10 Winter Weather Gloves for Using Touch Screen Tech

10 Winter Weather Gloves for Using Touch Screen Tech

Jeff Heaton
Nov 1, 2011

It seems cold weather has played a halloween trick this year, dumping snow in a historic October storm. Suddenly we're fighting the brisk air with chunky clothing that always plays havoc with our touch screen devices. In the interest of fighting through for our texts, apps and tech blogs we've rounded up some of this year's best looking touchy gloves.

1. Muji Touch ($24.95)
Everybody's favorite no-brand brand has gotten in on the touch glove action with these knit gloves that are thin but effective.

2. Echo MSoft Women's Gloves ($35)
Eight different colors and a longer length than most gloves means plenty of fashion opportunity. They aren't as thick as some gloves so we like them for walking around rather than snowboarding.

3. Free Hands ($18-75)
Freehands come in just about every material imaginable from leather to knit, though some are conductive and others allow you to un-glove your finger for use. The ones pictured above are the Power Stretch, which features silicon in the palm for grip and electrostatic finger tips for use with your touch screens. These are 55% wool 45% acrylic knit ladies gloves with silver conductive thread and palm dots for grip.

4. The North Face ETip Gloves ($40)
ETip gloves have conductive thumb and index fingers as well as rubber dots strategically placed to help you grip your device.

5. Marmot Connect Gloves ($30)
Like the ETips these have conductive index and thumbs but we like these for their wide, tron-like thermoplastic urethane pattern in the center that helps you grip more solidly than other rubber patterns.

6. AGloves ($17.99)
These have gotten rave reviews across the web. We like the 90 day warranty and the ability to hand wash them in water.

7. iTap ($20)
Made of Merino lambswool, these gloves come in four colors and stand up to wet winters as well as snowy ones. The thumb, index and middle fingers are all touch-screen effective.

8. Etre Touchy ($56)
The gloves featured above are missing an index finger and thumb which is nice for fall or lighter winters. They also have FIVEPOINT, a conductive version shown here. We like these for their looks as much as their usefulness.

9. ISOTONER smarTouch ($14-40)
A thicker version than most conductive gloves, these also boast a waterproof exterior and enough padding to get you through a serious snowball fight.

10. Burton Touchscreen Liner Glove ($17.95)
Like touch-enabled underwear for your fingers, these gloves are meant to go under bulkier gloves. Thinner, lighter and made of materials more for moisture wicking than total insulation, these are great for those who already own the thicker stuff.

If you've already got a pair of gloves you love you can always add conductive thread, Digits (conductive pins) or Glove Tips to your existing ones.

(Images: Muji, Zappos, Freehands, REI, AGloves, iTap, Etre, smarTouch, Quirky and Burton.)

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