Don't Let the Cold Ruin Your Fun
With the cold weather comes the smartphone owner’s challenge: how to keep hands warm while handling a touchscreen in freezing temps. Fortunately, there are plenty of winter gloves made for smartphone- and tablet-toting people (which include half of the adult population in the U.S., according to Pew Research Center). Conductive fabric lets you type, swipe and scroll on your capacitive touchscreen devices without exposing your digits. Escape winter’s chilly grip with these 18 touch-friendly options.
Agloves Grip Touch
Agloves added “gripper dots” to its new Grip Touch glove ($29.99) to give the wearer a better hold when handling slippery smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Like the rest of the Agloves lineup, the entire Grip Touch glove is touchscreen friendly.
REI Tech-Compatible Switchback Gloves
The fleece glove liners inside REI’s heavy-duty Switchback gloves
($69.50) have conductive material at the tips of the thumbs and index fingers. The liners can be worn on their own or paired with the outer, waterproof
gloves when you need more protection.
SmartWool PhD HyFi Training Glove
SmartWool’s wind- and weather-resistant PhD HyFi Training Glove
($40) incorporates touchscreen technology. It’s made of a blend of nylon, wool and elastane.
Isotoner smarTouch Wool Back Gloves
The thumb, index, and middle fingers of Isotoner’s smarTouch gloves have conductive thread that’s designed to work with touchscreen devices. The Wool Back versionfor men ($31.50)
is lined with fleece.
Isotoner smarTouch Mini Stripe Allover Gloves
Conductive thread woven throughout Isotoner’s smarTouch Mini Stripe gloves ($21) can
convey electrical impulses to a touch screen.
180s Down gloves
Down fill brings warmth and insulation to the 180s Down glove
($65), and the company’s QuantumTouch technology -- which is worked into the leather palm -- provides the conductivity smartphone/tablet users want.
180s Lush gloves
180s put its Tec Touch pods on the index finger and thumb of
the fleece Lush gloves for women ($30).
Burton Touchscreen Liner Glove
Meant to be worn under another glove or mitten, the Burton Touchscreen Liner Glove ($17.95) has a membrane on the tip
of the index finger and thumb to let you manipulate touchscreens. The liner is made with a stretch jersey fabric for flexibility.
The North Face Etip Facet Glove
Echo Touch Wool Gloves
Echo’s eLink fabric is knit into the index finger and thumb of each men’s Echo Touch wool glove ($78). The gloves are made of wool and spandex with
leather detailing on the palm and index and middle fingers to prevent slipping.