5 ski and snowboard gloves for phone addicts taking pow selfies

If you love skiing powder in minus degrees and filming or photographing yourself or others while doing it then you’ll love these gloves that keep your hands warm and allow you to operate your touch screen camera phones at the same time.

Swany Supreme Gloves

The Swany Supreme is a cheeky mitten with a side zipper and removable inner fleece glove with touch screen compatible suede fingertip and thumb. So you can pop your working digits out of the mitten without removing the mitten or exposing bare fingers thanks to the inner touch screen liner. We think this makes this glove a total winner. The mitten is made from smooth grain leather shield with digitized reinforced palm, has an AquaGuard lock down zipper, quick release strap and premium Insult for serious warmth.  RRP US$145

XTM Verbier Glove

Homegrown Australian ski brand, XTM, are an official uniform provider for our Australian Olympic team so you can expect the pinnacle in performance. The Verbier is a unisex glove and part of the XTM Olympic collection made from goat skin leather with a Gore-tex breathable and waterproof insert and XTM trademarked MERINOlite insulation. And look, th finger and thumb are touch screen compatible. AU$199.99

Oyuki Sencho Mitt

Oyuki gloves are tested in Japan and are the brain child of Rhythm Japan founder, Matt Hampton. The Sencho Mitt is goatskin leather with an adjustable double layer cuff to create a seal under your jacket. There’s a Gore Tex membrane and 200gram Primaloft Gold Insulation for weather and warmth. We’re not a fan of mittens without internal fingers and the Sencho doesn’t disappoint. There’s even a touch screen tip on the outside of the mitten  – not as user friendly as an inner liner with touch screen but when it’s super cold in the Japan powder you’ll be thankful it’s on the outside. AU$139.99

Hestra Touch Point Warmth – 5 finger

We’ve personally test driven this one while in sub zero conditions at the bottom of FIS World Cup events. This is essentially a liner glove but we wore it with fingerless shearling over the top to keep the touch screen digits accessible while reporting on real time scores. The beauty of the liner is you can use it under your ski gloves or mittens during winter and for running and hiking during spring. US$39.99

Pow Gloves Stealth Gore-Tex Glove + Warm

These gloves are a triple threat in full leather, waterproof Gore Tex and PrimaLoft Gold insulation. The premium leather is water repellant, the inner cuff is fur lined for added warmth and closes with Velcro. The leather index finger and thumb is touch screen compatible so you can keep your fingers toady inside the glove insert and polyester micro fleece lining. US$120

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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