I’ll make this one easy on you: If you are engaging in a winter sport or shoveling the driveway, choose a nice warm pair of mitts. Otherwise gloves. Period. Invest in a good pair that matches your everyday outerwear – and make sure you get a decent lining so that your hands don’t freeze. A lot of the better brands now have a dual-layer lining: Cashmere next to your skin and a thermal layer between that and the outer leather. They are comfy, durable, and a hell of a lot warmer than the traditional driving glove.
They are also going to set you back a fair chunk of change, so don’t be shocked when you have to plunk down two or three bills for a pair. Buy the right ones and you will have them for a decade or more. Added bonus – a classic glove never goes out of style.