I-Like Horny Toad’s I-Glove

‘Tis the season for spring weather and fewer layers of clothing, but winter hasn’t totally disappeared from our lives yet. Just this past weekend, I opted to ditch the snowy mountain town in favor of the first camping trip of the year. En route to the desert, I was armed with plenty of layers to accommodate the stark temperature differences between daytime and nighttime. The 60-degree weather was what I was seeking, but temps plunged into the low 30s in the middle of the night and required me to dig through my gear bag for all available warm layers. I credited myself with a good sense of pre-planning every night as I reached for my Horny Toad I-Gloves – a small accessory that added to my blissful camping getaway.Horny Toad I-Glove

See, I’m a lucky recipient of perpetually cold fingers and toes during the winter, and my normal approach is to just suffer through them and build a mental resistance to the cold. Good in theory, until frozen digits wake me up in the middle of the night and I curse the ridiculousness of said theory. So when dusk hit the desert campground, my exposed body parts were quick to become downright cold. Solution? The Horny Toad I-Gloves.

The I-Gloves aren’t heavy on the technology, so don’t expect them to perform like a high-end glove. Their “technology” is simply a cutout thumb and index finger with a fold-back cap for each digit. The gloves were designed in mind to provide smart phone-savvy women with a good-looking casual glove that doesn’t need to be removed to text or email. It is, indeed, a great glove when you don’t need high-tech performance. From reading books in cold weather to stirring a pot of instant rice and pesto chicken, the “removable” fingertips added plenty of dexterity when checking email took a backseat to camping necessities.

These fuzzy, casual gloves are made from B’Wool, a blend of warm lambswool and silky angora wool, and a little nylon for added durability. The material was extra soft and a perfect thickness for sleeping in – not to hot or bulky. Perhaps the only downfall is just how fuzzy they are, and a few times I awoke to the texture of stray fuzz in my mouth. But maybe that’s just a compliment to Horny Toad for making a comfy and classic pair of casual gloves that look good enough to eat (at least in my dreams).

For more information on Horny Toad products, visit http://www.hornytoad.com.

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Stephanie Nitsch

Stephanie Nitsch is an outdoor writer with roots in the Pacific Northwest but calls Utah home. Stephanie writes adventure stories, gear reviews and profiles for the likes of ESPN, Bike, Snowboard Canada, Utah Adventure Journal and more.

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