It’s not uncommon for temperatures in the northern United States and Canada to plummet well below freezing—and stay there for weeks or months at a time. No matter how much you bundle up with winter hats, coats, scarves, waterproof boots, and base layers, it may never feel like enough. Especially if your fingers tend to be always cold.
But I’ve discovered a sneaky secret that has been an absolute game-changer: heated winter gloves.
Heated gloves contain an integrated battery-powered heating element that uses an electric charge to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. Now that I’ve been using them for a few cold weeks, I wonder how I ever lived without them.
Below, I’ve put together a list of the top-rated heated gloves for men on the market, the ones that users have found to be the most reliable, sturdy, and versatile.
Check out each product, and give them a test for yourself. Once you try a pair, you’ll never want to go back to standard leather or wool gloves for the really cold days.
Built for winter sports, these heated gloves are tough enough to take a beating and still keep your fingers warm even on the coldest day. A 2200 mAh battery packs 7 hours of run time and activates the quick-heating far-IR fibers so you warm up in seconds.
Take these bad boys on your next skiing or snowboarding trip, and you’ll be glad you did. The gloves are built for winter sports, featuring a waterproof outer layer that maximizes wind and water-resistance on the exterior.
The interior, however, is made from a combination of polyester and lambskin that does an amazing job of keeping warmth trapped close to your hands.
The 2200 mAh battery gives you up to 7 hours of run time, and the far-infrared fiber heating element quickly warms up once switched on.
The curving fingers and anti-slip leather palm make it easy to hold any smart device, tool, walking stick, or ski pole. Though they’re only backed by a 30-day warranty, their affordable price tag makes them a great option to consider this winter.
Outdoor Research is a brand that specializes in extreme cold-weather gear, so it’s no surprise that their epic heated gloves made it onto this list.
The Sureshot Heated Softshell Gloves are the most versatile we could find, constructed with a mixture of polyester and spandex that makes them sturdy but also flexible and adaptable to any outdoor activity. Plus, they’re filled with EnduraLoft 100% insulation and lined with a polyester fleece that feels insanely soft and warm on your hands.
The gloves are both wind- and water-resistant, but breathe enough that your hands will never get too hot or sweaty.
They’re surprisingly lightweight, too, considering they come with a lithium-ion battery integrated.
The elasticized wrist keeps them firmly in place, and the under-cuff construction ensures they fit in your sleeves easily. And if you want to take them off, you can use the integrated glove clip to secure them to your belt or backpack.
These gloves come with heating elements around the backs of your fingers and hands (rather than the front of your fingers/your palms), so you can keep warm without the heating elements getting in your way while you work, snowshoe, or ski.
Thanks to the 7.4 volt 2200 mAh lithium-ion batteries, you get up to 6 hours of run time on the lowest heat setting, or 2-3 hours on the highest setting. The integrated controller makes it easy to switch between the three heat levels, letting you customize just how toasty warm you want your hands to be at the press of a button.
The gloves are touchscreen compatible on both the forefinger and thumb, so you can use your devices without ever exposing your fingers to the cold.
They’re built tough, too, great for any outdoor use—from snowboarding to motorcycle riding to hunting to snowball fighting.
If you’ve got to work outdoors this winter, these are the heated work gloves you’ll want to carry around in your tool bag.
They’re bright yellow and very visible so you never have to worry about losing them on a busy job site or by the side of the road.
Thanks to the genuine leather that pads the palms and fingers, you can work fully confident your hands are protected from hazards as well as the cold.
The gloves feature a soft fleece inner lining that will trap warmth near your skin and keep your hands toasty warm, even without the heating element activated. However, once you switch it on, you’ll find even the coldest winter temperatures can’t get at your skin.
You’ve got 4 heat settings to choose from, and a run time between 2 and 6 hours. Best of all, though, these gloves have heating elements integrated into the palms and the front of the fingers as well as the backs, so your whole hand will feel the heat.
You’ll find few pairs of gloves as versatile as these. Wear just the soft inner fleece liner on the days when it’s chilly but not truly cold, the 3M Thinsulate insulated outer glove alone when the snow starts falling, or both of them together for those below-freezing conditions.
The exterior is water-resistant so you can wear them to work in wet or snowy conditions, and the inner lining comes with the integrated heating threads around the fingers and palms that will keep your hands toasty warm in even the harshest weather. Plus, the gloves’ fingertips are touchscreen compatible so you can use your phone without removing the gloves.
The 2000 mAh B22A batteries give you up to 8 hours of run time (on low setting, with 3-5 hours on high to medium) and the LED indicator lets you know when it’s time to re-charge.
Both the heating elements and battery are backed by a 1-year warranty to ensure only the best quality for your daily use.
Built specifically for tradesmen, these gloves are rugged enough to handle the rigors of any job site, thanks to the GRIDIRON ripstop polyester used in their construction. They also feature heating elements along the backs of your hands, and a sturdy pure leather on the palms and fingers to maximize durability and versatility.
What makes these so great, though, is that they’re built by Milwaukee. Milwaukee is one of the top-rated brands for battery-powered tools, and these gloves operate on the ultra-reliable REDLITHIUM battery.
Not only do you get 6 hours of run time, but the efficient battery heats up the element significantly faster than most of its competitors, and is compatible with literally every other battery-powered garment Milwaukee has to offer.
Whether you’re going sledding, snowball fighting, or just relaxing outside this winter, give these heated gloves a try.
They’re made from sturdy nylon that will keep them from ripping or tearing at the seams, with leather integrated at the palms and fingers to offer good grip on your phones, devices, and tools.
The gloves are windproof and waterproof, but offer good breathability so your hands will never get sweaty or overheat.
The fleece inner lining is soft on your skin and offers excellent insulation against the cold, keeping your body heat trapped in. Sadly, they’re such a popular choice they’re often sold out.
I saved one of the best—albeit strangest—for last.
Instead of a glove or mitten, this is a “lobster glove”, meaning it splits the difference between the two glove types. Half-mitten, half-glove, it keeps your thumb and forefinger free to ensure dexterity, but your index, ring, and pinky fingers are all kept together to maximize warmth.
These are definitely a skier’s glove, great for gripping ski poles firmly as you zip downhill. They even come with a wrist strap that ensures you won’t lose them even if they fly off or you have to remove them to adjust your bindings.
The tough goatskin leather used to reinforce the palms add durability, the PrimaLoft insulation offers warmth aplenty, and the 10K waterproof membrane keeps out the cold but still ensures good breathability. Best of all, the lithium ion battery will keep the heating element powered for up to ten hours—more than every other glove on our list.
Dress for hyper-cold weather, and keep these gloves close at hand. Thanks to the heating element integrated around the perimeter of your hands (the sides of your fingers and palms), your fingers will stay warm even when the temperature plummets.
With 6 hours of run time per charge, you’ve got enough battery power to keep your hands from feeling the cold all day long.
In addition to the heating element, the gloves include a few other useful features: steel fiber technology to reinforce them inside and out, a water- and wind-resistant exterior, finger touch pads compatible with all your mobile devices, Velcro fit adjustment to ensure they stay firmly on your hands, and a lightweight lithium-polymer battery that will last for years to come. All of this and a 1-year warranty to boot.