When I moved home from college in May, a lot of things got lost along the way, including my go-to running gloves. While it wasn’t much of a big deal at the time, when a Chicago winter rolls around, the item quickly became a necessity.
Somehow, my mom read my mind, and got me the HEAD Ladies’ Digital Sport Running Glove for Christmas. Typically, I struggle with gloves because as soon as my hands get sweaty, I rip them off, but if I don’t wear gloves and just tuck my hands inside my coat, I’m too cold. I immediately recognized how thin the HEAD gloves were though, and couldn’t wait to try them out.
It was a some-teen’s degree day, and I had on a long-sleeve tech shirt with thumb holes, pulled the gloves over them and slipped on my windbreaker jacket. The gloves are made of polyester, nylon and spandex, and has a four-way stretch fleece that makes them comfortable, warm and breathable all at the same time.
Having digital capabilities in any product is always a plus for a tech-geek like me, but with my recent obsession of my Nike+ Apple Watch, having them in gloves is crucial. Both the pointer finger and the thumb have SENSATEC Technology that works with touch screen devices, and while I’ve found other gloves to be kind of iffy with features like this, the HEAD gloves technology works perfectly; I never once had to double tap my screen to get it to work – it felt like I wasn’t even wearing gloves!
HEAD gloves also have a synthetic palm, which is enhanced with extra grippy silicone rubber to make sure phones or other devices don’t slip. It also would help if (and when) I do fall to help me gain my balance quicker. And for night runners, the gloves have reflective logos to help visibility.
The best part of these gloves is that you can get them anywhere – HEAD is carried at Costco, Walmart, Amazon, Sears, and many other chains for prices ranging from $8 to $12. They also come in mens and different colors. Who needs fancy athletic gloves, anyways?