We Tested the 7 Best Hand Warmers for Cold Weather

Gloves alone aren't always going to cut it, so grab one of the best hand warmers to stay cozy during the winter. See which ones our experts recommend.

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7 Best Hand Warmers For Cold WeatherVIA MERCHANT

Fuzzy mittens are a cute winter accessory, especially for those who live in tundra-like climates, but sometimes you need something with a little more oomph to keep your hands and fingers warm. That’s where the best hand warmers come into play.

“Hand warmers are a supplemental tool for comfort and can prevent frostbite in extremely cold conditions,” says Gracjan Poniatowski, an outdoors enthusiast. “However, they should be part of a broader strategy to stay warm, including proper clothing and staying active to maintain body heat.”

We’re not just talking about HotHands, though they’re still a great option for anyone who needs extra warmth while out in the cold. We’ve tested seven hand warmers over a month in chilly temperatures on hikes, everyday walks with the dogs and in the house on chilly days. We tested disposable and rechargeable hand warmers to see which ones heated up the quickest and provided the most hours of warmth. Here are the ones you should add to your cold-weather workwear.

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Ocoopa Quick Charge Hand Warmers Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Overall Hand Warmer

Ocoopa Quick-Charge Hand Warmers

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Hothands Hand Warmers Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Budget Hand Warmer

HotHands Hand Warmers

3 / 7

Best Reusable Hand Warmer

HotSnapZ Reusable Hand Warmers

4 / 7
Survival Frog Quickheat Pro Rechargeable Hand Warmer Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Survival Frog QuickHeat Pro Rechargeable Hand Warmer

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Zippo 12 Hour Refillable Hand Warmer Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Catalytic Hand Warmer

Zippo 12-Hour Refillable Hand Warmer

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Orastone Rechargeable Hand Warmer Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Hand Warmer for Walks

Orastone Rechargeable Hand Warmer

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Savior Heat Electric Heating Hand Warmer Pouch Anthony O'reilly For Family Handyman

Best Hand Warmer for Hunting

Savior Heat Electric Heating Hand Warmer Pouch

Anthony O'Reilly
Anthony O'Reilly poured his first cubic yard of cement at the tender age of 12. He was a maintenance worker for suburban condos, residential and commercial high-rise buildings in New York City and his own apartments and homes before becoming an award-winning journalist and photographer. He changed career paths once again in 2019 to become an expert product tester and reviewer. He loves baking, cooking, hiking and petting dogs in his spare time.