Expert Review: Burton Men's Touch N Go Gloves
This review is my honest opinion of the gloves, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the gloves, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.
These Burton Touch N Go gloves are perfect for those warm days cruising groomers or hot lapping the park. Having the ability to quickly switch a song before dropping in or to shoot a quick text back without taking my gloves off is one of those conveniences I didn’t fully appreciate until I experienced it. They are comfy and offer the perfect warmth for spring days. And the ease of touch-screen access for lift rides or at the top of a run is a convenience that spoiled me to the point where I really didn’t want to switch back to my warmer mittens when temps cooled off.
About this gear
- Model: Burton Touch N Go Gloves
- Size: Men’s large
- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 175 lbs
- Experience: 25 years
- When I bought them: February 2021
- Days used: 50
- Weather conditions used in: Sunny spring days, light snow flurries
- Where I’ve used them: Copper Mountain, CO; Vail, CO
- Terrain: Resort cruising, spring backcountry days, my go-to gloves for uphill sections of backcountry missions
How they perform
What I was looking for
I was sick of sweaty hands in my thick mittens on warm days. I needed something lightweight, just warm enough, and ideally with touchscreen tech for park laps on spring days. These gloves delivered — and I even love wearing them as a liner under thicker mittens on extra cold days.
Why I chose this gear
I tried these on at the Burton store in Vail Village, and the decision was made. They look great, are comfortable, and the suede palm and other materials seemed durable enough to last through the abuse I put my gear through.
I liked the lightweight Hestra’s I tried on, but they were triple the price and weren’t touch screen compatible. Most of everything else I looked at either seemed like cheap material that wouldn’t last me all season, or the fit just seemed a little off to me. With the quality and price in mind, these gloves were the best choice.
What I love about them
- Fit: I love the fit. Not super tight and constricting, just loose enough to be breathable and keep my hands from sweating.
- Comfort: Soft and well made. These gloves fit comfortably without being loose and baggy or tight and constricting.
- Ease of movement: Easy peasy to use pocket zippers, phone functions, or strap into my bindings without taking them off.
- Breathability: The quality suede and fleece are super breathable, which is really nice for those hot days where most other gloves would have my hands sweating.
- Weight: They are very lightweight. Always a nice change when switching from heavy, cold-weather apparel.
- Conditions: These gloves thrive in spring conditions, mildly cold winter days, or even as a liner for other gloves/mittens on extra cold days when they are super convenient for still being able to access my phone and not having my hands go numb when scrolling a playlist on the chair.
- Touchscreen compatibility: Seeing as “touch” is in the product title, it goes without saying that these gloves shine in that purpose. The Screen Grab palm and fingers are perfect for touch screen access without needing to take them off and on and off and on…
- Features: Other than the awesome touch screen features, another positive is the grippiness provided from the “Sticky Icky Grip Palm.” It gives me confidence when holding my phone on the chair. But the best part is I can still tweak a grab without my hand slipping off my board — an issue I’ve had with past gloves that don’t have the quality grip material of these gloves.
- Durability: At first glance, they don’t seem all that special, but the suede in the palm does a great job protecting against wear and tear. From holding grabs to carrying my snowboard and gripping the edges, I have had no issues and the suede seems to do a great job holding up.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Waterproofing: On sloppy spring days, there are times my gloves will be sopping wet if I’m taking a lot of falls or hucking snowballs. The fleece fabric can soak up water like a sponge. Thankfully, it doesn’t do too much to affect the insulation warmth, even when wet. They are also surprisingly quick drying, which helps a lot.
- Warmth: Marketed as a lightweight glove, I don’t expect these to keep my hands warm on cold, winter days. For spring days, or as a glove liner, they work perfectly.
Favorite moment with this gear
As a snowboard coach, filming and assessing clips with riders on the lift is an integral part of what I do. Having sweaty hands while taking my other gloves on and off, over and over again, was really annoying. When I got these gloves, I could use all the functionality of my phone while keeping my gloves on without getting overheated. It is a convenience I am thankful for on almost every lift ride or break on the hill.
Value for the money vs. other options
After reviewing the functionality, style, and quality of materials — all packed in with a low price point — these gloves have proved to be a great purchase. There are higher quality brands out there, like Hestra, but they cost upwards of triple the price. I think anyone who is looking for a new pair of gloves in this category will be stoked on these for the quality, aesthetic, and function.
I love my Burton Touch N Go gloves for the simplicity and convenient functionality they provide. Whether it be a cold day when I’m wearing them as a liner, a warm spring day, or even as an ascent glove in the backcountry, I am always thankful I decided to pull the trigger on these stylish and functional gloves.