The types of touch screen gloves
Autumn is upon us and winter is imminent. That means it’s time to put away the swim trunks and tank tops until summer returns. While this can be a trying errand for beach-goers and skirt-lovers, snow-goers and layer-lovers have plenty of reasons to rejoice. At last, the seasonal attire that goes unused the majority of the year has purpose once again. Not only can you bring out your colorful rain boots, stylish heavy coats, scarlet and gold scarves, beanies, and scruffy gloves without looking foolish, but they’ll have the additional benefit of keeping you nice and toasty against the elements.
There is, of course, one minor hindrance. When you’re heading up the mountain to tackle this year’s powder, you winter gloves can be rather pesky when you’re trying to send a message or make a call. Because this is such a common problem, winter gear manufacturers have come up with several different types of touch screen gloves to keep you hands warm and your fingers busy:
- Adjustable fingertip gloves – have index finger and thumb that open and close depending on when you need to use your fingers.
- Cut-off gloves – are simple in their design in that they simply have holes in for index fingers and thumbs. While this design is simple and no fuss, it leaves much to be desired when four of your digits are left exposed.
- Finger cap gloves – have pads that replicate the feel of skin on touch screens. North Face touch screen gloves are an excellent example, and they feature palm grips so you won’t drop your precious smart phone.
Each type of glove offers its own set of benefits; decide which works best for you by weighing in where you’ll be wearing the gloves, the sensitivity of your touch screen, and your personal style.
Written by Asher Briggs