I’m not going to sugarcoat it: I hate winter. I’m that girl who gets cold even on chilly summer days. So, when fall rolls around, I pretty much resign myself to feeling frozen for months on end. Since my hands, in particular, are constantly cold on a normal basis, a great pair of winter gloves is a major necessity for me.
It feels like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of gloves to keep my hands warm forever, and it took quite some time to find one. For years, I’d heard that UGG gloves were the real deal, and were perfect for frigid winters. So five years ago, I splurged and treated myself to a pair.
UGG Women's Bow Shorty Water Resistant Sheepskin Gloves, $110+ (depending on color), Amazon
The adorable bow detail on the UGG Bow Waterproof Sheepskin Gloves spoke to me, so I went for a gray pair that I knew would match all my winter coats. At over $100, these gloves aren't exactly cheap, but they're definitely worth it. And five years later, they've held up swimmingly, and they’re just as warm as they were the day I bought them.
Most gloves I’ve owned in the past have only served as Band-Aid fixes to my ongoing problem with cold hands, but these Ugg gloves truly keep them nice and toasty. Thanks to their thick sheepskin lining providing insulation, these gloves help me face what seems like increasingly cold winters with ease.
Since they’ve been so good to me, I’ve admittedly babied these gloves, and avoid wearing them in extreme weather — no blizzards for these babies! Granted, they are waterproof, and they quickly dry off if you touch a wet or snowy car handle while wearing them, but I prefer not to risk testing their snowball-making abilities and ruin a good thing.
I also have my eyes on the UGG's tech gloves. They look just as warm as my pair, but are also perfect for touch screens. That sounds like shear genius to me!
UGG Women's Tech Leather Gloves With Sheepskin Bow, $130, Amazon
Also available at Zappos.
Inexpensive Amazon best-selling gloves
In the mood for something new this winter but don't want to shell out $100 for new gloves? These chic styles (that are all best-sellers on Amazon) are sure to fit the bill.
- 1. Tomily Womens Touch Screen Phone Fleece Windproof Gloves, $10, Amazon
Fleece lining and sassy button detailing set this pair of gloves apart from the crowd. Oh, and it just happens to be Amazon's best-selling pair!
- 2. Alpine Swiss Women's Leather Dressy Gloves, $10, Amazon
Looking for gloves that are warm but not bulky? This leather pair could be a match. The sleek gloves feature a stretch wrist fastener and warm fur trim, so you get comfort, function and style all in one.
- 3. Redess Winter Leather Gloves, $13, Amazon
The wool and fleece lining and 360-degree touch-screen function combine to provide warmth and convenience in this leather pair of gloves. The 4.6-star rating (out of five stars) doesn't hurt either!
- 4. Il Caldo Women's Screentouch Warmer Weather Gloves, $9, Amazon
Made out of cotton with a wool lining, these touch-screen gloves are light yet warm. "Great quality and they literally fit like a glove!" wrote one reviewer. "I love them. They are snug, thin and easy to maneuver around with them on."
- 5. Knolee Women's Screen Gloves, $10, Amazon
More than 1,700 customers reviewed this sleek pair of gloves, and it's no surprise. With its bright array of color options and classic design, this is a great transitional glove to get you through those cold days that aren't quite reminiscent of a polar vortex.