Warm hands. That’s all you’re thinking about when you can barely feel your digits from the cold air. How can you make your hands warm? But now gloves are capable of doing more than just a quick fix of heat. They have technology that pairs with exactly what you’re doing outdoors.
Need to have dexterity and waterproofing (say, for ice climbing)? What about durability and coverage higher than your wrist (let’s say you’re skiing)? Here are samples of what’s on the market today for making your outdoor activity seamless, because your gloves need to fit like a glove.
Breathable, durable, and wind- and water-resistant Polartec Power Shield High Loft are the buzzwords here. These gloves have a secure grip and are fast-drying.
–They have a soft-shell (good for climbing in cold conditions)
–They have precurved construction, like your hands do
With these, you can wear the shells and liners separately if you’re not freezing your arse off. If you are, these have two-layer Dryride Ultrashell exterior fabric to shed off the wind and snow. They are breathable, windproof and waterproof, plus there are wrist cinches to seal out the air and snow.
–There’s reinforcement material on the palms and fingers so that you can text and use a touch screen