Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Winter may be drawing to a close, but we still have a few more brisk mornings to wake up to. And I don’t know about you guys, but I find my cold, morning commutes are much more tolerable when I have a nice pair of gloves to keep my hands warm. That said, gloves can make certain things difficult, such as checking your phone. That’s why this week’s article is dedicated to fingerless gloves, the perfect cold(ish) weather accessory.
1) N.HOOLYWOOD: 962-AC02 Gloves Gray
N. Hoolywood’s Fingerless Gloves are pretty simplistic, but then again all fingerless gloves kind of are. They are knitted in Japan out of a wool/cashmere blend, excellent for both warmth and comfort, and feature a printed label at the cuff. Although the cuff of this pair is not elasticated, it does feature a different knitting pattern that will keep the gloves tight around your wrists.
Available for $46 from Haven.
2) American Trench: Fingerless Gloves
American Trench’s Fingerless Gloves, available in Silver, Burgundy, and Indigo, are a great option for those of you who want a glove that goes a bit further up the wrist. They are knit in Texas out of a merino wool/cashmere blend, and the construction leaves them completely seamless for additional comfort. They are available in multiple sizes and colors, so you won’t have any trouble finding a well fitting glove that you like.
Available for $49 from American Trench.
3) Barbour: Fingerless Gloves
Barbour is well known for the outdoorsy clothing they produce, so it comes as no surprise that they would have a fantastic pair of Fingerless Gloves available. Each pair is made in the United Kingdom out of lambswool, a great material for added warmth. They featured an elasticated cuff to ensure a snug fit.
Available for $29 from Orvis.
4) Howlin’: Mr. No Fingers Gloves
Howlin’ is a brand well known for their knitwear, and it certainly shines through in their Mr. No Fingers Gloves. Their ability to match together the perfect yarn and pattern is wonderful, as seen in the beautiful yarn used to make this style. Their gloves are made in Scotland out of 100% lambswool, and are stretchy enough to accommodate almost any hand size.
Available for $30 from The Hill-Side.
5) North American Quality Purveyors: Fingerless Gloves
NAQP produces some wonderful products that won’t break the bank, and their take on the Fingerless Glove is among them. Available in three colors, these 100% lambswool gloves are all made in Toronto, Canada. Fingerless gloves never look all that substantial, but in my mind if they can make it through a Toronto winter then they can make it through just about anything
Plus One – Maple: Wool Fingerless Gloves
People like leather on the palms of their gloves. People like fingerless gloves. Any yet, before Maple came around no one was producing a pair of fingerless gloves that had a leather reinforced palm. Their Wool Fingerless Glove feature a chunky knit with a pig suede palms, and a decorative deerskin tab at the cuff. Each pair is made in Canada, and will surely keep your hands toasty and your fingers free for the remainder of winter.
Available for $58 from Saint Alfred.