If you suffer from that dreaded Reynaud’s Disease, where your fingers become white and numb with cold, you’ll know the value of a good pair of thermal gloves. Thermal gloves can be the difference between crippling pain and warm toasty fingers.
Even if you don’t suffer from this disease, keeping your hands warm in the winter will make sure the rest of you is warm too.
Here’s our recommendations for the warmest thermal gloves on the market:
Women’s – Columbia Thermarator Gloves: from $15
Men’s – Nike Solid Element Thermal 2.0 Gloves: from $19
These thermal gloves don’t just keep you warm when you are outside but they also have handy reflective strips on them so that you can been seen in the dimmest of lights. Great for workers who are outside most of the time in cold weather, or if you exercise a lot outdoors.
Men’s – The North Face Denali Etip Gloves: from $21
We like these thermal gloves because they are not too thick or to thin, just the right size with a lovely soft fleecy material on the outside and an added bonus, all five digits are touchscreen-compatible, so no taking off when you need to use your smartphone.
Unisex – REI Windbloc Fleece Gloves: $40
Another pair of thermal gloves that are smartphone compatible but these use REI’s unique Polartec Windbloc fleecy material which help to block wind and the cold. Nice grip thanks to the synthetic fabric on the outside too.
Mens’ – Black Diamond Legend Gloves: from $43
Made using the softest goatskin leather on the outside and insulated on the inside, these are specifically designed to keep out the cold, as the insulation is thicker on the back of the glove, where you typically lose the most heat, and thinner where you need the most flexibility. Available in some lovely colors too, including green, blue, green, natural or black.
Men’s – Salomon Propeller GTX Gloves: from $45
These thermal gloves have some nice additions including longer sleeves which are cuffed to keep out the wet and cold, they are also weatherproof so you can use them in a rainy setting as well as out in the snow. Comes with an elastic leash so you don’t use them.
Unisex – Hestra Winter Tour Gloves: from $51
Great versatility with these thermal gloves from Hestra’s Winter Tour, as they are thick enough to keep out the cold but thin enough for dexterous movements. The outside is a lovely soft fleece material and there’s an internal lining made of leather.
Women’s – Burton GORE-TEX Under Gloves: $70
If you really dread the cold and your fingers go numb at the slightest provocation these gloves will be a godsend. They have an innovative Thermacore insulation, complete with a GORE-TEX inner membrane, and on the outside to prevent water coming in – an outer made using DRYRIDE Durashell fabric.
Women’s – Helly Hansen VOR Gloves: $95
Made from goatskin leather, these are a quality pair of thermal gloves that will last you for years and years. Lovely soft micro fleece inner with a cuff at the sleeve and a wrist strap so you can tighten up against the cold.
Women’s – Canada Goose Lightweight Gloves: $125
With elasticated cuffs and an inner made of down, these thermal gloves will keep you warm in the coldest of conditions. They also have touchscreen compatibility so you can use your smartphone without taking them off.