There you are, working in sub-zero temperatures or trudging from the far side of the car park in the snow and frost towards the mall, office or wherever you need to go. Your phone rings and you see it is the urgent call you must answer. But your fat mitten covered finger either won’t operate the touchscreen or hits three keys at once and you lose the call. You need special gloves to operate the touchscreen and here’s a few to think about.
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The North Face ETIP Touchscreen Glove
The North Face is a best of breed supplier of winter apparel, photographed at both poles and well regarded in the outdoorsy fraternity. The ETIP Touchscreen gloves are an integral part of their product range. Carefully designed, these gloves make touchscreen operation in sub-zero temperatures a breeze. Incidentally, they also keep your fingers toasty.
A nice feature is the silicon pattern on the palm that helps to hold things and the unique “Radiometric Articulation” design mimics your normal finger action to make gripping things more comfortable. Buy them in a range of colors to match your signature North Face jacket and pants.
Price depending on style selected
Timberland Men’s Ribbed-Knit Wool-Blend Glove
In the same price range, the Timberland gloves are equally good, but not designed for low and particularly sub-zero temperatures. The trademark mixture of polyurethane, nylon ,wool and polyester keeps your hands warm by blocking out wind.
Outdoor Gloves For Men and Women
If you are a dedicated outdoors person, keen to share selfies and update your blog as you cross winter landscapes, these are the gloves for you. Easy to remove with frozen fingers because of the side zippers, the removable comfort linings are quick drying if they become wet. The anti-bacterial treatment also ensures that, while not staying minty-fresh, they are at least not horribly smelly after a bit of use.
All in all, ideal gloves for snow freaks who use phones or tablets.
Isotoner Women’s Smartouch Matrix Touch Screen Glove
A cheaper, but no less effective option, the Isotoner glove has a conductive thread on the thumb and first two fingers to ensure compatibility with all types of touchscreens. The palm is non-slip to help you take a firm grip onto something icy. They also come in wide variety of colors to match your ski-outfit.
Luxury Men’s Touchscreen/texting Winter Italian Nappa Leather Gloves
Want a stylish pair of gloves that matches your designer fashionistaski-wear and doesn’t look like it was endorsed by Bear Grylls for polar expeditions? Try these leather gloves. These chic Italian leathers have an extremely comfortable cashmere lining, with the added advantage of being able to be used with a touchscreen. Not for serious off-piste activities though. You will look very professional, not a mountain man.