WITH most of us having smart phones these days, it can be a big faff – and cold – freeing your fingers from their toasty coverings to text, scroll or make a call. That’s where the best touch screen gloves come in.
Using built-in technology, the best touch screen gloves will make scrolling on Instagram as you wait for the bus as easy as if you weren’t wearing any at all, replicating how your actual fingertips would interact with the screen.
Although this all sounds very high-tech, these handy hand warmers don’t need to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, there are some on the market for less than £10.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite touch screen gloves to help you keep warm and functional this winter.
Best touch screen gloves at a glance:
Best budget touch screen gloves: FREETOOMost stylish touch screen gloves: VENI MASEEMost premium touch screen gloves: LululemonBest knitted touch screen gloves: M&SBest recycled touch screen gloves: John Lewis
FREETOO Touch Screen Thermal Gloves
FREETOO Touch Screen Thermal Gloves, £9.99 from Amazon – buy here
Made from silicone, these thermal gloves are another, cheaper option if you’re of the running persuasion.
As well as being tech-friendly, these are lightweight and flexible, meaning it will barely feel like you’re wearing gloves at all, aside from the fact that your hands will be warm and cosy.
For £9.99, these are a no brainer.
Veni Masee Winter Touch Screen Gloves
Winter Touch Screen Gloves, £8.99 from Amazon – buy here
These cute touch screen gloves don’t look like you’d expect techy apparel to look.
Printed with classic nordic shapes, these come in just one size but ten colours ranging from grey and white to navy and blue.
Made for warmth, these are super affordable at just £8.99. Yes, please!
Lululemon Women’s Run for It All Gloves
Lululemon Women’s Run for It All Gloves, £35 from Lululemon – buy here
On the pricier side of the tech glove spectrum, these ones from Lululemon are designed for runners.
Out for a gentle jog or training for a marathon and the song that’s come on just isn’t doing it for you? With the technology built in, you can easily skip said song for something more motivating.
These are also water repellent and brushed for warmth so you’re covered for the cold and rain.
We’d say no excuses for skipping your winter run, but we can think of plenty.
M & S Collection Knitted Touchscreen Gloves
M & S Collection Knitted Touchscreen Gloves, £7.50 from Marks & Spencer – buy here
Great value casual gloves for everyday wear that keep your hands warm while you use your phone.
One size and available in navy and grey. Made from recycled polyester, viscose, polyamide and acrylic.
Machine washable at 40°C.
Passenger E-Tip Grip Gloves
Passenger E-Tip Grip Gloves, £24.95 from John Lewis – buy here
We love the fleece lining in these gloves that keep fingers toasty warm.
The grey marl outer features a non-slip grip across the palm and fingers, so there’s less risk of dropping your phone while you’re texting, and the touchscreen finger and thumb on each hand is of course indispensable.
These are also good for your eco credentials as the gloves are made from 88% recycled polyester.
Available in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. Machine washable.
Dents Women’s Touchscreen Faux Suede Gloves with Faux Fur Cuffs
Women’s Touchscreen Faux Suede Gloves with Faux Fur Cuffs, £15.20 (was £19) from Dents – buy here
Tech-friendly gloves don’t need to just be functional or sporty and this faux suede pair from Dents proves it.
With an elegant faux fur cuff, the soft material comes in four colours: camel, claret, black and navy so you’re covered whatever you fancy.
Stylish and affordable, these are ideal for going to work events or lunches.
The North Face Etip Touchscreen Fleece Gloves
The North Face Etip Touchscreen Fleece Gloves, £30 from ASOS – buy here
If you’ve got a hike scheduled then you need a pair of these touchscreen gloves from The North Face.
Elasticated cuffs keeps them in place and makes sure no heat escapes plus there’s extra grip with silicone grippers as well as the touch screen technology.
These are pricier than some of the others, but still affordable and if they’re from a trusted brand like The North Face, you can bet they’ll last.
Homealexa Winter Touchscreen Gloves
Winter Touchscreen Gloves, £12.99 from Amazon – buy here
These cosy winter warmers are pretty good looking, opting for an everyday out and about design rather than anything too sporty.
The stretchy material not only makes these comfortable to wear but keeps the gloves and the heat in place meaning you can move your fingers freely while keeping them warm.
The grey and beige colour palette is far from flashy so these will go with most outfits too.
Proviz Classic Women’s Touchscreen Running Gloves
Classic Women’s Touchscreen Running Gloves, £13.99 from Proviz – buy here
Cold hands are a nightmare when you’re running so these gloves from Proviz are a great addition to your kit for cooler days. The thumb and index finger on each glove are touchscreen compatible.
They are available in six colours, but I love them in bright orange – they make me feel happy when the weather’s rubbish, reminding me summer isn’t far off.
They also sport reflective logos so help with being seen, which is vital when you’re running in low light.
Made from stretch polyester. Available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Accessorize Touchscreen Leather Gloves
Touchscreen Leather Gloves, £22 from Accessorize – buy here
If you prefer a leather glove in this colder weather, then don’t feel like you have to sacrifice the life-changing touch screen tech as exemplified by this pair from Accessorize.
Made from real leather, they have a microfleece lining for ultimate warmth and they will soften the more you wear them.
Leather is famously durable, so this pair which comes in at just over £20, will last.
ECOMBOS Winter Warm Knit Gloves
Winter Warm Knit Gloves, £8.99 from Amazon – buy here
With seven colourways to choose between, why not pick up a couple of pairs of these super affordable knit gloves?
There’s a cosy, soft lining inside and thick cuffs to keep the heat in and the pesky cold out.
Text and type away on your smartphones and tablets without exposing your fingers to the elements with highly sensitive touch technology built in.
We can’t believe these cost less than a tenner.
ASOS DESIGN Fluffy Long Sleeve Palmwamer
Fluffy Long Sleeve Palmwamer, £7 from ASOS – buy here
Okay, so these aren’t technically touchscreen gloves, but they are another option for when the weather starts to warm up a little but there’s still that chill in the air.
Palmwarmers don’t cover the fingers to start with, so no tech is required, but by covering the palms and forearms, you won’t feel the cold.
Easy to roll up and throw in your handbag, they take up little to no space and give serious Cameron Diaz from The Holiday vibes.
What’s not to love?
Digitek Touch Screen Gloves
Touch Screen Gloves, £11.99 from Amazon – buy here
Of all the touch screen gloves, these are the most like we’d expect a tech glove to look like.
Made from a whole host of durable materials, these can be worn for any outdoor activity you choose, whether that’s strolling around the shops or going horse riding.
Whatever your activity, the technology means you’ll be able to change songs, reply to texts and generally use your touchscreen appliances as normal. Result.
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