Marmot Connect Glove
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35
They were my biggest disappointment in a long time.
- Lots of potential
- Loss of touchscreen sensitivity
- Not very warm
- Easy to stretch out
Fit & Comfort: These gloves started off great. They kept my hands warm while outdoors and allowed me to check my phone without having to de-glove. Sadly however, they began to stretch and lose their fit after a couple weeks until they felt awkward to wear. The only way to gain any use form them now is to wear a thin pair of gloves underneath.
Water Resistance: None
Warmth: Very little warmth was provided with these gloves. With the permanent stretch and loose fit, they can no longer keep my hands warm on a cool evening.
Abrasion: These gloves are not abrasion resistant at all. They pick up burrs in the bush and snag on any prickly material, including velcro. This makes them very susceptible to abrasion.
Features: The touchscreen function started off great; however, this slowly began to fail after a couple weeks and 2 months later it no longer works.
Construction & Durability: Tears appeared in the gloves within the first month between the index finger and thumb on both hands. This was prior to any outdoor pursuits. These tears were produced from driving to and from work.
Conditions: These gloves were purchased at the end of the winter this year (late February 2013) and have been used for a month this winter in November. In total they have seen 3 months of use, a mixture of driving, general activities, and running. Nothing out of the ordinary has been asked of these gloves.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29.95
Finally, i'm able to use my iPhone without having to take off my gloves!
- They work
- A little too flashy
I found these gloves at the Marmot outlet in San Francisco. I've been wearing another set of softshell Marmot gloves for years and have always loved them. I know that companies have had touchscreen friendly gloves for a while but i'm just late to the game I guess.
So these gloves do work. They have a silver goldish material that allows our fingers electrical field to pass through the glove and trigger our device's screens. They are comfortable and seem to be pretty well made. My previous set of softshell gloves were starting to pile, but they're still holding up pretty well, I'd assume the same for these. These are definitely cool weather gloves vs cold weather. They're very thin but will help keep your hands from freezing if you're only removing them from you pockets for brief moments.
My only complaints are that the sizing for my hands is a little off. My other set of Marmot gloves were size Large, but with these I'm wearing a small. Albeit, a touch snug, but compared to the mediums, much better. There's no way the mediums would work, they were way too loose. Also these gloves are a bit too flashy. I guess the touch portion has to be that shiny material but they also have this power button logo on the index finger and its molded in this grippy rubber coating (the kind you'd find on football receiver gloves). More of this coating is placed in the palm of the glove. That part I don't mind so much. There's a pretty obnoxious techno EQ style pattern all of the glove too.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase, I wish the gloves fit a little looser but they're stretch out just a bit I think. I'm just happy to be able to keep my hands warm and not have to remove my gloves just to use my phone or take a picture etc.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Marmot's Connect Gloves finally allows you to keep your gloves on while checking your phone or musical device. Provides a conductive, touch screen compatible index finger and thumb, and provided warmth from fleece fabric.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The 2013 model of Connect Glove from Marmot lets you make calls, change tunes and play Candy Crush without removing it. Stretch fleece with nylon face fabric construction keeps the glove durable and tear-resistant even with repeated use. Touch screen and click wheel compatibility allows convenient glove-on media device usage while TPU printed palm improves your grip on other cold weather essentials. Also comes with a touch pad device useful in freezing weather. Say goodbye to your old winter gloves and say hello to the amazing Marmot Connect Glove.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
The Marmot Connect Softshell Glove simplifies access to your touchscreen device when you're out on a run or exploring trails in cool weather. The glove has a touchscreen-compatible index finger and thumb so you can check the time, answer your phone, or operate your GPS device without having to take your glove off. The grippy TPU print on the palm keeps your electronic device from slipping out of your hand, and is also good for holding on to poles. The stretch fabric provides a comfortable fit, and the cuff is long enough to fully cover your wrist and slide over a slim top or under a jacket sleeve to seal cold air out.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Marmot Connect Glove DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Connect Glove Stretch Fleece - Nylon Face for Durability Smartphone Touch Screen and iPod Click Wheel Compatible - Perfect for use of your Smartphone and Touch Pad Device in colder weather TPU Printed Palm for Enhanced Grip The SPECS of the Marmot Connect Glove Large 1.7 oz 48.2 g 92% Polyester 8% Elastane 6.5 oz/yd
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version