Posts tagged “Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research Sensor Glove

I am thankful to Outdoor Research for providing me with their touchscreen Sensor gloves. Much of my Winter commute is time spent on the platform waiting for the T. I was having a hard time using my smartphone without freezing my fingers.

While other brands provide gloves with one or two fingers to use the touchscreen these OR gloves use Touchtec leather on the entire palm side of the glove. OR uses a 100 weight-Radiant Fleece to provide warmth and wind resistance. This is more then adequate for the expected use of the Senor glove. OR does offer beefier gloves with Touchtec leather to provide more warmth for those who want to access their phone or iPod on the ski lift. While the gloves are warm for the commute they are by no means a ski glove which OR also offers. 

The sensor gloves did take some getting use to as the ends of the fingers are squared off and needing a specific motion to scroll through applications on the phone. As for typing, I can’t say they are that easy to type with but then again I don’t send to many detailed messages from my phone with our without gloves. Beyond the Touchtec abilities this glove looks and feels a step above your garden variety fleece glove as the leather palms give it upgrade in style as well.
Per the usual, Outdoor Research is innovating above and beyond their competitors with this glove for mobile devices.

Mother’s Day gift giving thoughts

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and falls early this year on the 8th of May.

While I propose some gear thoughts for the active Mom I also believe traditional gifts are appealing as much as I like to think gear, gear, gear.

A great gift for the Mother of your child is a charm necklace. This can be built upon with additional charms for future Mother’s Days, birthday’s and other gift giving times of the year! My recommendation is checking out Helen Ficalora. Upon getting the chain, you can start with an Alphabet charm with the initial of your child. This is a sure win for Dad!

I might also recommend snapping up gift certificate (ummm…Groupon) for a facial, massage, or pedicure/manicure. Flowers are always welcome as well on Mother’s Day and should be standard in your mix of giving on Mother’s Day!

Now for the gear gift perspective…

I am sure the Mother you are buying for already has a watch or two but why not give her a watch that will help engage her while on a run or walk. A great watch that would meet fitness related goals would be an Ironwoman Sleek 150 Lap with Tapscreen.

Does she have a go to rain jacket for weekend away or a rainy walk with the dog? If not I can highly recommend the Outdoor Research- Palisade Jacket. My recommendation for Outdoor Research is based on knowing that anything they produce does the job intended and is also backed by their Infinite Guarantee.

An Ibex Hooded Indie is a lighter weight merino long sleeve that is great for layering in the colder months but also a year round piece of clothing suitable for any weekend bag. The beauty of the merino wool is it’s temperature range in which it can be worn. The Indie could be a great cover up from the sun while sailing or watching the sunset from your favorite beach.

For an everyday top in the hot summer months pick up the superfine, premium merino,  Reef Tank Top from Icebreaker. You will be thanked many times over because of the ultimate comfort the soft merino provides on the hottest of days.

You can’t go wrong with a new pair Chaco Flips which are all flip and no flop. The comfortable Chaco footbed will keep her feet happy all day long.

I wish you well in your hunt for the ideal Mother’s Day gift!