It’s a vicious cycle for urbanites: Once we slip off mittens to use our iPhones, our fingers get too numb from cold to type properly. Thus, gloves are no longer perfunctory stocking stuffers. Instead, the new touchscreen versions are so must-have that lines like Muji have sold out until next year. Luckily, the below are still around:
They were the first company to print labels on a scarf in 1923, but their new Touch Gloves, which come in everything from a basic wool/nylon blend to leather and cashmere versions in rainbow colors with metallic pointer and thumb tips, are the wave of the future.
Super conductive silver-nylon is woven throughout sparkly Agloves (in original, sport and new bamboo), so they’re responsive with touchscreen technology and also don’t leave smudges.
The pointer finger and thumb are free for texting (and in the open air) with UK brand Etre’s lopped off woolen or cashmere Touchy options or, for typing with gloves on, choose the FIVEPOINT version with “Pearl” tips.
From about $55
For the slopes, skiers may covet Burton’s Touchscreen Liners in black (skip an iffy floral print!) for under bulkier gloves with fingerprint illustrations on thumb and pointer.