back of the hand 133g Primaloft Silver is used for maximum warmth whereas the palm and fingers are lined with a denser 100g of Primaloft Gold with Grip Control which helps no end with dexterity and grip.

The cuffs rise up just high enough to give you protection, there's no drawstring but the Velcro closure works surprisingly well keeping the white stuff out and the heat in. A simple but effective leash stops you freaking out every time you take your gloves off by keeping them firmly anchored to your wrist.

The attention to detail in the seams, patterning and stitching is clear every time you put the Rush on, they're immediately comfortable and only get more so as the leather loosens over time.

It's clear that the Rush glove was designed with a clear purpose in mind and Arc'teryx has stuck to that design principle, keeping everything simple, light and supple but not compromising on performance.

Overall, if you like things to 'just work' and to last for years, not weeks, then the Rush gloves are worth the investment.

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