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Holiday Gift Guide 2010: The North Face E-Tip Glove

Here is a lightweight glove ideal for 3-season hikers, cross-country skiers, cold-weather cyclists, or runners who want to stay connected to their gadgets.

by: Crystal Sagan

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: The North Face E-Tip Glove (courtesy photo)
Holiday Gift Guide 2010: The North Face E-Tip Glove (courtesy photo)

Here’s a lightweight glove ideal for 3-seaon hikers, cross-country skiers, cold-weather cyclists, or runners who want to stay connected to their gadgets. The glove itself is made of stretchy polyester with a silicone pattern on the palm for good grip.

The clincher is the special X-Static fabric on the thumb and index finger, which allows you to operate any touch screen device—iPhone, mp3 player, or laptop mouse pad—without exposing your digits to the cold. Our tester loved being able to use her iPhone’s GPS app on a chilly fall hike up James Peak: “The gloves really kept me warm in the mid-40º weather, and being able to use the GPS app without taking my gloves off made a huge difference in my comfort.” $40; unisex s-xl; 1.6 oz.; thenorthface.com



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Steve
Dec 03, 2010

Robert, does that mean the glove don't fit?

Robert
Nov 30, 2010

It seems to me that the reviews from this magazine which I use to swear buy have not been as reliable this past year or so. I often find that some of the items may work well for a female but not for a average size guy. I have noticed that a lot of the reviews are now done by females which is an important demographic but I wonder if the magazine is missing what might be the larger demographic. I know this will anger some but I have also been hearing this from most of my friends. I have tried some of the boots reviewed and none of my guy friends found them comfortable ect..

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