Greg Youngwrote a review of The North Face CloseFit Gore Soft Shell Glove - Men's on February 8, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I live and work in Rochester, NY which isn't known for it's warm sunny climate.
Here is my review of the The North Face CloseFit Gore Soft Shell Glove.
Fit: Based on the sizing guide I ordered a medium which fits my hands very well. There is a tiny bit of room at the finger tip's but nothing to complain about. The cuff is tight so putting the gloves on and taking them off requires some but not a lot of effort.
Usage: I brought these gloves for running, so I didn't test out the touchscreen abilities. I usually don't bring my phone with me on runs so it's not a particular feature I care about. While wearing the gloves, I had no issues with getting keys out of my pocket, pulling ribbons on pockets or anything like that. The gloves didn't restrict my finger/hand movement in any way.
Weather: I wore these gloves on two runs so far and here is my observations.
They do block the wind and my hands didn't get wet from the light snow and rain that was falling each time I ran. If running at temps around 32 degree's F the gloves barely kept my hands warm. If running at below freezing, say 25 degrees F my hands were frozen in less than 25 min's. And that was with using Outdoor Research PL Base Sensor Glove's as a liner.
Conclusion: I'm really on the fence about returning these and getting something else or buying another liner glove to see if that helps. Either way, these are shells and not full on gloves and most certainly aren't good for colder temps on their own.