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Updated January 3, 2024

If you’re someone with Raynaud’s Disease or someone who frequently deals with cold hands and fingers (like me), a quality pair of heated gloves can help you feel more comfortable. With so many options available, you may start to feel overwhelmed when shopping. However, you can take a breath as there are a plethora of high-quality heated gloves to choose from. All you have to do is find the pair that fits your needs. A pair for outdoor work is going to be very different than a pair designed to hit the slopes, for example.

To learn more about what you should look for to find the best heated gloves, we also spoke with Kaitlin Neiswenter, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at South Shore Family Health in Hicksville, New York, Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD a board-certified dermatologist at DéRMA Skin Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at McMaster University, Kunal Malik, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology, and Alexandra Kharazi, MS, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon and author of “The Heart of Fear.”

How to choose the best heated gloves

Fit and size

Fit is important when determining which pair of heated gloves to buy. Dr. Sajic recommends reviewing size charts, as they may vary by brand. Although most heated gloves are available in sizes S - XL, some offer gloves in XXS, XXL, XXXL or one size. Measure your hand and use the hand dimensions as the most accurate sizing guide, suggests Kharazi. If you feel any pressure on your hands, the gloves are too tight.

Temperature range

The temperature range of the heated gloves you purchase, “depends on the intended use of the glove and the climate you’ll be in,” explains Dr. Kharazi. Most heated gloves provide heat between 100° and 140°F while others deviate by a couple of degrees. If you’re going to be in a cold environment, you may want to opt for heated gloves with a temperature range that’s a bit wider. However, Dr. Sajic adds that if a shopper has a medical condition such as Raynaud’s Disease, it could impact the temperature range that’s healthiest for them. It’s always a best practice to consult with your physician before buying a pair of heated gloves.

Battery life

The battery life of a pair of heated gloves will depend on its mAh, the setting you keep your gloves, and the length of time they’re powered on. "Usually the highest setting will also drain your battery the quickest. You may want to plan accordingly and also test out on certain temperature ranges at home for increasing periods of time,” says Dr. Sajic.

Material

Pay attention to the materials that comprise the pair of heated gloves you plan on buying. “Make sure the materials aren’t too thick so that you can still be agile with your hands and have good movement, especially if you’re performing activities that require more precision,” says Neiswenter. You should also ensure you’re not allergic to any of the materials. The gloves you opt for should be dependent on “the specific skin sensitivity that you have,” says Dr. Kharazi. ”Different materials feel good to different people.” And making sure the heated gloves are water-resistant is important, especially if you’ll wear them outside.

Our picks for the best heated gloves

Best budget heated gloves: Autocastle Electric Battery Heated Gloves

If you want heated gloves without breaking the bank, I recommend the Autocastle Electric Battery Heated Gloves. They cost just under $30 and will keep your hands warm. Although they don’t come with batteries, you'll need AA batteries to power them up, preferably rechargeable lithium-ion. Since they only come in one size, review the size chart before buying.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Electricity
  • Temperature range: 95°F - 113°F
  • Power source: Two batteries
  • Battery capacity: 4.5V
  • Material: Spandex and cotton
  • Safety features: Waterproof and non-slip grip
  • Size: One size
  • Price: $26.99

What we like:

  • Affordable
  • Can be used when performing many outdoor activities
  • Can be hand washed
  • Touchscreen compatible

What we don’t like:

  • One size

The bottom line:

For under $30, these heated gloves will keep your hands warm and do so without going over your budget.

Best budget heated gloves
Autocastle Battery Heated Gloves - Electric Hand Warmers for Men and Women, Indoor and Outdoor Use - Thermal Liners for Climbing, Hiking, Cycling in Winter

Autocastle Battery Heated Gloves - Electric Hand Warmers for Men and Women, Indoor and Outdoor Use - Thermal Liners for Climbing, Hiking, Cycling in Winter

Best heated ski gloves: AKASO Heated Ski Gloves

If you spend a lot of time skiing, add these heated ski gloves from AKASO to your gear. They heat hands using carbon fiber and 7.4V rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. They’re waterproof and contain a palm made from no-slip fabric, so you can easily grip your poles. Plus, they are lightweight weighing only 0.87 kilograms, so you won’t feel weighed down when making your way down the slopes.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Carbon fiber
  • Temperature range: 95°F - 140°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 3200mAh
  • Material: 3M Thinsulate warm cotton, thermoplastic polyurethane, faux leather
  • Safety features: Waterproof layer and no-slip grip palm
  • Sizes: M - L
  • Price: $89.99

What we like:

  • Lightweight
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Ergonomic design
  • Touchscreen compatible
  • Stays warm for up to 8 hours on the lowest setting

What we don’t like:

  • Only available in unisex medium and large sizes

The bottom line:

These heated gloves are suitable for skiers as they contain a no-slip grip and waterproof fabric.

Best heated ski gloves
AKASO Heated Gloves for Men Women, Electric Heated Ski Gloves with 3 Heating Modes, Thermal Insulation Winter Hand Warmers with Rechargeable Battery-Overheating Protection- Best Gift, Black(L)

AKASO Heated Gloves for Men Women, Electric Heated Ski Gloves with 3 Heating Modes, Thermal Insulation Winter Hand Warmers with Rechargeable Battery-Overheating Protection- Best Gift, Black(L)

Best heated gloves for men: ActionHeat Men’s 5V Premium Battery Heated Gloves

If you’re shopping for winter jackets and coats for men, don’t forget these ActionHeat Battery Heated Gloves. Unlike some other pairs of heated gloves, this pair’s heating system is located along the thumb and fingers. Since they’re battery-operated, they come with a charger kit and a waterproof, zippered pocket where you can place the batteries.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Ultra-fine fibers
  • Temperature range: 110°F - 150°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable batteries
  • Battery capacity: 5V 3000mAh
  • Material: Faux suede, brushed polyester, ActionFlex material
  • Safety features: Waterproof zipper battery pocket, extended gauntlet, and temperature control
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Price: $199.99

What we like:

  • On the lowest setting, heat lasts 5+ hours
  • Three heat settings
  • LED display shows battery life

What we don’t like:

  • Can only be hand washed
  • Takes four to 6 hours to charge

The bottom line:

These heated gloves for men are equipped with several safety features that’ll keep the wearer both safe and warm.

Best heated gloves for men
ActionHeat Men's 5V Premium Battery Heated Gloves, XL, Black

ActionHeat Men's 5V Premium Battery Heated Gloves, XL, Black

Best heated gloves for cycling: Day Wolf Heated Glove Liners

Cyclists who spend lots of time outdoors especially during the colder months should buy these Day Wolf Heated Glove Liners. Since they’re thin, you’ll barely notice they’re on your hands, but you’ll appreciate the up to 150°F of warmth they can bring. It’s easy to toggle between settings, so you won’t have to worry too much about doing so mid-ride. These gloves also come with a storage box where they can be held when you’re not on your bicycle.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Far infrared
  • Temperature range: 100°F - 150°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable lithium polymer batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2200mAh
  • Material: Polyester, lycra, elastane
  • Safety features: No-slip palm
  • Sizes: XXS - XXL
  • Price: $92.90 - $119.90

What we like:

  • Easy to switch between the three heat settings
  • Thin
  • Touchscreen compatible
  • Heat lasts 5 to 6 hours on the lowest setting

What we don’t like:

  • Hand wash only

The bottom line:

Since these gloves are thin, they’re fitting for cyclers who are looking to keep their hands warm.

Best heated gloves for cycling
DAY WOLF Heated Glove Liners Electric Gloves for Men Women Rechargeable Battery Hand Warmer for Winter Sports Snow Biking Riding Skiing Cycling Hunting Snowboarding

DAY WOLF Heated Glove Liners Electric Gloves for Men Women Rechargeable Battery Hand Warmer for Winter Sports Snow Biking Riding Skiing Cycling Hunting Snowboarding

Best heated gloves for motorcycling: Kemimoto Heated Motorcycle Gloves

Motorcyclists will appreciate these gloves from Kemimoto. Made with composite silk heating elements, these heated gloves can warm your hands anywhere from 104°F (when kept on its low setting) and 150°F (when kept on its high setting) while you ride. For gloves that are ready to go before your ride, you can easily preheat them in under five minutes. If you encounter inclement weather, they’re equipped with a waterproof layer to keep your hands dry.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Composite silk
  • Temperature range: 104°F - 150°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2500mAh
  • Material: PVC rubber, faux leather, polyester, nylon
  • Safety features: Hard protective shields, water- and windproof
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Price: $59.99 - $135.99

What we like:

  • Preheating function
  • Easy for older people to use
  • Touchscreen compatible
  • Meets UL and FCC standards
  • Heat can last up to nine hours on lowest setting

What we don’t like:

  • Small size doesn’t have the hard protective shields

The bottom line:

These heated gloves are great for motorcyclists, as they can be preheated and are waterproof.

Best heated gloves for motorcycling
KEMIMOTO Heated Motorcycle Gloves for Men and Women with Hard Protective Shields, 7.4V 2500mAh Electric Heating Gloves Waterproof Touchscreen with Rechargeable Battery Last Up to 9 H (XL, Black)

KEMIMOTO Heated Motorcycle Gloves for Men and Women with Hard Protective Shields, 7.4V 2500mAh Electric Heating Gloves Waterproof Touchscreen with Rechargeable Battery Last Up to 9 H (XL, Black)

Best heated gloves for fingertips: Snow Deer Electric Heated Gloves

These are the best heated gloves that'll keep your fingertips warm. You’ll notice heat circulating to your fingertips within 30 seconds after turning them on. At the lowest setting, they can last up to 6.5 hours when fully charged. In addition to their adjustable velcro wristband, they contain a windproof buckle.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Electricity
  • Temperature range: 100°F - 150°F
  • Power source: Two CE lithium polymer batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2200mAh
  • Material: Polyester, lambskin
  • Safety features: Battery compartment with waterproof zipper, batteries have Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) safety certification
  • Sizes: XS - XXXL
  • Price: $129

What we like:

  • Touchscreen compatible
  • Batteries have RoHS safety certification
  • Machine washable
  • Ambidextrous

What we don’t like:

  • Only available in black

The bottom line:

These heated gloves will keep hands (and fingertips) warm for up to 6.5 hours on its lowest setting.

Best heated gloves for fingertips
Electric Heated Gloves for Men & Women, Waterproof & Windproof Ski Gloves Rechargeable Battery Gloves with Touchscreen Three Heat Settings Thermal Gloves for Cold Weather Snowboarding Shovel Snow(XXL)

Electric Heated Gloves for Men & Women, Waterproof & Windproof Ski Gloves Rechargeable Battery Gloves with Touchscreen Three Heat Settings Thermal Gloves for Cold Weather Snowboarding Shovel Snow(XXL)

Best value heated gloves: ORORO 3-In-1 Rechargeable Heated Gloves

If you’re shopping for heated gloves with great value, the ORORO Heated Gloves are just that. These warm in seconds via the power of 7.4V CE lithium ion batteries and their durable carbon fiber heating element. They’re easy to adjust, as there’s velcro stationed near each of the cuffs which can be tightened or loosened as desired.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Durable carbon fiber
  • Temperature range: 95°F - 113°F
  • Power source: CE lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 1800 mAh
  • Material: Silica gel (palm), fleece, 3M Thinsulate insulation
  • Safety features: Water-resistant and non-slip palm
  • Sizes: S - L
  • Price: $149.99

What we like:

  • Three heat settings
  • Heats within seconds and heat lasts up to 8 hours
  • Touchscreen compatible

What we don’t like:

  • Limited sizes

The bottom line:

These heated gloves offer great value with regard to their heat settings and adjustability.

Best value heated gloves
ORORO Unisex Large 3-in-1 Rechargeable Heated Gloves with Lithium-ion Battery and Charger (2-Pairs of Gloves), Black & Gray

ORORO Unisex Large 3-in-1 Rechargeable Heated Gloves with Lithium-ion Battery and Charger (2-Pairs of Gloves), Black & Gray

Best heated mittens: Savior Heated Mittens

These heated mittens are made from comfortable polyester fleece and you’ll start to feel the heat within three seconds of turning them on. Since the thumb is the area that typically needs the most heat, these gloves are designed so the thumb receives double the heat of the rest of the glove. They’ll stay on thanks to their anti-lost clip and come with a carrying bag.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Not stated
  • Temperature range: 104°F - 140°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2200mAh
  • Material: Polyester fleece
  • Safety features: Water-resistant
  • Sizes: XXS - XXL
  • Price: $89.99

What we like:

  • Comes with a carrying bag
  • Anti-lost clip
  • Three heat settings
  • Compatible with touch screens

What we don’t like:

  • Not waterproof

The bottom line:

This pair of heated mittens starts heating within three seconds of being turned on and provides extra heat to the thumb region.

Best heated mittens
Heated Ski Gloves, Heated Mittens for Men Women,7.4V Rechargeable Battery Gloves for Skiing Hiking

Heated Ski Gloves, Heated Mittens for Men Women,7.4V Rechargeable Battery Gloves for Skiing Hiking

Best heated gloves for work: Volt Resistance 7V Leather Heated Gloves

If your job requires you to endure cold weather for an extended period of time, you will appreciate these gloves. They offer four heat settings (as opposed to three, like many other heated gloves) and can reach temperatures above 150°F via their Zero Layer technology. You can rest assured that unwanted cold air won’t find its way onto your hands thanks to their elastic cinch cord.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Electricity (Zero Layer Heat System technology)
  • Temperature range: More than 150°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2600mAh
  • Material: Leather, nylon, and soft tricot (lining)
  • Safety features: Waterproof membrane and battery pocket with waterproof zipper
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Price: $159.95

What we like:

  • Heat lasts up to 8 hours on the lowest setting
  • Comes with a dual charger
  • Display window shows power level
  • Elastic cinch cord

What we don’t like:

  • Only one color option available

The bottom line:

If your job requires you to be outside in the cold, these leather gloves with four heat settings and an elastic cinch cord can help keep your hands warm.

Best heated gloves for work
Leather Heated Work Gloves

Leather Heated Work Gloves

Best heated gloves for extreme cold: Savior Heat Heated Gloves

If your hands spend a lot of time in extremely cold conditions, consider adding these to your cart. Easy to turn on and off with a click of a button, they can reach up to 140°F. Although they’re on the pricier side, they’re made from 40% lambskin, have three heat settings, and the heat lasts for up to 7 hours. They also heat your entire hand (including your fingertips) as opposed to just the back of your hand, which is a bonus.

Specifications:

  • Heating element: Far-infrared fiber
  • Temperature range: 100°F -140°F
  • Power source: Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery capacity: 7.4V 2200mAh
  • Material: Lambskin, polyester (external), peal cotton (internal)
  • Safety features: Water-resistant and anti-slip curved fingers
  • Sizes: XS - XXXL
  • Price: $139.99

What we like:

  • Reflective strips across the back of the gloves for when you’re out at night
  • Can be used with smart device touch screens
  • Heats the entire hand
  • UL certified

What we don’t like:

  • Only available in one color

The bottom line:

These heated gloves will keep hands warm as they heat the entire hand instead of only a portion.

Best heated gloves for extreme cold
SAVIOR HEAT Heated Gloves for Men Women, Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves, Heated Skiing Gloves and Snowboarding Gloves

SAVIOR HEAT Heated Gloves for Men Women, Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves, Heated Skiing Gloves and Snowboarding Gloves

How did we select the best heated gloves?

To organize our list of the best heated gloves, we chatted with dermatologists, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and an occupational therapist about their expert recommendations as well as factors to keep in mind when shopping for heated gloves. These factors include battery life, fit, material, and temperature range. We also conducted online research to supplement our experts’ recommendations with some additional picks based on product details and customer reviews.

What is the difference between heated gloves and heated glove liners?

The difference between heated gloves and heated glove liners is heated glove liners are thinner and worn usually under another pair of unheated gloves. Heated gloves acquire their heat from a heating element and tend to be bulkier as a result. They also often contain padding.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Which is better, heated gloves or mittens?

There isn’t one right answer when it comes to whether gloves or mittens are better. They both have their advantages and disadvantages and this answer will depend on what you’re looking for and what activities you plan on participating in when wearing them. “If you’re working a lot with your hands and need finger movement, gloves are the better option because you are going to get finger dexterity,” says Neiswenter. “You’ll also have better coordination with gloves on than you would with a mitten.” If you plan on relaxing or simply wearing a pair without being super active, mittens can be a viable option. Neiswenter adds, “You’ll still have thumb action and be able to grab things like a cup of coffee.”

Are heated gloves safe?

Heated gloves can be safe if equipped with safety features and used as directed. That said, keep an eye out to see if the gloves you're considering meet UL and/or Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards, as those pairs tend to be safer. Monitor their temperature, “as they may overheat and cause a burn,” says Dr. Sajic. In other words, if you’re not careful with the temperature near your skin and the time you’re doing so, you could risk getting burned.

How should heated gloves fit?

The way heated gloves should fit depends on how you plan to use them. “They shouldn’t be too big,” says Neiswenter. “There shouldn’t be enough finger space where you’re not able to grab things accordingly, and you still want to have good coordination and dexterity of your fingers.” However, heated gloves shouldn’t be too tight either.

Are heated gloves worth buying?

Heated gloves are worth buying, especially if you spend a lot of time outside in cold weather or have Raynaud’s Disease as they can help manage symptoms. “Heated gloves can help manage Raynaud's symptoms by providing a consistent source of warmth and thereby preventing the frequency and severity of vasospasm attacks which are triggered by [the] cold,” explains Dr. Malik.

What are the best heated gloves for arthritis?

People with arthritis may experience increased tightness and achiness as a result of being cold. They should prioritize warmth and flexible gloves to decrease the amount of motion restriction.

What are the best battery-powered heated gloves for skiing?

AKASO Heated Ski Gloves are one of the best battery-powered gloves for skiing because they’re waterproof but breathable and lightweight. At the lowest heat setting, they stay warm for 6 to 8 hours. At the highest setting, expect them to be warm for 2 to 3 hours. These gloves are also touchscreen compatible.

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