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.
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.
Oros Endeavour Mittens
Science meets comfort in Oros’ Endeavour Mittens, which use Solarcore (the same material NASA uses to insulate space shuttles). The mittens are fully insulated and even add extra insulation over the fingertips to keep your hands completely warm. They’re wind-resistant yet still breathable, so your hands won’t get too sweaty.
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.
Heat Warmer Heated Gloves
The Heat Warmer Heated Gloves are another great option if you’re looking for a pair with its own heat source. These gloves have a large capacity battery that will keep your gloves between 100 and 113 degrees for up to five hours. 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 Snow Mittens
Designed for skiers, Backcountry’s Gore-Tex Snow 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 padded at the back to help protect your hands in tough conditions.
Mammut Casanna Mitten
If you care about sustainability as much as you care about warmth, you’ll want to get Mammut’s Casanna Mittens. The Casannas are made from recycled polyester, eco-friendly dyes, and chrome-free leather—and they can even be recycled when you’re done with them. The Primaloft Silver Eco insulation lining and fleece interior keep your hands warm on even the coldest days.
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Caroline Morse Teel is a Senior Editor at SmarterTravel. Follow her on Instagram @travelwithcaroline.
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