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The North Face ETip Gloves

The North Face ETip Gloves

The North Face ETip Gloves (Image courtesy The North Face)
By Andrew Liszewski

Yeah, yeah, I know, another pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves. But these ones are different, trust me. First off, they’re from The North Face, a company who knows how to do cold-weather gear right. Not some fly-by-night operation who promises their gloves will keep you warm, only to have you end up in the emergency room with severe frostbite. They also feature the company’s ‘X-Static’ material on the tips of the thumbs and index fingers which allows you to operate a touch-screen device like the iPhone, without having to take them off. And secondly, that high-tech looking circuit pattern on the palms is actually made from silicon silicone, providing an extra bit of grip so you don’t accidentally drop your toys. At $40 from The North Face website I’m not going to pretend they’re cheap, but you do get your choice of black, black or black color schemes, so it seems totally worth it.

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  • Why do I bother?

    “that high-tech looking circuit pattern on the palms is actually made from silicon”

    That would be silicone, not silicon. One's a sticky, flexible material often found in implants, the other is a hard, gritty mineral used in manufacturing CPUs, RAM, and other IC chips.

  • Why do I bother?

    “that high-tech looking circuit pattern on the palms is actually made from silicon”

    That would be silicone, not silicon. One's a sticky, flexible material often found in implants, the other is a hard, gritty mineral used in manufacturing CPUs, RAM, and other IC chips.

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com andrew liszewski

    Keep on bothering, one day we'll all catch on.

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com andrew liszewski

    Keep on bothering, one day we'll all catch on.

  • alex

    This seems idiotic. I don't think iPhone works in the temperatures these gloves are designed for.

  • James

    Running gloves and such will run you at least $25 for a decent pair anyway.

  • James

    Running gloves and such will run you at least $25 for a decent pair anyway.

  • James

    Running gloves and such will run you at least $25 for a decent pair anyway.