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Under Armour Core Liner Gloves

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Under Armour Core Liner Gloves glove liner

These are nice, lightweight gloves for people who need a lot of dexterity and only a little warmth. They work well in everyday life because of the touchscreen grid, and they are more dexterous than a typical liner.

Pros

  • durable
  • light
  • breathable
  • touch screen grid
  • fit well

Cons

  • not warm
  • touchscreen grid wears off
  • don't clip together

 Fit and Comfort: Fits well and is comfortable.

These gloves fit my hands like a, well, glove.

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They have 10% elastane, so they are skin hugging. This improves dexterity and improves their function as liner gloves, which most people will use them as. The fabric, while nothing special, is soft and feels good against the skin. The seams are noticeable, but not unpleasant. 

Water resistance: Not very water resistant, but dries fast.

These gloves are about as water resistant as a synthetic shirt. It dries fast because it is thin and synthetic. I don't expect a glove of this thickness to be waterproof, and as a liner glove, it can easily be worn inside a waterproof glove or mitten. Under Armour claims that it is treated with a DWR. I can't comment on this, since it has been years since I got them, so any DWR would have worn off. I got them soaked on a hiking trip recently, and they retained substantial (more than half?) warmth. As a thin, synthetic glove, it dries fast.

Breathability and moisture: Very breathable.

These gloves are very breathable, since they are thin, stretchy synthetic gloves. I've never had sweating issues in these gloves. If you do, they are very easy to take on and off, so it is easy to thermoregulate.

Warmth: Not very warm.

While these are great gloves in many ways, they are simply not warm. I took off a star for this. At 50 degrees (F), these keep me toasty while sitting still. At 40 degrees sitting still, they were borderline warm enough. At some points, I felt a little cold, but at others, I felt warm enough. Interestingly, the coldest part of the glove is the back of the hand. The fabric is about as thick as a softshell. The fabric is slightly brushed, but not thick enough to really qualify as fleece.

Layering: Built for use as a liner glove.

These gloves are the best for layering of all my gloves, since they are skin-tight, stretchy, and very thin. They don't wrinkle or cause issues when layered.

Abrasion: Durable, but rubber grid wears off quick.

I've subjected these gloves to some pretty heavy abrasion, especially since I tend to run my hands over wood railings as I hike (ex. on bridges). There is no palm reinforcement. The rubber grid that makes it touchscreen friendly has been seriously degraded, but the fabric hasn't gotten any holes yet (It has pilled somewhat).

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The thumb used to be covered in rubber grid.

For a glove of this thickness, it is pretty durable.

Ease of use: Very easy to use.

These gloves are simple and easy to use. They come on and off quickly and without fuss. The one feature that could improve the ease of use is some way to connect the two; I currently just fold them together, like a pair of socks.

Features: Not many features.

These liners don't have too many features, but they do include a unique touchscreen compatible grid, below.

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Whereas most gloves only have touchscreen compatibility on the fingertips, these gloves are compatible throughout the majority of the glove. This grid also adds grip, being made of rubber.

Conditions:

I use these as my primary glove throughout the winter. I wear them around town, to football games, hiking, and everywhere else outside. I've generally worn them in 30-50 degree F temperatures (I'm not saying it was comfortable at the lower end of that range!). I've had these for about 3 years now, mostly in Appalachia, but also in NY and Wisconsin.

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Do I have too many gloves for a southerner?

Background

I've worn these for two winters as my EDC/hiking gloves. In recent memory, my glove liner collection has included similar Nike gloves, more fleecy but less high quality Columbia gloves, and fairly casual Docker's gloves.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't remember.

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Specs

Price MSRP: $28.00
Material 85% Polyester,15% Elastane
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