The Bottom Line
These top-grade heated gloves have an adjustable, integrated heating system that keeps my fingers warm for a full ski day without a bulky pack of two D-cell batteries on my wrist, or using chemical packets stuffed in my gloves that only heated my palms.
- Gloves keep hands comfortable for hours without being hot
- Lithium-ion batteries are small, light and shock absorbant
- Controls are accessible without removing a glove
- LED lights indicate if unit is on or off and the level of heat provided
- Lasts up to 12 1/2 hours on one charge
- A wrist strap should be included to prevent loss
- Needs extra layer of leather on index finger and palm so ski edges won't cut leather
- Gloves are expensive
- Lined leather gloves, with lightweight lithium-ion batteries and heating element at thumb and fingertips
- A proprietary microprocessor "Impulse Control" stimulates fingertip blood circulation.
- Dual lightweight lithium-ion batteries can be easily removed from glove cuff for recharging
- Three different heat settings with LED indicator built into each glove
- Gloves are windproof and incorporate a Gore-Tex membrane layer so they are waterproof and breathable
- Batteries provide power for 12 hours on lowest setting and more than five hours on medium setting
- Zanier's technology is offered in mittens, foot warmers, pants, jackets and other products
Guide Review - Heated Gloves - Zanier Heat-GX Heated Gloves
Zanier-GX Heated Gloves Easy to Use
A proprietary microprocessor "Impulse Control" stimulates fingertip blood circulation. The control buttons are simple. Hold the "+" button on the glove to turn it on and increase the heat. Or, hold the "-" button to decrease the heat or turn off the unit. The LED built into the glove indicates the heating level. The lowest level lasts for up to 12 1/2 hours, the mid-level (98.6 degrees) lasts for more than five hours. (Optional battery packs can be purchased separately.)
The batteries, which are waterproof and shock-resistant, sit in cuff pockets and you forget they are there.
Zanier Gloves, a 40-year-old European company, tests its products in the Dolomites. The gloves are sold in the United States through CozyWinters. Click on the vendors site ink and put Zanier Heat-GX in the search box.