There’s an old adage that says, “Cold hands, warm heart.” If that’s true, my heart must be a scorcher because my hands are always chilly when I’m outdoors this time of year. I’m a runner and now that cold weather is here, I wear gloves when I’m putting in my miles. Alas, wearing gloves makes it difficult to track my workouts with my Apple Watch.
Or it did. Mujjo’s new Touchscreen Gloves has solved the problem. They keep my mitts toasty when I’m out running or otherwise facing the late fall/winter weather.
The Touchscreen Gloves pack a triple top layer with 3M Thinsulate. The “sandwich” construction provides great insulation, making the gloves wind-resistant. But they’re not waterproof or snow proof; if you wear them during a snowball fight, expect your hands to get nippy.
Otherwise, the Touchscreen Gloves’ interior soft layer of fleece keeps my digits warm. Mujjo’s gloves are comfortable thanks to a stretch-knit fleece fabric that stretches four ways for a pre-curved fit that tailors to the shape of your hand. The stretch cuff seals snugly around the wrist, and keeps out the cold air.
Of course, all this would be nice but ultimately disappointing if I couldn’t use the touchscreen on my Apple Watch and iPhone while wearing them. No problem. According to the folks at Mujjo, the fabric is impregnated with a highly conductive treatment before being weaved into the slim, stretchy profile. The glove mimics the conductive properties of the skin, making it touchscreen compatible.
I’ve had (supposedly) touchscreen compatible gloves before, but these are the only ones I’ve used that work every time. Another nice touch: the Touchscreen gloves are designed with optimized grip lines, made from sticky silicone, and strategically placed on the prevalent parts of your hand that touch your device. This helps keep an iPhone firmly in your grasp even if you’re out in the rain or snow. Of course, you shouldn’t have that pricey smartphone out in such weather without a water resistant or waterproof case, but that’s another matter.
Mujjo’s Touchscreen Gloves are available for order on mujjo.com for about $50. As my warm hands will tell you, that will be $50 well spent.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★