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Best Touchscreen Winter Gloves Android Central 2020

There's not much worse during the winter than practically freezing your fingers off trying to send a quick text or navigate with Google Maps. Touchscreen gloves are one of the best ways to keep your hands warm, no matter what nature throws at you — next to staying inside, of course. The Mujjo Knitted Touchscreen Gloves are about as good as it gets, but there are plenty of other great options to choose from.

Best Overall: Mujjo Knitted Touchscreen Gloves

Mujjo Knitted Touchscreen GlovesSource: Mujjo

Mujjo's knitted gloves are made of nylon and are dual-layered for extreme warmth and comfort. Unlike most touchscreen gloves that feature conductive tips on two or three fingers per hand, these gloves allow you to use any part of your hand — knuckles, palms, you name it. This gives you the freedom to use your phone as if you weren't wearing gloves at all.

The rubber material on the palms give you a better grip on your phone, and the nylon design allows these gloves to be flexible and a bit stretchy, adapting to different hand sizes and shapes. The leather cuff adds a stylish flare, and features a convenient magnetic snap closure. These Mujjo gloves are a bit expensive compared to the competition, and you probably shouldn't wear them in the snow, but they're well worth the extra money.

Pros:

  • Use any finger on your phone
  • Leather cuffs with magnetic closures
  • Two-year warranty

Cons:

  • Only one color
  • Not waterproof

Best Overall

Mujjo Knitted Touchscreen Gloves

Our pick

Mujjo's double-layered woven gloves are extremely warm, stylish, and work with your phone.

Best Value: ViGrace Winter Touchscreen Gloves

ViGrace touchscreen gloves and a photoSource: John Salzarulo on Unsplash

For everyday use, ViGrace's line of touchscreen gloves is a great inexpensive option. Made from woven acrylic, they're lightweight and quite soft, which means comfort and warmth without making your hands sweat on warmer winter days. All styles and colors also have an extended cuff, which will keep your wrists warm and help keep snow out of your sleeves.

There are excellent styles in two unisex sizes, with several colors to choose from and a fleece inner lining that's every bit as comfortable as it is warm. There's a ridged anti-slip design to keep your phone from falling out of your hands, and the first three fingers are touch-enabled on each hand, allowing you to use all of the multi-touch gestures you're used to.

Pros:

  • Lightweight but still warm
  • Plenty of color options
  • Three touch-compatible fingers per hand
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Not warm enough for extreme winter temps
  • Not waterproof

Best Value

ViGrace Winter Touchscreen Gloves

Warm and flexible

For a simple, effective solution to outdoor winter texting, go with ViGrace's affordable and great-looking gloves.

Best for Extreme Temps: Black Diamond Heavyweight ScreenTap Fleece Ski Gloves

Black Diamond touchscreen gloves and a thermosSource: Simon Migaj on Unsplash

These gloves are actually meant to be inserts for larger mittens, but they do an excellent job at pulling double duty as standalone touchscreen gloves. They're made of cotton with leather palms and detailing, and they're extremely warm. More importantly, they're water-resistant thanks to a hydrophobic treatment, and the tightly woven fabric helps keep wind at bay.

The fleece lining is soft and will keep your hands considerably warmer than many of the acrylic options on this list, and they come in a variety of sizes to comfortably fit any hands. They're not cheap, but these should be your top consideration if you're planning a mountain-hiking trip in the near future.

Pros:

  • Made for more extreme weather
  • Water-resistant
  • Durably made for more active folks

Cons:

  • Only come in black
  • Fairly expensive

Best for Extreme Temps

Black Diamond Heavyweight ScreenTap Fleece Ski Gloves

Canada tough

For colder climates, these gloves are a lifesaver. They'll keep your hands dry and warm.

Best Frigid Alternative: Mujjo Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves

Mujjo Double Insulated Touchscreen GlovesSource: Mujjo

If Black Diamond's gloves aren't your thing, there's another option from Mujjo that'll keep your hands just as warm. The Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves feature 3M Thinsulate, a (relatively) slim material that provides a ton of warmth, and the triple-layer, double-insulated construction certainly doesn't hurt.

Like many of the other gloves on this list, these feature silicone grips along the palm and fingers, and you can use all parts of the gloves to interact with your phone's screen — not just the fingertips. That added warmth comes at the cost of some added thickness, meaning these are a bit less maneuverable than Mujjo's knitted gloves, but that's easy to forgive when you're in subzero conditions.

Pros:

  • Touch works with any part of the gloves
  • Extremely warm
  • Wind-resistant

Cons:

  • Thicker than other options
  • Expensive

Best Frigid Alternative

Mujjo Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves

As warm as they come

Mujjo's double-insulated gloves are extremely warm, and touch compatibility extends to all parts of the glove.

Best Active Wear: Cevapro Touchscreen Gloves

Cevapro touchscreen gloves in winterSource: Marcus Bellamy on Unsplash

Cevapro's gloves have a nice sporty look with a slim design and angular detailing on the anti-slip rubber. The dual-layer fleece lining is moisture-wicking while keeping your hands extra warm, and the gloves are both wind- and water-resistant, making them an excellent choice for outdoor activities.

The combination of TPU and silicone materials allow for a stretchier design that doesn't restrict your movements or get in the way of gripping things like bike handles or skis, and the elastic cuffs provide a comfortable fit that keeps wind out.

It's worth noting that unlike other options on this list, only two fingers are touch-capable, so you won't have the same freedom of movement with these gloves. Otherwise, these are a solid pick for those looking to workout in the cold.

Pros:

  • Wind- and water-resistant
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Double-layered

Cons:

  • Only two fingers are touch-capable
  • Only one color option

Best Active Wear

Cevapro Touchscreen Gloves

Let it snow

For people who like to remain active throughout the winter, Cevapro offers the perfect blend of function and price.

Bottom line

Using your phone out in the cold is hardly ideal, but a good pair of touchscreen-compatible winter gloves makes it infinitely more tolerable, and there's no shortage of comfortable, fashionable, and warm options to choose from. Mujjo's knitted gloves offer the best combination of the three without breaking the bank or restricting your movements. They look so good that you might not even want to take them off, even after the winter is long gone, and being able to use any part of your hand to operate your phone is freeing in a way that few other gloves can offer.

If it's unbearably cold outside, though, and you need your hands to be as well-protected from the elements as the rest of you, Mujjo's thicker double-insulated gloves could be the better buy. You'll get all of the same benefits, along with an updated design and far better insulation.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Hayato Huseman is a recovering trade show addict and video editor for Android Central based out of Indianapolis. He can mostly be found complaining about the cold and enthusing about prog metal on Twitter at @hayatohuseman.

Mick Symons is a former writer and editor for Android Central. When he's not on the job, he can usually be found vacuuming up pet hair or trying to convince his wife that he needs more guitars.

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