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3 Best Heated Ski Gloves Reviewed

by Simon Naylor | Updated: November 8th, 2022
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If you suffer from cold hands on the slope, a heated ski glove will make a difference. But choose the wrong glove and you’ll waste time and money and get uneven heat that won’t last (bad battery or materials). So to save you the hassle I have scoured the internet and compiled the BEST heated ski gloves on the market to buy this year.

Heated gloves are like normal ski gloves, but they use battery power for an internal heat source to provide extra warmth to skiers who suffer from the cold or are skiing in extreme temperatures. All the gloves I’ve listed below have rechargeable battery packs that can be charged on any wall socket.

The batteries are lightweight and flexible and can be easily put in and taken out from a small compartment around the cuff. If you want to extend the battery life, I’d recommend buying two sets of batteries – if possible. That will give you all-day warmth.

Top 3 Best Heated Ski Gloves Reviewed 2022

  1. Avalanche X Men’s Heated Mittens (Best Overall)
  2. Seirus Innovation All Weather Gloves (Warmest)
  3. ActionHeat AA Battery Heated Snow Gloves (Best Budget)

1. Avalanche X Men’s Heated Mittens

Best Overall

Quick Overview: 

    • Waterproof & breathable materials
    • Solid shell construction
    • Three heat settings are available
    • Pricey

    The Avalance X heated mittens are effective at providing warmth, fast. We liked how the design of the mittens keeps your hands completely covered and warm. They’re also durable, meaning that you can expect these gloves to last you for a while. 

    These mittens are ideal for skiers and snowboarders. They’re also fantastic for keeping your hands warm during hikes and other activities in the cold weather.

    Heat System

    The Zero Layer Heat System is remarkable at creating heat and keeping your hands warm. This is due to how it heats both sides of your hand, including your thumb. 

    There are three microprocessor control levels that you can choose between.

    • Red – high, 100% – 2 hours
    • Blue – medium, 66% – 3.5 hours
    • Green – low, 33% – 5 hours 

    Therefore, you can choose the heat setting that suits you best depending on how long you’d like the mittens to keep your hands warm. 

    Leather Materials

    With the high-quality leather materials that have been used to construct these mittens, you can feel confident that they’ll last. The palm of the mittens includes these leather materials which means that you can ski without worrying about them ripping. 

    Protection from the Elements

    In addition to the durable leather materials, waterproof and breathable materials have been implemented into these mittens. The tricot fleece lining ensures that you can stop your hands from getting wet and cold. 

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    The breathable materials also mean that your palms can stay dry so that you can maintain a solid grip on your ski poles

    We were impressed with the nylon shell that has been integrated too. This ensures that the mittens can withstand impact and keep your hands protected. These gloves are NOT cheap but they are a worthwhile investment if you want gloves that last.

    Pros ✅

    Cons ❌

    Waterproof, windproof & breathable

    Some reviewers feel the glove to be stiff

    Good battery life

    Heat focused on fingers

    Excellent construction

    High battery charge time

    Lifetime Warranty

    Only come in black

    Durable materials

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    Come with a carrying case

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    Pros

    • Solid shell construction
    • Excellent heating system for both sides of the hand
    • Breathable & waterproof materials
    • Three heat settings to choose from 

    Cons

    • Some reviewers mentioned how the battery life depletes faster than they were expecting
    • On the pricey side 

    Where to Buy:

    2. Seirus Innovation All Weather Gloves

    Warmest

    Quick Overview: 

    • Waterproof
    • Leather & texture grip.
    • 8+ hours battery on medium setting.   
    • Not cheap.
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    Seirus Innovation All Weather Gloves score excellently in durability, warmth, and durability. The latest in a line of high-performance gloves from Seirus, this glove is exceptional; fully waterproof, windproof, and very warm even with the electric heaters turned off.

    To get the most from these gloves you can put them on a high setting for the first 20 minutes and then set them to low for longer-lasting battery life. The gloves will lock in the warmth and keep you comfortable even in very cold weather.

    Protection from the Elements

    Unlike the other gloves in this line-up, they use leather as one of the main shell materials that are soft, flexible, and hardwearing. You’ll need to spot-clean the surface with a damp towel rather than submerging them in water like you can with other gloves.

    Leather needs a bit more care – but it will last many years. Leather as a glove material is not for everyone, some people don’t like the feel or grip and it’s not vegan as it comes from cowhides.

    The gloves have touch-screen technology which means you can use a mobile phone or device with a touchscreen without having to take your gloves off. A major bonus in the fight against cold is when you’re halfway up a mountain.

    Interior Warmth

    Inside the glove is 100% polyester lining which provides great insulation against the cold; 280g HeatLock™.

    Bonus: Video Walkthrough

    The Heating Element

    These gloves are the latest upgrade in the line. They use a New 3000 Ultra Battery Flexible which is more powerful and more flexible.

    The heatingFlexible Fusion™ element warms the entire glove and wraps around each finger for full hand warming.

    Battery Life

    • High lasts 4 hours.
    • Medium lasts 8 hours.
    • Low lasts 12 hours.

    The battery tucks seamlessly into the cuff pouch and is sealed in with a waterproof zipper that conforms comfortably to your wrist.

    To operate press the button near the cuff for 5 seconds. Push to change the setting and press for 5 seconds to turn it off.

    Pros ✅

    Cons ❌

    Top of the range performance

    Expensive

    Very warm glove

    Leather not for everyone

    Wrap-around heating

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    Long battery life

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    Wind & waterproof

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    Flexible battery

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    Where to Buy:

    3. ActionHeat AA Battery Heated Snow Gloves

    Best Budget

    Quick Overview: 

    • Leather and textile outer
    • 43°C (110°F) – 65°C (150°F)
    • Waterproof 
    • 3-5 hours battery. 

    These gloves are great for skiing, snowboarding, and other outside pursuits in cold weather. Fire up the onboard battery for a blast of warmth that travels along with each finger and thumb.

    Protection from the Elements

    Press the touch button to adjust the allows the wearer to easily switch between the temperatures. Weathertight cuff seal in heat and block out cold air or snow from getting in during the fall.

    Interior Warmth

    Thinsulate insulation keeps in the warmth and is comfortable against the skin. These gloves may be sweaty in warmer temperatures.

    Bonus: Video Walkthrough

    The Heating Element

    These gloves use a 3000mAH battery charger that heats to 43°C (110°F) for a full 5+ hours. Come with a dual battery charger kit that is rechargeable in a wall socket and via USB.

    wall charger for heated gloves

    Battery Life

    • High lasts 2+ hours.  65°C (150°F)
    • Medium lasts 3+ hours. 54°C (130°F)
    • Low lasts 5+ hours. 43°C (110°F)
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    Press and hold the touch-button control on the wrist for 3-5 seconds to turn off and cycle through the heat settings.

    Overall Rating: 9/10

    Pros ✅

    Cons ❌

    3 Temperature settings

    Medium battery life

    Very warm Thinsulate lining

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    Fully waterproof shell

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    Wall and USB rechargeable

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    Good value

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    Where to Buy:

    The Women’s version is exactly the same and uses the same materials and battery, it’s just got a different cuff shape for more slender arms. and fingers.

    How To Choose The Best Glove?

    skier with gloves

    1. Know your Budget

    Heated gloves are not cheap and while there are some budget options, you’ll be sacrificing warmth, battery life, and workmanship. If the price is an issue you could consider investing in glove liners instead.

    It can be more economical over the long run to pay more for a pair of gloves that will last you many seasons, rather than a cheap pair that only lasts one. That’s not to say you have to buy the most expensive gloves – some may have features that you won’t use.

    The best thing to do is to read the reviews and make sure it is the right fit for you.

    2. Measure your Hands

    To get the right fit it’s worth measuring your hands with a tape measure so you can be sure that the glove proportions match up with your hand.

    Gloves that are too tight will be uncomfortable and could cut off blood circulation making you even colder. On the other hand, gloves that are too big or loose will let in excess air and cold from the outside. They will also make it challenging to stay on during a fall or when holding your ski poles.

    The best way to measure your hands is to wrap a cloth tape all the way around your dominant hand (either left or right-handed) across the middle of the palm. This measurement is what gloves sizes are based on and the more precise a fit, the warmer your hands will be and the more effective the electric heating system.

    3. Do You Need Extra Batteries?

    Buying an extra pair of batteries for your gloves is usually worthwhile if you plan to spend extended outside in the cold or on multi-day trips where you can’t recharge your batteries overnight.

    Each extra pack of batteries will double the time that you can heat your gloves, extending them to a full 8 hours of use on the medium setting for most gloves.

    It’s worth being aware of how long it takes for the batteries to recharge. Some take much longer than others. From 2-8 hours which will affect how soon you can re-use the same batteries. The best gloves come with quick charging batteries that can reach 80% much quicker than the final 20% for a rapid pit-stop recharge – great for mid-day lunch breaks.

    skiers with gloves

    How to Keep Your Hands Warm?

    While heated gloves will do the heavy lifting to keep your hands warm, here is what else you can do to extend their battery life and be comfortable all day.

    1. Put Gloves On, Inside 

    Putting your gloves on inside means your hands will stay warmer for longer and trap in warmer air. If you take your gloves off even for a few seconds while outside, be aware that it will take much longer for your gloves to conserve heat.

    2. Don’t Clench Fists 

    Many skiers will clench their hands without realizing, it is in an attempt to make their hands warmer. It actually has the opposite effect and limited blood circulation.

    3. Keep your Core Warm

    A warm core keeps your extremities warmer for longer as these are the first areas to lose body heat. Keep warm with fully breathable and waterproof outer layers, a warm fleece mid-layer, and a base layer. You can drink warm drinks and bring a thermal flask in your backpack to stay warm and hydrated.

    These tips were taken from my larger article; 11 Incredible Ways to Warm Hands While Skiing. & Skiers Ultimate Guide to Staying Warm

    skier with gloves

    How To Keep Your Feet Warm?

    • Wear thin dry socks (yes surprisingly thinner is better)
    • Don’t clench your feet
    • Put ski boots on inside
    • Dry out your liners each day
    • Keep the bottom buckles loosely done up

    If you want the full run-down, check out my article on keeping your feet warm.

    Final Thoughts

    Heated gloves aren’t for everybody, but if you’re venturing into extreme temperatures or always suffer from cold hands – (some people do get colder than others)  then a heated glove may be for you.

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