In an ideal world, you’d be reading this in August. The best touchscreen gloves are on steep discount and winter’s inevitable deep freeze is months and months away. You’re way ahead of the game, with abundant time to cop a pair of gloves and put them to good use. But you’re probably not reading this in August. Odds are you’re here because the bitter, bitter cold has already hit. You and your cracked, dry hands are desperate. Well, we can still help you. You might have to wait a couple days for a pair of the best touchscreen gloves to ship out to you, but you’ll have them soon enough. Until then, we recommend you make some cocoa, build a fire, and stay indoors. Or, y’know, just keep your hands in your pockets.
Gloves are so often an afterthought, a thing you only remember you need when you’re walking around in the middle of January and you go to reach for your phone and realize you can’t because there’s no feeling in your hands and oh god why are your fingers purple?! In those instances, the best gloves are simply whichever gloves are closest to your person and can prevent you from losing an extremity. With just a little bit of foresight, though, you can avoid that mess entirely. Think of these mid-winter gloves in a new light—you’re early for next winter!
Below you’ll find our picks for the best looking and most functional touchscreen gloves. All nine of our picks are stylish, warm, and fully tech-friendly—because lord knows that round of I Peel Good you’re playing is too important to pause in 10-degree weather.