Thankfully, deciding between answering that text and keeping your hands warm inside your gloves no longer has to be a tradeoff. Grab a pair of gloves that puts the depths of the Internet at your fingertips. Each of these four options lets you do more than just hit the home button. From checking your fantasy football team on your iPad to swiping through Facebook photos on your commute to work, consider them your tech-enablers. Check out our favorites.
These Burton gloves cover all of the ski slope necessities ($50, burton.com). They’re waterproof, breathable, and lined in quick-drying fleece. But there’s one thing that sets them apart from your buddy’s: You can post an Instagram video of the jump you did on that last run without losing a glove on the ski lift.
Simple yet functional, these no-frills gloves from L.L. Bean are made of a stretch fabric for a snug fit that minimizes fingertip bagginess. The result? The ultimate connection with your handheld device ($30, llbean.com).
The North Face
“Etip” functionality enables you to tap away at the keyboard of your phone while a silicon grip across the palm keeps it securely in your hand. These from The North Face come in a range of colors, in addition to this green, in case you’re trying to coordinate them with your phone case ($45, thenorthface.com).
For dressy events, sporty styles just won’t cut it, so go for these deerskin leather gloves from UGG Australia ($135, uggaustralia.com). You’ll be able to shoot out a series of e-mails on the walk over and still look sleek when you arrive.