We wanted to find a good solution for fellow Frosties and found one in Glider Gloves.
My first reaction to the gloves was – a bit thick for a liner, not as thin and quite as stretchy as I expected. But when I slipped them on, it was like surrounding my hand with long underwear – and not just any long undies, the kind with the legendary thermolactyl lining (remember the Damart brand?). On the coldest of days, most Raynaud’s sufferers will require an outer glove layer, but I wore them outside alone in just above freezing weather and my hands were fine for a short dog walk.
The best part is being able to use your mobile devices in open areas with a layer of warmth and protection. That’s because unlike other touchscreen-friendly gloves, these are well-insulated with three separate layers of protection: a special conductive copper yarn for the shell, a plaited middle layer, and a soft, brushed acrylic layer that sits next to the skin. The triple layer design helps trap heat in the hands and circulate it. But they are still thin enough to support good touch accuracy and dexterity.
Not only are the gloves warmer than standard touchscreen gloves, they offer full touch response. That means the entire surface of the glove is conductive – not just the fingertips. So you can use any part of the hand, finger or knuckle to text, browse or answer your phone. And do it all without exposing your fingers to the cold – amen!
Another good feature is the anti-slip grip for keeping a firm hold on your mobile device or steering wheel. They aren’t easily visible, but lots of “grippers” are woven into the full surface of the glove, from the fingers and thumb down to the bottom of the palm.
But wait, there’s still more: The inner tag of the right glove is made of micro fiber, and can be used to wipe and clean your touchscreens. They’ve thought of everything! Well, almost: We wish the gloves were just a bit longer on the cuff to cover the gap with a coat or sweater, but guess we can’t have everything (hope the Glider team is listening for the next glove design!).
Special Offer for Raynaud’s Members
Offer Code: Raynauds10 – All Styles
Glider Gloves come in two styles, Winter and Urban. Our preference for Frosties is the warmer Winter style. They currently come in Black, but new colors are expected to follow. Sizes range from Small to XLarge for $24.99 (some seasonal sale prices are even lower).
As a proud sponsor of the Raynaud’s Association, Glider Gloves is offering our members a 10% discount on all styles. To qualify, simply enter the coupon code Raynauds10 at checkout.
The product offers a warm, comfortable solution to staying in touch on all mobile devices. Developed by a team in Canada with the tag line “Trust us, we know cold!” – something all Raynaud’s suffers can identify with!
If you do try the gloves, I hope you’ll share your feedback with us.