Are you ready to try the simplest but most genius way to keep your hands warm? Here’s my updated guide showing you the very best battery heated gloves for this winter season.
For those of you who are in a hurry, here’s the list.
Quick Answer: TOP 6 Best Battery Heated Gloves For 2019
- Outdoor Research Lucent
- Venture Epic 2.0
- Volt Heat 7V Tatra
- Volt 7.4V Heated Work Gloves
- Gerbing Core Heat S2
- Ivation 3.7V
Update Jan 7th, 2019: This article was written in early 2018. To see my newest, most current list ranking the 10 Best Heated Gloves for 2019 click the link below.
The link above will show you the most updated and current list of the best heated gloves. Keep reading below for a list of last years best heated gloves.
If you’re having a tough time deciding which gloves are right for you then you should take my Glove Selection Quiz. It’s an 8 question quiz that will help you choose the right heated gloves for your needs.
The Best Battery Heated Gloves
I’ve tested and reviewed a lot of different heated gloves and I always make sure to put them through some tough tests to really see how they fare.
The biggest concern that most people have when it comes to heated gloves is the battery life. There are a lot of online reviews complaining about the disappointing battery life.
Fortunately technology has come a long way and you can expect to get up to 6 hours of heat time for a good quality pair of gloves. Some more.
I’ve compiled a list of the battery heated gloves that I consider to be the best on the market in no specific order. Here you go.
Outdoor research Lucent
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
This is one of my all time favorite pairs of gloves and if you’re looking for the pair of gloves that really seems to do it all then these are the ones for you.
I always rate my gloves based on 5 categories. Comfort, warmth, water resistance, quality and battery life.
The Lucents performed extremely well in all 5 categories getting an overall score of 96/100.
I shouldn’t of been surprised that these gloves performed so well given that OR is one of the top names in outdoor gear and happens to be one of my favorite brands when it comes to jackets.
What impresses me the most is the fact that they make a heated glove that is able to compete with companies that specialize in heated gloves like Gerbing, Venture and Volt.
Not only compete with them but even out do them in some ways.
- ALTIHeat™ Battery-Powered Heat Technology with Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- Customizable Hi / Med / Low Heat Settings
- Quick Drying
- Leather Palm Overlays
- Molded EVA Foam Knuckles
- Soft and Tactile Leather Palm
- Elasticized Wrist
- Locking Zippered Compartment for Batteries
- Removable Leash
- Pull Loop
- Glove Clip
- Carrying Case Included
You might think that a carrying case is unnecessary but don’t forget that heated gloves come with a charger and a cord.
This carrying case is actually a nice way to keep it all together and organised.
Here’s the breakdown of how they rated.
So as you can see they rated really well but you might be wondering why I only gave them an 18/20 for the battery.
I have really high standards when it comes to the battery life of heated gloves. I’m always happy enough if I can get 4 hours of heat time out of my gloves but in all honesty I always want more.
It would be great if a glove could work for 12 hours straight but no glove has been able to do that yet. When it does, I’ll give it a 20/20 without hesitation.
These gloves actually did very well, lasting for 8 hours on the low heat setting. They have three settings which are easy to change without having to remove the gloves. Here’s the results I got from the battery.
High – 2.5 hours of heat
Medium – 4 hours of heat
Low – 8 hours of heat
If you want all the little details about these gloves you can read my full review of them here.
Since this list is only an overview of the best gloves on the market, I won’t be getting super specific but you can always refer to my complete reviews for more in depth information.
Venture Epic 2.0
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
Venture is one of the top names in heated gloves and apparel. Maybe even the top name so it’s not a surprise that the Epic 2.0 makes my “Best Of” list.
Head over to my complete review of these gloves to get all the specs and details.
This pair does fit a little bit small so if you’re unsure or maybe you’re between sizes you should choose a size up.
They’re made mostly of nylon but the palm is all leather which makes them extremely comfortable and durable.
The inside is lined with polyester for a nice soft touch on your hand with 3M insulation to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Between the nylon and the 3M insulation there’s the Venture patented Dintex membrane which is totally waterproof but also breathable so your hands will stay dry in any condition.
You might find them slightly bulky but I think you’ll find that it’s worth it because on those extremely cold days they won’t have any trouble keeping your hands nice and warm.
Each glove comes equipped with a Lithium-Ion 7V 1800 mAh battery which gets decent heat time.
There are three heat settings and although the heat time was okay, I didn’t get as good of results as I did with the Outdoor Research Lucents. Here’s my results.
High Heat – 2 Hours
Med Heat – 3.5 hours
Low Heat – 5.5 hours
That might not look all that great especially when compared to the Lucents but I have to say that the Epic 2.0 did get hotter than the Lucents.
So although they didn’t last as long, they were extremely hot and I found that the low setting was plenty of heat.
Here’s my ratings.
The reason I gave them a 17/20 in the quality category is because I notice some of the stitching was starting to wear after some use. Not that big of deal but I had to reflect that on the rating.
From my experience Venture is very high quality so maybe my results were just a one off but regardless I had to mention it.
Volt Heat 7V Tatra
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
Anytime you think of the big names in the heated gloves industry Volt is always at the forefront.
They’ve been making heated gloves for as long as anybody and they have it pretty dialed in at this point.
These Volt Heat 7V Tatra gloves live up to the expectation and then some.
The exterior is polyester with a leather palm for maximum comfort and durability.
They did extremely well in the water resistance testing thanks to their Aquatex membrane that much like the Venture gloves they are waterproof and breathable.
No moisture at all got through the gloves but I did notice that the leather palm would absorb some water after a little bit of time.
This isn’t the end of the world because your hand stays dry but when the leather absorbs water they start to feel a little heavy and soggy which I could do without.
Each glove comes equipped with a 7.4V 2200mAh battery and there are 4 settings you can choose from.
Most heated gloves only have three settings so this is quite a nice luxury to be able to choose from 4 instead.
The down side is that it’s only a 7.4 volt battery so spreading out that heat among 4 settings doesn’t necessarily work all that well.
I mean it works fine, it’s just that there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the low and medium setting.
100% High – 2 Hours
75% Med/High – 3 hours
50% Med – 5 hours
25% Low – 8 Hours
I was really happy about the fact that it lasted 8 hours on the low setting but I would have been happier if the high setting lasted longer than 2 hours. That’s why they got a slightly lower score in this category.
The battery itself is nice and small so it’s not very noticeable and it’s very easy to access with the little zipper on the back of the hand.
All in all I think these are a great option. I gave the OR Lucents a higher rating but I still think that these Volt gloves would be just what you’re looking for and for a lot less money than the OR.
Here’s my full ratings.
One thing I should mention is that the battery takes a little longer to charge than some of the other gloves in this article.
I found that I pretty much had to leave it charging overnight to get a full charge. I’m not sure if this is common with this particular pair of gloves or if mine were a one off.
Anyways that’s the only reason I docked some points in the battery category.
Volt 7.4 Heated Work Gloves
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
These heated work gloves are pretty much the same as the Tatra Volt Heat 7V except for a few changes in terms of durability.
The battery is the same, the interior liner and the fit are exactly the same but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
Since these gloves are built for heavy duty working conditions they are much more durable than any other heated gloves I’ve tested.
They are mostly covered in leather and even extra layers of leather in the high impact areas like the palm.
This is great for durability but can be a negative factor in terms of dexterity.
They are slightly stiffer than the regular Volt Tatra’s and slightly bulkier but that’s to be expected since they used extra material to make them stand up to working conditions.
As for the warmth these gloves are pretty much the same as the regular Tatra’s in terms of the battery power.
The fact that there is extra material to make them more durable actually makes the hold the heat a little better too since there’s that much more insulation. So warmth is no issue.
They also have the same 4 settings as the regular Tatra’s which is awesome.
They tested really well except in really wet conditions they absorbed a little bit of water due to the extra leather. It’s no surprise as we all know leather tends to absorb more water than nylon.
This isn’t the end of the world since they have a waterproof membrane so none of the water actually gets through to the hand but it does cause the gloves to feel soggy and slightly heavier than normal.
Here’s how they rated.
I know it seems odd that these gloves got a higher rating in the battery category but those are just the results of our testing.
They lasted just a little longer than the regular Tatra’s. I’m guessing that this is due to the extra bit of material which provided more insulation which meant that they would hold the heat longer and the battery didn’t have to work as hard.
All in all, they are a great heated glove and an awesome way to keep your hands warm on those long, cold days on the job.
Gerbing Core Heat S2
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
Gerbing is a highly regarded name in the heated apparel industry specializing in not only heated gloves but also in other types of heated clothing like vests, jackets, pants and insoles.
One thing to be sure of when you buy any Gerbing product is that the quality and reliability will be top notch.
You can be sure that they’ll work as advertised and if they don’t you’ll have no problems with exchange or refunds.
This particular pair of gloves was made with skiing and snowboarding in mind because they’re built with an ergonomic design that will do well in all weather conditions.
They are relatively sleek as compared to some other heated gloves so they actually have really good dexterity.
The exterior is made of nylon and the palm is covered in leather.
The heat is distributed nicely throughout the entire hand including the palm, the back of the hand, along each finger and the thumb.
I wouldn’t say that these are meant for extremely cold days as the highest heat setting isn’t exactly scorching but for most winter days it’s more than sufficient.
I guess sometimes you have to sacrifice a little bit of warmth for dexterity and comfort. But don’t worry, they are till way warmer than any non-heated glove you can buy.
Another thing I really liked about these gloves is that they aren’t too expensive. Sure they’re not a cheap as buying a non-heated glove but you can’t really make that comparison.
I just thought that they were a very reasonable price for what you get.
I found that they performed really well in wet conditions and kept my hands completely dry.
The quality of them seemed up to Gerbing’s standards as far as I could see. The stitching seemed tight and they felt strong. I have’t read any negative reviews regarding the quality or durability of them so that’s a good sign.
They fit just a little bit small so you would probably be wise to buy the size up if you aren’t sure. Have a look at our sizing guide if you are still unsure.
Here’s my ratings.
So all in all these are a good pair of gloves that you will be very happy with. The value is great and the brand is something you can feel good about knowing they are high quality.
Ivation Heated Gloves
Best Place To Buy: Amazon
With so many heated gloves selling for over $100 and some closer to $300 this pair of Ivation heated gloves are a very reasonable price at under $60.
You will have a hard time finder heated gloves cheaper than these ones and if you do, they won’t be very good.
I consider these to be pretty much as little as you can spend while still getting a decent glove. So for the budget shoppers out there, this is the pair for you.
One big difference with these gloves is the size of the battery. Each glove has a 3.7V battery which is small when compared to most that have at least a 7V in each glove.
Basically what that means is that they won’t heat up as much and the battery won’t last as long.
For some applications that is totally fine and they will still do the job it just depends on your use.
Fortunately they still have 3 settings and they actually heat up pretty fast.
They also have pretty good insulation so they keep your hands warm even without the heat and when the heat is on they hold it in pretty well.
The heat elements are only on the back of the hand with these gloves which isn’t great in my opinion.
They probably did this to save money but I really like having that heat on the palm.
With that being said there are some people who don’t like the heat elements on the palm because they complain that you can feel the wires when you grab something like a ski pole or a snowmobile grip.
The exterior is made mostly of nylon which actually does a pretty good job of keeping the hands dry. They don’t have any waterproof membrane so eventually moisture will get through if the conditions are really wet.
The battery did alright getting 2.5 hours of heat on the highest setting. That’s pretty good although the heat wasn’t nearly as hot as some of the other pairs I’ve reviewed.
Here’s my total ratings.
So you can’t expect these gloves to compare with my favorite pairs but for the price you will be getting a pretty good value.
I know there are a lot of people who want to try out heated gloves without having to break the bank and this would be a good place to start.
These are all really great pairs of heated gloves that I’ve hand picked and personally tried myself. With that being said things do change and there are always new and exciting products being introduced into the market.
Since I published this article I’ve already tried and tested some new gloves that could easily have made it onto this list.
To be sure that you’re always kept up to date on the top heated gloves on the market you should frequently check my “Top Picks” section because that’s where I always post my most current choice for the best battery heated gloves.
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