Using your phone outside during the coldest days of winter is difficult and often painful when you need to take off your warm gloves to answer it or send a text. A pair of touchscreen gloves that let you use your phone while keeping your digits nice and toasty. Not all touchscreen gloves work well, so here are the best of the best to keep you texting even when Jack Frost is nipping.
True cold weather brand
With several of our staff in Canada, we can attest to The North Face's quality. The Etips are a little on the bulky side for touchscreen gloves, so movement is somewhat tricky, but they work exceptionally well, even in colder weather. They come in men's and women's styles, so there's one for everybody.
Warmth at a comfortable price
These acrylic gloves have ten-finger functionality, meaning you can use any finger to use your phone. These aren't the thickest gloves around and probably won't do the trick when temps drop below zero. But they should do for the milder places, and you can't beat the price.
Name brand for a fraction of the cost
Moshi's gloves are nice, thick, and woolly, making them perfect for places where the freezing game is strong. Digits work well while keeping your hands toasty, and their raised rubber lines and dots provide such a good grip that you can use your phone one-handed. There are now more sizing options available.
Luxury for less
If you love the look and feel of leather, but don't want to spend a fortune, these are the absolute best gloves for you. These genuine Nappa leather gloves give you full touchscreen control while keeping your hands toasty thanks to fleece lining (or cashmere if you prefer).
When it's not too cold
If you live somewhere where the cold isn't too cold, then the thinner GliderGloves maybe your best option. There are three colors to choose from, and the entire glove is woven with copper, so you can use any finger to control your phone. There's also anti-slip material sewn into the palms to can keep a solid grip on your phone at all times.
Warm n' woolly
These wool-lined knitted gloves have that quintessential look, and they're available in five colors, including a unique rose pink. Just index fingers, middle fingers, and thumbs are conductive, and they have non-slip material woven into the palm. The extended cuff helps keep your wrists warm and snow out of your sleeves.
For the ladies
These gloves feature a fleece lining that is soft and comfortable, and there are three decorative buttons on the wrist to give it an elegant touch. There are capacitive touchpads on each fingertip, so you can freely use your phone. They tend to run small, though, so you may need to order a size up to get a good fit. The gloves are also very flexible.
Feminine and classy
These gloves from Isotoner are made of spandex, fleece, and leather with a cute chevron design on the back and leather palms to provide extra grip. The design is elegant and professional while giving you the protection you want. The capacitive touch capabilities are woven into the entire glove, and they claim to be incredibly accurate on touch screens.
Stay warm and fashionable
These gloves from Knolee are made of thicker polyester material to help you stay warm, even in the coldest climates. The inside is lined with soft plush material, so you'll never have to worry about cold hands again. The fingertips have a woven material that allows them to work with touch screens. Plus, the cuff with the three buttons looks professional and chic.
Double the fun
Mujjo is high-quality stuff, and the Double Layered Gloves are no exception. With these, you get two layers of silver-coated nylon fibers, so the touch screen capabilities work all over, not just on the fingertips. There's also a magnetic snap closure on the wrist, making it easier to get the gloves on. It also snaps closed to reduce tension and wearing out of the fabric. There are also silicone dots on the palms to give you grip, so you never lose your phone.
Slim yet warm
This pair of gloves from Dimore is made of soft fleece material with a lined interior that keeps your hands warm and safe from wind chills. The touchpads on the thumb and index fingers allow you to continue using your phone. And the gloves have a slim leather buckle on top of the wrist to give it an elegant aesthetic without being overdone.
These luxurious leather gloves are fashionable as they are functional. They're made with real lambskin leather, so it's soft on the outside, and the plush fleece lining on the interior keeps your hands nice and toasty. The capacitive touch control is throughout the gloves, so you aren't limited in usage with your touch screen device. These gloves may run a bit on the smaller size, so you may want to order a size up if you have long nails.
Simple yet functional
For the men who prefer something knit and simple, the LETHMIK knit touchscreen gloves get the job done. They're made from a soft wool material that will keep hands nice and warm. Plus, the capacitive tips on the thumb, index, and middle fingers allow you to use your touchscreen device as usual. They come in a variety of colors as well.
It's cold somewhere!
If you're going to be texting outside in the cold, then you might as well keep your fingers warm in the process. A good option for touchscreen gloves is the GliderGloves. These are thin but are good for milder places, such as in California, or during the less nippy months of autumn and early winter. For true warmth, nothing beats The North Face. It's a well-known and trusted brand, and while the price is a little up there, these gloves will last you through numerous seasons and get you through even the harshest weather.