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Running glove suggestions

DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 1,897Member Member Posts: 1,897Member Member
I wouldn't think it would be this difficult but I'm having a hell of a time finding gloves to run in that are warm and that have touchscreen capability. It seems that all manufacturers think that runners only want lightweight gloves but my hands get cold really quickly and I'd rather have my hands warmer than colder. I'm considering running in really heavy duty gloves but none of them seem to have the ability to work a touchscreen.

Any recommendations for gloves that would fit the bill?

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  • Runaroundafieldx2Runaroundafieldx2 Posts: 196Member Member Posts: 196Member Member
    I've always found the same. I've ended up over the years using thermal football gloves.

    I'm just about to get ready for a run so I'll update with the brand I use.

    EDIT= Sondico
    edited January 7
  • mburgess458mburgess458 Posts: 431Member, Premium Member Posts: 431Member, Premium Member
    Same issue here. The thickest/warmest touchscreen gloves I found weren't warm enough for me on cold days and they weren't great on touchscreens anyway.

    I decided to go the other way... on really cold days I wear mittens that keep my hands toasty warm and I just pull one off when I need to work a touchscreen.
  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Posts: 1,649Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,649Member, Premium Member
    Merino wool glove liners with a touch screen finger under mittens work pretty well, especially if you get the mittens that convert to fingerless gloves. You might have to get the mittens one size larger than normal to accomodate the gloves under but your fingers will stay much warmer. I have the ones below. I did end up cutting the fingerless parts of the gloves just below the finished edge because I found them to be too tight with that part on the mitten. Not sure if that makes sense but it works for me and I live in Maine. It gets pretty cold here.

    https://www.amazon.com/WOWARM-Touchscreen-Windproof-Lightweight-Non-Slip/dp/B07G3S9R3Z/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1546876456&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=merino+gloves+touchscreen&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/TrailHeads-Womens-Stretch-Convertible-Mittens/dp/B00FQPJCIU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546876565&sr=8-3&keywords=runner+mitten+gloves

  • jjpptt2jjpptt2 Posts: 4,415Member Member Posts: 4,415Member Member
    All other things being equal... mittens will be warmer than gloves. So what about a mitten with a removable finger-cover? Something like these...
    10347402x1012905_zm?$product700$&yocs=_&yoloc=us
  • RoobyzoobyRoobyzooby Posts: 176Member Member Posts: 176Member Member
    I'm not a runner, but recommend silver gloves, I suffer from circulation issues and wear fingerless silver gloves to keep my hands warm. Would they be an option to wear under your regular touch gloves. Bought mine on Amazon (raynauds/circulation gloves).
  • yirarayirara Posts: 3,901Member Member Posts: 3,901Member Member
    I also suffer from cold fingers and toes (thanks mom!). The only thing that helps with my fingers is to wear mittens and make sure I constantly move my fingers and rub them against one another (doesn't work in gloves). I've not found a solution for my feet yet as I can't really rub my toes against another, and certainly not when running.

    Considering I'm a sheep, I don't have fingers and toes anyway. Ho hum...
    edited January 7
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 10,125Member Member Posts: 10,125Member Member
    I wear a wicking liner glove under mittens or fleece gloves. You can get them with the touch pad although I have a hard time finding ones that work lol.
  • RunnerGirl238RunnerGirl238 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    Brooks makes great mitten over glove things. Good for all the necessities...cause let's be honest- when it is that cold your nose will run...so there's that tol
  • JBanx256JBanx256 Posts: 348Member Member Posts: 348Member Member
    DeFeet International makes gloves in both a Cordura and a Merino Wool & you can get them with or without palm grippies. Assuming you're in the US, an additional bonus is they are manufactured in North Carolina too.
  • ajwcyclist2016ajwcyclist2016 Posts: 161Member Member Posts: 161Member Member
    Out of curiosity is your core temperature warm enough. The reason I say is because if your core isn't warm enough then the blood going to your hands will be on the cool side making your hands cold. Where if your core is warm then the blood going to your hands is warm helping them to keep warm. Think of your fingers like a radiator in your house where the pipes are lagged to keep the heat in them and the radiator hot when the water gets there.
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 10,125Member Member Posts: 10,125Member Member
    Could always use those little hand warmer packets. They work!
  • scorpio516scorpio516 Posts: 919Member Member Posts: 919Member Member
    I often have to remove my gloves during a run. Given that, I use what ever I find.

    In high school, I wore cheap knit gloves that cost about $1 per pair.
    Now I've got a few options, some cheap running gloves from Target, some basic Nike ones that came with a hat.
  • fitoverfortymomfitoverfortymom Posts: 3,351Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,351Member, Premium Member
    jjpptt2 wrote: »
    All other things being equal... mittens will be warmer than gloves. So what about a mitten with a removable finger-cover? Something like these...
    10347402x1012905_zm?$product700$&yocs=_&yoloc=us

    ^^^^^ This. Mittens will keep you warmer. I had the same problem with gloves and none of them kept my hands warm. I have a pair of mittens with flap and no problems since.
  • mburgess458mburgess458 Posts: 431Member, Premium Member Posts: 431Member, Premium Member
    Out of curiosity is your core temperature warm enough. The reason I say is because if your core isn't warm enough then the blood going to your hands will be on the cool side making your hands cold. Where if your core is warm then the blood going to your hands is warm helping them to keep warm. Think of your fingers like a radiator in your house where the pipes are lagged to keep the heat in them and the radiator hot when the water gets there.

    What? If your blood is "on the cool side" you are going to have much bigger issues than cold hands.

    If your point is just that if you're cold overall your hands will be colder then fine. It also probably means you don't get cold hands and/or feet. I can be sweating profusely with my toes and fingers really cold (blue nails and all).
  • ajwcyclist2016ajwcyclist2016 Posts: 161Member Member Posts: 161Member Member
    Out of curiosity is your core temperature warm enough. The reason I say is because if your core isn't warm enough then the blood going to your hands will be on the cool side making your hands cold. Where if your core is warm then the blood going to your hands is warm helping them to keep warm. Think of your fingers like a radiator in your house where the pipes are lagged to keep the heat in them and the radiator hot when the water gets there.

    What? If your blood is "on the cool side" you are going to have much bigger issues than cold hands.

    If your point is just that if you're cold overall your hands will be colder then fine. It also probably means you don't get cold hands and/or feet. I can be sweating profusely with my toes and fingers really cold (blue nails and all).

    You've taken out of context
  • mulecantermulecanter Posts: 1,391Member Member Posts: 1,391Member Member
    I can't help with touchscreen issue, I recommend building a good playlist before you head out. I sweat alot so I always used tube socks as mittens so that I could wash them afterwards.
  • 7lenny77lenny7 Posts: 3,033Member Member Posts: 3,033Member Member
    This is my solution for the coldest weather

    https://www.turtlefur.com/products/golf-mitt-original-turtle-fur-fleece-mitten

    I wear touchscreen gloves, then pull these on over my hands. While running my hands are toasty warm. When I want to use my phone, GPS, or anything else which requires dexterity, it's a simple matter to slip my fingers out and do what I need. It's also nice because I can also easily pull the mitts back if my hands get too warm without having to carry them or find a place to stash them.
  • DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 1,897Member Member Posts: 1,897Member Member
    Thanks for the input everyone.

    I ended up buying a pair of fairly heavy weight gloves and my hands still got really cold (about an hour of running in <20F weather). I guess that unless you get the really hardcore technical gloves, fingers will always get cold when running because of the constant wind cooling down the glove itself.

    Because I'm not a fan of wearing gloves more suitable for armor than running equipment, I ended up getting a pair of moderately heavyweight mittens. Screw the touch screen functionality, I'm done with cold hands.
  • jjpptt2jjpptt2 Posts: 4,415Member Member Posts: 4,415Member Member
    are we talking about watch touchscreens, or phone touchscreens? I can do basic functions on my phone with my nose... Probably not while running, but slowing down for a few strides is better than taking gloves off sometimes.
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