I hope you’ll agree with me when I say:
“Heated gloves are a big investment! Not only in money, but also in the time it takes to find ones that meet your needs.”
Lucky for you, we’re here to take the guesswork out of finding a great pair for you. We will point out the features of each brand, so you are able to make an informed choice.
Best Heated Gloves Reviewed
Whether you need them for winter sports, work, or just so you can enjoy the outdoors in cold weather. Here are our recommendations for the best heated gloves:
These gloves received very high marks for functionality, durability, and long battery life. They have been awarded multiple times by outdoor gear magazines, and are popular with users as well. These electric gloves are designed for skiing or other winter sports, hiking in the cold weather and other many applications. The outer shell is made of GoreTex, which is a very durable windproof and waterproof synthetic material. However, it is still a breathable material, so no worries about condensation build up inside them. To help with the grip, outdoor research have strips of goat leather on the palms. The lining is warm fleece, and they also have additional lightweight insulation to keep hands comfortable.
The fleece wicks away moisture and dries quickly. The lithium – ion battery has its own zippered compartment. Outdoor Research provided a sizing chart that is quite accurate, so it should be pretty easy to find the right size. These electric gloves extend far up the forearm, which helps prevent the heat from escaping. This also prevents a gap from forming between the glove and coat sleeve, which will keep snow from getting in your coat.
Outdoor research lucent have a low, medium, and high setting, although some users found the low setting was not very useful. According to the user’s manual, the battery will last 8 hours on low, 5 hours on medium, and 2.5 hours on high. So, if you are going to be in very cold temperatures for a long time, you may want to get another battery. The heating system is ALTI heat, which is only available in Outdoor Research products. This system includes 5.5 watts of heating power in each glove. It also has more surface area than any other heated glove on the market, which means more contact with your hands. ALTI heat was tested extensively outdoors in different types of cold weather, as well as in the lab. These gloves were test-driven more than some cars!
|Durable, waterproof and windproof|
|Long battery life|
|Carrying case included in the package|
|Stiff- limited movement|
|Heat concentrated on top of hand|
|Battery takes hours to charge|
Although these electric gloves are made for paragliding, they are versatile enough to be used for many other activities. The shell is goatskin with a GoreTex waterproof breathable membrane, which is a top of the line product. Four-way stretch helps with movement and flexibility. Primaloft insulation holds warmth in, even at high altitudes. Long, adjustable cuffs can fit over a winter coat.
The edges of the fingers are reinforced to prevent tearing. The fingertips of the index finger and thumb are touch screen compatible, and that is a very rare feature in heated gloves. A pocket for extra batteries is included in each glove. The batteries themselves are lithium-ion and are very light and shock resistant. These are quite possibly the only battery-powered gloves designed for paragliding. They offer the longest heating time by far, at a whopping 20 hours if batteries are switched out. Even when using only one battery pack, heating can last up to 10 hours, which is one of the longest periods of heating time on this list.
According to Zanier, this pair heats up to 144°F on high, 113° on medium, and 99° on low. Medium is the most popular heat setting. A patented “Impulse Control” microprocessor keeps blood circulating in your fingertips. As far as innovative features and quality materials are concerned, zanier are among the best.
|Long battery life, pocket for extra batteries|
|“Impulse Control” to help circulation in fingertips|
|May not get warm enough for some|
|No wrist strap|
|Batteries take a long time to charge|
They are a very comfortable option. The heating elements are arranged in coils to help evenly distribute the heat. The outer shell is a blend of cowhide leather and synthetic leather, so it is waterproof. These gloves feature Hestra’s proprietary Quallofill insulation and a CZone waterproof insert in the lining. The palm is made of 100% goat leather for grip.A lithium-ion battery for each glove and chargers, as well as international adapters, are included. The electric gloves have 3 heat settings. The batteries are reported to last 8-10 hours on low, 4-5 hours on medium, and 2 hours on high.
Hestra is based in Sweden and their gloves are designed to keep hands warm for long periods of time, and also be functional for activities like skiing. Hestra is a family owned company, and they are well known for producing quality outerwear for many years. Additionally, they consult with a team of skiers, snowmobilers, and other winter sports enthusiasts to continually improve their designs. Talk about a dream job!
Although the Hestra power does come with a lifetime warranty, many customers found this issue troublesome. These gloves also do not have a large cuff to fit over winter coats. Some users found that the hestra power heated were tight and difficult to get on and off. If you prefer your gloves a bit roomier, you may want to order a size up. Since they use European sizing, the fit will be a bit tighter than the equivalent American size. Also, there are no heating coils in the thumbs, so some users found that their thumbs got colder than their other fingers. Heat does radiate out to the thumb from heating coils on the hand, but that may not be warm enough, depending on your specific needs.Customers’ favorite thing about the Hestra gloves was that they are very.
|2 waterproof layers|
|Long battery life|
|Includes international charging adapters|
|Sizing may run small, tight fit|
|Cuff not designed to go over winter coats|
The Volt gloves are another option that offers more freedom of movement than the traditional heated gloves. Volt has a patented Zero Layer technology, which weaves the micro fiber heating elements into sealed insulating material. This process helps to keep the heat from escaping and make the heating layer waterproof. This allows the heating elements direct contact on the skin, for that is a good Raynaud’s gloves choice.
Volt frostie also have 4 heat settings, so there is more flexibility with temperature control. They also come with 2 7.4 volt batteries, which is larger than most. They last 2 hours on high, 3 hours at 75% power, 5 hours at 50%, and 8 hours on low. The company reports that they heat up to 150°F on high, which is the hottest temperature on this list. These battery powered gloves have a form-fitting nylon shell and soft leather palm. Heating elements run the length of each finger, the thumbs and all around the edge of the glove, including the wrist. Even with the heating elements, the gloves are still stretchy, providing a cozy fit.
However, since there are heating elements in the wrist, this may actually help keep hands and forearms warmer. Also, the sizing seems to run small, and some customers had a hard time finding a proper fit. And, if you were hoping to find a pair that is not black, you’ll have to keep looking.
These heated gloves seemed to be especially helpful for people with circulation problems. The all-around heating helps promote circulation throughout the entire hand as well as the fingers. They were also popular with business people who needed to keep their hands warm but also look professional. As they have a close fit, they don’t look so out of place with a suit and tie.
|Lightweight and form-fitting|
|Heat up to 150° F|
|4 heat settings|
|10 hours of heat on a single charge|
|Sizing runs small|
|Large, bulky batteries|
|Cuffs don’t fit over winter coats|
These electric gloves are specially designed for riding motorcycles in cold weather. They do not come with an external battery or charger, but they integrate into the 12-volt electrical system on a motorcycle. With this setup, they can provide continuous heating for the whole ride. The gerbing’s T5 hybrid does come with a Y harness and a battery harness to wire it into the motorcycle battery. A compatible lithium-ion battery, temperature regulator, and charger are available but must be purchased separately. The outside of the gloves is premium leather, and the inside is lined with fleece and lightweight Thinsulate insulation. There is also a waterproof but breathable membrane to help wick away moisture.
Other customers thought that the fingers were too long relative to the size of the glove. Some users wished that a temperature controller came with the hybrid gloves, and there were reports of them being too warm on days that weren’t extremely cold. But, I don’t know that T5 hybrid being too warm are such a bad problem to have. Also, like the Outdoor Research gloves, they are only available in black.
The heating time for the optional battery is 1 hour on high, 2.5 hours on medium, and 4 hours on low. The maximum temperature is listed at a sweltering 135 degrees F. Gerbing uses Microwire heating technology, which has very small heating fibers all around the glove to provide all-over warming. According to customers, the heating is evenly distributed.
|Unlimited heating when wired to vehicle battery|
|Very warm, maximum heat is 135 F|
|Heat evenly distributed throughout the glove|
|Internal waterproof/breathable membrane|
|Connecting to the electrical System on the Motorcycle|
|Bulky fit, some customers found uncomfortable|
|Battery & temperature controller sold separately|
|Battery is bulky and awkward to wear|
These are another pair of gloves that are designed to be hooked directly to the motorcycle battery ” external battery and charger are sold separately”. Unlike the Gerbing T5 gloves, however, they come with a built-in temperature controller for each glove. The heating elements are placed around the perimeter of the glove, so the heat radiates from the outside of the hand to the inside. The knuckles have a carbon-fiber insert for extra protection in the event of an accident. These electric gloves have a Dintex waterproof membrane over a premium Nappa leather and nylon shell. They are lined with fleece and have 100 gram Thinsulate insulation. Additionally, they are touchscreen compatible, so no need to take them off to make a phone call or post a selfie.
They are also well constructed and durable. Users also reported that the heating controls were easy to use, and was sufficient to keep hands warm even in very cold temperatures. Thanks to the hair-thin fiber heating elements, the gloves are very comfortable right out of the box. They also have a great fit and run true to size. The Venture Heat 10v has the added safety feature of turning off if the motorcycle is putting out more than 14 volts. Some motorcycles typically have an output higher than 14 volts, so it is recommended that you check your vehicle’s specifications before you buy. Also, motorcycles may put out more than 14 volts when they are first started, so the manufacturer advises connecting the gloves after the motorcycle is turned on.
One of the main complaints about venture heat 12V reported by users was that fingers could get an electric shock when the lining of the glove got wet. Additionally, there were several complaints that the gloves are not truly waterproof and will soak through after a short time in the rain. Some users found that one glove would stop working shortly after purchase.
|Individual temperature controls in each glove for better-heated coverage|
|Comfortable and not bulky, good for everyday use|
|Protective carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles|
|Includes water proof membrane|
|Glove can get soaked if exposed to lots of rain|
|Touchscreen fibers may wear out quickly|
The Iongear gloves are another pair that includes individual temperature controls in each hand. Uniquely, there is a lithium – ion battery for each glove. Another interesting feature is the soft shell exterior. The lining is 100% fleece. Unlike other brands on this list, they do not have insulation. One great detail these gloves do have is a leather palm with silicone grippers. They are designed to be very lightweight and maneuverable. A protective case is included with iongear 5637, which is a nice thing to have for ski trips.
Some customers found that these electric gloves ran large, and they had to exchange them for a smaller size. There also is no size chart provided, so it may be difficult to know which size will fit. Additionally, although they are water resistant, they are not waterproof, so they cannot be used for very long in the rain. And, like every other glove I have reviewed so far, black is the only color choice. Another complaint was that the iongear came apart at the seams fairly soon after purchase.
Despite these negatives, the Iongear heated gloves have a lot of great features. The batteries are very small and inconspicuous, and the gloves have a pouch on the cuff to keep them out of the way. They have 4 heat settings instead of the traditional low, medium, and high options. Their battery time is impressive. At 90 degrees F they will last for 10 hours, at 105 degrees they will last 6 hours, at 120 degrees they will last 4 hours, and at their highest setting of 135 degrees, they will last 2 to 3 hours.
|Small, lightweight batteries|
|Individual temperature controls in each glove|
|4 heat settings|
|Good customer support|
|Sizing may run large|
These gloves were praised by customers who use them for activities like shoveling snow, walking the dog and hunting. Instead of placing the heating elements on the top of the glove, like most other brands, the heating elements are on the palm and extend through the fingers. While this may not sound too comfortable, the heating elements are made of thin, flexible carbon fiber so you won’t notice them. The shell is 100% Oxford nylon, and the lining is waterproof and breathable polyester.
These electric gloves also have 100 grams of insulation, and an adjustable wrist strap and cuff cinch to help the heat stay in. They have a non-slip palm and reinforced thumb to make outside chores safer and easier. They come with two 3.7 volt lithium – ion batteries, one for each glove. The temperature control is right on the battery, so it is customizable for each hand. According to the company, the batteries are good for at least 1000 charges. Flambeau heated gear are also machine washable, which is a feature I have not seen on any other brands.
The company states that the battery lasts up to 4 hours on low and 3 hours on high. On the plus side, there is an optional 7-volt battery pack available that has a longer life. Some users stated that although the gloves kept their hands from going numb, they didn’t actually keep their hands warm, and they had to end their outdoor activities sooner than anticipated. The sizing is reported to run large.
The Flambeau heated gloves are a great choice for people who like to be active in cold weather. Their lightweight design makes them much more conducive to activities like skiing than some of the bulkier brands.
|Lightweight, great for winter sports|
|Heating elements on palms and throughout fingers|
|Short battery life|
|Sizing runs large|
|Only 2 heat settings|
These gloves have a larger battery than most, so they will continue warming for a longer than the average time period. The outer shell is synthetic with leather overlays for grip and durability. The lining is breathable fleece. These electric gloves have heating elements on the back of the hand and all the way to the fingertips for all-over warmth. The wrists are elasticized for a custom fit. Although they are black like all the other brands we have reviewed so far, they at least have stylish orange piping around the edges for a pop of color.
The company states that the battery will last about 2 hours on high, 3 to 4 hours on medium, and 4 to 5 hours on low. There is a color-coded LED indicator light on the gloves so it is easy to tell on what level the temperature is set. The temperature ranges from 104°F on low to 150°F on high, which is among the hottest temperatures I have found for battery powered gloves.
Another complaint from users was that the heating elements are placed mostly in the center of the back of the hand, so the heat is not distributed evenly. Also, the gloves do not have much insulation, and some customers said that much of the heat escaped from the top of the glove.
Despite the downsides, these electric gloves got high ratings for warmth, durability, and battery life. Customers reported using them for riding motorcycles, watching football games outdoors, and cold weather camping. They are very well-made, and most reviewers used them over several seasons.
|Heat up to 150°F|
|Heating elements all the way to fingertips|
|Sizing runs small|
|Heating elements concentrated on top of hand|
|Some users found them restrictive|
These soft neoprene gloves are another option designed especially for winter sports. They feature a sheepskin palm enhanced with Neogrip. Waterproof and breathable, they can withstand all day use for many seasons. Thinsulate platinum insulation keeps the heat from escaping, and a Drypel waterproof
insert keeps hands dry.
The 3.7-volt lithium-ion battery is stored in a pocket on the inside of the cuff, so it is very difficult to get it wet. On one charge, the batteries will last 3 hours on high, 4 hours on medium, and 5 hours on low. A 2-year warranty is included with the purchase of these brand.
Others thought the heat was not sufficient in very cold temperatures. Faulty batteries were another issue with these gloves, although the company will of course exchange products that do not work. Other users felt that the pocket to hold the battery was not large enough.
All in all, most customers recommended these electric gloves. Rossignol makes skis, snowboards, and other winter sports equipment, so the company is filled with people who know what is needed to stay warm. They have been well known for years for making functional, durable products that perform under harsh conditions.
|High-quality Thinsulate platinum insulation|
|True to size|
|Relatively short battery life|
|Heating elements do not go all the way up fingers|
|Batteries are sometimes faulty|
Now that you have made it through my list of the best heated gloves, I hope you found at least one pair that you will love. No matter what you use them for, the right pair of electric gloves for you is out there. So, keep your hands warm and carry on!
Heated Gloves Buyer’s Guide: How To Choose The Best One?
If you’ve read my list of the top 10 heated gloves, you have an idea of what is out there. But are you still unsure about which ones to buy? Don’t worry. This guide will go over what to look for and consider when buying electric gloves. Soon, you will know everything you need to find a pair that you will love.
1. Consider your wants & needs
This is the most important step. If you don’t know what features you need, it will be hard to find the right pair. Think about what activities you do in cold weather. Are you a skier or snowboarder? You may want to consider battery-powered gloves made by a company that makes other ski gear. This way, you will know that the gloves were designed with that in mind.
On the other hand, if you have circulation problems, you may want to be sure whichever electric gloves you choose have heating elements all the way down the fingers. If you tend to be rough on winter gear, there are several brands that come with extended warranties. There is a whole subsection of heated gloves specially designed to hook up to a motorcycle battery, so if you ride motorcycles that is something to consider as well. Whatever your needs may be, make sure to take stock of them before you have your heart set on one pair of electric gloves.
2. Set your budget
There are a wide variety of brands on the market, with an even wider variety of prices. As with most products, you generally get what you pay for when it comes to heated gloves. As the price goes up, so does the quality of materials and construction. However, some of the spendier battery-powered gloves have a lot of features that may not be important to you. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to go with a less expensive pair.
Just make sure that satisfy your needs and they are not so cheap that they will fall apart the first time you wear them. Pay attention to how they are constructed, as this can be the deciding factor in how long they last. It may actually be more economical to pay a little extra for a better pair. If you buy a cheap pair they only last one season, next year you’re either going to have to buy another one again or shell out for the better gloves. Either way, you can end up spending more time and money than if you had just bought a high quality brand the first time.
3. Measure Your Hands
Your new heated gloves will not do you any good if they don’t fit. Accurate sizing is especially important when buying electric gloves because if they are too large, the heating elements will not have enough contact with the skin to keep your hands warm. If they are too small, they will be very uncomfortable and difficult to work in. Fortunately, most companies have sizing charts to choose your accurate pair.
Additionally, stores often have feedback from customers on how the gloves fit. You can measure your hand by wrapping a cloth tape measure all the way around your dominant hand, across the middle of the palm. This is the measurement that glove sizes are based on. If you’re having a hard time, get a friend to help you, so you know for sure it is an accurate measurement.
4. Do You Need Extra Batteries?
Some battery-powered gloves last longer than others. Consider how much time you usually spend outside in cold weather when shopping for heated gloves. If you’re only going to be outside for 2 hours or less at one time, you don’t need to worry too much about battery life. However, if you want to spend all day cross-country skiing or horseback riding, you may want to consider a pair of electric gloves with a long-lasting battery. Or, you may want to buy extra batteries.
Another thing to consider is how long the batteries take to charge. Some batteries can take 8 hours or more to charge. If you want to be able to come inside and warm up for a couple hours while the batteries charge, make sure the gloves you choose have quick-charging batteries. Many companies have this information in the user manual or on their website. Remember, your electric gloves won’t be able to do their job if the batteries are dead.
can take 8 hours or more to charge. If you want to be able to come inside and warm up for a couple hours while the batteries charge, make sure the gloves you choose have quick-charging batteries. Many companies have this information in the user manual or on their website. Remember, your electric gloves won’t be able to do their job if the batteries are dead.
You now have everything you need to find the right pair of heated gloves. If you are unsure, just remember to consider your needs and your lifestyle. Customer reviews are an excellent resource to learn how they actually work in the real world, which can help you make a better decision. Thanks for reading my guide, and good luck in your search for the perfect electric gloves.