Fingerless gloves also know as sniper fingerless mitten gloves are garments worn on the hands which resemble regular gloves in most ways, except that the finger columns are half-length and opened, allowing the top half of the wearer’s fingers to be shown. Fingerless gloves are often padded in the palm area, to provide protection to the hand, and the exposed fingers don not interfere with sensation or gripping. In contrast to traditional gloves, often worn for warmth, fingerless gloves will often have ventilated back to allow the hands to cool, commonly used as weightlifting gloves. Fingerless gloves are also worn by bikers as means to a better grip the handlebars, as well as by skateboarders and rollerblades, to protect the palms of the hands and add grip in the event of a fall. Some anglers, particularly fisherman, favor fingerless gloves to allow manipulation of line and tackle in cooler conditions. The lack of fabric on the fingertips allows for better use of touch screen technology, such as smart phones and tablets.