Last Updated on October 20, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aldi sold these gloves again in October of 2022 for the same price of $7.99.
Gloves are an essential part of a winter wardrobe for most people. However, with cell phones such a ubiquitous part of our lives, it’s pretty much impossible to use a touchscreen phone while wearing traditional gloves. The solution is to get a pair of gloves that works with a touchscreen. This fall, Aldi sold touchscreen gloves to help with all your outdoor, cold weather phone usage.
Crane Touchscreen Gloves (product code 701495) cost $7.99 per pair at the time of publication, which is on the lower end of the price range for touchscreen gloves found on Amazon. The Aldi gloves are available in both men’s and women’s styles.
These are an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means they’re only at Aldi stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after they sell out, they’re gone until next year. You can’t order Aldi Finds online in the U.S., so once the gloves sell out at stores, they’re gone.
- Sizes S, M, L, or XL
- A forefinger and thumb that are touchscreen compatible
- Four-way stretch fabric
- Fleece lining that provides added flexibility and warmth
- Palm grips
- OEKO-TEX certified to be free from harmful levels of over 300 substances
The package states these gloves are smartphone friendly, with a silicone design at the palm that allows for a better grip.
They were made in China with 52% Polyester, 41% nylon, and 7% Spandex. They also have plastic clips that allow the two gloves to be fastened together near the wrists, if that’s something you need.
They can be machine washed in cold water on the gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Dry flat, away from heat, and do not iron.
I purchased these gloves in a ladies’ size medium. I usually wear a medium in clothing, but gloves aren’t typically sized that way, so I pulled one medium-sized glove out of the packaging in the store to try it on. With touchscreen gloves, you really do want to pay attention to sizing because if the gloves are too large, you may not be able to easily use a touchscreen. For me, the medium gloves fit well.
They pull onto my hands easily and don’t feel too tight, and yet they also are snug enough that my fingers can freely move and navigate my phone’s touchscreen. I was impressed by how well my phone’s touchscreen responded to my movements while wearing these gloves.
The gloves also cover my wrist and then some, coming a few inches up my lower arms. That means they’re good at covering the gap that sometimes happens between a normal pair of gloves and my jacket sleeves when I’m active outdoors.
These gloves feel pretty warm for how thin they are, but if you’re going to be out in bitter cold temperatures, you may prefer something a bit bulkier and with more insulation. For normal use, when I’m out running errands or walking in my neighborhood, I think these will be fine, and they certainly are more convenient than regular gloves for those moments when I need to use my phone.
Crane Touchscreen Gloves are available in men’s and women’s designs in sizes small through extra large. They fit well and allow me to use my cell phone while keeping my hands warm. Recommended.