Best High-Tech Snowboarding Warming Gear

Outdoor Research Lucent Electric Gloves
  • Gloves that keep your hands warm whether the heater is on or off
  • Durable, useful, and very comfortable
  • Water and windproof, will reduce sweat on your palms

Waterproof shell, goat leather palm, thick insulation, wind-proof, zippered compartment for the batteries, three heat settings, rechargeable battery packs, comfortable, warm even when turned off, and good battery life.

Very pricey, and the low heat setting is totally inefficient.

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Performance:  These are gloves designed for outdoor use, and they're the most comfortable on our list hands down! Not only do they have a durable polyester shell that is fully wind and waterproof, but the goat leather palm is soft to the touch. You'll find the gloves are supremely versatile and adaptable to any task—be it typing, shoveling, manual labor, or playing with your kids.

The inner fleece lining is made of 100% polyester, so it offers great moisture-wicking, quick-drying properties while still keeping your fingers toasty warm. The outer GoreTex shell is able to stand up to winter sports and outdoor work without being damaged. Best of all, the gloves extend past your wrist and up your forearms, offering added warmth and trapping in your body heat.

Features:  The heating element built into these gloves delivers 5.5 watts of power per glove, and Outdoor Research's proprietary ALTI heat system offers excellent battery life—as much as 8 hours on the low setting and 2.5 hours on high heat. However, be warned: if you switch it to the low setting to conserve battery life, you'll find it barely generates any heat.

The heating element also covers more surface area than any of the other gloves on our list, meaning the best warmth coverage. The gloves are great for literally any outdoor activity, and the insulation and built-in heater will keep you warm everywhere you go.

Price: Starting at $280 and going as high as $360, these are by far the priciest gloves on our list. If you can afford them, you'll find they keep you warm even when the heater is switched off, and they deliver excellent value in terms of comfort, versatility, and reliability!

 

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