Touchscreen gloves are pretty much a must have in the colder months – anyone who’s ever had to text on the go will agree.
Walking in a piercing wind, a glove sandwiched between his teeth so as not to lose it, but to write with one frozen finger – No way to do in winter.
Touchscreen gloves allow you to use your phone outdoors without exposing your fingers to environmental elements or risking losing your gloves. A conductive wire woven into the fabric of your gloves transfers an electrical charge from your body to sensors on the capacitive touchscreen.
Even though this is a fairly simple device, there are still a few elements that differ between brands and types. Sometimes the conductive element is sewn into the entire glove (so you can use any part of your hand on the screen), other times it just appears on some or all of your fingertips. Gloves can also have a textured grip to help you hold your phone in your hand.
Don’t forget that if you use your fingerprint ID to unlock your phone, it clearly won’t work through gloves. So, during the winter months, you can change the locking mechanism to something lower temperature like Face ID or PIN.
Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves with 3M Thinsulate – Thinest Gloves
Dutch design company Mujjo was one of the first manufacturers of touchscreen gloves to offer a wide range of gloves from standard to double-layer and leather. It looks like something from a James Bond movie.
Many touchscreen gloves only work with a couple of fingers. Mujjo gloves work with all parts of the hand: fingers, knuckles, palm or heel, so you can swipe and touch with ease.
The latest generation has undergone significant design changes with a thinner and more elastic design that provides a much more comfortable fit. The inner fleece is coated with 3M Thinsulate, which keeps the gloves warm despite their light weight, with a grippy silicone pattern to help protect your phone from accidental drops.
This 2019 version is actually three tier including improved insulation with an extra layer of Polar fleece. The new thumb design optimizes the glove for large screens.
The only real downside is the price – these are Mujjo’s most expensive gloves, although they are still cheaper than many others. They look functional rather than trendy, with a subtle feline-burglary flavor from their skin-tight black gloves.
In our tests, we were free to use the phone with gloves that were comfortable and warm.
Mujjo Knitted Touch Screen Gloves – Best Knitted Design
If you’d rather spend a little less, you can take a look at one of the older Mujjo designs still on sale: the wool-lined double-layer knitted touchscreen gloves.
They’re thicker than the later version, but the charcoal trim and leather-lined closure means they look a little more inviting and don’t give the impression that you’re driving home to strangle someone. dark alley.
As with other Mujjo gloves, they conduct current across the entire surface, so you can use any part of your hands on the phone screen, and they also have a grippy finish – here in the form of small dots all over the palm and fingers.
Moshi Digits Touch Gloves – All-Over Conductivity
Another pair we tested was Moshi’s Digits gloves.
You have a choice of gray colors, but for some reason they are tied to specific sizes: so the light gray gloves (pictured) are small to medium, and a pair of dark gray colors are only available in large sizes.
If the distance from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist is 15-17 cm, you will need a small one. Medium is 17-19 cm, large is 19-20.5 cm. If you are at a high level, we recommend choosing a slightly larger pair.
They are double-layered (with a very soft microfleece lining), although we found the layers to separate slightly when removing the gloves, so you may need to straighten them again each time.
They have a conductive layer on all ten fingertips, so you can use any finger to touch and scroll the phone (but obviously not to unlock the fingerprints), and there is a grippy pattern on the palm. However, the conductive thread leaves the inside of the gloves almost shiny, so keep that in mind.
Honyar 360 ° Knitted Winter Gloves with Full Palm Touchscreen – Best Budget Option
In the less expensive segment of the touchscreen glove market, there are these perfectly serviced knitted touchscreen gloves.
While not for very cold weather, they are great for standard fall and winter temperatures. They are available in Black & Khaki, Black & White or Rose colors.
They have conductive filaments not only on the tips of their five fingers, but also throughout the palm and other parts of the gloves, and also have a soft lining on the inside to keep your hands warm while driving or walking.
There is an anti-slip silicone grip in the palm of your hand, which actually looks pretty stylish and should keep your precious phone from slipping out of your hands.
They also have a thick elastic wrist cuff to keep cold air out.
North Face Revelstoke Etip Gloves – Waterproof and Best for Cold Weather
These gloves from the North Face are a little different as they are designed specifically for winter sports like skiing or snowboarding, or simply for more severe winters than we typically encounter here in the UK.
Waterproof, breathable and insulated, they should keep you warm even in the pretty bitter cold, although they won’t compete with the best ski gloves.
However, they do have the advantage of Etip technology, which means you can check your phone without taking off your gloves on the slopes. Just note that only the tips of the thumb and forefinger are covered, not the entire palm or any other fingers.
North Face Denali Etip Gloves – Best for Hiking
Also from the cold weather specialist North Face are mDenali Etip En’s Gloves. It is on a fleece backing, with a durable Taslan over knuckles and fingers for extra strength and silicone palm grip.
The North Face rates them as suitable for “cold” but not “very cold” conditions. They come in small, medium and large sizes.
They work well with the touchscreen and we were able to type quite quickly outside in the freezing cold.
Acdyion Ladies Leather Touch Screen Gloves – Best Budget Ladies Leather Gloves
Women’s winter gloves Acdyion in leather with a warm cashmere lining.
We found the leather touchscreen gloves a little more difficult to type on as the fingertips are stiffer than wool, but they do the job and are probably more fashionable than a large pair of wool fabric.
An elastic cuff and side cut should make them easy to put on and take off.
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