May 25, 2018
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Touchscreen gloves for young skiers and boarders

By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard,McClatchy-Tribune

These days, kids cannot live without their smartphones — even on the slopes. That means lots of cold fingers and the potential for more serious cold-weather complications such as frostbite. But good news for parents: The Seirus SoundTouch Junior Digi ensures those small hands stay protected while remaining fully functional for texting.

The gloves feature specially designed touchscreen pads on the thumb and index finger tips that are screen friendly. They also have all of the features of cold-weather gloves: premium insulation, water resistance and a design that keeps the elements out.

The SoundTouch Junior Digi are packed with a hollow-core insulation and have a windproof and waterproof insert that’s also breathable to keep hands from sweating. Its shell has a soft-grip palm, which is flexible enough for full hand dexterity. To keep snow and wind from entering, the Digi is also designed with a gauntlet cuff. The glove closes tight with a Velcro wrist cinch, which allows protection for even tiny wrists.

It is available in junior sizes small, medium and large. Colors are black/black, black/gray or black/rose. Price is $29.99. Available at For a list of other online and in-store retailers, visit

Wool Buff is versatile

The original Buff headgear is well known to adventure enthusiasts. It’s simplicity at its finest: a versatile accessory that can be worn as everything from a headband to a gaiter. The company now makes the Buff in other materials as well, and the merino wool version is perfect for the winter months.

Need a hat? Done. A scarf? Check. Ski mask? It’s all here in the seamless fabric tube. Made from 100-percent merino wool, this Buff is soft (not itchy) and offers all-natural temperature control. It’s fully wickable and provides top-notch insulation even if when wet with snow. You don’t have to worry about it smelling either — wool is naturally odor resistant. The fabric has been specially treated to be machine washable, so it’s easy to clean.

The Wool Buff is longer than the original version, so you have even more coverage for chilly conditions. Its merino wool fabric also stretches to accommodate a range of sizes and functions.

The Wool Buff is available in a range of solid colors and patterns. One size fits most. Price is $27 for solid colors and $30 for patterns. Purchase online at

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