When regular gloves are just not enough to keep your hands and fingers warm, you need to upgrade to a set of battery heated gloves. Battery heated gloves work off a heating element sewn into the gloves that generate warmth off the electricity from the batteries. They keep your hands nice and toasty for any occasion outside in the cold.
The amount of heat you get and heating time depends on the quality of the glove and type of battery it uses. The cheapest battery heated gloves will use alkaline batteries. Usually a battery compartment is attached to the top of the glove where you slip in a D battery and lasts for 4 to 6 hours of mild heat. It would be a good idea to get rechargeable batteries to use with the gloves.
If you want something more upscale, you want to look for a lithium-ion powered heat glove. These gloves are much more expensive due to the battery but usually are made with higher quality materials for insulation. If you use a lithium heated gloves, then you won’t want to switch back to alkaline heated gloves. In addition, the lithium battery pack is rechargeable and lasts 2 to 6 hours depending on heat settings. One pair of lithium battery heated gloves will range from $100 to $200.
Battery heated gloves make a great gift. If you know anyone who gripes about cold hands, arthritis problems in the cold, or cold chappy skin, then a pair of heated gloves just might be the perfect gift. If you have any of these symptoms as well, invest in a pair for yourself!
|Types of Heated Gloves|
|There are some features you should look out for when purchasing your battery heated gloves.|
Type of Insulation
Good insulation will keep the keep inside the gloves. Look for gloves with good insulation like thinsulate.
Controllable Heat Settings
With the option of being able to control the heat settings, you can manage the heat for when the weather is chilly to freezing. A low setting keeps the hands warm at 85 degrees while a high setting goes to 110 degrees when you need the extra heat during extra cold days.
If you use the gloves in the snow, or for ice fishing, it might get wet. Having the gloves made to be waterproof helps your fingers stay dry and warm.
Washing Machine Safe
Its a good idea to make sure your gloves can be washed in a washing machine if you are lazy about keeping the gloves clean.
Fast Recharge Time
With lithium batteries, most can be recharged in 3 hours. A fast recharging battery can have you gloves ready to go at anytime.