Manzella Takes Touch Screen Gloves to New Level with TouchTip Line
Manzella Gloves combined its glove fitting expertise with research on the true biomechanics of operating touch screens to create the TouchTip glove, allowing consumers to use touch screen devices without removing gloves.
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Manzella Gloves combined its glove fitting expertise with research on the true biomechanics of operating touch screens to create the TouchTip Product Family of gloves. Featuring a special material pad on the index finger and thumb, the TouchTip gloves allow consumers to use smartphones, ATM machines and other touch screen devices without removing gloves. Manzella will also introduce a women’s softshell line, unique in its breadth of colorway options, and will offer its bestselling Trail Boss work/rec glove in women’s and provide a variety of color options.
â€œManzella is bringing to market high performing touch screen enabled gloves with TouchTip,â€ explained Tony Manzella, president of Manzella Gloves. â€œUnlike other models that provide spotty or poor performance, Manzella’s key to success is the snug fit and extra pad coverage addressing the true biomechanics of how people operate touch screens.â€
The TouchTipâ„¢ technology will be featured in Manzella’s best-selling everyday gloves — the Power Stretch and Tahoe styles and also added to one of the top-rated aerobic gloves the Sprint, ideal for runners who are utilizing touch screen training devices. Pricing is competitive, offering higher performance at lower price points.
The PowerStretch TouchTip gloves features a Polartec PowerStretch shell with a Silicon Control Trax Grip and is available in black with an msrp of $30. The Tahoe TouchTip is a stretch microfleece glove with a reinforced synthetic suede palm, available in black, ruby and winter white with an msrp of $20. The Sprint TouchTip aerobic glove provides moisture management with four-way stretch polyester. It is available in black and blue jewel with an m.s.r.p of $20.
The New Black â€“ Color Options Make a Comeback
Addressing the recent interest in and demand for color, Manzella introduces Incite a new women’s’ softshell line with great and unique colorways incorporating Manzella’s legendary fit. The Incite is a breathable, water repellent softshell insulated with 100 grams of Primaloft. It is available in black, gray and winter white with, a jewel tone color set added, including, Bluebell, Plum and Pink with an msrp of $20.
Manzella will tell another color story with its perennial favorite Trail Boss, a men’s work recreation glove. In response to consumer demand it will now offer the glove in its signature women’s fit and expand the colorway options for both men and women. It is available in Black, Wheat, and Orange for men and black, pink, and sage for women with an m.s.r.p of $40. Both waterproof and breathable, it features a two-ply softshell / ribbed SpandexÂ® shell, insulated with 40-grams of Thinsulateâ„¢ with a HydroBlokÂ® insert. A hidden ventilation port, heater pack pocket, nose wipe and NeopreneÂ® cuff complete the package.
Manzella has spent over 25 years designing, merchandising and selling best-of-class gloves with legendary fit. It supports its product development with The Manzella Glove Selection System, a selection system ranking gloves as Warm Warmer or Warmest, easing the process for customers to find and purchase the gloves they want. Manzella designs gloves for outdoor, snowsport, running, archery, hunting, recreation/work wear and casual market segments. The company is located in Buffalo, New York. Visit manzella.com.