How to Pick Out Winter Gloves
BY RACHEL CAVANAUGH
Gloves Versus Mittens: Which Is Better?
What Makes a Good Winter Glove?
- INSULATION: Winter gloves need to be well insulated. Stick to options preferably made out of fabrics like polyester or nylon to help manage moisture. For particularly cold climates, some gloves also have special liners with reflective heat technology like Omni-Heat™ Infinity to add extra warmth.
WEATHER PROTECTION: In addition to high-quality insulation, winter gloves should be windproof and water-resistant to protect you from the weather elements. However, they also need to be breathable to keep your hands from getting too sweaty. So look for options made with Omni-Tech or comparable technologies that will provide weather protection while also being lightweight and breathable.
DURABILITY: Look for high-quality fabrics (polyester and nylon are usually the best materials for winter gloves) and try to find options with well-constructed stitching. It’s also helpful to consider features like reinforced palms (typically made with suede or polyurethane) that can add longevity to your handwear.
COMFORT: You won’t want to wear your gloves if they’re not comfortable, so keep in mind things like flexibility and range of motion. It’s also important for the insides to be soft and cozy so they’ll feel good when you slide them on.