The 8 Best Heated Gloves of 2022, Tested and Reviewed

ORORO’s Twin Cities 3-in-1 Gloves are our favorite for their versatility

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TripSavvy's Picks

Our best overall heated gloves pick is ORORO’s Twin Cities 3-in-1 Heated Gloves for their warmth, versatility, and waterproofing. AKASO’s Heated Gloves are our top value pick as the only pair on the list costing less than $100.

Cold hands can ruin the best winter days. Gloves and mittens can help. But sometimes, an extra boost of warmth is necessary. That’s where heated gloves come in. They can keep your digits warm on the most frigid of days. We researched and tested 15 pairs in our New York testing lab to find the best heated gloves currently available. We tested gloves for warmth, comfort, ease of use, heating, and design.

Below are our picks for the best heated gloves.

Best Overall: Ororo Battery Powered Heated Gloves

5
Ororo Battery Powered Heated Gloves

Amazon

What We Like
  • Up to 8 hours of charging time

  • Both layers have touchscreen-compatible fingers

  • Heated up quickly and stayed warm and dry throughout our tests

What We Don't Like
  • Bulky

What’s better than one pair of gloves? Two pairs of gloves. That’s what you get with ORORO’s Twin Cities 3-in-1 Heated Gloves. The gloves come with a bulky outer pair and a soft, thin liner. You can wear the liner on warmer days, the outer gloves when you need a bit more warmth and weather protection, or both the liner and the outer gloves on the most frigid days.

ORORO claims these gloves reach 140 degrees and can last up to 8 hours on one battery charge (on the lowest setting). They feature a water-resistant outer and a water-resistant membrane on the liners. We also love the 3M Thinsulate insulation underneath the outer shell.

Our testers reported these gloves heated up quickly after the initial five-minute pre-heating setting. “The medium setting was comfortable and kept my hands warm throughout the entire testing period, even 10 minutes in ice,” our teaser reported. While the outer glove was a bit bulky, our tester appreciated how these could work for anyone spending long periods outside doing activities like hiking, skiing, snowboarding, working, or shoveling snow.

Battery Life: 3, (high), 6, (medium), and 8 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 113 (low), 122 (medium), 140 (high) degrees F | Materials: 100 percent polyester with 3M Thinsulate insulation

ORORO Twin Cities 3-in-1 Heated Gloves

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Best Budget: AKASO Heated Gloves

AKASO Heated Gloves

Amazon

What We Like
  • Quick heating

  • Manufacturer claims 8 hours of run time on one battery charge

What We Don't Like
  • Did not hold up well in the ice test

If you’re only going to use your gloves a few times a year or are looking for a value pair, we recommend the heated gloves from AKASO. Our testers were impressed by how quickly these gloves heated, saying they felt the warmth within 30 seconds of beginning the heating process. “They warmed up really fast, especially on the top,” our tester reported. “The heat was pretty even throughout my hands, even in my pinkies. The medium setting was set on a great temperature; I imagine the hotter setting would be awesome for really cold winter days.”

AKASO claims these gloves can reach temperatures up to 140 degrees F and last up to 8 hours on one battery charge if left in the low setting. While our testers enjoyed the heating process and how these gloves performed while dry, these gloves failed our bucket of ice test and took on water quickly. So we wouldn’t recommend these gloves if your outdoor time includes heavy snow, ice, or rain. But on dry days, they’ll work just fine.

Battery Life: 2 to 3 (high), 4 to 5 (medium), 6 to 8 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 95 to 104 (low), 113 to 122 (medium), 131 to 140 (high) degrees F | Materials: PU leather and 3M Thinsulate insulation

AKASO Heated Gloves

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Best Liners: Day Wolf Heated Rechargeable Glove Liners for Men and Women

4.6
Day Wolf Heated Rechargeable Glove Liners for Men and Women

Walmart

What We Like
  • Quick heating

  • Touchscreen-compatible

What We Don't Like
  • Won’t work as standalone gloves for skiing or snowboarding

Don’t need all the bulk of an insulated glove but still want some extra warmth? Consider a pair of stand-alone glove liners. Of those we tested, we like Day Wolf’s the best. These synthetic liners have three temperature settings, and Day Wolf claims they’ll last up to 6 hours on the low setting and reach temperatures of up to 150 degrees F on the highest setting.

Our testers enjoyed how quickly these gloves heated up, noting they began feeling warmth within 30 seconds. “They warmed up really fast and kept my hands feeling cozy and smooth the entire time,” a tester reported. “I set them for medium, and they stayed warm through all the testing.”

They also loved that these liners were touchscreen-compatible and easy actually to use a phone without the bulk. “I liked the gloves’ design because they are very thin, and I was able to use my phone and computer while I had them on,” a tester reported. “The thumb and pointer fingers have a different fabric on the tip, so you can still use your mobile device.”

We don’t recommend liners for skiing or snowboarding (unless you have an outer glove to put over them), but these are a good option for dry activities like hiking, running, or cycling.

Battery Life: 2 to 3 (high), 3 to 3.5 (medium), 5 to 6 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 104 to 110 (low), 113 to 122 (medium), 140 to 150 (high) degrees F | Materials: 100 percent polyester

Day Wolf Heated Glove Liners

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Best for Extreme Cold: Outdoor Research ALTIHeat Lucent Heated Sensor Gloves

4.2
Outdoor Research ALTIHeat Lucent Heated Sensor Gloves

The Warming Store

What We Like
  • Windproof, waterproof, and highly insulated

  • Excellent heating

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

Outdoor Research makes some of our favorite outdoor gear products. And these best-selling heated gloves are no different. Originally launched in 2014, these recently updated gloves are super popular and have a sleeker and more modern design, including touchscreen-compatible thumb and fingertips. Bonus: The Lucents are windproof, waterproof, and packed with insulation.

As you’d expect with a pair of gloves in this price range, the heating worked very well. “On the medium setting, the gloves were very warm, and the heat distrubuted evenly throughout my fingers, hands, and wrists,” our tester reported. “My hands remained warm when I put them in the ice bucket, but after about 8 minutes, I began to feel slight coldness on my fingertips.”

Our testers also enjoyed how comfortable these gloves are. “These gloves are very comfortable,” they reported. “They are bulky, but I still found that they are very breathable and easy to move around in. It was very easy to grip the scraping tool.”

Battery Life: 2.5 (high), 5 (medium), 8 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: Not listed | Materials: GORE-TEX insert, 100 percent nylon, 100 percent Polyester Ripstop, Water Resistant goat leather palm, Water Resistant goat leather overlay, Touchscreen Leather, Enduraloft insulation 100 percent polyester 333g/m2 at the back of the hand and 133g/m2 at palm and gauntlet, Moonlite Pile Fleece Palm 100 percent polyester, Tricot Lining back of hand 100 percent polyester

Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Gloves

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Best for Hiking: SAVIOR HEAT Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves for Men & Women

4.2
SAVIOR HEAT Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves for Men & Women

Amazon

What We Like
  • Excellent heating and easy to use

  • Lightweight and discrete battery pack

What We Don't Like
  • Inadequate breathability

The heating in these gloves from SAVIOR HEAT was so good, our testers actually docked a point because they were uncomfortably warm. “The gloves heated almost instantly, and the distribution of warmth was very even throughout my hands,” a tester reported. “The only thing I did not enjoy was how sweaty my hands got in these gloves. Though they were on the medium heat setting, I found the heat to be pretty intense. There was little to no breathability in my hands, which was quite uncomfortable for me.”

SAVIOR HEAT claims these gloves can reach 150 degrees F—we measured them at about 113 degrees three hours into our testing. Because of the intensity of the heat, we wouldn’t recommend these gloves for the casual winter wearer. But these are a good pick for anyone that gets cold easily or will be doing long periods of lower-output outdoor activities—like hiking.

“I would recommend these for someone looking to have a pair of gloves for winter sports activities like snowboarding or skiing,” our tester concluded. “I wouldn't recommend these for casual winter wear.”

Battery Life: 2 to 2.5 (high), 3 to 3.5 (medium), 6 to 7(low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 100 to 113 (low), 120 to 131 (medium), 140 to 150 (high) degrees F | Materials: 60 percent polyester, 40 percent lambskin

SAVIOR HEAT Heated Gloves

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Best for Skiing: Gobi Heat Vertex Heated Gloves

4.4
Gobi Heat Vertex Heated Gloves

Amazon

What We Like
  • Excellent warmth

  • Comfortable

  • Quick recharge

What We Don't Like
  • A bit too bulky for our testers

Gobi Heat is one of the more popular heated apparel brands, and that’s for good reason. They make top products like the Vertex Heated Gloves, which impressed our testers with how quickly they heated up and how warm they stayed throughout testing. Gobi claims these gloves will reach temperatures of 140 degrees F and last on one battery charge for up to 6 hours on the lowest setting. We love that they also have a recharge time of about 3 to 4 hours.

These gloves are on the pricier side but feature high-grade materials and insulation. We also love the touchscreen-compatible fingertips and that these gloves are machine washable. Our testers thought they were a bit bulky, but we see no reason why users wouldn’t be able to grip ski poles with them easily. If you’re looking for a solid pair of heated gloves to take on the slopes, these are a good pick.

Battery Life: 2 (high), 3 (medium), 6 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 113 (low), 131 (medium), 140 (high) degrees F | Materials: Water-resistant nylon/leather (outer), Thinsulate lined with 100 percent polyester (insulation)

GOBI Vertex Heated Gloves

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Best for Snowboarding: Snow Deer Waterproof Electric Heated Gloves

4.2
Snow Deer Waterproof Electric Heated Gloves

Amazon

What We Like
  • Stayed very waterproof

  • Good heating, even if it took a bit longer to warm up

  • Very comfortable

What We Don't Like
  • Took about 5 minutes to reach medium heat, and some parts of the hand remained cold

Our testers loved these gloves, particularly how waterproof they stayed. That’s clutch, especially for a sport like snowboarding, where the hands are more likely to touch the snow and be exposed to precipitation than in other winter outdoor activities. Snow Deer claims these gloves will reach up to 150 degrees F on the highest setting and last up to 6.5 hours on one battery charge on the lowest setting.

The testers loved the soft polyester lining, noting they were some of the most comfortable tested. They also enjoyed the adjustability of the wrist strap and the cinch cord at the ends to keep snow out and heat inside. “These gloves are perfect for very cold winter season and any snow storms and good for skiing and snowboarding as well as playing snowball fights,” a tester concluded.

Battery Life: 2 to 2.5 (high), 3 to 3.5 (medium), 6 to 6.5 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 100 to 113 (low), 120 to 131 (medium), 140 to 150 (high) degrees F | Materials: 60 percent nylon, 40 percent leather

Snow Deer Electric Heated Gloves

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Best for Work: ActionHeat 5V Premium Heated Gloves

4.2
ActionHeat 5V Premium Heated Gloves

Home Depot

What We Like
  • Very warm

  • Not overly bulky

What We Don't Like
  • Took longer to get warm in the pinkies

ActionHeat’s 5V gloves heated quickly and stayed very warm throughout our testing process. With a claimed maximum heat of 150 degrees F, they’re some of our highest-rated gloves regarding warmth. While our testers reported it took a while for the pinkies to warm up, they said the gloves stayed warm throughout the testing. “They are expensive, but it is worth keeping your hands and wrists warm through the winter,” our testers said of the gloves. “I had them stuck in ice for 15 minutes, and I felt no coldness until probably the last minute. I would buy these gloves.”

We picked these as our best gloves for work because, despite the bulk, our testers reported them being more dexterous than other gloves we tested. “The design is very practical, and although the gloves are big, they are not too bulky to wear,” our tester reported. “I was able to use my phone while I had them on to take a few photos.”

They only claim to last 5 hours on the lowest setting, so keep that in mind.

Battery Life: 2 (high), 3 (medium), 5 (low) hours | Temperature Ratings: 110 (low), 130 (medium), 150 (high) degrees F | Materials: Faux suede and polyester

ActionHeat 5V Premium Heated Gloves

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Other Heated Gloves We Tested

Autocastle Heated Gloves: These gloves were the least expensive we tested. So if you’re looking for a true budget pick, these are a decent choice. But our testers reported they never really felt the heating.

SAVIOR HEAT Heated Glove Liners: SAVIOR HEAT’s heated glove liners heated quickly, but only on the fingers, leaving our tester’s hands cold—especially when dipping them into the ice bucket. The cost of these gloves also turned off our testers.

Sun Will Heated Glove Liners: Sun Will’s liners reached some of our highest temperatures three hours into testing and would be a good option as liners underneath other gloves or stand-alone liners on dry days. But, as expected with liners, our tester’s hands got quickly frigid during the ice bucket test.

Aroma Season Heated Gloves: Aroma Season’s gloves heated quickly, albeit unevenly. And while the gloves were overall comfy, our testers did not like the placement of the battery and reported the gloves not being super waterproof.

Seirus Heat Touch Hellfire Heated Gloves: Here are your splurge-worthy gloves. If you’re going to be skiing or snowboarding dozens of days a season and get cold fingers and hands easily, it might be worth the cost. But our testers couldn’t justify the overall cost.

ActionHeat Heated Gloves: Nothing blew us away about these gloves. And considering they take AA batteries in a world of rechargeable batteries, we couldn’t put these on our best overall list.

Outdoor Research Gripper GORE-TEX Infinium Gloves: Outdoor Research’s Gripper GORE-TEX Infinium gloves were good but not great. Of the two Outdoor Research gloves we tested, the Lucents had a better heating performance.

Product Selection

We selected gloves based on internet research and the expertise of our editors and testing team. Internet research included looking at gloves and brands are featured on other prominent sites and have high customer reviews and ratings. We also picked products based on what our editors have owned, used, and tested previously. Once we produced an initial list of gloves, that list was narrowed to 15 gloves we wanted to test based on price points and functionality. 

How We Tested

Our initial testing took place in our New York testing lab with a team of editors and testers. Testers removed the gloves from their packaging, made sure batteries were charged, and turned the gloves on the medium setting. We timed how long it took for the gloves to heat up on the medium setting, taking temperature readings at 0 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 3 hours.

We then placed the heated gloves in a tub of ice water to test for waterproofness and to see how warm the gloves stayed while exposed to colder temperatures. Gloves were rated on a five-point scale in categories like ease of use, comfort, design, heating, and overall value. We averaged those ratings for an overall score.

What to Look for in Heated Gloves

Weatherproofing

Since gloves are an outer layer, weatherproofing is important—especially if you’ll be using heated gloves for skiing or snowboarding. Look for gloves that feature some sort of weather or waterproofing. Gloves will either claim to be waterproof or list the type of waterproofing. GORE-TEX gloves are a good indicator of waterproofing, as are gloves listed as having a DWR-repellent.

Materials

Generally, synthetic materials like polyester and nylon are best for gloves. Leathers are also commonly used on gloves and are good. You’ll want to avoid materials like cotton, which can hold onto water if you’re planning on using the gloves while doing snowsports or if you live in a climate with more precipitation. We mainly picked gloves for this list that feature leather or synthetic materials because of their ability to work for multiple uses.

Heating

Of course, one of the most important features of a heated glove is the actual heating. And as we learned through our testing, gloves do not all heat equally. Look for things like temperature ratings and read reviews like ours and from customers about how well the heating actually works. Heating in the fingers is most important as the fingers are most likely to become cold in frigid temperatures. But also look to see how well the heating is distributed across the hands and how long that warmth stays.

Battery Life

Speaking of how long the gloves stay warm, make sure to look at and research battery life. The battery life brands claim won’t always be accurate. (There’s nothing nefarious about that; battery life depends on many factors like power setting, temperature, and wind and is hard to measure.) That said, most brands will give you a range. Generally, heated apparel with longer battery life will cost more. But if you know you’ll be using heated gloves for extended periods skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, or working outside, a longer battery life will likely be worth it.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long do heated gloves last?

    This depends on many factors like the power setting you use, how cold it is outside, how exposed the batteries are to the cold, how windy it is, etc. Generally, heated gloves will not last longer than 8 hours on one charge. Some will only last an hour or two if you’re blasting them on the highest temperature setting. But generally, you can probably count on your gloves splitting the difference and lasting anywhere from 2.5 to 5 hours. Another thing to consider is the recharging time for the batteries if using gloves with rechargeable batteries.

  • Will heated gloves help with circulation?

    We’re not medical experts, so we won’t weigh in on this. That said, the reason heated gloves and socks are so popular is because they warm extremities, which are more likely to get cold easier and quicker with poor circulation. So while we cannot claim they help circulation or arthritis, we can say they’re a good way to boost warmth to extremities that might otherwise be cold because of poor circulation.

  • How do I care for and clean my heated gloves?

    Like any winter, ski, or snowboard outerwear, you’ll want to fully dry your heated gloves immediately after use and before using them again. Properly drying your gloves will extend their life. As for cleaning, always consult the manufacturer’s guidance. If that guidance cannot be found on the actual gloves, check out the manufacturer’s website. Some gloves are able to handle machine washing but others will need spot-cleaned.

Why Trust TripSavvy

Nathan Allen is TripSavvy’s Outdoor Gear Editor. He comes from a family of people with Raynaud’s syndrome and knows the importance of having warm digits during the winter. He’s seen first-hand how miserable a day on the slopes can be with cold fingers. Nathan regularly wears gloves in the winter running, cycling, skiing, and hiking. All gloves mentioned in this roundup were thoroughly tested in TripSavvy’s New York testing lab.

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