Whether it’s raining or snowing, chilly weather and wet conditions can wreak havoc on your hands. In these colder months, don’t leave home without a pair of cosy gloves. From snug knitted numbers like Superdry’s Fair Isle pair, to practical, waterproof and snow-proof bits of kit like Berghaus’s Mountain AQ gloves, we round up the most practical, stylish and cosy gloves and mitts in the shops and online.
If you after style, then we reckon TM Lewin’s leopard print calf leather numbers are a winner for women; they are smart, soft and classic, while managing to be on-trend too. For serious warmth, invest in a pair of Ugg In and Out gloves. Tech addicts who won’t let some white stuff stem their text addiction should try Proporta’s touch screen gloves . And finally, fashion-conscious blokes can’t go wrong (or have to dig too deep) with Asos’s stripey fingerless pair.
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10 best gloves
10 best gloves
1/10 Fat Face Stripe Overflap Mittens, £18
Available in two colour combos, this fun pair can be worn as either fingerless gloves or, when the elements get to you, as mittens. Made from fine cable knit, the only giveaway that they’re not home-made is the branded buttons.
2/10 Berghaus Mountain AQ Hardshell Gloves, £45
These unisex gloves are good allrounders for winter activities (including snowball fights). They have a leather grip on the palms, so you should still be able to tackle some fiddlier outside jobs.
3/10 Superdry Fairisle Gloves, £19.99
Fair Isle is the UK’s most remote inhabited island, famous for its traditional knitting and iconic patterns synonymous with cosy winter wear. These gloves from cult brand Superdry look the part and have a comfy jersey lining that is kind to cold hands. Styleconscious teens will like them.
4/10 TM Lewin Animal Print Gloves, £55
TM Lewin is best known for its men’s shirts. But it also stocks other lines, including some great gloves for women. This on-trend pair is made from the softest calf leather with a leopard print design and a luxurious silk lining.
5/10 Gant Fitted Co loured Leather Gloves, £75
The Swedish luxury clothing brand of American Heritage has come up trumps with butter-soft leather gloves that are available in navy, brown and this smart “harvest pumpkin” shade. They look sophisticated and feel amazing.
6/10 Boohoo Hilary Faux Trim Gloves, £5
After a touch of glamour but don’t have a lot to spend? This fabulous pair of black gloves with faux fur trim will keep your hands toasty and you looking swish, and yet they cost a mere fiver. Bargain.
7/10 White Stuff Crochet Fingerless Gloves, £17.50
Mention fingerless gloves and images of EastEnders market workers spring to mind. But in fact, they’re all the rage this season and this pink, chunky crocheted pair is pretty and practical. They’ll keep your hands warm but leave fingers free for all-important texting.
8/10 Asos fingerless gloves, £5
There’s something of the school uniform about these good-value men’s fingerless gloves from the online fashion retailer. But muted stripes keep them retro-looking rather than formal, and the wool mix means they’re warm, not itchy.
9/10 Proporta Touch Screen Gloves, £14.95
Ever tried operating your smartphone with normal gloves? Then you’ll already be sold on the idea of touch-screen ones that enable you to work your mobile in cold temperatures. This unisex pair have a cheery snowflake design, too.
10/10 UGG In & Out Gloves, £115
With shearling trim, these cosy suede gloves from the Aussie brand better known for boots are just the thing you want to pull on for a chilly weekend day out and about. Available in chestnut or black, they’re super-soft to wear and will last you for many winters to come.