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The Most Overlooked Winter Accessory

Posted by Sam Hull on Jan 27, 2017 8:15:00 AM


winter gloves

When the winter cold hits and you start to shiver or you feel the stinging on your ears and face from the cold wind, the first thing you think of is, “I need a hat” or “I need some gloves.” Winter accessories are a great way to stay warm and stay fashionable through the winter season but, for some reason, a good pair of winter gloves is the last accessory that everyone thinks of. It could be because it is hard to use your phone or handle your keys with gloves on. Either way, we’ve come up with a few reasons why mobility and dexterity shouldn’t keep you from protecting your hands this winter.


Potential Frost Bite

The worst possible scenario that would happen to anyone is getting frostbite from extreme winter cold and not having the proper protection. Frostbite can happen in a matter of minutes when your skin is unprotected in subzero temperatures and can leave you with permanent damage to your hands. For those that work outside for a living, insulated and durable winter work gloves are a great option. Getting a good pair of winter gloves will help you stay protected and warm in even the coldest temperatures

New Touch Screen Abilities

When it is frigidly cold outside and you get an important text or email that you need to respond to immediately, it can be hard to handle your phone with gloves on and you risk the damaging effects of the cold and wind by taking your gloves off. That is no longer a worry with touch screen gloves that allow you to use your phone without taking your gloves off. So feel free to text mom back or send that oh-so-important TPS report to the boss.

Low Profile Designs

The touch screen capability is not the only design improvement made to winter gloves recently. With thinner wind, waterproof and moisture-wicking materials, worrying about handling your keys or having the full dexterity of your hands is a thing of the past. You can get yourself a low-profile, thin, and protective pair of winter gloves that will keep your hands warm, but you will still be able to get your keys out of your pocket and unlock your door in a hurry without having to take your gloves off.


Whether you work outside every day or you like to spend your free time outside, it is important to keep yourself protected during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your mobility and dexterity for warmth. With a variety of styles, from insulated winter work gloves to thin low-profile gloves, you will be able to stay warm, do everything that you need and like to do, without risking the damaging effects of the winter cold. So, before you head out for your next vacation remember to bring a good pair of winter gloves and for those of you that haven’t planned your winter vacation yet, check out the Pugs Approved Winter Vacation Destinations Guide.

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Topics: Gloves