I hope you’ll agree with me when I say:
“Surviving the winter is impossible without invested in high quality warm clothes”
Every winter, I reevaluate my warm clothing. I was always satisfied with everything but one area. My hands! Despite the fact I can feel toasty warm in my core, my hands were very cold, and suffered through frozen fingers when I decided to take those long strolls outside.
Best Heated Mittens On The Market
Our team spending hours testing a lot of available heated mitts and we always make sure to suggest a good one that worth the investment. Here are the best electric battery heated mittens on the market right now:
Like the hestra gloves, these mittens have heated coils and Quallofill insulation. The 70% cowhide/30% synthetic outer shell is soft, but also wind and waterproof. The palm is durable goat leather, and the soft, warm lining includes a CZone waterproof breathable membrane. A travel case, battery charger, and international charging adapters are included with the mittens, as well as a lifetime warranty.
The wrists on the electric mittens have elastic as opposed to an adjustable strap, which makes for a nice cozy fit. Each mitten has a waterproof, zippered compartment for the batteries. There are three different heat settings, controlled by a small panel on the top of the hand. The batteries are reported to last about 10 hours on low, and 2 to 3 hours on high, and they charge in about 4 hours. Hestra power heater mitts been featured in numerous ski magazines and blogs, and generally, have very positive reviews.
These top-rated heated mittens are great for cross-country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Hestra is a very respected company when it comes to making outerwear for cold weather. They are family-owned, so they are able to oversee all aspects of production, including what materials are used. This video below show you a test for the power of Hestra gloves and mittens.
Hestra has excellent customer service, so exchanges are very easy. Another common issue was the tightness of the wrists. Some users thought that the elastic wrists were restrictive, especially with the batteries. The electric mittens seem to be true to size apart from that. Additionally, there are no heating elements in the thumbs, so some customers found their thumbs getting chilly while the rest of their hands were toasty warm. The company states that the electronics can interfere with avalanche transceivers, so if you use one, make sure you turn off the mittens first.
|International charging adapters included|
|Durable and well-constructed|
|Good customer service|
|Wrists are too tight for some users|
|Electronics may fail eventually|
These mittens have many of the same features as Outdoor Research’s top rated heated gloves. They are heated by the same patented ALTI heat system, which has been tested under many different conditions. The heating elements are distributed all across the top of the mittens, including the fingers and thumbs. They have a waterproof breathable GoreTex shell, with strips of goatskin on the palms for improved grip. Enduraloft insulation helps hold heat in and keep cold air out.
The battery-powered mitts also boast a long, adjustable cuff that will go over even the bulkiest winter coat. The three heat settings are controlled by a small button on the top of the wrist. According to Outdoor Research, the batteries will last 8 hours on low, 5 hours on medium, and 2.5 hours on high. A carrying case and removable wrist straps are also included with the mittens. Overall, customers thought that these brand were very warm, functional, and durable.
A size chart is provided by Outdoor Research, so make sure to measure your hands before you order. The battery life was another common gripe, with many users hoping it would last longer. It is apparently very easy to change the temperature level on accident, which is not so great if you are trying to get the battery to last all day.
Despite the battery issues some users had, the outdoor reserach lucent heated mitts are very durable and will hold up to years of use. Like Outdoor Research’s other products, they are very well-constructed and designed to last a long time. They are very popular with skiers and others who spend long periods outdoors in cold weather. Customers report the electric mittens work well even on low.
|Adjustable cuff fits over winter coats|
|Offer more freedom of movement than the average mitten|
|Excellent insulation, stay warm even when not turned on|
|Sizing may be difficult|
|Short battery life|
|Batteries/connectors may fail|
Customers loved these electric mittens because they are very warm and comfortable, but also wind and waterproof. The outer shell and palm are 100% full-grain leather. Added to this is a Dryhand waterproof breathable membrane, which quickly wicks away any moisture. The heating is provided by the patented Flexible Fusion panel, which covers the entire back of the hand and wraps around the fingers.
Seirusinnovation mittens have 2 different types of insulation: 100 grams of Primaloft, which is designed to function at high altitudes; and 150 grams of Heatlock hollow core insulation. This is more than double the insulation of the average mitten. A wrist cinch helps keep heat from escaping, and the cuff is designed to go over winter coats. The batteries are very thin and light. With 3 different heat settings, most customers are very happy with the warmth of these electric mittens. The company reports that the batteries will last at least 6 hours on low, 4 hours on medium, and 2 hours on high. A one year warranty covers any defects in the Seirus Innovation mittens.
Also, many customers would have been happier if the battery lasted longer, but the batteries are quite small. There are heated mittens that will stay warm for longer, but their batteries are much larger and some customers find them uncomfortable. Given the small size of the Seirus batteries, the life is pretty decent. Extra batteries are available for purchase as well.
If you are looking for some heated mittens that look a bit more stylish than the others, the Seirus Ignite are a great choice. They are unique in having a full-grain leather shell, but they are still completely waterproof. Winter sports enthusiasts like these mitts because while they are very durable, they are also soft and comfortable to wear all day. Seirus was one of the first companies to introduce a heated mitten with a portable battery, so they have had some time to improve their designs. For a very comfortable pair of electric mittens that still look great, Seirus Ignite mitts may be right for you.
|Very well insulated|
|Small, lightweight batteries|
|Full-grain leather shell|
|Relatively short battery life|
|No heating elements in thumbs|
|Sizing runs small|
Although there are only 3 different heated mittens on this list, they really are the best ones available. They all have some great features, and hopefully, now you know which will be the best for you. Or you can continue reading our buyer’s guide that will help you make good choice.
Heated Mittens Buyer’s Guide: How To Choose The Best One?
Why Do I Need Heated Mittens?
They can help you enjoy being outdoors for longer periods of time when it is cold outside. If you like to go skiing or snowmobiling, you will be able to stay warmer longer with heated mitts. They can also make working outside in cold conditions much more enjoyable. They are especially beneficial for those with circulatory issues. Many people, about 28 million in the US, suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome, which causes a bad circulation in extremities like fingers and toes. While it is possible to wear multiple pairs of socks and warm boots on the feet, hands do not get that much protection from the cold. With heated gloves or mittens, sufferers of circulation problems can spend more time in cold weather. However, anybody can enjoy the benefits of electric heated mittens.
What A Difference!
First of all what you want to know, is that these mitts do work. Even in sub-zero temperature, my hands have not felt cold. And to make sure they remain warm, I carry extra batteries with me. Now I can stay outside as long as I want to. They are great for skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, ice skating or those long walks in the woods. They are very useful for snow shoveling the driveway or walking the dog. No more do I arrive at my car, house or the chalet with tears in my eyes. The mitts have energized the way I approach winter.
My friends with motorcycles and ATVs are elated about them too. Wind chill can be extreme on a bike or off road vehicle. The riders just hook the mitts onto the battery terminals or plug them in on the handlebars of the bikes and then they are ready to enjoy their ride.
Any Health Issues!
Sometimes people have specific health issues with their hands. If that is you, review how each type of glove is heated carefully. If it is your fingers that suffer from the cold the most or if you have arthritis, make sure the heating element covers your fingers as well as your palms.
How Do I know The Size Is Right?
The simple answer is to measure your hands and then use the charts that are available to select the right size for you. This is important. Just don’t buy the largest size, as the mittens will not warm your hands adequately. And if they are too small it will be difficult to grasp your ski poles or hang on to your sled as you skim over the trails.
If you are right-handed measure across your palm with a flexible cloth tape or wrap a string around your hand, mark or cut it and then measure the string with a regular ruler. And of course, if you are left handed, measure your left hand.
Will My Hands be Too Warm?
Great question! You can extend the time you wear these gloves through the settings. Some days you will turn them up to fight off the biting wind and at other times you will just require a warm setting.
Wear and Tear?
Some sports such as skiing or snowmobiling are much more likely to create excessive wear and tear on any mitt. Look for a type of mitt that has extra coverage in the areas that come into contact with the inside of your hand. Perhaps this reinforcement is a little more costly, but in the long run, it will be economical as you will be able to use them longer.
For many people, the main significant feature is just keeping your hands warm. But for other outdoor enthusiasts, there are many specialized features to consider.
- For example, motorcycle enthusiasts may be constantly checking their phones or devices for directions. Some of the mitts come with touchscreen compatibility.
- For enthusiasts with poor circulation, there is impulse control which keeps your blood circulating.
- Most are waterproof.
- In some sports, cuff size is critical. Too small a cuff and the gloves won’t fit over a jacket. Too large a cuff and snow or rain seep in.
- Batteries can be an issue. Look for fast charging, long lasting ones. Check the size as well.
- Placement of elements. Some are all over the glove, others are on the outside and others are on the inside. If you hold something in your hands such as a grip, ski pole or even a dog leash, you may want the ones that have elements on the inside.
- Many are machine washable
And some of the gloves have a lifetime warranty like Hestra and Outdoor Research mitts.
How Expensive Are the heated mittens?
Well, in my opinion, they are invaluable? If the heated mitts allow you to engage in your favorite sport or encourage to increase your activity level through a simple walk, they are worth whatever the price. I think you have all to find a pair that suits your budget and meet your needs. And so bring on winter! Now you will be ready for the seasonal change.