If you live in a colder climate, the best touchscreen gloves will make the daily task of using your phone or other device much easier. Be it reading a map to navigate rough terrains or scrolling through your music playlists, the best touchscreen gloves will keep your hands warm, without affecting your app control.
With so many different styles, materials and designs, it can often be challenging to find the best pair of gloves to suit your lifestyle. Things to consider include what type of material do you need? They tend to come in fabric, leather or anti-slip materials. Also, how durable are they to maintain and clean?
To help you decide, we've rounded up a great selection of the best touchscreen gloves to suit every lifestyle and budget.
Tom's Guide compiles this list by examining the top well-reviewed pairs available. We've found suitable touchscreen gloves for everyone, from minimalists to fashionistas, as well as commuters and athletes alike. We've even found a few options sold in a ton of color options if you want everything to match.
1. Achiou Winter Warm Touchscreen Gloves
Available in ten different colors, including the Rose Red design seen below, these touchscreen gloves are as snazzy as they are functional. Grippy silicone triangles on the palms aim to keep your phone in your hand -- and not in the snow below you -- while their knit wool fabric provides softness and warmth in the winter. Each glove features thumb, index and middle finger tips designed to activate touchscreens.
Oh, and don't worry about clammy palms, the Achious have a breathable material, keeping you dry and in the clear. With that combination of color options, warmth and extras, Achiou's made a pair to consider as the best touchscreen gloves. Available in medium, large and x-large.
2. C.C Unisex cable knit anti-slip gloves
Available in practically every color you could think of, and in many combinations you didn't see coming, these winter gloves from C.C. can be bought to match any outfit. Their "confetti" designs sprinkle in various tones on top of others, which can produce versatile effects. The cable-knit design makes them perfect for the old-fashioned friends and family members.
Made with a soft acrylic for a one-size-fits-most design, these gloves have smart-tips on the thumb and index fingers, to help you tap through whatever you need to get done in the cold. Plus, the faux-suede palm grip will help you keep your hold on practically anything.
3. Warmen women's touchscreen texting leather gloves
While the Warmen gloves are made in a wide array of colors — great for matching outfits — the color options seem to go in and out of stock on Amazon. At the time of publishing, they've got them in brown, black, navy (which looks like black on Amazon) and a reddish orange.
Their exterior is 100 percent Sheepskin and the lining is 30 percent cashmere with 70 percent wool. Sold in Large, X-Large and XX-Large. Touchscreen sensitive material is only used in tips of thumbs, forefingers and middle fingers.
4. Isotoner women’s stretch fleece smarTouch gloves
Isotoner, maker of umbrellas and other cold-weather accessories, also makes smartphone-friendly gloves. This pair is made with stretchy fleece, and features spill fringe, the lining material that extends outside of the glove.
Sold in black, multiple shades of gray, Really Red and leopard, these gloves look to fit into your personal style. Screen-activating sections placed on thumbs, index and middle fingers. One size fits all.
5. Dimore womens screen touch gloves
Looking for a more exciting pair of gloves? This fleece-lined pair from Dimore — is eye-catching, but restrained making them one of the more stylish pairs — which might be all you need to know to think of them as the best touchscreen gloves.
Available in black, brown and khaki, these gloves have satin insets on the thumb and index finger for touchscreen activations. Don't worry about these gloves not meeting your standards, as they're backed by a no-hassle money-back lifetime guarantee. One size fits all.
6. GliderGloves copper infused touch screen gloves
Available in black, grey and Ingress Green, these gloves feature a textured grip pattern for helping you keep a hold on the world around you. Oh, and not just the tips are smartphone compatible: the entire surface of the gloves work with your phones.
These gloves look more neutral and less techy than some of the sports-focused gloves on this list, and personally that's how I'd be shopping. I'm trying to find gloves that don't scream "I can use these with a phone," and the patterns on these make them look a lot less over the top.
7. Geyoga Women's Winter Touchscreen Gloves Warm Fleece Lined Knit Gloves (2 pair)
Currently sold in 10 different pairings of colors, this value-focused offer (two pairs for the price of one) delivers at least one neutral tone per pack. They've got touchscreen input surfaces on the thumb and index finger, and their mix of fleece and chenille should make for both good tactile feel and warmth.
For color-matching to outfits, look at the Grey, Pink, Black, Khaki and Black, Red pairs. The Khaki looks more orangey than khaki. The Geyoga Women's Winter Touchscreen Gloves Warm Fleece Lined Knit Gloves (opens in new tab) should fit most hands, measuring 8.75 inch long, and 4 inch wide at wrist.
How to choose the best touchscreen gloves
While we're all trying to find the cheapest pair — it's bad enough our phones can't recognize regular gloves — there are reasons to consider the more expensive pairs on this list. For example, look for gloves with the activation material usage you're looking for.
Some gloves only can actuate screens with material used on the tips of the thumbs, index and middle fingers, while other gloves are entirely made out of that material that interacts with your phone screen. The latter might sound better, but think about accidentally activating your phone screen, and that leading to typos and unintentional phone numbers.
Lastly, as someone who shops for these gloves myself, I recommend you err on the side of a larger glove. All hands are different, but many gloves I've purchased over the years felt a bit too snug.
All the rest is between you and your sense of style and aesthetics. Good luck!
How we found the best touchscreen gloves
Our guide for the best touchscreen gloves were based on extensive, consumer report research and online reviews. We rated things like material, comfort and how user-friendly it was to navigate around the device. In addition, we looked at practicality and price.
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