Yesterday was by first day of running in tights this fall. It definitely cooled off quite a bit this morning with the arrival of this weekend’s Nor’Easter. Like most runners, I have embraced the cooler temperatures and decreasing humidity that comes with fall in New England. Yesterday was also the inaugural run for my Brooks Adapt running gloves. I do not have very good circulation in my hands and feet (Raynaud’s), so colder running weather definitely means gloves for me.
I had researched these gloves online and managed to track down a pair of smalls at my local running store. These gloves are super comfy and have a wind-blocking mitten that you can pull down to cover your fingers. When you just want to wear gloves, the mitten cover tucks back into a fold on the top of your hand.
There are a couple of different color combinations for the mitten part– black, nightlife yellow, and nightlife green (3M Scotchlite reflective). I opted for the nightlife green, because I think any extra visibility on the roads is always a bonus.
Another cool feature is the mp3 thumb pad and a flip-back thumb. I usually run with my iPhone, so this was definitely a helpful feature. There is also a cool little magnet tag on the top of each glove to keep them sticking together in your running bag.
Update: They have replaced this Brooks Adapt Glove with the Brooks Adapt Glove II. New features include a detachable LED light on the right glove and touchscreen compatible finger pads.