The 5 Best Heated Gloves of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Ororo 3-in-1 Heated Gloves will keep your fingers toasty-warm.

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SunWill Heated Glove Liners

Travel + Leisure / Jessica Juliao

A coat, hat, and boots are crucial when spending time in chilly climates. But to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable, make sure your hands and fingers are warm too. While high-quality gloves are nice to have, consider the heated variety if you want to keep things really toasty.

Whether you're heading to a ski resort, sightseeing in the snow, checking a trip to Antarctica off your bucket list, or going on another type of cold-weather adventure, heated gloves are where it's at.

To see which ones live up to their claims, the Travel + Leisure team tried 15 pairs firsthand. We slipped them on, powered them up, and performed a series of tests, including checking the temperature with an infrared thermometer and sticking our hands into a bucket of ice. (Get more details about our in-depth testing process below.)

After narrowing it down to the most user-friendly, effective, comfortable pairs, Ororo 3-in-1 Heated Gloves were a clear winner. They reach a cozy temp in just a few minutes and keep your hands and digits warm and sweat-free for hours.

Here are the best heated gloves based on our testing:

Best Overall

Ororo Battery Powered Heated Gloves

5
Ororo Battery Powered Heated Gloves

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Heating
    5/5
  • Design
    5/5
  • Comfort
    5/5
  • Value
    5/5

Why We Love It: These touch-screen compatible gloves heat up in just a few minutes and keep your hands and digits reliably warm, even in icy conditions.

What to Consider: The outer shells are a little bulky, but you can wear the liners separately.

Ororo is a reliable maker of innovative cold-weather gear, and the 3-in-1 Heated Gloves are no exception. Our testers said they were simple to use, thanks to the clear instructions. Each glove runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and lasts up to eight hours on a full charge. The only thing that wasn't intuitive was getting the batteries into their pouches, but our testers figured it out with some trial and error.

These gloves have a preheat feature and take about five minutes to warm up, at which point they blink red. Our testers found the medium setting to be just right, as it kept their entire hands to the tips of their fingers comfortably warm throughout the testing process — even while submerged in ice for 10 minutes!

Made of polyester with down-alternative insulation, these heated gloves felt soft, stretchy, and flexible. And the thermal design didn't make our hands sweaty. They come in sizes small through extra-large and are conveniently adjustable at the wrists. Though the outer shells are a bit bulky, we appreciate that you can wear the liners separately. Not only that, but both components are touch-screen compatible, so you can text, call, and take selfies without taking off your gloves.

Like most battery-powered gear, Ororo gloves aren't machine-washable, so you'll have to clean them by hand. Still, we think they're an excellent choice for hitting the slopes, winter hikes, shoveling snow, or just spending time outdoors in a cold environment.

Price at time of publish: $200

Temperature after three hours: 89 degrees Fahrenheit | Listed max temperature: 140 degrees Fahrenheit | Water resistance: Water-resistant | Battery type: Rechargeable 7.4V CE-certified lithium-ion | Listed battery life: 3–8 hours

Ororo Testing

Jessica Juliao

Best Liners

Day Wolf Heated Gloves Liners

Heated Glove Liners

Walmart

Why We Love It: Warming up in under 30 seconds, Day Wolf Heated Liners boast a comfortable, slim fit with touch-compatible fingertips.

What to Consider: They aren't ideal for snow sports or icy conditions.

Interested in a slimmer fit? Day Wolf Heated Liners are an excellent choice. Our testers said they were user-friendly in every way, including when placing the batteries in the pockets and powering them up. They heat exceptionally quickly too. Within 30 seconds, your hands and fingers will be cozy-warm — but not at all clammy — and you can count on them to stay toasty for up to six hours.

Our testers were big fans of the thin design, noting that it was easy to use a phone or computer. The tips of the thumbs and index fingers feature a touch-compatible material, so it there's no struggle to text and take pictures. Since these gloves cooled down halfway through our ice-bucket test, we wouldn't recommend them for icy conditions or snow sports. But all things considered, they're a great option for winter sightseeing, hiking, or cycling in frigid weather.

Price at time of publish: $120

Temperature after three hours: 90 degrees Fahrenheit | Listed max temperature: 150 degrees Fahrenheit | Water resistance: Waterproof | Battery type: Rechargeable 7.4V lithium-polymer | Listed battery life: 2–6 hours

Day Wolf Testing

Jessica Juliao

Best for Winter Sports

Gobi Heat Vertex Heated Gloves

4.4
Gobi Heat Vertex Heated Gloves

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Heating
    5/5
  • Design
    3/5
  • Comfort
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5

Why We Love It: These rechargeable insulated gloves heat up in a minute and keep your hands dependably warm in the snow or ice.

What to Consider: They're one of the most expensive pairs we tested and somewhat bulky.

We recommend Gobi Heat Vertex Gloves for skiers, snowboarders, sledders, and snowshoers. They have water- and wind-resistant nylon and leather shells, plus insulated liners with steel-fiber technology. The result? Dependable warmth for your hands and fingers during extended outdoor activities in snowy or icy conditions.

Our testers appreciated the straightforward design of these gloves. It took only about a minute to reach the hottest temperature, but we found the medium setting the most comfortable. We should note they're pretty bulky and not touch-screen compatible, so you'll need to take them off to use your phone. While they're not ideal for everyday activities like winter walks and sightseeing, this is the pair to get for winter sports or shoveling snow.

Price at time of publish: $219

Temperature after three hours: 94 degrees Fahrenheit | Listed max temperature: 140° F | Water resistance: Water-resistant | Battery type: Rechargeable 7.4V lithium-polymer | Listed battery life: 2–6 hours

Gobi Test

Jessica Juliao

Best Fleece-lined

Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Sensor Gloves

4.4
Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Sensor Gloves

Backcountry

Our Ratings
  • Comfort
    5/5
  • Waterproofing
    4/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Value
    3.5/5

Why We Love It: The multi-layered design offers breathable insulation and a comfy fit while evenly distributing heat throughout the hands, wrists, and fingers.

What to Consider: These pricey gloves may not offer enough heat for icy conditions.

The windproof, waterproof Lucent Gloves from Outdoor Research feature ripstop nylon and leather shells with molded foam knuckles, plus down-alternative insulation and the brand's signature pile-fleece lining. While the multi-layered design is slightly bulky, our testers said they're still breathable and easy to grip. To ensure a comfy fit, they come in five sizes and have adjustable wrists.

These gloves are also a breeze to set up — just pop in the batteries, and you're good to go. Not only that, but they heat up in roughly a minute. The medium setting evenly distributed heat throughout our hands, wrists, and fingers. Just a heads up, they stayed warm for the first few minutes in the ice bucket but didn't hold up as long as other pairs. Still, although Lucent Gloves are on the pricier side, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the standout design to skiers, snowboarders, or cold-weather hikers.

Price at time of publish: $359

Temperature after three hours: 95 degrees Fahrenheit | Listed max temperature: Not listed | Water resistance: Waterproof | Battery type: Rechargeable 7.4V lithium-ion | Listed battery life: 2.5–8 hours

Outdoor Research Testing

Jessica Juliao

Best for Cold Fingers

Snow Deer Waterproof Electric Heated Gloves

4.2
Snow Deer Waterproof Electric Heated Gloves

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Heating
    3/5
  • Design
    4/5
  • Comfort
    4/5
  • Value
    5/5

Why We Love It: These heated gloves do an excellent job keeping your fingers warm — a perfect choice for winter walks or snowball fights.

What to Consider: They take about five minutes to heat up and don't warm the palms very well.

If your fingers in particular tend to get cold in chilly weather, Snow Deer Electric Gloves are your best bet. They have wind- and waterproof shells, sheepskin palms, and soft fleece linings. Our testers found the multi-layered design easy to put on and adjust at the wrist. Situating the rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries was a simple process as well.

These gloves took about five minutes to reach the medium temperature setting — slightly longer than most others we tested. Also, while they did a good job warming the backs of our hands and fingers, they didn't heat our palms very well. But in the end, they're a stellar choice for everyday activities on winter vacations, like walking, sightseeing, snowball fights, or building a snowman. "These are must-have gloves for the winter," said one tester.

Price at time of publish: $135

Temperature after three hours: 94 degrees Fahrenheit | Listed max temperature: 150 degrees Fahrenheit | Water resistance: Waterproof | Battery type: Rechargeable 7.4V lithium-polymer | Listed battery life: 2–6.5 hours

Snow Deer Testing

Jessica Juliao

Other Heated Gloves We Liked

ActionHeat 5V Premium Heated Gloves: These gloves were easy to set up, and we could feel the heat within a few seconds of turning them on. However, it took quite a bit longer for the pinkies to warm up than the rest of our hands.

Savior Heat Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves: We liked the intuitive design of these gloves and appreciated how quickly they heated up and evenly distributed heat. But unfortunately, our testers' hands got sweaty while wearing them, and they were pretty hot, even on the medium setting.

Savior Heat Test

Jessica Juliao

Our Testing Process

T+L editors selected 15 pairs of best-selling, highly rated heated gloves to try firsthand. After unboxing them and reading through the instructions, our testers put the gloves on and timed how long it took them to heat up. We then used an infrared thermometer to check the temperature after 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and three hours of use.

Our testers noted the breathability, flexibility, grip, and bulkiness of the gloves as well as how evenly they distributed heat. After submerging their gloved hands in an ice bucket, they also recorded how quickly they could feel the cold. Each pair received a score for ease of use, heating ability, comfort, and value, and those with the highest overall ratings were selected for this roundup. All tests were performed in our New York City lab space.

Heated Gloves test

Jessica Juliao

Tips for Buying Heated Gloves

Pick a pair with heat that lasts

When buying heated gloves, we recommend choosing a pair that provides long-lasting heat. Most designs stay warm for anywhere from two to eight hours on a full charge. If you plan to spend more than a few hours outside, your gloves should stay reliably warm on the medium setting. Of course, using them on the lowest setting will preserve the battery the longest, but we found medium heat to be the most comfortable for nearly all the pairs we tried.

Know how much grip and flexibility you need

You'll also want to think about how much grip and flexibility you need. Are you planning to wear your heated gloves while skiing, snowboarding, or shoveling snow? In that case, a multi-layered insulated pair is probably best, as long as the palms and fingers feature a grippy material.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something for everyday wear that keeps your fingers warm, heated liners may be a better option. You'll be able to move your fingers freely, rummage through your bag, and use your phone — extra points if they're touch-screen compatible.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do heated gloves work?

    Heated gloves are powered by rechargeable batteries, typically lithium-ion or lithium polymer. The battery packs are usually removable, so they charge separately from the gloves. Once fully charged, you place the packs in their designated pockets, then turn the gloves on. At that point, an electrical current passes through wires embedded within the heat-safe layers, warming your fingers, hands, and wrists.

  • Are heated gloves safe?

    Generally speaking, heated gloves are safe to use. Most designs aren't a fire or electrical hazard, as the batteries shut off in the event of a short circuit. Also, fire is several hundred degrees hotter than the maximum temperature of most heated gloves, so you won't have to worry about them catching ablaze. Even if you touched wires that happened to be exposed, they most likely wouldn't shock you and probably wouldn't be hot to the touch.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Theresa Holland is a seasoned commerce writer and product reviewer. For this story, she compiled insights from our testers, then combed through the manuals and spec sheets for our winning heated gloves to create a comprehensive list of trusted recommendations.

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Taylor Fox
Taylor Fox, Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure
Taylor Fox is a Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure where she tests, researches, and writes about travel products. Taylor holds a Master’s in Geography and has been a writer and editor for over seven years.
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