No more frozen fingers or fumbling with your gloves in order to use your phone outside in cold weather. Outdoor Research has teamed up with leather company Broleo to release a pair of touchscreen compatible gloves you can wear while you text, call, surf, post to Twitter or Facebook.
Broleo's TouchTec leather has been uniquely processed and developed to mimic the touch of the human hand. Conductivity is allowed through the leather itself instead of having to integrate some sort of metal into the finger tips of the gloves. This means you can use any part of your finger, including the sides and tip, to operate your phone.
The men's and women's Sensor glove (pictured above) is a lighter weight glove for high aerobic activity and all around use. The gloves are wind resistant with 100-weight Radiant Fleece on the back of the hand and a brushed tricot lined palm. A contoured wrist gives you a more secure, snug fit and MotionWrap construction means minimal seams for added dexterity and comfort.
The men's Ambit glove is designed for snow sports or use in colder conditions. This waterproof glove features 266g of EnduraLoft insulation on the back of the hand and thumb with a soft tricot lining. The FlexAction wrist articulation matches your natural hand position while holding onto poles for a more comfortable fit. Convenient features include a removable idiot cord and nosewipe on the thumb.
The OR Sensor ($70) and Ambit ($99) gloves with TouchTec technology will be available for Fall 2011.