Gore X-TRAFIT Glove Technology

New glove technology from Gore ensures that when your hand comes out, the liner stays in.
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Gore-tex, X-TRAFIT Glove Technology

The days of using forceful shoving and ugly words to coax the fingers of your inside-out glove liner back into their appointed slots are over. The new Gore-Tex X-TRAFIT technology bonds a glove's liner to its waterproof membrane, so all five digits stay put when you remove your hand. Plus, Gore applies its grip tape to the inside of the glove's shell to prevent movement between the glove's multiple layers. Read: optimum grip and dexterity from a waterproof, breathable glove. X-TRAFIT technology is available in a number of glove brands this season including Grandoe, Hestra, Kombi, Level, Marmot, Dakine, Burton and Scott.

Here's a closer look at some of the gloves that feautre Gore's new X-TRAFIT technology: Dakine Impreza Glove, Dakine Stingray Glove, Scott Bolt Glove, Burton Superpipe Glove


W.L. Gore Comfort Mapping

Gore-Tex Comfort Mapping

Ever have days when your back is sweaty but your hands are frozen? Different zones of your body produce, hold and release heat differently, making staying comfortable—especially in fluxuating winter temperatures—a challenge for you and your wardrobe. That is, unless your wardrobe is stocked with Gore's New Comfort Mapping technology, which strategically places new, functional fabrics—some that trap heat and others that release it—in technical garmets to accommodate your body's various temperature zones. For example, base layers and jackets are constructed to provide more insulation around your core while placing more breathable, antibacterial fabric in your underarm area. The new technology also enables designers to address the unique needs of men and women. “Gore’s new Comfort Mapping Technology allows for more possibilities in fashion and design," says John Reany, Gore product specialist. "In a nut shell, it’s zoned warmth with less bulk.” To read more about Gore's comfort mapping, click here. Visit Gore's website to stay current on their latest trends and technology: www.gore-tex.com.

 3.  POW Royal The cozy microfleece lining in these gloves makes you feel as if you’ve stuck your hand into a koala bear, er, into the fur of a koala bear. The inner cuff blocks snow and its Velcro closure somehow (magic?) doesn’t stick to jacket cuffs.  [$70; powgloves.com]  

Essentials: Gloves

The season's best mittens and gloves. From leather, Gore-Tex, and goatskin, this selection will leave you anything but hypothermic and soggy handed.