Heated clothing is a need when it comes to cold-weather sports and activities like snowmobiling. It can prevent frostbite. Now, we know how normal insulation works. They trap body heat and so, if you get wet say, by rain or sweat, the insulation may not provide the warmth. Heated garments on the other hand can keep you warm even if you are resting or your clothes are damp. Heated gloves are an important part of heated clothing as hands and feet are easily subjected to frostbites.
Types Of Heated Gloves
There are two types of heated gloves: Chemically heated gloves and electrically/battery operated heated gloves. Chemically heated gloves use activated heating packets in their pockets. They can provide warmth for about 8 hours, after that they need to be replaced. Heated gloves use electric technology. They have heated wires embedded in the fabric of the gloves, which are powered by a battery. Instead of replacing heating packets, we can recharge the battery. Electrically operated heated gloves allow multiple heat setting levels, which makes them more user-friendly and advantageous.
Features Of Heated Gloves
The features you need to look into before buying a pair of heated gloves are listed below:
- Rechargeable batteries: It is better to look for heated gloves with rechargeable batteries, rather than the ones with single use batteries.
- Material: Look for waterproof and windproof materials which can actually keep you warm. Outer shells of nylon or any other polyester blend will be fine. Also, fleece inner lining is found to be better. When looking for waterproof models, keep in mind that breathability of the gloves shouldn’t be compromised.
- Fit: Fit of the gloves is also important. Especially, when you are doing snowmobiling, skiing, etc, you should use gloves with the perfect fit. Otherwise, you won’t feel comfortable when handling the handle bars.
Now, let’s have a look at some of the best available options for heating gloves.
Savior Heat Rechargeable Heated Gloves
They have good Amazon reviews. There are three heat adjustments: high, middle, and low, which provide guaranteed comfort allowing you to adjust heat as per requirement. The maximum temperature in high setting is 150°F. Each heated glove has a 7.4V, 2200mAh Lithium battery providing a maximum of 6.5 hrs of continuous heat. Made of polyester, they have heating wires running the entire back of the hand and on the fingers, thereby promoting blood circulation. They are touch screen compatible. Sizes XS to 3XL are available. The cost is above 100$. Reviews suggest they can keep you warm even without a battery.
Snow Deer Electric Heated Gloves
They are made of sheep leather and have three-level heat adjustments with 7.4V, 2200 mAh Lithium batteries, providing 6 hrs of continuous heat. They are made of sheep leather and polyester. The fleece inner lining makes it light and comfortable. Far infrared heating elements cover the back of the hands and fingers till fingertips. A waterproof zipper in the battery department protects the battery from snow water. They have hook and loop closure. Sizes S to 3XL are available. Reviews suggest they are good for Raynaud’s syndrome, arthritis, and bad circulation. They are also said to provide a good fit.
Snow Deer Heated Glove Liners
These super soft heated liners can be used with an insulating glove. Lycra and neoprene are used on the outside with fleece on the inside, which is breathable. They have hook and loop closure. The infrared fiber heating elements cover the whole back of the hands and fingers till the fingertips, thereby providing blood circulation. The 7.4V 2200mAh Li-ion battery provides about 6 hours of continuous heating on a full charge. “They are well-heated liners”, claim reviews. Size ranges from XS to XXL. They can cost you around 120$.
FXR Recon Heated Gloves
They offer a 3-stage thermal heat setting with 5 hours of heat. They also have a durable nylon shell and waterproof breathable Hipora membrane liner. They can keep you warm even without power. They are priced highly, around 250$, but a definite value for money item. The size available is XL. A happy customer says, ”When you play all day, normal gloves are very iced up on the trail ride home. With these, ice isn’t an issue!”
American Mammoth Heated Gloves
They also offer a 3-stage thermal heat setting. PrimaLoft insulation is provided to resist biting cold. They have brushed tricot lining for perspiration absorption. 2.5-5 hours of runtime can be provided on a single charge using 7.4V lithium 1100 mAh batteries. Whereas, 4-8.5 hrs continuous heating can be provided with 7.4V lithium 2200mAh batteries. One of the reviews states,” These gloves have kept my hands warm out in single-digit weather. They don’t get overly hot, which is fine, but they do keep my hands warm. A very nice product”. The sizes available are from S-XL. The price range is around 60-80$.
Luwatt Heated Gloves
They have a unique design with heat reflective strips on the back of gloves to improve safety while riding. Touch screen compatible. The waterproof and windproof surface is made of polyester fabric. It has velvet layers on the inside. With a 4000mAh Li-ion battery, it can provide 8hours of warm experience at 104°F in the low range, 6 hours at 131℉ in the middle range, and 4 hours at 140℉ in the high range. They are of buckle closure type and are touch screen compatible. Reviews suggest that they are good for outdoor activities. They are priced at around 50$. They are an economical version providing adequate warmth. The sizes available are L and XL.
AKASO Heated Gloves
They use carbon fiber heating technology with 3 heat levels. They have 2 pieces of 3200mAh battery which can keep your hands warm for about 8 hours. Made of 3M thinsulate cotton, they are waterproof and breathable. PU feather material used in palm and fingers delivers anti-slip properties. They are touchscreen compatible with drawstring closure. Size options available are from M to XL. It can cost around 90$. They have above 1000 reviews on Amazon which suggest they are “super warm”.