The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves

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The North Face - Etip Softshell Gloves
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With a small piece of metallic material on the thumb and pointer fingers, The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves allow the use of touch-screen devices without removing your gloves. Perfect for active sports in cool weather, when you never know when you'll need to use your phone in a hurry. Keep your digits warm and stay connected with the Etip Softshell Gloves from TNF.

Product Details

Shell Material

Stretch knit

X-Static® finger caps

Palm

Silicone grip pattern

Fit

5 Dimensional™ Fit

4-Way Stretch

Specs

  • Glove Warmth: Warm
  • Insulation: No Insulation
  • Cuff Style: Over the Cuff
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Other Notes

The North Face products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves
 
4.0

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (27)
  • Good grip (21)
  • Warm (21)
  • Dries quickly (15)
  • Windproof (15)

Cons

  • Not warm (10)
  • Not waterproof (9)
  • Wears easily (7)
  • Poor grip (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (30)
  • Hiking (17)
  • Driving (15)
  • Working outdoors (7)
  • Running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      97% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (15), Advanced (7), Beginner (6), Expert (4)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (23), Winter sports (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product

got them for my husband as a gift and he loves them...the phone touch on the finger is great! gave it a 4 our of 5 becuase the price is a little...Read complete review

got them for my husband as a gift and he loves them...the phone touch on the finger is great! gave it a 4 our of 5 becuase the price is a little high.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lasted one week.

I had these for one week and then the stitching fell apart. To get a refund, I need to spend $7.00 on postage. Not worth my time.

I had these for one week and then the stitching fell apart. To get a refund, I need to spend $7.00 on postage. Not worth my time.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great product

By 

from NJ

Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

got them for my husband as a gift and he loves them...the phone touch on the finger is great! gave it a 4 our of 5 becuase the price is a little high.

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Digital gloves yes. Warm gloves no.

By 

from Toronto, Canada

Pros

  • can used your iwhatever

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

      The gloves certainly let you use your digital device, but if you are buying these to keep your hands warm (i.e. the traditional function of hand-wear) they might not work out for you. Your hands might be well chilled!

      I find that if the temperature is below 0c they are really not useful at all, even if you are walking or have a high level of activity. The material really does not block the wind so you end up with cold hands.

      Good idea from a design standpoint but the material of the gloves is perhaps not ideal and needs more thermal or wind blocking properties to be of any use.

      I have owned lots of NF products but this is the first one I would say is a fail.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Absolute Garbage!!

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • complete garbage
      • Poor quality
      • warm
      • won't last a week

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

          I purchased a pair of these on the strength of the North face name. The first time I put them on my finger ripped through the top of the ring finger. On closer inspection, the finger wasn't stitched at all. No problem mistakes happen. Returned them for a new pair. On the SECOND time I put them on my middle finger rips through the top of the finger. On further inspection, yep, you guessed; it was barely stitched. I thought North Face was better quality then this! I'll be returning these as soon as it's feasible.

          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No warmth

          By 

          from michigan

          Pros

          • Thin

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

              just bought these gloves, temp is 30 degrees figured they would be perfect. i was wrong the wind cuts right through them my hands would be the same as if did not have them on. if they could find away to make these with wind stopping ability i would like that. i like how thin they are just want a lil more warmth in a thin design

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sleek, warm, & functional

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

              These gloves are exactly what I needed. I live on Ohio where temperatures in Winter regularly dip into the single digits and these gloves keep my hands warm while not being too bulky. The thumband finger tip allow me to use my smartphone and tablet with ease. I would recommend this product to everyone.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Lasted a few weeks

              By 

              from Northern Ohio

              Pros

              • breathable
              • E-tip

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                  I bought these gloves and they ripped near the thumb within a week. Just by merely pulling off my gloves like regular, ripped the stitching by my thumb on one hand, then happened 2 weeks later on the opposite glove! I bought these gloves because it's supposed to be superior quality then cheaper gloves I bypassed and thus last longer.

                  I love Northface products, have a coat that is on year 5 and still looks amazing. Just disappointed I dropped $50 on these for them not to last.

                  Tried uploading pics of tears, but of course site won't let me.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Lasted one week.

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                  I had these for one week and then the stitching fell apart. To get a refund, I need to spend $7.00 on postage. Not worth my time.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Does not keep hands warm

                  By 

                  from Saskatchewan Canada

                  Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                  I recieved these gloves as a gift with the intent that I could where them while commuting, both by bus in and in the car, and still be able to use my touchscreen. The touch screen aspect works great but my hands are freezing in temperatures ranging from +2C to -25C. While driving my warmed up car the temperature of my hands was painfully cold.

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent lightweight glove!

                  By 

                  from Colorado, USA

                  Pros

                  • breathable
                  • E-tip
                  • packable
                  • warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                      First off, the picture above is a little inaccurate. The picture depicts gloves, but not with the metallic E-Tip on the index fingers and thumbs. These gloves are great for driving if you don't have a heated steering wheel and the E-Tips allow smartphone access while keeping your hands warm. They are on the lighter side, so while they could be used as standalone gloves, especially if it's windy outside, I'd recommend using these as liners and upgrading to the TNF Apex gloves (also with E-Tips, assuming you want to stay in the same "E-Tip family"). In terms of fit, they run a little large. I got these at an outlet store, so while they're listed as $45 here, I snagged them for $15 (including tax!), so that was a nice deal!

                      (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      fingers are too short and fat

                      By 

                      from canada

                      Pros

                      • Windproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Running

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        the previous model was much more fit, these are too fat and too short when it comes to fingers

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Amazing product: poor construction

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        I ordered these gloves on October 12, 2013. I absolutely loved them; however, after 3 months of light use both gloves began to fall apart at the seams. I wish I could post picture! Sadly, I have to go through a month process to return them via online. Even worse is I have no promise that I won't just get another pair that were poorly sewen. Other than the pathetic durability of the gloves, I cannot be more happy with the actual function of the gloves themselves.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        best glove for cold

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        An excellent glove that protects from cold and can still stir the cell.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        ETIP Gloves are my 3 season go-to gloves

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        I love my ETIP Gloves by North Face! I have bought 3 pairs in the past year; 2 as gifts for friends who also loved my gloves. They are perfect for everyday use. I wear them jogging, hiking, driving, walking, shopping etc etc! They have just the right amount of grip and the fit is perfect. They allow for movement without restriction, yet have a fitted trim look. The cuff at the wrist fits easily under any coat or jacket, leaving no gap for cold air to get in. I just love them! And of course the ETIP feature is priceless!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Functional

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        The husband says the gloves are on the thin side, but easy to find things in his pocket and bag without having to take them off.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent experience

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        First time quick delivery fast and gloves great quality lite but effective being 62 didn't know texting gloves existed till my son suggested them love love them thank you

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        My son loved these gloves!

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        This North Face product exceeded our expectations. It's not bulky and easy to work with.

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good purchase

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        The gloves are wonderful , they keep me warm and fit snug! Love the style and color! I also love the fact that I get to keep them on and still text on my phone without being cold!!!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        ETIP GLOVE

                        By 

                        from Washington DC

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        Great pair of gloves! I commute on the Metro into DC and these are perfect for playing around on my phone and they keep my hands nice and toasty!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good quality Glove

                        By 

                        from PA

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        We have ordered this glove before in a different color, the texting finger pads lasted about a year. Otherwise the glove held up well and kept hands warm while skiing.

                        (3 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Can't beat it

                        By 

                        from NYC

                        Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                        One of the best purchases I've made in a long time. The coat is light weight but extremely warm. It repels water incredibly. Great for all weather environments. A++

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Gloves are great untill ETIP STOPS WORKING.

                        By 

                        from CT

                        Pros

                        • great waste of money

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                            i bought these gloves about 2 months ago. they were a little expensive $45 but i figured hey i can use my phone outside and not freeze my fingers off lets give it a shot so i bought them. they worked great for about 2 months now the ETIP no longer works i have to touch it at some weird angle to get them to work and i end up having to take my glove off to use my phone. honestly i would recommend just getting a no name brand and saving your money. maybe if northface would replace the gloves when the ETIP stopped working or make it so the etip lasted longer i woudl reccomend buying them. i dont wanna spend $45 every 2 months.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            i found mine on the side of the road

                            By 

                            from dellrapids sd

                            Pros

                            • Verry warm

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • for using ur phone outsid

                              Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                              i would buy these a gain agian

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Best Pair of Gloves

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                              These gloves we an excellent investment to make. They are very warm and all of the fingers work with an electronic product. I highly recommend these gloves.

                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Stepping up the game

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                              Nice product excellent quality makes texting much easier and worming in this New Jersey winter

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Stylish and touch-screen approved!

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • warm

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Mountain biking
                                • Running
                                • Training

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                Finally, some good looking gloves that can swipe my smartphone screen! Material feels high quality and does a great job keeping my hands warm and tech friendly!!

                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best freakin gloves ever

                                By 

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                Seriously want to buy these for my whole family. I love them.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The best I have ever had

                                By 

                                from KY, USA

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                Those gloves are warm, water proof and they are not too thick. I finaly can also use my cellphone with gloves on

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I would for sure buy this product again

                                By 

                                from Los Angele, CA

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                I bought these gloves as liners to wear under my snowboarding gloves so I can use my touchscreen smartphone. Let me tell you they work fantastically for that purpose. You don't have to touch the screen hard as the gloves are very responsive and work great on the touchscreen. I can't comment on how warm they keep your hands because I live in warm weather and will mostly be wearing them in my snowboarding gloves

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Comfortable, but not well made.

                                By 

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Intermediate

                                Pros

                                • Dries Quickly
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                • Wears Easily

                                Best Uses

                                • Casual Wear
                                • Driving
                                • Hiking/Running

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                I bought these gloves so I wouldn't have to take my hands out to use my phone. I've had these gloves for 3 months and have only used them to commute to work but they do not work with my phone anymore AT ALL. While those gloves kept my hands comfortable, the side near the thumb pulled apart so they are no longer warm either. Maybe I got a bad pair, but I should be able to never stop exploring in these gloves, let alone commute to work in a mild winter.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Gear Usage:
                                • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Cheaply made product with an expensive name on it.

                                By 

                                from Columbus, OH

                                About Me Expert

                                Pros

                                • Dries Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Doesn't work well with touchscreen
                                • Not Warm
                                • Not Waterproof
                                • Poor Grip
                                • rubber grip on fingers fall off
                                • Wears Easily

                                Best Uses

                                • Casual Wear

                                Comments about The North Face Etip Softshell Gloves:

                                Way over priced for the quality of the product. You are paying for the name The North Face to be on your hand. I bought these gloves because I THOUGHT they would be a high quality product that would work as advertised, I was wrong. The gloves are designed to be used with touch screen devices, and I have found that they don't work very well. I still end up having to take off my gloves to use my phone. I am also disappointed because these gloves have some rubber spots on the fingers and palm to help you grip things but after 2 months of wear, most of the rubber spots have come off of the gloves. Not to mention that the finger tips are close to wearing through. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Gear Usage:
                                • Cold Weather Living
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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