These gloves have been a bestseller for Mujjo for quite a while, but they’ve recently improved these gloves further following feedback from their customers. It basically means that they work better in colder climates, so I decided to test them on Sunday during our Remembrance Day visits, with a long walk to the local church and a march with the scouts.
It wasn’t hugely cold – just around 5 degrees Celsius, but they performed well. My hands weren’t sweaty and also not cold at all. That extra layer definitely did the trick.
The gloves arrive in an understated pouch and have that fine, precise finish and detailing. The upgraded outer shell has handy grips which help to keep slippy phones in place – giving you the control and the grip you need.
I’d ordered the large gloves, and I’ll confess that my fingers didn’t quite reach the end of the gloves. This resulted in a small “point” on the fingertips which I fixed partially by pushing the fingertips down between each finger. I also found that, perhaps due to the extra thickness, I had to apply some pressure to bend the fingers.
However, I’ve put these two foibles down to me just not ordering the right size (there’s small, medium, large and extra large by the way) and the fact that they were brand new out of the packet.
The triple-layered, double-insulated construction is laminated with this rather swish-looking micro fleece and 3M Thinsulate finish.
Using the gloves with your phone is similar to most every touchscreen glove I’ve ever tried. There’s a bit of a balancing act between the thickness of the glove and the accuracy of the touch. Any glove is going to slightly reduce your accuracy – material on your finger will do that and typing with the on-screen keyboard in particular will be a bit of a challenge no matter what gloves you have on. Expect, and I say this about any touchscreen gloves, to be able to navigate around the main parts of your phone – answer and make calls, scroll up and down Facebook, Twitter and email etc – but don’t perhaps expect to type a full response with the keyboard.
That said, the fabric is highly conductive and does stretch – the slight “point” on the fingers of the gloves did help with the accuracy somewhat and it activated the touchscreen each and every time.
As you can see on these images, the outer shell has been upgraded to an ultra-durable finish. The top of the glove, where your wrist goes, is tight enough to make it wind-resistant and there’s two extra layers of insulation that have been added. The result is constantly warm – but not sweaty – hands.
Likewise, those silicone grip lines aren’t positioned willy-nilly. They’re in just the right place so that your phone sits snugly but not awkwardly, and it ends up giving you a confident feeling that your phone isn’t going to slip or fall.
Should you pay for these? Well, I’d recommend printing off their size guide first and perhaps investigate their cheaper insulated touchscreen gloves too – they’re €49.90 (around £42.77 as I type) and will be more than fine for the UK climate. For the more demanding, the double-insulated gloves we’ve reviewed today are €59.90, which is £51.30. Don’t forget the Mujjo also do other gloves, including knitted and sandstone touchscreen gloves which are much cheaper.
For me, these double-insulated ones are priced a little too highly and I’d probably go for some of their cheaper gloves for my quick walk to and from the car in the relatively mild winter climates.