Similar to DeFeet s standard DuraGloves, The ET version was made to protect cyclists and runners hands in cold weather conditions. The difference between the two, however, is that this Electronic Touch (ET) model lets you operate your touch screen phone through the use of specific yarns at the thumb, middle, and index fingers. As DeFeet puts it, the DuraGloves usefulness comes more from what they are not as much as from what they are. What it means is that their versatile, low-profile design is just right for physical exertion in cold weather, without being bulky and in the way. The real beauty of the DuraGloves comes from the strategic blend of Coolmax, Cordura, and Lycra used in their composition. Cordura yarns were placed on the outside of the gloves, which creates an abrasion-resistant exterior that blocks enough icy air to keep you warm, while still allowing your hands to breathe while exercising. For the palms, DeFeet omitted any padding in order to keep the overall streamlined design intact, in addition to providing maximum feel at the handlebars and levers. Gripp y rubber DeFeet logos were placed throughout the palm, finger, and thumb areas, ensuring a tacky grip while riding. DeFeet finished off these versatile gloves with wide elasticized cuffs.