5 of the best touchscreen-friendly gloves
Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Certainly not the cheapest alternative to freezing hands – but these leather mitts made from Ethopian lambskin certainly look a lot classier than most. The gloves use nanotechnology to mimic the conductive properties of your fingertips – without adding the obvious silver patches or differently-coloured conductive thread seen on other touchscreen gloves. And all five fingers feature the conductive tech, letting you use all the multitouch functions of your smartphone. Best of all? You'll look and feel like a hitman.
Maybe you're happy with the gloves you have but still want to use your smartphone? Well, there is an answer. iPrints are sticky labels that you can pop onto your existing finger-warmers to add touchscreen compatibility. Best of all, at £5, they're relatively inexpensive – especially as you get one spare in the pack. Or you can buy five packs and kit out your gloves for multitouch.
The North Face Etip Gloves
£36, Mobile Fun
The North Face is well-known for creating kit that keeps you snug as a bug in a rug. Its Etip Gloves are perfect for keeping your digits toasty – and they pack special silver panels on the finger tips, enabling you to swoosh and swipe away on your touchscreen. Equally clever is the grippy silicone surface that saves your smartphone from slipping out of your hands and smashing on the pavement.
Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves
If you don't want to shell out the big bucks for a pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves, the Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves should do the trick. Special conductive material has been woven into the thumb and index finger, allowing you to swipe, pinch zoom and type without getting cold. Not only that, there are a number of styles to go for to match your accompanying hat and coat.
eGlove Ski Gloves
£42, Simply Piste
If you're spending the winter season hurtling down mountains on skis or a snowboard, the eGlove may be just the thing you need. Substantially thicker than a normal pair of gloves, they feature two conductive patches on the finger and thumb – perfect for sending text messages like "Help, I'm stuck up a mountain," and "Did I leave my flare gun in the chalet?"