Invierno. Hiver. Zima. Fuyu. Inverno. Zimowy. Vinter. Winter.
No matter how you say it, no matter what your language, there is one common element that cannot be lost in translation: It’s cold.
What is considered ‘cold’ to you is relative. In North America, anything below 32°F sends many of us into hibernation mode, while inhabitants of Oymyakon in Russia (reportedly the coldest permanently occupied human settlement in the world) had to brave temperatures of -98°F as recently as 2013.
But let’s not dwell on the bad, shall we? There is so much to enjoy about winter that it would be a shame to let a little thing like coldness ruin the season.
To enjoy all winter has to offer, keep yourself warm this year by starting at your fingertips! A great pair of winter gloves helps make dreaded activities like shoveling snow and de-icing your windshield a little less terrible, and amplifies the fun factor of snowball fights, building snow forts, and making snow angels.
What constitutes a ‘great’ winter glove depends entirely on your particular needs. We’ve compiled our list of top winter work gloves by feature: Dexterity, extreme cold, cut-resistance, abrasion-resistance, and anti-impact.
Take a look at our winners and see which ones will work best for you!
Top Winter Glove for Dexterity: MXGCETFL
If you’re looking for a glove that can grip while still protecting you from the cold, this is the glove you want.
Providing protection from temperatures up to -13°F, this glove uses C100 Thinsulate™ to protect your hands from winter’s harsh conditions.
The goatskin leather palm provides great abrasion resistance, which will come in handy should you slip and fall while out ice skating!
The great thing about these gloves is that with ergonomic shaping, you can wear them all day long, transitioning from work to family activities seamlessly.
Honorable Mention: SNTAPVC
When it comes to dexterity in freezing temperatures, you really can’t beat the micropore PVC coating of our SNTAPVC.
This fleece-lined, quick-drying glove provides amazing grip in wet and dry conditions, alike, and will keep your hands warm and toasty up to 23°F.
We would be remiss to not give this wonder-glove the shout-out it deserves!
UPDATE: We’re not the only ones who love this glove, Popular Mechanics selected this winner as one of their top gloves for winter!
Top Winter Glove for Extreme Cold: SNOWD388V
Offering our best warmth protection ever, this versatile glove will keep your fingers warm and comfortable up to temperatures of -49°F! This extreme cold protection is possible through an assortment of specially selected and positioned Thinsulate™ materials, which provide exceptional warmth while still allowing for mobility.
But wait, that’s not all.
This glove also uses Porelle™ Ski-Dri™ inserts that lock out water and wind; it allows for flexibility and long wear with Clarino® and anti-slip PVC patches on the palm and fingertip areas; and Kevlar® knuckle patches provide protection against hard knocks.
This really is a glove that ‘has it all.’ And for extreme cold protection, nothing comes close.
Top Winter Glove for Cut Resistance: MXGKGHVTL
One thing you’ll never lose in a white-out blizzard? This glove.
Not only does this glove offer an ANSI level A5 cut protection, but also hi-viz – perfect for the safety manager who needs to check if his or her crew is wearing their gloves in blinding snow storms. With protection up to temperatures of 5°F, if you’re looking for a cut-resistant glove for winter, stop looking – you’ve found it.
Top Winter Glove for Abrasion Resistance: 378GKTTL
Made from high tensile-strength goatskin, this glove is a clear winner for abrasion resistance.
One of our best fitting gloves, your hands will stay warm up to temperatures of 5°F due to the brushed jersey fleece interior with 100-gram Thinsulate™ lining.
These durable, comfortable gloves are your best bet for abrasion protection this winter.
Top Winter Glove for Anti-Impact: MXVSBWFL
This glove packs (and can take!) a punch.
Thermoplastic rubber pads provide back of hand protection while PVC Sure Grip® palm patches provide exceptional grip. A special waterproof membrane keeps your hands dry while the insulating properties will keep your hands warm up to 14°F.
For anti-impact AND cold weather protection, you’ve found your glove.
Curious about how winter gloves keep you warm?
Click here to learn the fascinating science behind insulation and how it works to keep you warm.