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