Weighing in at a mere 1.75oz for a pair, the Mechanix Wear Fastfit gloves make for a great way to add an additional layer of protection to your hands while on the trail. I like to carry a pair of these with me when I go on longer multi-day hikes or when I know I'll be scavenging around for firewood.
These gloves are very thin and nimble so I can still tie knots and open zippers with these on. However, they don't really provide any real level of cold weather protection.
The gloves have a Clarino synthetic leather palm, stretch panels between the fingers, and a two-way stretch Spandex padded back for additional protection.
I picked up a few pairs at my local Walmart the last time they were on sale, just to have some spares. I consider them to be somewhat of a luxury item, but have noticed that when I have them with me they get a lot more use than I thought they would.
Disclosure: The author owns this product and paid for it using their own funds.
Brian is a Charlotte based backpacker, gear junkie, runner, and CrossFit(er). Originally from Southampton, England, Brian has lived in the US for over 20 years, finally settling in North Carolina. He spends as much time backpacking as his busy work schedule and family life will allow.