Best Winter Golf Gloves 2022

Our pick of the best winter golf gloves on the market right now

Best Winter Golf Gloves
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Best Winter Golf Gloves

Golfing in winter weather is challenging as trying to hold on to the club in the cold, wind and rain. But the right equipment can take some of the strain away during the winter months. The best golf gloves designed specifically for this job can help keep your hands warm and dry, while keeping you in control of the club and your game. 

These high-performance accessories have been designed to make playing in colder conditions a little less daunting. Many have thermal properties to keep your hands warm, others help to deliver exemplary grip in wetter weather. For more on rain gloves, see our guide on the best wet weather golf gloves (opens in new tab) too.

Winter golf gloves could be a game changer if you haven’t tried them before. They can definitely make a difference to your performance on course during the colder months. What then are the best golf gloves for winter available right now? We’ve reviewed and tested them and have selected our favorites below to help you decide which will suit you as the temperature drops. Also, take a look at our guides on the best kids golf gloves (opens in new tab) and best women's golf gloves (opens in new tab) too.

Best Winter Golf Gloves

FootJoy WinterSof Golf Glove, black golf gloves, gloves holding grip, footjoy golf gloves

FootJoy WinterSof Golf Glove

Best All-Round Model

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Good grip in wet conditions
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Thermal properties

Reasons to avoid

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Available in black only

If you’re looking at the best winter golf gloves, you have to consider this option from FootJoy (opens in new tab). Always at the forefront of golf glove innovation, FootJoy’s WinterSof gloves deliver on a number of levels. Firstly, they feature the autosuede knit palm that appears on their RainGrip rain glove – it offers exceptional levels of grip in wetter conditions and will actually become more grippy the wetter it gets.

Then, with a waterproof structured nylon construction and weather shield foam fleece on the back of the glove, they will help keep your hands warm and dry in poor weather. Further warmth and comfort are delivered by the extended knit cuff which really helps keep out the wind and cold. In addition, these gloves are functional off the course as well as on. Given the grip, thermal qualities and high-visibility piping on the back of the glove, they could be worn for running, cycling, or other outdoor winter activities. 

MacWet Winter Climatec Golf Glove, black golf glove, macwet golf glove

Best Wet Weather Protection

Specifications

Sizes: XS-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Superb grip in wet conditions
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Windproof

Reasons to avoid

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No ball marker attachment

MacWet’s Aquatec material is one of the very best out there for delivering exceptional grip in wet conditions, which is why Aaron Rai wore them to win the 2020 Scottish Open. These gloves, designed to be worn as a pair, can definitely help you hold on to the club when the rain starts to come down.

In addition, the gloves are water resistant and windproof and fleece lined on the back to help keep your hands warm in colder weather. Combine a pair of these with one of the best waterproof golf jackets (opens in new tab) and you'll be well protected from the elements on the course. One of the great qualities of the MacWet gloves is their durability. They’ll easily last a full winter season and beyond. They’re comfortable to wear, quick drying and they look sleek and stylish to boot. Another bonus is that these gloves can be used for other outdoor activities that require grip in wet conditions – fishing, horse riding or cycling for instance.

Cobra StormGrip Winter Gloves, two black golf gloves, cobra golf gloves

Cobra StormGrip Winter Glove

Touch Screen Compatible

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Excellent grip in wet weather
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Index finger is touch screen compatible

Reasons to avoid

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No ball marker attachment

These gloves work well as a pair and the fit is excellent. They’re sleek, comfortable, and provide an excellent feel on the grip of your cobra golf clubs (opens in new tab). The traction provided by the StormGrip suede fabric is outstanding and we found performance weirdly improved when they got wetter. 

A tailored, elasticated cuff helps keep out a cool breeze and they’re water resistant to keep your hands dry. A nice touch is that the index finger is touch screen compatible so you can operate an electric trolley, GPS device or your phone without having to take them off. Overall the Cobra StormGrip ticks a lot of boxes if you’re in the market for a solid winter golf glove – durable, comfortable, good fit, good grip, good looks – An excellent product.

Callaway Thermal Grip Glove, callaway golf gloves, two black golf gloves

Callaway Thermal Grip Glove

Provides Pleasing Feel

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Wind and water repellent
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Very neat fit

Reasons to avoid

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No extra protective cuff

Sold in pairs, the Callaway Thermal Grip gloves deliver a good blend of protection and performance. They’re fleece lined for warmth but the digitized synthetic leather palm offers a good degree of feel.These are not cumbersome and awkward gloves, they fit neatly around your hands and that is enhanced by the Opti Fit closure system, that keeps your hand securely locked into the glove. 

The Microfiber outer shell provides good protection against both wind and water whilst also allowing good freedom of movement for the fingers. Overall, the Callaway Thermal Grip gloves deliver a good halfway house in terms of winter gloves and a standard glove, featuring impressive warmth with a decent level of feel retained.

Under Armour ColdGear Golf Glove, under armour golf glove, black golf glove

Under Armour ColdGear Golf Glove

Best Cold Weather Protection

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Well insulated for great warmth
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Soft leather palm delivers great feel

Reasons to avoid

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No extended cuff leaves wrist exposed

Under Armour love to pack a ton of technology into all of their products (just take a look at our guide on the best Under Armour golf shoes (opens in new tab)) and it's clear these gloves are no different. With a dual-layer fabric on the top of the hand and a brushed interior, plus ColdGear infrared lining, the Under Armour ColdGear gloves are one of the best golf gloves (opens in new tab) because they will keep your hands warm in all but the most brutal conditions. ColdGear technology has been developed to help your body absorb and retain body heat.

Sold in pairs, the gloves’ soft leather palm offers an excellent feel and a sleek finish. It may not provide the best grip in the wettest weather, but it’s generally pretty durable and robust. This is a great option in colder, dry conditions though – It will keep you warm without compromising touch and feel.

footjoy stasof winter gloves, woman wearing footjoy stasof winter gloves

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Best Versatile Model

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Stylish both on and off the course
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Superb performance 
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Kept our hands warm and dry
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Excellent fit

Reasons to avoid

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If unfamiliar with playing in a pair of winter gloves, it may take a few rounds to get your feel

Another worthy inclusion on this list from FootJoy are the Stasof Winter gloves because of the combination of premium feel and warmth. The soft Cabretta leather on the palm and fingers is super soft. Add to that an upper of thermally engineered fleece and the result is a seriously classy pair of gloves that don’t disappoint in freezing conditions. Their Taction3 APL leather is also very effective at maintaining grip even in sleety or wet conditions. It feels soft, but also like it will hold up for many rounds. 

What really sets them apart is the versatility as well. These gloves are perfect for driving on cold mornings and going out on a cold night. They are stylish and practical making them a firm favorite in our winter setups. In testing we also found that we can, after the leather of the glove softened further, touch screens on devices or phones, meaning you won't need to take them off to check your distance to the pin. 

Mizuno Thermagrip Golf Gloves, mizuno golf gloves, two black golf gloves

Mizuno Thermagrip Golf Gloves

Highly Comfortable

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Impressive thermo technology
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Good grip

Reasons to avoid

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Only in black

When the temperature drops, the Mizuno Thermagrip gloves could greatly enhance your playing experience. Featuring Mizuno’s renowned Breath Thermo technology, trace moisture on the skin in converted into new heat. 

It sounds like jargon, but it really does work and, these gloves definitely help keep the feeling in your fingers as the mercury drops. Made of synthetic leather, they feature a fleece-lined cuff for extra protection. And you'll have no problem gripping any of the best Mizuno golf irons (opens in new tab) when wearing these gloves as the brushed palm delivers an excellent grip and a surprisingly good feel for a winter glove. The closure tab is effective and allows for a more precise fit. 

Inesis Winter Golf Gloves, inesis golf gloves, two black golf gloves

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Inesis Winter Golf Gloves

Best Value Gloves

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Great feel thanks to suede palm
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Elasticated cuff for neat fit

Reasons to avoid

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Warming benefits effected negatively if gloves get wet

There’s nothing worse than losing the feeling in your fingers on a winter’s day on the golf course. These super-soft fleece and suede gloves are great in cold, dry weather and will help you to keep playing when the mercury falls. The soft fleece back and elasticated cuff deliver good thermal qualities while the suede palm gives maximum grip and feel. The fit is neat and can be tailored using the robust closure system. The glove has been designed to be sleek and unfussy and they work well as a pair. Offering good value for money, these are worth a look when considering the best winter golf gloves.

Nike Cold Weather Winter Gloves

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Nike Cold Weather Winter Gloves

A very comfortable set of winter gloves

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Very grippy
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Durable 
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Cool styling and colorway

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't come with a ball marker

Nike are renowned as one of the best sports apparel manufacturers on the market and their golf equipment too is known for its reliability and superb styles. These winter gloves are an excellent addition to their range of golf products and work to help you stay warm and dry in the harshest of conditions. They are designed with a synthetic suede across the palm and thumb for superior grip and that also provides excellent warmth when the temperature drops. The back of the glove is also coated with a double fleece layer for greater insulation and is also fully waterproof to divert water away from your hands. 

HJ Glove Men's Winter Performance Golf Glove

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HJ Glove Men's Winter Performance Golf Glove

Excellent grip

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Leather palm and fleece provide great insulation
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Comfortable 
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Plenty of grip

Reasons to avoid

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May be slightly bulky compared to other models

A model that offers comfort, grip and warmth in spades, the HJ Winter Gloves are an excellent offering if you're looking for a performance enhancing cold weather glove. Featuring a premium Cabretta leather palm, tanned specifically to provide insulation for colder climates, this palm also offers great grip and feel on the shaft of your club. The glove also comes with a fleece-lined back, which again keeps your hands toasty warm in cold climates. The reinforced wind block and cuff lock in that heat to deliver superior insulation while you're out on the course.  

Galvin Green Lewis Winter Golf Gloves, galvin green gloves,

Galvin Green Lewis Winter Golf Gloves

Best Premium Model

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Soft leather grip
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Great thermal properties

Reasons to avoid

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Better models out there in the rain

Galvin Green is at the cutting edge of performance equipment (opens in new tab) and, as you would expect, their winter golf glove offering is packed with technologies to help you get the most from your game during the colder months. The windproof, softshell fabric back provides great protection against the elements while the Cabretta leather palm offers good grip and feel.

This is a stylish-looking glove and the fit is excellent – A solid Velcro closure system combines with an extended cuff to make sure your hands are as snug as possible. These may not be suitable for wet weather golf, but they certainly tick all the boxes for a cold, dry day. Sleek, stylish, super-warm and lightweight, they offer excellent levels of protection without compromising on feel.

Zoom Weather glove, zoom golf glove, purple golf glove

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Zoom Weather Glove

Best To Stand Out

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Superb, versatile fit
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Excellent feel

Reasons to avoid

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Not as much in the way of thermal qualities

Developed in conjunction with Austrian Tour pro, Marcus Brier, Zoom gloves are one-size-fits-all and have been engineered to fit like a second skin. With FLEXX-FIT technology, essentially a Lycra-style section on the back that incorporates a mix of flex zones to fit the contours of a golfer’s hand, it does just that. The back of the glove is stretch Lycra while the palm is a highly durable all-weather material. We like the fact that the glove’s structure is such that it doesn’t lose its shape, even when it gets wet. It’s a solid item of equipment.

Finger Ten Winter Golf Gloves

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Finger Ten Winter Golf Gloves

Comes with excellent ball marker

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Windproof and snowproof material
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OptiFit adjustable closure 
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Comes with an excellent ball marker

Reasons to avoid

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May not be the most durable

These winter golf gloves from Finger Ten deliver excellent insulation to your hands when the snow starts to fall on the course. They are designed to be windproof and snowproof and are crafted from a high-quality microfibre fleece and a suede palm that offers an excellent feel on the golf club. They also feature an adjustable closure that keeps your hand locked into the glove while delivering excellent comfort throughout your round. 

How we test golf gloves

When it comes to testing winter golf gloves our comprehensive methodology (opens in new tab) revolves around, as you would expect, playing a lot of golf. We feel putting golf products to the test on the golf course, on the range and in practice is the best way to find out how usable and well-designed some gloves are.

On that note we feel it is particularly important to use all golf gloves in different conditions, whether that be rain, wind, hot or cold, to give a clear idea on the protection and grip on offer. We also looked to use the gloves off the course as well to see how versatile they were. Importantly, every member of the Golf Monthly team is a regular golfer so we put gloves to the test over a number of rounds. The final point we should mention is no manufacturer can buy a good review. This is because our testing team tells it how it is and we seek to be as insightful and honest as possible.

What to consider buying a golf glove for winter

Golf gloves come in all different shapes and sizes and have a variety of features that can help you perform better out on the course. From their velcro straps to their grippy palms, there is a lot to think about when purchasing your next winter golf glove. That can sometimes be a little overwhelming, so, to help you figure out which is the best option for you, we've put together this handy list of considerations you should bear in mind when purchasing your next winter golf glove. 

Wet-weather protection 

Obviously, the most important thing here is protection from wet conditions especially if the winter months in your country see a lot of rain. The last thing you want to be thinking about in those conditions is whether your hands will slip on your golf grips and thankfully there are lots of brands that make models which provide more grip the wetter they get. Quick-drying models are particularly useful too. Here we would recommend being aware of which models are just water-resistant, and which models are totally waterproof. 

Cold weather protection 

Additionally, as the winter months tend to get very cold in the northern hemisphere so a good pair of winter gloves will help with warmth too. This could take the form of a thermal or fleece lining which will definitely help especially if you catch a shot thin!

Breathability

Breathability is very important when it comes to purchasing a good golf glove. It is nearly impossible to play with sweaty hands, and while we do outline some of the best golf gloves to wear if you do get sweaty hands (opens in new tab), it is important to ensure your glove offers great breathability and moisture-wicking options to ensure you have an optimum hold on the club.

Durability 

Another factor to think about is durability. A good pair will be able to deal with the toughest of conditions and continue to perform over a long period of time. Plus you don't want to have to keep purchasing a pair of golf clubs every couple of months as that can be expensive. 

Comfort and fit 

While things like grip and breathability are important, comfort is paramount. If you're wearing a glove that is uncomfortable on the course, you will get distracted by that glove and not play your best golf. For that reason, it is very important to try your winter golf glove before you buy it and ensure that it fits you well and is comfortable. 

FAQ's

What are the warmest winter golf gloves?

There are lots of models out there which can lay claim to being the warmest winter golf gloves because many models are made with combinations of fleece and leather to really help insulate the hands. From our testing two good examples of this are the Under Armour ColdGear gloves and FootJoy Stasof Winter gloves. 

How do I keep my hands warm in winter golf?

There are several ways of keeping your hands warm in winter golf. First we would always recommend getting a good pair of winter golf gloves or golf mitts because these have been designed for that very purpose. We would also recommend using hand warmers and wearing jackets with pockets so you can put the warmers and your hands in them. 

Do winter golf gloves work in the rain?

In our testing we have found some models are water-resistant which can help in light rain but in terms of sudden downpours there are some specific models that can be deemed totally waterproof, such as the FootJoy WinterSof gloves or Callaway Thermal Grip gloves.