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Heated Mittens

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

What is the best heated mitten?

post #2 of 18

Why not just buy hand warmers and stick them in your mittens?  Swanny makes the warmest mittens.

post #3 of 18

Second on the Swanny's! Warmest mitts I've found...............

post #4 of 18

Hestra has a great heated mitten and glove. 

They bonus is that they only heat at the finger tips so you're not over heating your whole hand. 

 

http://hestragloves.com/en-us/gloves/alpine/hestra-heater/

post #5 of 18

Unless you have Raynaud's (fingertips turn white when they get cold) or you're normally out in subzero weather, you probably don't need heated mittens.  The Hestra XCR, Black Diamond Mercury and Outdoor Research Alti are all great options.  I have no experience with Swany but have heard some good things about them, don't know anything about Swanny.;)

post #6 of 18

I have a set of Scott and also a set of Head mittens that both have integrated liner gloves attached to the mittens, and both also have zippered pockets on the back of the hand in which to place disposable heat packs. They both work very well at keeping your hands warm on the coldest days. Two nice features are that the heat packs don't fall out since they're in dedicated zippered pockets, and when you do need to take a mitten off to open a zipper, show a pass, or adjust a buckle you still have a thin cloth liner on your hand and the mitten won't drop onto the snow. Personally I prefer gloves most days so I only use these for the coldest days.

post #7 of 18

there are several new models out there for folks with warmth issues. I would stick to an established brand if I were going to try one.  Of course, the issue is battery life and durability of the elements and wiring.  Get one with a good warranty

 

That said, check out the Hestra Primoloft liners for their mittens and lobster claw gloves. (3 finger) they are like skiing in sleeping bags. I wore them skiing on a couple of -15 F (without wind chill) and was warm.  

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

I have been wearing the Swany Toasters for years and my hands are getting colder in the East. I bought leather ones this winter and there is no difference...I have had frost bite and hate using more then one heat pack in my mitten at a time.

Thanks for your reply!

post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I will look into these and see if I can get a Pro Deal!

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

I use hand warmers every day as it is and still have cold fingers!

post #11 of 18

they may not be available on pro form; check with Ski Haus or Fliescher sports; they both carry hestra.  you can always call Hestra directly and see if they have any in stock.  Thats how I got mine. 

post #12 of 18

i cannot say who makes the best heated glove/mitten.  My wife, who claims to have raynauds (misspelled no doubt) and always has cold hands, has had no complaints about her heated mittens made by serius.  they are on they're second season now.  dave

post #13 of 18

I can't say enough good things about Gerbing's heated clothing.

Motorcyclists have been using it for a long time and now they have a line for mountain use.

Check them out, made in America.

 

http://www.gerbing.com/

 

I use one of their vests on my bike and snowblower.

I need about half power to keep snug in zero weather with a one piece suit over the vest when blowing.

I'm so impressed I've been known to wear the vest under a speed suit when racing in zero weather.

 

The gloves can be battery powered or plugged in to a car.

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

I tried the Grandoe the last two weekends on one hand and my Swany Toaster on the other. The UP Down by Grandoe was much warmer....I'm going to call Grandoe and ask them about their warmest mittens and to see what they suggest!

 

Thanks for all the responses!

post #15 of 18

Has anyone tried the heated gloves/mittens from the Canadian company Firedup?

 

Instead of metal wires they use carbon fiber conductors emitting far infra red. Thus "FIRedup".

I assume the metal conductors in other gloves emit far infra red too but maybe a wider spectrum? Thoughts on this technology?

 

Company:

 

       http://firedupx.com/technology/

  

Men's Glove and MItten. They have women's models too.

post #16 of 18
I have. In fact I'm doing a long term test on them. So far, I like them. The only downside so far is that they aren't waterproof for monsoon ski days I'll bring them to Abasin so you can see them.
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Has anyone tried the heated gloves/mittens from the Canadian company Firedup?

Instead of metal wires they use carbon fiber conductors emitting far infra red. Thus "FIRedup".
I assume the metal conductors in other gloves emit far infra red too but maybe a wider spectrum? Thoughts on this technology?

Company:



       http://firedupx.com/technology/

  

Men's Glove and MItten. They have women's models too.
post #17 of 18
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I have. In fact I'm doing a long term test on them. So far, I like them. The only downside so far is that they aren't waterproof for monsoon ski days I'll bring them to Abasin so you can see them.
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Has anyone tried the heated gloves/mittens from the Canadian company Firedup?

 

Does the heat work when the gloves are wet? Like a steamer??

post #18 of 18
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Does the heat work when the gloves are wet? Like a steamer??
Yes. But it was a short day. I'm not sure how long they would last if I'd stayed out longer
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