These thin softshell gloves have the perfect weight, features, and dexterity for high-exertion ski touring, shoulder-season hiking, and winter running. The Gore Windstopper laminate rebuffed icy gusts and light rain, yet it breathed and stretched better than similar windproof models I’ve worn. It also grips great: Tactile silicon strips line the fingertips, and synthetic leather pads the palms without adding bulk. Also nice: excellent finger articulation, a fuzzy lining on the back of the hands, and long, adjustable neoprene cuffs that insulate wrists while still sliding under jacket sleeves. millet.fr
Raw days and tasks that require second-skin dexterity and grip
> Jonathan Dorn
> Duration Oct. to Feb.
> Locales/conditions Mountaineering in Chile, ski-touring and cycling in Colorado; 25°F to 55°F; light rain and snow
> “A snug fit let me wear them as liners on the coldest days.”