With summer firmly disposed of, you’ll probably wondering just how you’ll survive the winter without freezing your fingers off - after all, you’ll still need to fiddle with gadgets as you face the torrential rain and Siberian winds.

The North Face sell a cunning Etip Glove, which has listed as one of its features: "MP3 player click wheel functionality". Confused?

Basically it has a specially designed finger tip that allows you to use your iPod when other gloves would merely slide off, leaving you listening to Slade, again.

That it, of course, unless you have a fourth-gen iPod, in which case you could just shake to shuffle.

The Etip Gloves with magic ET finger can be yours for £22.