Although winter doesn’t technically start for another few weeks, a lot of the country is already seeing winter weather. One thing you may not think of, especially if you’re traveling from a warmer climate to a colder one, is that you’ll need to pack gloves and a hat.
The Best Hats and Gloves for Travel
Before you start packing for that winter trip, I’ve gathered some of the best hats and gloves for you to throw in your suitcase.
Metog Suede Thinsulate Thermal Insulation Mittens,Gloves
These mittens by Metog are perfect for traveling, they’ll keep you warm as mittens, but when you need to use your fingers, you can put the mitten flap down. Made with 3M Thinsulate insulation for extra warmth, with leather palms, a polyester exterior and fleece interior, your hands will keep warm during cold-weather trips. Available in 6 color combos.
Amazon User Review: “I loved these gloves on a winter trip to NYC! It made taking pictures so much easier by just slipping off the mitten, snapping the pic, and then slipping it back over the fingers!”
Leather Touchscreen Gloves for Women
There are few things more annoying than having to pull your glove off to text or navigate your GPS while you’re walking in the cold. And most touchscreen gloves can be kind of, well, basic. These leather touchscreen gloves from Feiqiaosh are fashionable and functional. Made of lambskin leather with a 100% cashmere lining (or fleece if cashmere isn’t for you), they have full hand touch screen, not just thumb and index finger. Available in 10 color/material combos.
Amazon User Review: “I purchased these in medium for a recent trip to 40 degree London. They are beautiful and warm. I’m so happy I bought these! I think the leather helped with the wind and the soft lining helped me stay warm without being too bulky. Completely worth the money. I may buy another pair.”
Leather Touchscreen Gloves for Men
We don’t want to forget the men! These gloves from Warmen are perfect for your winter trip. WIth a cashmere/wool blend cuff and matching lining, or a fleece lining in you prefer. Its full touchscreen function means you’ll be able to work your smartphone or tablet while on the go. Available in 6 color/material combos.
Winter Touchscreen Gloves for Women
If leather isn’t for you, these super cute gloves from Kamefit are the perfect alternative. They are washable, made of a thick fleece, with a warp-knitted velvet lining, and have thumb and index finger touchscreen tips. Available in 5 colors.
This wool blend hat by Siggi is the dream for ladies who like to travel. Made of a wool blend, you can fold it up to put it in your suitcase, and it won’t ruin the shape. It’s hand washable, too. Available in 6 colors and styles.
Amazon User Review: “I love this hat! It arrived on time, as promised, and is of impressive quality, for the price. It’s warm and well-made, and easily packable – suitable for travel, which is my reason for purchasing. It’s very stylish and looks cute on most faces – I couldn’t be more pleased!”
Price: Starting at $19.98 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4.5
Tilley Tec-Wool Winter Hat
Surprisingly practical for travel, this hat by Tilley retains its shape even when folded. It has a moisture wicking hydrofil sweatband, a secret pocket to store away valuables, and ear flaps that you can tuck away for warmer days.
Amazon User Review: “I normally don’t wear a hat, but needed one for a winter vacation trip to Germany. This hat fit perfectly and kept me warm. Ear flaps work well when it is really cold.”
Price: $100.00 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4
Balaclava for Men and Women
If you’re traveling to anywhere that has the potential to be exceptionally cold, this balaclava by VBIGER is a must-have accessory. With a thickened plush lining, you’ll keep your head and neck warm, without the bulkiness of a scarf, or having to remember to pack a hat and a scarf. Available in 7 colors and styles.
Amazon User Review: “Bought this for my husband who takes long walks every day. He said it keep his head and ears warm. Very good product.”
Price: Starting at $5.99 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4
Slouchy Beanie and Gloves Set for Women
Why not kill two birds with one stone and get this set from Hindawi? Made of acrylic fabric with a soft fleece lining, you’ll be warm and stylish as you trot the globe the winter. The gloves have an antiskid function so your phone isn’t sliding out of your hand, plus 3 fingers have touch screen tips. Available in 8 colors.
Amazon User Review: “I am pleased with this purchase. The knit hat has a faux fur lining and it is a very thick hat. I like the fit although, it feels a little snug but will probably stretch out a bit. It’s different than most hats that you see and I like that. This is something I would definitely buy again. I purchased the black with the gray lining.”
Price: $13.99 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4.5
Winter Hat and Gloves Set for Men
Sometimes, basic is best. This hat and gloves set from DG Hill is a classic style. Made of 100% acrylic on the outside and 100% polyester fleece in the lining, with a 3M Thinsulate insulation, they are quick drying, snug yet stretchy, and the ideal set to throw into your carry-on this winter season. Available in 4 colors.