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Best Running Gloves and Mittens

Keep Your Hand Warm During Cold Runs

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Updated November 22, 2013

You can lose as much as 30% of your body heat through your extremities, so it's important to cover those hands. Here are some options for running gloves:

Zensah Smart Running Gloves with Touch Screen Feature

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These Zensah Smart Running Gloves keep your fingers warm while still allowing you to use your touch screen smart phone or iPod. Their proprietary Zensah fabric provides ultra-breathability and comfort for you during your cold runs.
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Brooks Vapor Dry 2 Gloves

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These running gloves are made from Brooks' Vapor Dry fabric and spandex, so they'll keep your hands dry and warm, while providing a comfortable form fit. In addition to a terrycloth surface on the thumb and forefingers (for wiping your nose or sweat), the gloves feature a retractable thumb pad for easy MP3-player navigation on the run. Other great features are the gloves' magnets to hold them together between uses and polyurethane finger grips.
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ASICS Thermopolis Running Gloves

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Asics Thermopolis running gloves feature Hydrology fabric with thermal properties to provide warmth and comfort in a range of conditions. The gloves also have a terrycloth surface on the thumbs that allows you to wipe your nose or the sweat off your forehead. The box finger design also provides excellent fit and dexterity. And if you sometimes run in the dark, the reflective logo on the back of the running gloves will help you be seen.
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Nike Lightweight Running Gloves

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These Nike Lightweight Running Gloves are made of Dri-FIT fabric that wicks away moisture, keeping your hands dry and warm. Other cool features include: nose wipe on the thumbs, key storage pocket, and wraparound reflective graphics.
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Manzella Convertible Running Mitt

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For runners who want the added warmth of mittens, but the functionality of running gloves, these "running mitts" do it all. Use the stretch fabric glove in milder weather or pull out the wind resistant mitten hood when needed.
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Saucony Ulti-Mitt

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Another glove/mitten combination, the Saucony Ulti Mitt is a versatile way to increase your visibility and the warmth of your hands. A removable flashing LED light combined with reflective accents makes you virtually impossible to miss and the convertible mitt keeps you warm.

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Brooks Wanganui Cabrio Mitten

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The Brooks Wanganui Cabrio Mitten is another "convertible" mitten that features a fingerless glove for tasks requiring digital dexterity. Small hidden magnets keep the mitten folded back when using the fingerless glove.
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