Gear Review: Outdoor Research Touchtec Sensor Glove

Thanks to specially treated leather on the palms and fingertips, these gloves are gadget friendly...but still warm.

What do plotting a waypoint, dropping incendiaries on an Angry Bird, spinning through your playlist, snapping a photo, and tweeting deep thoughts from the chair lift have in common? They each require removing your gloves to tap or swipe your phone’s touchscreen with your bare finger. No more.

The Sensor uses a specially treated leather on the palms and fingertips, allowing you to keep your digits covered and stay connected, too. And these aren’t just one-trick gloves. They’re warm enough for mild-weather skiing, and so rugged they withstood months of ski touring and backpacking from Colorado to Iceland.


3.7 oz.

(m’s and w’s S-L)

> See a complete review in our November issue.

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