If you are a human person then you know that having cold hands is no fun at all.
And sometimes it can be excruciatingly painful.
Even when we are engaged in extreme outdoor sports and our body temperatures are through the roof, our poor little fingers can still be frozen solid.
Luckily for us, some smart people have come up with the solution. So, stay tuned as we walk you through the best heated gloves available.
Fear not the cold!
It is too cold – is no longer an excuse not to venture outside. These gloves level the playing field with nature, keeping the wet and the cold away from your extremities.
I think you will find them useful for:
Skiing/ snowboarding/ winter sports: It would not be surprising if a skier first came up with the idea for heated gloves.
I cannot tell you the number of times I have found myself on the slopes and cursing my decision not to spend those extra bucks on a decent pair of gloves.
Cycling/ motorcycling: If you are like me and are too stubborn to put your beloved bike in the garage over winter, then these gloves may just change your life.
Hiking: Certain gloves are going to be better suited to the backcountry adventurers among us. Look for a pair with a better grip on the palm of your hands for swinging those trekking poles around.
Snowball fights: Of course.
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|MMlove Electric Gloves|
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|Savior Heat Electric Gloves|
|Mount Tec Unisex Explorer 3|
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|Clispeed Unisex Touchscreen Heated Gloves|
- Fear not the cold!
- How do I choose a pair?
- 7 of the Best Heated Gloves for Winter
How do I choose a pair?
The price of heated gloves vary immensely, so your budget is going to hold a fair bit of sway over your final choice.
Certain gloves come with more water-resistant materials than others, and therefore will be better suited to those likely to come into contact with water (or ice – it melts!).
If you are constantly on your phone then look for a pair with touchscreen-sensitive fingertips. Other gloves are lighter and more compact and will be a welcome addition to your travel inventory.
We feature gloves that come with well-placed reflective strips; ideal for those on a night shift so that you can…
Wear them to work
These gloves are a great choice for those who work outdoors in the colder months.
Think about the poor road and construction workers, or those that spend their days in freezer rooms. Some of the gloves are designed for more intricate tasks and will not need to be removed.
We even feature a glove that comes in fluorescent yellow, which ticks all your health and safety boxes.
The medical benefits of heated gloves
If you have Raynaud’s disease or arthritis; or if you just generally suffer from bad circulation and stiff joints, then having something that keeps your hands warm can have massive pain-relieving qualities .
7 of the Best Heated Gloves for Winter
With three different temperature settings and the ability to warm your hands to a toasty 150°F, there is a lot to like about these hand heaters from Savior.
The 2200 mAh rechargeable lithium batteries will keep your gloves cooking for up to 5 hours on the lowest heat setting, yet will fully recharge in under 3 hours.
The soft pearl cotton interior makes these gloves exceptionally comfortable to wear. An easy-to-use button sits on top of the hand, while a Velcro strap keeps that wonderful heat trapped firmly inside.
Other thoughtful touches include reflective strips and a draw string, while the lamb-skin palm gives the glove added flexibility for the more intricate tasks.
Featuring water and windproof materials that keep the heat where it should be, these affordable entry-level gloves are a good choice for the first-time glove buyer.
They are touchscreen compatible. This means you no longer have to be concerned about succumbing to frostbite just to take a simple photo, or to make a quick phone call.
If you are happy to keep your hands at a comfortable 94°F, then you can enjoy that for as long as 6 hours with the 3.7V rechargeable batteries. The hottest they will go is 125°F, but you will be looking at around 2-3 hours of heat at this temperature.
Coming in the water-resistant combination of polyester and sheep leather, it is possible to heat these gloves to 150°F on those bitterly cold days.
However, with three pre-set temperature settings, the level of warmth you enjoy is literally in your hands.
The sheep leather fingertips enable easy control of touchscreen devices, while the Velcro straps and drawstring cords allow for more efficient heat retention.
There are reflective strips on the fingers giving you added safety while walking or riding at night, and the zipped battery pocket is roomy enough to fit other useful items such as your credit card or ski pass.
Coming in kind of a cross between a mitt and a glove is this high-quality bit of gear from Savior.
The three fingers from little to the middle are encased in the one mitt, while your thumb and index fingers enjoy their own glove-style tips.
This allows for greater control when using things like smartphones, while the mitt-style makes the glove perfect for skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts.
This glove is a little futuristic-looking – it could easily be mistaken for a bionic hand – so it is not for the fashion conscious among you (unless you are going for a robot look).
But anyone looking to get out amongst nature in the bitterly cold will love the quality of this product.
It also comes in a fluorescent yellow color, making it an excellent choice for outdoor workers who need to be highly-visible for their own safety.
Featuring an industry-leading warming time of 8 hours (on the lowest setting), the Explorer 3 is ideal for those looking to be out and about all day long. In fact, as Mount Tec say themselves, their gloves are ‘designed by skiers for skiers’, so you know you are getting something that will keep out the cold, the wind and the water.
They are made from the highest quality of materials – we are talking 3M Scotchgard waterproof goatskin leather and a riptech nylon shell – meaning the gloves are both waterproof and breathable.
Other features that make this an excellent all-round choice are the full touch screen fingertips, an adjustable Velcro strap and a reinforced patch over the palms and knuckles for added protection
These are another pair of gloves aimed at outdoor lovers, and are more of a mid-range product.
Featuring a reflective strip and three pre-set temperature settings to go with an industry-standard 7.4-volt battery, these gloves really do tick all the necessary boxes.
They are lightweight, flexible and are made with breathable and waterproof materials, so you can throw that snowball without fear of frozen, wet hands.
The designers have thoughtfully placed in touchscreen-compatible fingertips, and the predominantly insulated-cotton interior will leave your hands feeling like you have dressed them in pillows.
Designed for those on a budget, these gloves are made from water-resistant materials and have reflective strips on the outside. There are no bells and whistles here, just a basic pair of gloves that provide a bit of heat.
The manufacturers have slapped a wide heating range from 79 to 133°F, although realistically you can expect temperatures in the lower part of that range.
Other things I like are the anti-skid material that make up the palm, meaning they are excellent for holding on to things when they are cold or slippery.
There are no external buttons so you will have to power up the battery before slipping it away.
The elastic wrist will keep some of the colds out, and the touch screen fingertips are another useful feature.
You get what you pay for, and it is no different with heated gloves. Although it is (just) the most expensive product that we feature, the Savior Heat Electric Gloves are also the warmest and heat the most evenly across the fingers.
While some people are not a fan of the mitt-style that encompasses three fingers, if you are not involved in day-long intricate tasks then this should not bother you.
Holding trekking or ski poles will never be a problem, while the separated pointer and thumb give adequate maneuverability when you need it.
With genuine sheep leather, three heat settings and the ability to warm to 150°F, it really is hard to look past this product from Savior.