Battery powered Heated Gloves are the best way to keep your hands warm. If your hands are always cold, read on and see whats available and what's best for you. If you are also interested in other heated apparel, check out our Guide to Heated Apparel.
Heated gloves come in a variety of sizes and types but they all essentially work the same way. Tiny wires are woven into the inside of the glove and a battery is connected to those wires. They typically have a battery dedicated to each glove that connects directly into the glove and fits in a pocket on the outside of the glove.
When the battery is turned on, and electrical current is passed through those wires they heat up. The heat generated depends on the amount of current the battery passes to the wire, which depends on the battery setting. By adjusting the battery you can adjust the temperature inside your gloves! Perfectly control the temperature of your hands... ahhhhhh now that's livin!
You get the benefits now but you are probably thinking, this sounds... dangerous? Let me put your mind to rest here, these gloves are extremely safe and more importantly they are EXTREMELY effective. First off, you are probably wondering if there is a risk for an electrical shock. The answer is no, in fact if you were to touch the bare wire you won't even feel a thing.
OK, so now you are probably wondering if they will catch on fire. (If not I'm sure you are now). Luckily, The answer is another no. The batteries have safety features built in to shut them in case of a short circuit, but more importantly the battery isn't capable of bringing the fabrics to their flash point temperature (the point at which it would catch fire).
OK now that we all feel safe about heated gloves, let's see what's available.
Oddly, heated gloves and glove liners range in price from anywhere between $20 and $500. Good heated gloves will cost anywhere from $100 to $200. Stick in this range and you will most likely get everything you hope for.
With heated apparel, you pay for what you get. And as general rule of thumb, heated gloves under $129 will not warm the fingers only the top of the hand. Heated gloves over $129 will heat the hand and the fingers.
More info to be posted on the best sellers in 2017/2018 and an exclusive look at the Torch brand gloves that will be available soon!!
Here is a great article showing the Top 10 Best Selling Heated Ski Gloves Reviews 2017.