We are back again with another few items from Showers Pass – a Portland based company that specializes in waterproof and weather-resistant garments for the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)! Over the past year or so, we have tried some tops and socks, but are now featuring a few more accessories that are absolutely necessary for PNW weather – the newly designed Crosspoint Waterproof Mountain Socks and Crosspoint Waterproof Knit Wool Gloves. While these items may not necessarily be solely intended for running, they can absolutely play a vital role in any wet outdoor activities you may be partaking in.
First and foremost, both were created with three distinct layers, in an effort to keep your hands both warm and dry in any weather:
- Wear-resistant knit exterior
- Seamless waterproof Artex membrane,
- Moisture-wicking Merino Wool-blend lining
In the Crosspoint Waterproof Knit Wool Gloves, the outer makes it feel like a regular old knit glove while the waterproof membrane does it’s job at keeping the wet out and the Merino lining keeps sweat from your hands from compiling. There are some silicone prints on the palm and fingers to offer up a little better grip in the weather. Though the weather has been unseasonably warm over the first few weeks of Fall, there has been a bit of rain, and I have also made some trips to the coast for some early morning runs in chilly and windy conditions. I can say that I don’t think I have ever had a warmer pair of running gloves. They do what they are expected to do – keep my fingers and hands comfortable in harsh PNW weather.
The Crosspoint Waterproof Mountain Socks are a little bit more bulky that many running socks on the market, so if you are looking for thin and sleek, then these may not be for you. However, with a variety of wet and cold trail races ahead on the calendar, there is definitely a spot for them. The socks are constructed essentially the same way as the gloves and provide the same benefits along the way. They have a bit of a compression fit to them, likely due to their 3-D laminating process. While they are breathable, they still somehow hold up to the conditions and keep the insides dry and toes happy.
Company: Showers Pass
- Crosspoint Waterproof Knit Wool Gloves ($49)
- Inner: 38% Merino Wool, 38% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 2% Lycra, 2% Spandex
- Outer: 95% Nylon, 14% 5% Rubber
- Crosspoint Waterproof Mountain Socks ($45)
- Inner: 39% Merino Wool, 39% Acrylic, 13% Polyester, 7% Nylon
- Outer: 80% Nylon, 14% Polyester, 4% Lycra, 2% Spandex
- Ergonomic fit due to proprietary 3-D laminating process
- Microporous waterproof membrane allows the sock to ventilate in order to decrease sweat accumulation
More About Showers Pass:
Showers Pass makes technically advanced active apparel and gear to inspire and enable the pursuit of outdoor adventure.
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