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Whether you’re walking in a wintry chill, partaking in some cold weather activities, or living in a frosty climate, a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm is essential. In below-freezing temperatures, your jacket pockets just aren’t going to cut it. Plus, as we’re trying to get some fresh air during these strange times, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice warmth.
Finding the perfect pair of gloves can be quite a challenge. The gloves need to be thick but not too bulky, made of the coziest material, and be still functional for every activity (you still want text, right?). Below, you’ll find 10 of the most popular winter gloves that will actually keep your hands warm during the coldest months of the year based on reviews and our own testing.
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1. Knitted gloves you can text with
According to more than 4,000 Amazon reviewers, the C.C Cable Knit Gloves are very comfortable, making them great for everyday activities like driving, commuting, and walking the dog. Made of incredibly soft acrylic material, you’ll feel like you’re wearing a cozy blanket around your fingertips. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and are touchscreen compatible, which reviewers say actually works.
2. The best touchscreen gloves we’ve ever tested
If you’re looking for something sleek and stylish, the Harrms leather gloves are a great choice. Aside from being our top pick for touchscreen gloves, these gloves are also made of extremely soft, durable lambskin leather. Not only are they stylish, but our tester found that the lining felt like a pair of fuzzy socks, making them as warm as they are functional.
3. Cozy, cable knit gloves
The thick acrylic and wool materials make these gloves an optimal choice for chilly days. Lined with warm fleece lining, reviewers say they are very warm and soft, and look much better than “Walmart gloves” without being too expensive. Better yet, the gloves also come in a variety of colors and with a chic cable knit design. As a bonus, they are touchscreen compatible and will match almost any outfit.
4. Waterproof and windproof gloves for frosty weather
Made with a multi-layer cold-proof material, the Ozero gloves are meant to withstand up to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re that warm. With great insulation and comfort, your hands will remain warm and dry no matter how snowy it is outside. Reviewers say the waterproof and windproof gloves are great for cold weather activities such as skiing and snowboarding thanks to the anti-skid silica gel in the palms.
5. Super warm, yet lightweight gloves
The Vbiger gloves manage to keep your hands extremely warm without any bulkiness. The snug fit, lightweight fabric, and stretchy cuff make them good for everyday wear on slightly warmer days or for winter runs or bike rides running. Functionally aside, the warmth provided by these gloves is incredible considering how thin they are, which nearly 2,000 Amazon reviewers can attest to.
6. Wool, stretchy-fit gloves
One issue with wearing gloves all day is that things tend to slip out of your hands. But the Trendoux gloves have silicone grips and are still extremely warm, according to 11,000 Amazon reviewers. The stretchy fit, touch-screen capability, and elastic cuff make them the perfect pair for those of us who are always on the go. Made of lightweight material and water resistance, reviewers have worn these gloves during winter hikes through Yosemite and while gripping on to their Kindle waiting for the bus.
7. Gloves with nearly 15,000 Amazon reviews
The Achiou winter knit gloves provide comfort and functionality that are made for a variety of winter activities. The knit fabric, warm lining, and four-way stretch help keep your hands marvelously warm, which is why these gloves maintain a 4.3-star rating from nearly 15,000 Amazon reviews. Plus, they’re made with a breathable material that reviewers say keeps your fingers from getting super sweaty—i.e. they’re great for exercising with.
8. Waterproof gloves for winter exercise
If you’re an avid outdoor cycler, skier, snowboarder, or runner, then Anquiers winter gloves are for you. Crafted from a premium waterproof lycra fabric, the gloves feel soft and light while still keeping your hands warm. Plus, the anti-skid design will ensure you don’t lose your grip on your phone or your poles, so they’re ideal for any outdoor activity.
9. Our favorite fitting touchscreen gloves
If you’re looking for gloves that feel like you’re wearing a second skin, the North Face Etip gloves are it. Aside from being our favorite fitted gloves in our roundup for the best touchscreen gloves, these gloves have a chic design and easily allow all five fingers to move. According to our tester, the silicone material on the palm provided a super sturdy grip even when wet, making them usable even in snowy weather.
10. Gloves that feel like you aren’t wearing gloves
Made with a Thinsulate fleece lining, these gloves are perfect for the person who hates the bulky feeling of gloves. The range of color options, practical design, and versatility of them only adds to the appeal. Plus, reviewers say it literally feels like you aren’t wearing anything on your hands—a.k.a. they’re not heavy or overheating.
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