Cooling temperatures shouldn’t deter your daily runs or skiing sessions, but the cold air means taking more precautions when it comes to keeping warm. To make sure that your hands stay toasty, investing in hand warmers is an easy way to be prepared. Hand warmers come in different forms, either for one time use or as rechargeable and reusable options. They’re also built to slip into your glove or pocket so you can take them with you while you’re pounding the pavement or barreling down a black diamond run. We selected some of the best hand warmers for sports and outdoor activities, designed to be easy-to-use, reliably warm and long-lasting.
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1. HeatMax Hot Hands Hand Warmers
HeatMax provides 40 pairs of single-use air-activated heat packs that provide everyday warmth.
Pros: HeatMax hand warmers should heat up quickly.
Cons: Brand says do not apply directly to the skin.
2. Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Zippo’s hand warmer uses a USB charger that fits any port; the dual side heats up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and includes a battery and heat indicator lights.
Pros: This charger with adjustable warmth provides up to nine hours of continuous warmth for your hands and can be used over and over again with a lifetime of 1,800 hours.
Cons: This hand warmer takes one to two hours to charge.
3. HotSnapZ Hand Warmers
These reusable options can reach up to 115 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal toastiness.
Pros: They’re particularly easy to use; simply activate them by snapping the internal disk to generate instant heat.
Cons: The HotSnapZ must be boiled in water for 10 to 15 minutes and cooled before being able to reactivate the heat.