Given their name, the gloves achieve their goal of being a runner's glove. The backs of the hands are protected effectively from wind, while the palm is very breathable. The lack of any padding or reinforcement for the mesh on the palm makes this a running/walking only glove. The index fingers do have etip and work with my iPhone without issues. The palm-side pocket is a good idea, but the opening is very small, and only a very normal sized house key will fit. Anything larger than typical (i.e. car key, etc) will be difficult to get into the pocket without damaging the glove I think. Good for temps into the teens Fahrenheit. I was exactly between a small and medium on the sizing guide and went with a small for better fit.