Crane Touchscreen Gloves

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

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.

Crane Touchscreen Gloves

Features include:

  • 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.

Crane Touchscreen Gloves

The gloves fit well, and they also more than cover my wrists.

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.

Crane Touchscreen 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.

The Verdict:

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.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. I bought a pair of these a couple of years ago…the touchscreen “feature” doesn’t work most of the time, but they have held up well. I like them for driving and other things. They aren’t very good at keeping my hands warm,though.

    • Bl1ssfully_D1strbd1

      I have never had a problem with them not working with a touchscreen phone. Maybe there wasn’t enough heat inside your glove to help with the touchscreen.

  2. Robert Landsberg

    I bought a men’s large, and they were too big, so I took them back to Aldi, to exchange them for a smaller size, but they were out. I called Aldi customer service, and asked where I could find a store that had a smaller size, but they couldn’t give me that information. There weren’t even any phone numbers for customers to call the stores. I’d have to drive an hour or more, just to ask them if they had the size I needed. I think that’s bad customer service. So now, I I have these gloves that are too big. and won’t work with my cell phone. You’re right Pete. They don’t keep your hands warm. If I use them now, I put little rubber bands on the cell phone fingers to take up the slack. Not comfortable or attractive. An overall BAD EXPERIENCE!

    • Robert, Aldi is a no frills shopping experience so you trade off being able to call with VERY low prices and good quality. I rarely go into Wal-Mart, but when I do I remind myself that I am the outlier and that I chose to be around badly behaved people to get an otherwise hard to find item. It really depends on what you are willing to trade off. I am willing to pay more for just about anything than to enter Wal-Mart.

  3. Bought these last year, but just wore them for the first time today. They are comfortable and warm enough for walking to and from my car and around my work campus. Even though they don’t work on my phone’s touch screen as advertised, they are thin enough allow me to grab my keys or carry a drink or rummage in my pockets. I recommend!

  4. Just bought these today. Touch screen seems to work fine with them. Got XL as I normally do and they fit well. Maybe a tad smaller than usual, but that’s OK with this type of glove. These should be good for use in the car on cold days.

  5. I received a pair of crane touch screen gloves as a Christmas present. I clipped them together, BUT I do not know how to unclip them. Please help

    PS. Nothing on the packaging shows or mentions it. Thank you

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