Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Greg0
Mujjo: Warm(er) Touchscreen Gloves
Winter has been brutal this year- sub-zero temperatures, polar vortex storms, and plenty of snow and sleet are enough to make everyone want to stay indoors. But any urbanite worth their salted sidewalk knows the major downside of gloves- the fumbling, freezing fingers that come with trying to check your email, take a call, or pull up Google Maps on your smartphone while out and about.
Which is why we were excited for the new Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves, a thicker, warmer pair of knit gloves woven with extra wool insulation. Unlike some competitors, these aren’t limited to only a couple of areas, and you can instead use not just one or two fingertips but any part of your hand to utilize your device.
The Mujjo gloves are also set apart thanks to some nice details, like the black leather strap closure and what they call the “cuff boards”. They look great, stylish and versatile. We also loved the initial impressions- they slide on comfortably, with a great fit, and just a bit of stretchiness (the fingers may be a bit short for some folks). We were worried about them being too warm or making our hands sweat, but they breathe pretty well. And they are coated with a textured, grippy surface (silicone bumps) that has held up well despite some tough use. We never had issues with responsiveness, either, and the gloves never felt like they were in the way.
Quickly, though, we found some limitations. Though definitely far warmer than any other touchscreen gloves that we’ve seen, wind and moisture will quickly cut through, and freezing temperatures end up biting and numbing your fingers after a few minutes of exposure. In addition, after a couple of weeks of daily use, we did notice that there was some fraying on several fingers. We tried two different pairs, both with the same issues, but liked that instead of “one size fits all”, Mujjo offers three- small/medium, medium/large, and extra-large. Available now, directly, for under $35, they feel worth the price.