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You Absolutely Need These Electric Hand Warmers When the Temps Dip and Your Fingers Become Icicles

Taylor Bell

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As the weather starts to drop into extremely cool territory, hand warmers are one of the best ways to keep your body warm and stay toasty. Sure, it's important to cover up with cozy jackets and protect your feet with waterproof boots, but it sure is uncomfortable when your fingers feel like they're on the brink of freezing—especially when you work in a frigid office where you don't have control over the thermostat. That's where hand warmers come in to save the day. (And portable space heaters—gotta have one of those, too.)

No matter if you live in a snowy climate, or just get cold easily, these tiny little heating devices can help save your fingers from incredible discomfort. While disposable hand warmers are popular, they rely upon a chemical reaction to generate heat for a relatively short amount of time. On the other hand (literally), rechargeable ones use batteries to keep your hands nice and toasty for hours on end (in some cases, 12 hours at a time). For those looking for the latter, keep reading below to see some of our top picks for the best hand warmers to take home, the office, or out and about.

Best rechargeable hand warmers

Karecel Hand Warmer — $26.00

If you want to keep your hands from turning into icicles at the office, this warmer may be worth checking out. Not only does it help keep your hands toasty, but it also serves as a power bank to charge your phone. It heats up on both sides and gets as hot as 131 degrees on the highest setting. By the way, it even has a built-in system to keep the device from overheating.

Celestron Elements 2-in-1 Hand Warmer and Charge
Celestron Elements 2-In-1 Hand Warmer and Charger — $56.00

For your next camping adventure, consider this Celestron warmer to take off some of the night’s chill. It has an ergonomic design to allow for an easier grip and better heat transfer from your palm to your fingers. Plus, the battery lasts up to a whopping 12 hours on a single charge and the water resistant exterior helps keep away excess moisture.

Zippo Heatbank Rechargeable Hand Warmer — $55.00

With six different heat settings, this hand warmer really doesn’t play around when it comes to keeping your body hot. It provides up to nine hours of continuous heat flow and even has special lighting that notifies you when it’s time to recharge. You can also power up your phone and other tech gadgets with the help of the lithium battery and USB port.

U-Miss Rechargeable Hand Warmers — $37.00

If one warmer isn’t doing the job for you, try using two. The U-Miss warmer actually splits into two halves so that each hand gets its own heat distribution. The halves heat up within seconds and provide up to eight hours of warmth to keep your paws toasty when the temperatures drop. As a bonus, you can use the warmers to charge your phone and any other small tech devices such as your iPad or smart tablet.

OCOOPA Hand Warmers
OCOOPA 7800mAh Rechargeable Hand Warmer — $30.00

With over 2,000 ratings and 300 five-star reviews, this Occopa hand warmer is one of the most popular heating devices floating around on Amazon. Part of its popularity has to do with its lightweight design that easily fits into your pocket and long-lasting battery, which runs up to 12 hours. It also comes with its own charging cable and storage pouch for added convenience.

Hairao Rechargeable Hand Warmer — $22.00

Not only does this warmer pack on the heat, but it also doubles as a flashlight to use during the night (great for evening runs and walks). The device evenly distributes heat on both sides and has three temperature settings ranging from 104 to 121 degrees. Additionally, it has a built-in massager (yup!) and a handy lanyard so that you can keep it close to you at all times.

Best electric hand warmers

ORORO Heated Hand Warmer Pouch — $130.00

When the weather is brutally cold and it hurts to be outside, this heated hand warmer pouch may be what you need to save your fingers. It has three heat settings and runs for up to 12 hours at a time. The pouch also easily fastens to your waist and is packed with ultra soft fleece inside to provide extra heat. Oh, and did we mention it’s water-resistant?

Snow Deer Electric Heated Gloves
Snow Deer Electric Heated Gloves — $132.00

Whether you’re doing some heavy duty work in the snow or like to keep your hands from frost bite, these gloves are here to keep you warm, and then some. Made with sheep leather, polyester and fleece, these gloves can provide up to 6.5 hours of heat on a full charge. They also have water-resistant fabric and adjustable straps to accommodate different hand sizes. As a bonus, the touch sensors on the index finger and thumb allow you to text and use your phone with little to no problem.

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