Marmot Connect Glove
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.