For hiking, adventure racing, trail running, paddling and orienteering, these short-fingered, unpadded gloves are a win.
The upper is made from a light, tight-mesh, breathable fabric that offers protection from blistering, abrasion and injury, and sun. The palm material is a thin, light foam. It is soft, durable and flexible allowing you to grip items like trekking poles, a paddle shaft or handlebars without bunching, adding puffy volume or diminishing tactile feel significantly.
Whether you wear them for blister protection, sun protection, grabbing-vegetation protection, or added grip, there are a handful of reasons to add these gloves to your kit.