Hands are one of the first body parts to feel the cold. Prevent frozen fingers this winter with these ultra-warm gloves and mittens. Using unique technology and space-age materials, all of these picks will keep you dry and toasty even during a raging blizzard.
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Seirus Xtreme All Weather Gloves
Looking for winter gloves that are easy to pack? Seirus’ Xtreme All-Weather gloves are incredibly thin and lightweight, yet still 100 percent waterproof and warm. Perfect for winter hiking or running, these gloves are fleece-lined and breathable, with a patented DryHand insert to keep your hands dry even during intense physical activity.
If handwarmers just aren’t cutting it for you, try the Savior Heated Gloves. These waterproof and wind-resistant gloves use rechargeable batteries to keep a constant heat inside. The heating element runs along the back of the hand and up the fingers, so every part of your hand will stay toasty.
Carhartt Waterproof Insulated Glove
Carhartt’s heavy-duty waterproof insulated gloves use FastDry technology to dry these gloves out quickly, so you never have to put cold, soggy gloves on again. A reinforced digital grip palm helps you keep ahold of your phone or whatever else you need, even when it’s too cold to feel your fingers.
VELAZZIO Heated Mittens
The VELAZZIO Heated Mittens are another great option if you’re looking for a pair with its own heat source. These mittens have a rechargeable battery that will keep your hands toasty warm between 3 different heat settings for hours on end. Even with the battery off, these fleece-lined gloves are still plenty warm.
Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Glove
Columbia’s Bugaboo Interchange Gloves can be worn three different ways: as just a lightweight liner, as a waterproof rain glove, or as an ultra-warm glove that combines the liner and outer layer with Omni-Heat insulation.
Backcountry Gore-Tex Warmest Mittens
Great for skiers, Backcountry’s Gore-Tex Warmest Mittens will keep your hands warm in even the fiercest storms. The Gore-Tex outer keeps moisture out, and the synthetic insulation works wonders even while wet. These mittens are even touchscreen compatible and feature a leather palm for maximum grip.
Oros Endeavour Mittens
Science meets comfort in Oros’ Endeavour Gloves, which use Solarcore (the same material NASA uses to insulate space shuttles). The gloves are fully insulated, with a leather palm and adjustable fitting at the wrist to make sure they stay snug and secure. They’re wind-resistant yet still breathable, so your hands won’t get too sweaty.
Marmot Warmest Gloves
Marmot’s Warmest Gloves live up to their name. A patented MemBrain insert keeps water out while still being breathable, and a PrimaLoft lining keeps your fingers from freezing no matter what the temperatures are outside. There’s even an internal heater pocket in case you want to stash in a handwarmer.
Caroline Morse Teel is a Managing Editor at SmarterTravel. Follow her on Instagram @travelwithcaroline.
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