When the cold months come, it is important to wrap up warm. Most people forget to protect their hands, buying cheap and mostly ineffective gloves. The problem with this is, it can be detrimental to your health, and if you work outdoors, it can cause accidents.
A good pair of winter gloves can help you to enjoy a ski holiday more than you would with low-quality gloves. They should be made of quality materials, but also allow you to move your hand to an acceptable level. There is nothing worse than wet gloves that are not waterproof, so this is another factor to consider. The elements can be unforgiving in the colder months, so winter gloves need to be versatile, and protect from wind. There is a lot of value to be found, and with a lot of gloves available, we have rounded up the top ten.
10. Aegend Lightweight Running Gloves Warm Gloves
Because these gloves are lightweight, they are well suited to those with an active lifestyle. They are comfortable enough to wear whilst running. the soft fabric is made up of 94% polyester and 6% spandex so they mould around your fingers, and allow a lot of movement. The anti-slip design makes them comfortable without having to worry about them slipping and they have been made to accommodate those who need to use their phones. You can change the track, or make a call thanks to the touchscreen-enabled index finger and thumb. They can be used as liner gloves under your ski gloves or as a standalone option. This incredibly versatile winter glove comes with a 12-month replacement warranty making it a safe purchase.
9. Dakine Mens Nova Leather Palm Ski Gloves CARBON
A good looking glove that does exactly what you want it too. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter pursuits, the slick grey looks good and has enough technology to protect you from the cold. The durable water repellent keeps water running off, and the adjustable buckle strap makes sure it never gets in. You can wear these in conditions as low as -20C and with the grippy leather inner you can wear them for long periods for your winter sport of choice. They are machine washable, meaning you can keep them in good condition between uses. They don’t come with a liner which means they aren’t as warm as some, but other people will appreciate this because they are less chunky when worn.
8. Anqier Winter Gloves
These comfy gloves have considered the modern lifestyle of many, as they are touchscreen friendly. This means you won’t have to remove them to answer the phone or send a message. The thumb and index finger has a specialised material which makes it possible to open your phone and use it. In terms of keeping you warm, they are made from an anti-skid material that is well insulated and stays in place. A lightweight option compared to many winter gloves, they can be used whilst running in adverse conditions, outside DIY projects, cycling, skiing, and pretty much any outside pursuit you can think of. The lycra is waterproof and comfortable, and the slick black design looks good when worn with anything.
6. Achiou Winter Knit Gloves
Possibly the most stylish glove on the list, Achiou has created a practical, yet pleasant to look at winter glove. Not as heavy-duty, or even as high-performing as some of the thicker gloves, they are a good option for those who need to keep a pair in their pocket. For everyday use, these comfortable gloves enable you to use your phone as you go, without having to take off your gloves. With thumb, forefinger and middle finger grip, you can scroll or call when you like. The breathable material means they won’t make your palms sweat, and come with a 100% money back guarantee. Suitable for both men and women, they have great elasticity and will last a long time.
5. Isotoner Women’s Smart-Touch Cable-Knit Glove
One of the most visually appealing gloves, these will suit any woman who wants to find a glove to suit their pale fleecy coat. More than a stylish option, they are also super warm and are suitable for anyone who wishes to use their phone whilst wearing. The non-slip palm means your phone won’t slip out of your hand and is also good for cycling. The Thermaflex fleece lining ensures they are incredibly warm. They might not be the sort of glove you can swear in a snow fight because they are not waterproof, but they make a case for being one of the cosiest women’s winter gloves you will come across. A good value, high-performing option from Isotoner.
4. Carhartt Men’s W.P. Waterproof Insulated Glove
A glove from a reliable brand, the Carhatt Men’s W.P. Waterproof glove is super warm and has more to it than most winter gloves. The pull-on closure locks in the heat, but the breathable FastDry material means you won’t be needing to dry your palms whilst using. These gloves are heavy-duty meaning they aren’t ideal if you are hoping to find a winter glove for running, but if you partake in winter sports, or just need something that can withstand low temperatures and is waterproof, then this is a quality glove. To clean them just spot wash using warm water and leave to dry. They come in a few colours that should please most tastes.
3. Columbia Women’s Fast Trek Glove
A quality option from one of the bigger brands in the winter gloves niche. These 100% polyester gloves are some of the most comfortable on the list. The fleecy glove warms your hands and keeps the elements at bay whilst you undertake your winter activities. The elasticated wrist makes sure they seal the warmth in, and with a palm that has been designed to be abrasion-resistant, they add a layer of grip for normal tasks. They are an excellent casual glove for a walk or non-strenuous activities and come in several colors. Although they are not waterproof, they are great for everyday wear. These women’s gloves come with the trustworthy name of Columbia stitched in.
2. MCTi Ski Gloves Winter Waterproof Snowboard Snow Warm 3M Thinsulate
A quality glove that will keep the elements where you want them, on the outside of your glove. With 3M Thinsulate, these are moveable, meaning you can grip when you need to. Insulated enough to hold onto the heat within, and keep it there, but will allow moisture to escape for a comfortable feel. The wick away moisture helps drops to roll off and keep the outside dryer for longer. The 3D curved fingers allow superior grip which is important when using them for outdoor activities. Comfortable enough to glide down the slopes on holiday, to wear for long periods out in the open, MCTi has created a windproof glove that is reliable. The adjustable wrist strap helps to lock in the warmth, ensuring comfortable wear.
1. Velazzio Ski Gloves Waterproof Breathable Snowboard Gloves
Sometimes, only a snowboard glove will give you a high level of protection that works. The better gloves on this list all have 3M Thinsulate technology that makes them breathable but keeps your fingers cosy. Velazzio has used this, making them twice as warm as most materials. With Fan-Tex membrane technology, they keep your hands dry but make sure they are breathable enough for moisture to not become a problem. The PU palms have small rubber dots that give them enough grip to make them suitable for outdoor pursuits, including gripping your motorbike in the cold. Water runs off which will make sure you are always comfortable when wearing them. The wrist loop makes putting them on and taking them off simple and the waterproof zipper means you can keep your keys close, and dry.