Best Men’s Winter Gloves

Best Men’s Winter Gloves

In this side-by-side product review Outside Pursuits leads you through everything you need to know in order to pick the best winter gloves for your specific needs and winter weather environment.

We’ll take a look at what makes a great winter gloves product and what to avoid. Also see How To Choose The Best Winter Gloves  later in the article. What are the top-rated best cold weather winter gloves for the money?

Best Winter Gloves

BEST MEN’S WINTER GLOVES BEST WOMEN’S WINTER GLOVES BEST WINTER WORK GLOVES
MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Men’s Winter Gloves MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Women’s Winter Gloves Wells Lamont Men’s Hydrahyde Winter Work Gloves
editors choice
Waterproof YES YES Water-Resistant
Best for Operating machinery, motorcycle, winter sports Snow sports, long expeditions, extreme snow storms Winter weather work, using tools, shoveling etc.
Special Features Gauntlet-length gloves Gauntlet-length gloves Extra-durable palms
Customer Ratings 4.9 / 5.0 Stars 4.4 / 5.0 Stars 4.0 / 5.0 Stars

Also see: Winter Gloves Comparison Table


Quick Answer: The 10 Best-Rated Winter Gloves – 2019

Best Men’s Winter Gloves

  1. MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Men’s Winter Gloves
  2. Dakine Men’s Nova Gloves
  3. Men’s Luxury Touchscreen Italian Genuine Leather Fly Hawk Gloves
  4. Gordini Men’s Polar Glove

Best Women’s Winter Gloves

  1. MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Women’s Winter Thinsulate Touch Screen Gloves
  2. Women’s Columbia Fast Trek Glove
  3. Women’s Isotoner Smart-Touch Cable-Knit Glove
  4. Women’s Columbia Pearl Plush Glove

Best Winter Work Gloves

  1. Wells Lamont Men’s Hydrahyde Winter Work Gloves
  2. OZERO Winter Gloves -40 Snow/Work Ski Glove
  3. Ironclad Ranchworx Glove

 Best Winter Gloves Reviews

Best Men’s Winter Gloves

#1 MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Men’s Winter Gloves

winter gloves for men

  • Best For: Operating machinery, driving a motorbike or motorcycle, or participating in winter sports
  • Shell Fabric: Three layer composite softshell to prevent cold air and snow from getting in
  • Inner Lining Fabric: 3mm foam palm cushion to reduce shock-impact and relieve hand fatigue
  • Closure: Adjustable wrist buckles and drawstrings
  • Insulation: Heat-trapping system: 150 grams G-type 3M “Thinsulate”
  • Temperature: N/A
  • Grip: 3D reinforced PU leather fingers
  • Moisture Management: FAN-TEX insert wicks away moisture to keep hands dry
  • Waterproof: Yes; FAN-TEX waterproof TPU
  • Windproof: Yes; windproof polyester technology
  • Color Options: Black or Grey
  • Size Options: Small – X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care: Wash by hand. Soak in soapy water, rub and wash, and then dry in a shaded area. Do not clean with hot water, strong acids, or bleach. Try not to wash too often.

The MCTi Work Gloves are the best winter gloves for extreme cold. They are lightweight, but have all the insulation you need to tough out working in extreme conditions, or spending a full day on the mountain.

best winter gloves

They are fairly thick but offer the dexterity you need for driving or maneuvering equipment. They are flexible, and will last you for years to come.


#2 Dakine Men’s Nova Gloves

  • Best For: Skiing, snowboarding, shoveling, alpine and winter expeditions
  • Shell Fabric: Polyester with durable water repellent (DWR) treatment
  • Inner Lining Fabric: No glove liner
  • Closure: Adjustable buckle strap
  • Insulation:High loft synthetic [Glove 110/230g]
  • Temperature: Can be worn in up to -20 Degrees Celsius
  • Grip: Palm durable water repellent leather
  • Moisture Management: N/A
  • Waterproof: Yes; DK Dry™ waterproof insert
  • Windproof: Yes
  • Color Options: Black, black and tan, or carbon grey
  • Size Options:Small – X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care:Machine washable; hang to dry. Dry at room temperature.

If you hate taking the time to hand wash things, you’re in luck. These are one of the best cold weather gloves we’ve found, and they are machine washable! They are comfortable and keep you warm for a full day of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, or whatever winter activity you fancy.

These gloves don’t come with a liner, so you may want to purchase one if you plan on being in extremely cold weather for long periods of time.

Bonus: Dakine offers a 2-year limited warranty with their men’s winter gloves.


#3  Men’s Luxury Touchscreen Italian Genuine Leather Fly Hawk Gloves

  • Best For: Anyone wanting touchscreen compatible winter gloves
  • Shell Fabric:Genuine Nappa leather
  • Inner Lining Fabric: Cashmere/Polyester fiber
  • Closure: Wrist snaps
  • Insulation:Cashmere lining
  • Temperature: Can be worn in up to -20 Degrees Celsius
  • Grip: Leather (good for driving)
  • Moisture Management: N/A
  • Waterproof: Leather is not treated for water
  • Windproof: N/A
  • Color Options: Black or brown
  • Size Options:Small – 2X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care:Dry cleaning recommended. Can iron on low heat. Do not put in drier or wash with bleach or oil products.

If you need a warm pair of hand gloves for winter but don’t want to sacrifice style, these are a great option.

These tight-fit leather gloves are quite slim and look stylish, but you can still rely on them to keep you warm in -20 Degrees Celsius weather. You can still use your touchscreen phone with these gloves on, but they don’t have the best grip for handling sports equipment or machinery.

These are beautiful leather gloves, and as such, you need to be careful. The manufacturer recommends keeping them out of the direct sun and avoiding rubbing the gloves on sharp or rough objects.


#4 Gordini Men’s Polar Glove

  • Best For: Skiing, snowboarding, shoveling, alpine and winter expeditions
  • Shell Fabric:Genuine deerskin with “breathe weave” stretch woven fabric (96% nylon and 4% spandex) and faux suede trim
  • Inner Lining Fabric: Lavawool® lining on the palm with thermo-plush on the back of the hand
  • Closure: Wrist cinch
  • Insulation:Naturaloft® insulation package: 600 fill power of 70% goose down and 30% waterfowl feathers on back of hand, with Megaloft® insulation on the palm side
  • Temperature: 0-Degree weather
  • Grip: Fingers are genuine deerskin; palm and thumb patch are made of “breathe weave” stretch woven fabric with reinforcement
  • Moisture Management: Lavawool® moisture management system lining on the palm with thermo-plush on the back of the hand
  • Waterproof: Yes; Aquabloc® technology
  • Windproof: Yes; Aquabloc® technology
  • Color Options: Black, black and gold, or black and grey
  • Size Options:Small – 2X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care:Hand wash

If you are looking for men’s winter gloves that are plush, soft and warm, but offer enough dexterity to still grip a shovel or a ski pole, these gloves are for you.

They are incredibly comfortable and warm; they are a bit “puffier” than some of the other cold weather gloves we’ve reviewed, but they do exactly what they are supposed to do.

The Polar Glove runs a bit small, so we recommend ordering a size up.


Best Women’s Winter Gloves

#1 MCTi Waterproof/Windproof Women’s Winter Thinsulate Touch Screen Gloves

winter gloves for women

  • Best For: Snow sports, long expeditions, extreme snow storms
  • Shell Fabric:Windproof polyester, waterproof composite softshell TPU
  • Inner Lining Fabric: Thinsulate membrane insert
  • Closure: Adjustable wrist buckle and drawstring
  • Insulation:40 grams 3M Thinsulate with 140 grams warm cotton insulation
  • Temperature: Subzero -20
  • Grip: Premium Anti-slip PU leather enhance grip and prevent daily wear and tear
  • Moisture Management: Yes; TPU membrane insert that wicks away moisture
  • Waterproof: Yes; Waterproof composite softshell surface
  • Windproof: Yes; windproof polyester
  • Color Options: Black and: grey, red, rose red, or yellow
  • Size Options:Medium or large
  • Cleaning and Care: Hand wash

Not only are these winter gloves for women incredibly warm and protect from water, wind, and moisture, but they have touchscreen fingers so you can use your phone while on the slopes!

best winter gloves

To be honest, we were a bit disappointed with the lack of extreme cold weather gloves for women. There’s just not as many options for women as there are for men. That being said, these gloves are exceptional and have all of the features any winter-sport enthusiast would want.


#2 Women’s Columbia Fast Trek Glove

  • Best For: Cold weather walks, sledding, and tubing
  • Shell Fabric:100% polyester micro fleece, 250g
  • Inner Lining Fabric: N/A
  • Closure: Elasticized wrist and security clip
  • Insulation:Shell; 100% polyester micro fleece, 250g
  • Temperature: 0-Degree weather
  • Grip: Abrasion resistant palm
  • Moisture Management: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Windproof: No
  • Color Options: Black, chalk, pink, or blue
  • Size Options:Small – X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care: Machine washable

These are super comfortable, slim-fitting gloves. They are excellent for day-to-day use in cold weather. We love how they are easy to clean, and quick to put on and take off.

These aren’t waterproof, windproof, or have moisture management, so they aren’t a good glove for a snowball fight or other activities where your hands will be in contact with snow.


#3 Women’s Isotoner Smart-Touch Cable-Knit Glove

  • Best For: Anyone who wants to use their touchscreen phone in cold weather
  • Shell Fabric:100% acrylic
  • Inner Lining Fabric: Thermaflex fleece lining
  • Closure: Elasticized wrist
  • Insulation:Thermaflex fleece lining
  • Temperature: Not specified
  • Grip: Non-slip palm grip
  • Moisture Management: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Windproof: No
  • Color Options: Black, ivory, oxford heather or ultra violet
  • Size Options:Small – X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care: Hand wash

These are similar to Columbia’s Women’s Fast Trek Glove in terms of fit, warmness and functionality. These, however, are touch screen compatible. With a non-slip palm, you can use your cell phone in the cold outdoors without worrying about dropping it.


#4 Women’s Columbia Pearl Plush Glove

  • Best For: Cold weather walks, sledding, and tubing
  • Shell Fabric:100% polyester
  • Inner Lining Fabric: N/A
  • Closure: Elasticized wrist and security clip
  • Insulation:N/A
  • Temperature: Not specified
  • Grip: None
  • Moisture Management: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Windproof: No
  • Color Options: Black, nocturnal, purple dahlia, night shade or bright plum
  • Size Options: Small – X-Large
  • Cleaning and Care: Hand wash

If you want seriously soft winter gloves for ladies, you won’t find a pair softer than these. They are lightweight and perfect for daily use when commuting to and from work, walking the dog, or taking the kids sledding.

They are easy to slip on and off, but you’ll need to wash these by hand.Like Columbia’s Fast Trek Glove and Isotoner’s Smart-Touch Glove, these aren’t waterproof, windproof, or have any moisture resistance. If you are looking for women’s waterproof winter gloves, you should stick to MCTi’s Thinsulate Gloves.

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