The cold of winter brings with it its own opportunities for fun. But it is after all winter, and we need to deal with cold, and ice, and wet weather. In any case, we need to keep our hands warm and dry to enjoy our time outdoors and avoid the perils of skin exposure in such conditions. We need waterproof winter gloves to protect our hands as much as possible.
Without this protection, the skin of our hands could easily dry out and crack. Adding the moisture of snow and ice just compounds the impact of cold weather. As temperatures drop and time of exposure increases, so does damage to the skin, to the extreme of frostbite. That’s why it’s so important to keep our skin protected.
Thankfully, keeping our hands warm and dry in the winter weather is easy enough these days. Check out these three selections of the best waterproof winter gloves to see if something here may work for you.
Though designed for skiing, snowboarding, shoveling, and snowballs, you don’t have to be an athlete to use these gloves. If you live in a climate that gets snow and frost in the winter, these should keep your hands warm and dry. If you would just like to go for a walk on a crisp afternoon, know that these gloves can do the job.
With a 100%durable, waterproof nylon shell, these gloves also have a palm made of reinforced synthetic leather. All that adds up to waterproof gloves that will hold up in the rain, while you clear your windshield, or have fun throwing snowballs.
Take these gloves with you when you go camping in the middle of the winter to be sure to keep those fingers warm. And the cinch strap at the wrist also helps to keep out the wind. The water-resistant shell will shed rain and snow while the interior lining envelopes your hands with soft, moisture-wicking fabric.
If you need to use your cell phone to make a call or take a picture, the gloves are touch compatible, so you have no need to remove them.
We particularly liked the touch compatible feature of these gloves. For as much as so many of us need to keep connected, this feature makes it so much more convenient. We also liked the cinch straps at the wrist to keep out the wind.
The gloves are very warm even in some extreme winter conditions, and are great for enjoying winter sports. However, if you have an outdoor job or activity that requires some flexibility, these may not give you the flexibility you need.
Stylish and lightweight, these gloves will keep you warm on the slopes or while just taking a walk on a very cold day. Designed specifically with women in mind, the manufacturer, Kineed, has not sacrificed style in favor of function. These gloves are constructed of windproof polyester and are insulated with 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate.
The inside of the gloves also have thick cotton for additional warmth, comfort, and flexibility. The outer shell is made of a moisture-resistant fabric while the palm has an anti-slip design to improve grip. They also have an adjustable wrist that you can tighten to keep out the wind.
We liked the warmth of these gloves but also their stylish design. Also, they seem more flexible than some other winter gloves. They come with a plastic chain link that keeps these gloves attached to each other or to your coat when not in use.
While the manufacturer claims these gloves are waterproof, a more accurate description may be water resistant. If you intend to play in the snow for an extended period of time or build a snow fort, the moisture may very well creep into them.
Yidomoto, the manufacturer, bills these gloves as the warmest snow gloves, and they may well be. Rated to resist the cold down to 0°F, and waterproof, these may be just what you need to keep your hands warm while you enjoy cold winter sports.
In addition, a zippered pocket on the back of the gloves makes for convenient storage of cards, lift tickets, or keys. The fleece insulation not only surrounds your hands with a soft material, it has moisture-wicking properties and an air-circulating design that keep hands dry.
The shell of these gloves sheds moisture and the manufacturer claims the material is waterproof. They come in six sizes to fit men, women, boys and girls of all ages. In addition, a wrist button helps to adjust the size to a small degree for a better fit.
If you have any problems with these gloves, the manufacturer promises to work with you to solve those problems. You just need to contact them via email.
We liked the variety of sizes these gloves come in, and the small amount of adjustability for a better fit. We also liked the zippered pockets on the backs of the gloves. You need to keep small items, like ski tickets, available on the slopes. It’s far more convenient than rooting through all your pockets to find them.
These gloves may not keep you warm in temperatures below 0o F, and the seams may rip out after a few uses.
All three of these gloves would fit the bill for winter sports. They are all water-resistant, warm, and windproof. But, if you had to choose, then spend money on the gloves by KINEED. In addition to having all the aforementioned properties, they have the added benefit of being lightweight and stylish and are available in a large selection of colors.