It’s easy to warm yourself on cold winter days by running. But while your core and other hard-working muscles rise in temperature, your hands still suffer. That’s why it’s important to have a good pair of gloves for your trail trips.
With warm hands you’ll be comfortable, be able to grip your poles and do fiddly tasks like doing up zips or opening energy gels. So make sure you get the right gloves for you.
TrailHeads Running Gloves
These tough stretchy gloves are great for temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. They fit well and the flexible fabric adds to the comfort. On the finger tips, there is conductive fabric so you don’t even have to take them off to check your phone. One reviewer said they are great for wicking away moisture, so your sweat won’t make you even colder. However, they are not very windproof, according to reviewers, so you might feel the chill on a blustery run.
Nike Dri-Fit Tailwind Run Gloves
These Nike gloves wick away sweat, they are light and durable and also have a conductive index finger for your phone. They are very simple and do not try too hard to add fancy aspects or zips that break. Basically, they do what they say on the tin. But some reviewers commented they were small, so perhaps order a size up.
Under Armour Threadborne Run Gloves
Reviewers noted these gloves are a good fit and keep their hands warm. They are also thin so they can crumple them up and put them in their pockets or bags as they run.
The palm is grippy, so you won’t drop your phone and the finger has a conductive material so you can type with them on. They are perfect for those chilly winter runs but won’t keep you warm in very cold temperatures, like -5 degrees or lower.
Gore Wear GTX Infinium Stretch Gloves
The gloves fit well and are flexible, but the designers make sure some of their natural elasticity is lost before they sell them. This way, the gloves hold their shape for longer and won’t become loose over time.
For bike riders, there is a grippy strip at the base of the finger, but it works well for running poles too. They keep your hands dry in light rain or fog, but don’t expect them to keep water out in a downpour. They also have a tip on the index finger to use your phone.
Smartwool Unisex Merino 150 Glove
These ultra lightweight gloves are perfect if you get sweaty, even when it’s cold out as they aren’t too thick and wick sweat easily. You can use them on their own, or as a base layer with thicker gloves if you are heading out into very cold conditions. But on their own, they are not suitable for very wet, cold or windy conditions in the depths of winter. They are for the cool, not the cold. Like the rest of these gloves, they are compatible with smartphones via the index finger’s conductive material.