Etre Touchy & Fivepoint Gloves For iPhone


Canadian winters are legendary. While most of the time the weather is pretty good, Canadian winters can become real nasty. Unfortunately, when the snow and cold wind arrive, our touch-screen iPhones tend to stop working either because our fingers are ice-cold or the touch display cannot recognize our taps through our gloves.

At this point, standard operating procedure is to slide off one glove and freeze your hand in order to use your device. There has to be a better solution. And so I searched and searched and found two lines of gloves manufactured in the UK called the Etre Touchy and Etre Fivepoint gloves.

Etre Ltd. has two types of gloves: the Touchy line and the Fivepoint line. Both glove types are a stylish, fun and very practical way to keep your hands warm while using your touchscreen device. In our case, iDevices. But the gloves can also be used in a variety of useful situations.

Etre Touchy Gloves

The Etre Touchy Gloves are the company’s first product line. Their design cuts the thumb and index finger-ends of each glove, allowing users to have direct contact with their device. The other fingers remain covered and protected, but your thumb and index finger could get cold.

The Touchy gloves come in small, medium, and large sizes and are made from 100% pure new wool. The Touchy also comes in a variety of styles:

  • Black with Grey trim
  • Limestone with Leather trim
  • Light Grey with Leather trim
  • Leather with Dubonnet trim
  • Chameleon with Leather trim
  • Oxford Blue with Ecru stripes
  • Ecru with Oxford Blue stripes
  • Oxford Blue with Dubonnet stripes
  • Oxford Blue with Salad stripes

Each Touchy glove, regardless of style or size, costs £19.99 GBP from the Etre online store, which works out to about $31.00 CDN.

Etre Fivepoint Gloves

Looking at the Etre Touchy gloves, you may be wondering if there are gloves that cover everything and don’t leave any fingers exposed. If so, you’ll be interested in the Fivepoint gloves.

The Etre Fivepoint gloves are the company’s upcoming product line currently available for pre-order. They are similar to the Touchy gloves but do not expose any fingers or thumbs.

The Fivepoint gloves are a stylish way of keeping your hands warm and dry while using your iPhone, iPad, iPod and other touch-screen devices.

The gloves are almost like magic thanks to their specially-designed conductive fingertips. Why? Because these gloves allow users to touch, tap and type on touch-screens without having to take the gloves off! The feeling of using your device with gloves on is very interesting.

The Fivepoint gloves are available in medium and large sizes and are made from 95% pure new wool. The Fivepoint gloves also only come in one style at this time:

  • Oxford Blue with Grey Fingertips

Each Fivepoint glove, regardless of style or size, costs £24.99 GBP from the Etre online store, which works out to about $39.00 CDN. Since these are pre-order only, the Fivepoint gloves will be able from January 21, 2011.

Are The Etre Gloves Right For You?

Ultimately you decide whether the Etre line of gloves are right for you. But this Canadian winter, if you need to keep your hands warm while also being able to use your iDevice (it feels like magic), check out the Touchy and Fivepoint gloves from Etre! Also, if we get enough interest, I’ll see if I can give away a few pairs of the Etre Touchy gloves.


  • I may pre-order a pair of those gloves…
    They would be perfect when I want to play with my Ar.Drone outside…

  • Candace R

    The North Face has had touch screen gloves called E-Tip for awhile now. They work well and sell for around $45. Same idea with the conductive fingertips.

  • Bjjguy

    This is the stupidest product ever!!!! I would not pay 50 bucks for a pair of gloves missing a couple of fingers. I live in nb Canada andnit gets cold but I’m not that much of a junkie that I need to use my phone in below freezing weather? But that’s just my opinion

  • Sam

    Can you review Glider Gloves please? Want to know if they are any good (ie warm enough for -10C)

  • Mr-moto

    Actually, I like the idea. Not that I want to play with my phone outside that much but when a call comes in I don’t like to have to quickly remove a glove and try not to loose it while I try to get the phone out of my belt clip, underneath my coat, etc. I mean, you don’t have 5 minutes to take a call from the moment the phone rings. The gloves seem a bit thin for our canadian winters though. Although, when I go to and from work, I only spend about ten minutes outside. I suppose they could keep my hands reasonably warm for that period in time. I think I’ll try to get a pair and see. These or the E-Tips…

  • Anonymous

    I have Glider Gloves. They’re great. Ugly colour though (I think they only come in one colour). They’re just as warm as a pair of good quality black gloves. Much better than those you can get for $1. I’ve worn them in about -15C so far and had no problems.

  • Anonymous

    Glider Gloves FTW! I think they only come in one colour that is ugly, but they’re warm and cover the whole hand. They work just as good as if you didn’t have any gloves on. I have no problem even playing PvZ.

  • Slowhands

    Got my North Face Winter E-Tip gloves at Sport Chek for $45 and they work very well while jogging, have good palm and finger grip and are probably more easily washable.

  • DarrinJ

    I’m amazed you haven’t posted about Twittens. Made in Canada too.

  • Dynahthirst

    Isotoner has a line of gloves available in Canada called Smart Touch that are like the Être Fivepoint gloves. $18 at Walmart.

  • Anonymous

    The FivePoint–decent idea. The Touchy? Forget it–if it’s so cold I can’t remove my gloves/mitts for a few moments, it’s way too cold to leave thumb and finger exposed.

    In any event, glove-mittens (glove-like since fingers except thumbs are open, with mitt covering that can be pulled over the fingers or velcro’ed out of the way) are much more economical.

  • commandercool

    these look pretty nifty! i’ve got a pair of reusch ski gloves that aren’t advertised to work with touch screens but they magically do … o_O

  • commandercool

    these look pretty nifty! i’ve got a pair of reusch ski gloves that aren’t advertised to work with touch screens but they magically do … o_O