What are the best touchscreen gloves? The ones that keep your hands warm and actually work!
There are still a few weeks left in winter, and that means that using your phone outside is uncomfortable and makes for frigid digits. That is, unless you have some awesome touchscreen gloves that let you use your phone with toasty phalanges.
Not all gloves of this nature work very well, so here are the best of the best to keep you texting even when Jack Frost is nipping at your butt.
- Mujjo double-layered touchscreen gloves
- The North Face ThermoBall Etip
- Glove.ly Classic Touch Screen Glove
- Moshi Digits
- Elma luxury Italian leather gloves
- Women’s Gloue gloves
Mujjo double-layered touchscreen gloves
These dual-layer gloves are Mujjo’s response to customers asking for something a bit thicker for colder climes. They added a layer of wool (just like grandma used to do!), so you can now have your phone and keep your hands warm too. For $ 35, that’s not a bad deal at all.
Silicone grips all over the palms of these gloves make sure your phone doesn’t slip out of your hands in slippery weather, and Mujjo has made it so that you can use any fingertip, knuckle, and even the palm or heel of your hand. It’s almost like you’re wearing nothing at all… Nothing at all… Nothing at all!
These acrylic gloves have ten-finger functionality, meaning you can use any finger to use your phone, while keeping warm.
They come in black, red, brown, navy, or white and in a few different sizes depending on the color you choose, with pricing starting around $ 7. These aren’t the thickest gloves around and probably won’t do the trick when temps drop below zero, but what are you doing standing around long enough to use your phone when it’s that cold anyway?
The North Face Etip
As a Canadian, I can attest to The North Face’s quality. The Etips are a little on the bulky side for touchscreen gloves, so movement is somewhat difficult, but they work exceptionally well, even in colder weather.
Glove.ly Cozy Touch Screen Glove
Glove.ly Cozy gloves (around $ 9 to start) let you use any part of your hand to control your phone. They’re not for arctic temperatures, but they’re warmer than most of the thinner touchscreen gloves you might find.
If your screen gets smudged and dirty, you can use the built-in microfiber label to keep it clean, and magnets hidden under the logo help to make sure you don’t lose a glove.
They come in small or medium/large, so make sure you choose the right size.
Moshi’s gloves are nice and thick and woolly, making them perfect for places where the winter game is strong. The $ 30 Digits are the Wirecutter’s top pick, since they work well while also keeping your hands toasty, and in their testing, they found that the raised rubber lines and dots provide such good grip that they could use their phone one handed.
If you’re looking for the best in touchscreen gloves, these may be just that for you. Only available in light gray, but at least it goes with everything?
Elma Italian leather gloves
If you love the luxurious feel of genuine Italian Nappa leather and wouldn’t mind only paying $ 25 for that feeling, then have I got the gloves for you.
These gorgeous gloves come in a few different colors and come lined with either fleece or cashmere (for $ 10 more). Amazon reviews say that the touchscreen fingers work incredibly well, the gloves fit well, look awesome, and keep your hands nice and toasty. Hell, for $ 20-$ 30, you could grab a few pair. Just make sure you choose the right size before checking out.
Women’s Gloue gloves
These cashmere-lined gloves come in red and black are just for the ladies. They feature a touchscreen forefinger and thumb and come in red or black, starting at only $ 14 for the red pair.
The stylish button cuffs with a bit of the lining visible make these really stand out and the price is right to grab both!
Don’t feel like buying a brand new pair of gloves? Nanotips makes it so you don’t have to. Just paint a coating onto the thumbs and fingertips of your favorite gloves and they become touchscreen gloves.
The efficacy of Nanotips really depends on the what material your gloves are made of, and you may see varying results with different pairs of gloves. Nanotips does make a leather formula and one for fabric/acrylic, so make sure you choose the correct formula. Pricing starts around $ 17.
Got a favorite?
Do you have a favorite pair of touchscreen gloves? Do you even use them? Let us know in the comments below!
Updated January 2018: Added pricing for each item, removed the 180s Sustain, and added the Elma and Gloue gloves to the list.