What are the best heated gloves?
We tried out several pairs to find the best bets. Most heated gloves work the same way—a rechargeable lithium ion battery sends heat to carbon fibers in the glove and fingers.
Most have three heat levels and are designed for a variety of outdoor activities.
And yes, these gloves can get pricey. But we found a pair that performed well and didn’t break the bank: AKASO’s heated gloves. On medium heat, we got four hours of use . . . perfect for a half day of skiing.
What We Liked
• Easy to charge. It takes about 2-3 hours to charge the gloves.
• Nice, quality material.
• Warms ENTIRE hand AND fingers. That’s important, as some gloves we tried just warm the back of the hand.
• 3 heat levels.
• Made with 3M Thinsulate tech.
• Adjustable wrist strap. That’s important to keep out moisture and cold!
• Non-slip palm and fingers.
• Thumb can be used on touchscreens.
• Recharge in about 3 hours.
• Reflective strip for night safety.
What Needs Work
• Sizing is unisex and that can be challenging to figure out what fits best. We wish this glove maker had a size chart graphic to help (other competitors do).
• Batteries are large and heavy.
• Don’t last all day.