I Can't Even Think About Running In the Winter Without These Gloves
Not to state the obvious, but running outside in Los Angeles is very different than running outside in New York City. I made the cross-country move from the west to east coast this past summer and was met with startling humidity that made for sticky workouts, even when I woke up early in an attempt to beat the heat. Now that winter is in full swing, I'm dealing with a whole new set of cold weather running obstacles for the first time in my life, including freezing extremities and the mental hurdle of going outside without my trusty puffer jacket. (Related: Packable Puffer Jackets for All Your Adventures)
Determined not to let below-freezing temperatures keep me from my cherished weekend runs through Central Park, I began the process of upgrading my workout wardrobe. The first thing on my list? A pair of running gloves. Luckily, as an e-commerce writer, I'm particularly well-versed in online shopping. And after a bit of research, I landed on The North Face E-Tip Gloves (Buy It, $45, nordstrom.com) for their quality, glowing reviews, and the fact that I could easily have them shipped to my home. (Related: How Many Layers Should You Wear During a Winter Run?)
The running gloves are made with four-way stretch fleece to keep your hands warm but not overheated (or sweaty) once your blood starts flowing. They're also specifically designed to allow your hands to fall in a natural position, which is important for keeping your hands relaxed while running. Plus, there's no need to remove the gloves if you want to use your phone. They're touchscreen-friendly, so you can fast-forward to the next song and keep your fingers warm no matter what. (Related: Running Gloves That Will Keep You Warm During Even the Chillest Miles)
Need more proof? Nordstrom reviewers agree that they are ideal for keeping your hands toasty whether you're sweating it out in an outdoor workout or simply looking for a tech-friendly glove compatible with your phone screen.
"I bought these gloves for running during the colder months in New England," wrote one shopper. "I've used them several times and they don't disappoint! Perfect amount of warmth and the capability to still use smart devices."
"These gloves are incredibly cozy and well made. Work well with my phone, and fit true to size," said another.
Even if you're not a runner, these lightweight gloves still make a great winter accessory that you can wear for just about any activity. Wear them on a hike or a walk, or simply while running errands around town. And with a price tag just under $50, they're a worthwhile investment that'll protect your fingers from freezing. Grab a pair for yourself from Nordstrom so you can stay active all winter long. (More gear to keep you warm: The Best Fleece-Lined Leggings to Keep You Warm Through All Your Winter Activities)