Review: If you read our article on Winter Running Gear Essentials, you know that I selected this glove as the award winner for “Best Winter Running Gear 2018.”
It should come as no surprise then, that these gloves also win my award for best winter running gloves 2018.
They are the best cold weather running gloves on the market. I have been running and cycling with them for years and I love them.
Despite trying numerous other brands and models, I have not found a pair of gloves that is as warm, as mobile, and as smooth with my technology as this one.
One of my least favorite things in the winter is when I have to take my gloves off in cold weather to do something like tie my shoes or shoot off a text. With these gloves, however, I can accomplish both of these tasks easily without taking them off.
This does it.
This light weight glove keeps your fingers warm and dry in just about any winter conditions.
One of my favorite parts of this glove is the extended “sleeve” by the wrist. I use this to tuck these gloves into a long sleeve shirt and strap my watch on top of them to keep my fingers nice and toasty for any run.
Sound Touch Technology
Our Grade: A++
These gloves are the best gloves on the market, hands down. Their range of motion, breathability, and technology accessibility makes them hard to beat.
Review: These gloves offer a strong option for good winter running gloves without breaking the bank.
The 4-Way Stretch by Trailheads allows these gloves to remain mobile and comfortable. This, along with solid touch screen technology and a lightweight fabric that effectively wick sweat, makes them a strong option.
While I consider them the best warm winter running gloves on this list, these gloves are not built for extreme temperatures.
Touch Screen Technology
Not Built for Extreme Temperatures
Our Grade: B+
If you don’t have crazy winters, these gloves are an excellent and affordable option for winter running.
For moderate conditions, these gloves are great. I consider them the best warm winter running gloves. The textured palms and stretchy material make it easy to move your fingers, hold on to your phone, or do whatever else you need to do with your hands while running.
The touch technology, while not as good as the Seirus gloves mentioned earlier, are still effective at swiping through your phone. Texting, however, may be difficult.
The one thing we like the least about these gloves are how they hold up to rain. When it rains, they get soaked and it does not take long for your hands to get cold as well.
Not Great in Rain
Not Great in Extreme Cold
Our Grade: B+
These gloves are great for a runner on a budget. They are an affordable option to add to your winter running collection as long as it doesn’t rain.
Review: If you are a runner on a budget, start here. These gloves, made in Spain, are very affordable and a strong choice for winter running.
These gloves have reflective pads on both the back and the front to make sure you are visible even in darker conditions.
Another big plus?
They also have a touch screen finger tip for technology accessibility. However, the touch screen is only on the right index finger and thumb, with no accessibility on the left hand. It also is not 100% responsive.
As for warmth, these gloves do a strong job of keeping your fingers warm, but will get soaked and cold very easily if it starts to rain.
Touchscreen is Limited
Not Super High Quality
Our Grade: B-
The price alone of these gloves makes them a viable option for dry runs in the winter.
Before you buy, however, make sure you are aware of the limitations. Overall, these are solid warm winter running gloves.
Review: I used to run in Brooks gloves for a few years and let me tell you this: I usually love Brooks. Their shoes are the best, most of their gear is pretty sweet, but these gloves su*k.
I see what Brooks was trying to do with the glove to mitten transformation, but it does not work as they planned.
Instead of having a nice little waterproof mitten layer that will easily tuck into the rest of the glove, you end up having a super annoying flap that won’t stay on your hand nor the little pocket.
These gloves get soaked very easily and even when it isn’t raining, they do a poor job of keeping the hands cold.
They also do a poor job of working with technology. I always ended up taking them off if I needed to use my phone, tie my shoes, or anything else that required movement of my fingers.
Worst of all, they aren’t even cheap.
Brooks. You are better than this.
Flap is Super Annoying
Technology Accessibility Doesn’t Work
Don’t Keep Heat In
They Get Super Sweaty
Mitten is Not Waterproof
Not Great in Rain
Our Grade: D
Unless you are getting these gloves for free, I recommend you look elsewhere. They get wet easily, don’t keep your fingers warm, and they are not cheap.
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Hayden Cox is a post-collegiate athlete with CrackerJack Track Club and the Assistant Coach of Cross Country/Track & Field at Elon University. He recently graduated with a B.A. in English and Psychology from Furman University, where he ran on their nationally ranked Cross Country and Track programs.
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