Columbia Trail Summit Running Glove
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Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14
Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves, your call.
- A little reflective piping on the backside
- Touchscreen compatability fades quickly
- They fit big
Caveat: I am a member of the Columbia Sportswear Testing Program, however I have yet to test anything for them and I bought these long before I had this affiliation.
This is one of those odd situations where a niche product is exactly what I was looking for. Last spring I started running outside again and needed some super light, breathable gloves to wear as I run because my body heats up everywhere when I run except my hands. Weird huh?
No, I'm not diabetic. Please don’t try to tell me that I just need a better hat, or socks or pants, I wear all of those. I simply needed running gloves. I was happy to learn that there is just such a thing as trail running gloves!
Reflective stripes never hurts, unless you are a burglar (early morning running looks suspicious to a lot of people) or running from the police at night.
I picked these up for $14 on clearance and I have been happy with them ever since.
The text-friendly fingers lasted a couple months, but now I am back to playing music as I run by tapping the screen with my nose.
Though not the least bit waterproof (nor do they claim to be) they do a great job for what I want them for, which is keeping my hands warm during my morning runs when the temps range from 50-30°F.
Now about the size of my hands...I assure you that they are not small. Which is why I was astonished to find that the S/M size fit me best. I wear M or L in most other gloves.
Think of these as really good liner gloves if you will. Either way, if you need light gloves with a touch of grippy-ness and you can leave your phone alone for a few minutes these may be a great fit.