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The 10 Best Men’s Touchscreen Gloves

Stay warm and connected with these top picks.

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You can never go wrong buying a new pair of gloves for yourself or as a holiday gift—and if they have touchscreen capability, even better. Pulling off gloves when it's 10 below to use your smartphone is a drag, and these days, there's no reason to leave your fingers out in the cold. Touchscreen gloves are easy to find, but scoring a pair that keep hands warm and aren't a total fail for functionality is another matter entirely. We went to work to find the best options worth considering, so read on for our recommendations, plus shopping advice.

What to Consider

Start off by thinking about your most frequent glove-wearing scenarios. Do you take long walks or spend hours standing in the playground watching your kids? Do you bike, drive, or use public transportation to get around? Do you prefer leather gloves over all others, no matter what you do or where you are? These questions will help you determine how warm your gloves should be, how often you'll pull out your smartphone, and features you'll want to look for.

Generally speaking, gloves are water-repellent or waterproof to varying degrees, and are often—but not always—lined for extra warmth with fabric such as fleece, cashmere, or synthetic material designed to trap heat and wick away moisture. The majority of these techie gloves are touchscreen compatible on the index finger and thumb, though some extend it to all fingers and even the entire glove, which is definitely overkill because who uses their pinky or palm to text?

How We Chose

Every pair of touchscreen gloves we write about have an average customer rating of 4 stars or more. Our selection covers top brands, including The North Face, Carhartt, Outdoor Research, and Lands' End, and almost all are priced at $50 or less at the time of this writing. We cover a range of styles, from leather to fleece to extreme-cold gloves that work for skiing and everyday use, and highlight notable features, such as palm grips and, of course, degree of touchscreen capability.

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Best Value
REI Co-op Men's Touchscreen Gloves
REI Co-op

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Recycled fleece
  • Lining: None
  • Palm material: Synthetic suede

These affordable gloves from REI Co-op are an excellent all-around pair, versatile enough for everything from backcountry hikes to football stadium games. 

The recycled Polartec fleece gloves are touchscreen-compatible on the thumb and index finger, with synthetic suede palm grips. There are also pull-tabs on the cuffs and clips to connect the gloves for storage. More than 100 customers give them an average 4.6 stars, and the gloves are only available in black.

Best Premium
The North Face Apex Etip Men's Touchscreen Gloves
The North Face

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Polyester and elastane woven knit
  • Lining: Polyester
  • Palm grip: Silicone

For winter gloves that check boxes for style, warmth, durability, and, of course, touchscreen capability, look no further than this pair from The North Face. The tightly woven polyester knit shell blocks wind and has a water-repellent finish, plus there's elastane in the fabric so the gloves aren't stiff. The silicone grips keep your smartphone firmly in hand, and there are also pull tabs on the cuffs and clasps to connect the gloves for storage.

Best Fleece Gloves
Carhartt Stretch Fleece Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Stretch fleece 
  • Lining: None
  • Palm grip: Silicone

These tightly woven stretch fleece gloves from Carhartt have a snug fit to keep hands warm, and they can be worn on their own or as a liner. There's touchscreen pads on the index finger and thumb and silicone grips on the palms and fingertips. The fleece extends down to the cuff, which has a Carhartt logo front and center. 

The gloves are available in black and size up to XXL. More than 100 customers give them an average 4.6 stars.

Best Wool Blend
Smartwool Cozy Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Merino wool with acrylic
  • Lining: Terry loop
  • Palm grip: None

Smartwool's cold-weather socks are known for considerable warmth without bulk, and the much-loved brand's merino wool touchscreen gloves are just as awesome.

They're made for everyday wear and feature a terry loop lining for extra cushioning and warmth, with a touchscreen-compatible index finger and thumb. The gloves come in navy and gray marl in addition to the black and white marl that's shown.

Best for Outdoor Workouts
Outdoor Research Flurry Sensor Men's Touchscreen Gloves
Outdoor Research

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Wool with polyester and nylon fleece
  • Lining: Fleece 
  • Palm grip: Silicone

These moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable gloves from Outdoor Research are ideal for outdoor winter workouts. The wool-blend shell has faux-suede touchscreen pads on the thumb and index finger and silicone grips on the palm and fingertips. They also feature pull-on loops at the wrists and clips to keep the gloves together.

More than 180 customers give the them an average 4.6 stars and they come in loden green, charcoal gray, and an earthy brown. 

Best for Yard Work
Carhartt C-Touch Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Cotton and polyester
  • Lining: Microfiber
  • Palm grip: Rubber

If there's tough outdoor work to be done, Carhartt is the go-to brand that'll outfit you from head to toe. These gloves are designed with a rubber palm grip to prevent tools from slipping out of your hands, plus a soft, water-resistant shell. 

They're also touchscreen-compatible on the thumb and all fingertips, and have a rib-knit cuff to tuck into your jacket sleeve. More than 1,000 customers give them an average 4.6 stars, and the gloves come in black and gray.

Best Cable Knit
C.C. Cable Knit Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Acrylic
  • Lining: None
  • Palm grip: Faux suede 

These cable-knit gloves have a handmade look and a price point that’s tough to beat. They’re also available in a slew of colors, including solids, multicolor options, and gloves knit with metallic thread. 

They’re touchscreen-compatible on the thumb and index finger, knit in soft acrylic, and feature faux-suede palm grips. These gloves get high marks, with more than 11,800 reviewers giving them an average 4.5 stars.

Best for Extreme Cold
Burton Insulated Waterproof Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Nylon polyester blend
  • Lining: Microfiber
  • Palm grip: Faux leather

If you're dealing with extremely cold weather and need gloves for everyday wear, go for a pair that works for the slopes and the streets. The problem with most ski gloves is that they're too bulky, but Burton's Profile gloves are relatively streamline.

They're completely waterproof and feature Thermocore insulation, adjustable straps with buckles at the wrist, and a thumb and index finger that's touchscreen-compatible. The gloves are a fan favorite, with more than 500 reviewers giving them an average 4.7 stars. 

Best Genuine Leather
Lands' End Men's Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Lands' End

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Genuine leather
  • Lining: Cashmere
  • Palm grip: None

These high-quality genuine leather, cashmere-lined gloves from Lands’ End are incredibly well-priced—plus you can get them monogrammed for an extra fee, which makes them a fantastic gift for you or anyone on your list. The soft full-grain leather gloves have elastic at the wrist, and the index finger and thumb are touchscreen-compatible.

They're available in a camel and a rich chocolate brown, in addition to the black that's shown. 

Best for Driving
Icebreaker Quantum Men's Touchscreen Gloves

Key Stats

  • Outer fabric: Merino wool, polyester, nylon, elastane
  • Lining: Brushed merino wool
  • Palm grip: Silicone

    Don’t be fooled by the lightweight look of these gloves when it comes to warmth. They feature a merino wool and polyester-blend knit, with a good amount of elastane in the fingers for dexterity and comfort while driving. 

    There are also textured silicone patches on the palm and fingertips help you grip the wheel and your smartphone—after you pull over to take a call, that is.

    The index finger and thumb have touchscreen capability and there are clips to connect the gloves for storage (and single-glove loss prevention). 

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