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Best Rechargeable Hand Warmers

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A hand warmer is great for campers, skiers, hikers, outdoor adventurers, and spectators at those chilly late fall football games. Rather than throwing away single-use hand warmers, you can get a rechargeable hand warmer and use it hundreds of times. Our top pick is [The Outdoors Way Electric Hand Warmer for its high capacity battery, dual heat settings, LED flashlight, and smartphone charging port.

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The Outdoors Way Electric Hand Warmer

Best Overall

This powerhouse boasts a 7800 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to seven hours on the lowest heat setting. The aluminum casing provides even, two-sided warming. It has two heat settings: 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. The Outdoors Way Electric Hand Warmer also has a USB Type-A port so you can charge your smartphone and it has a handy LED flashlight. A convenient carrying pouch is included.

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OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Most Heat Settings

The OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmer has three heat settings. The lowest setting ranges between 95 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Medium ranges between 105 and 118 degrees. The highest setting can go from 118 to 131 degrees for your coldest days. The 5200 mAh lithium rechargeable battery can also charge your smartphone via a USB Type-A port. Double-sided heat output means you can warm both hands at once. A carrying pouch is included. Choose from three different colors: Classic Black, Tiffany Blue, and Elegant Pink.

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Celestron FireCel Plus Hand Warmer

Most Flexible Flashlight

The pocket-sized Celestron FireCel Plus Hand Warmer boasts a 5200 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You can also charge your smartphone via its USB Type-A port. It has an LED flashlight as well, but it's no ordinary flashlight. The flashlight has five modes: solid red light only, solid white light only, blinking red light, blinking white light, or SOS pattern. It has a dual-mode heating element, a carrying pouch, and a USB charging cable all included. Choose from gray or green.

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Survival Frog QuickHeat Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Best Value

This simple, no-frills, one-button hand warmer can warm your hands for two to six hours, depending on which heat setting you're using. A single button turns it on or off. It does also have a USB Type-A port so you can charge your smartphone. There are three heat settings ranging from 104 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. A wrist strap and USB charging cable are included.

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Best Gloves

When you're engaged in a winter activity where you can't hold an object in your hands, such as skiing, rechargeable heated gloves could come in handy. These 2200 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery-powered gloves with three heat settings and a wide heating area can keep your hands toasty for hours. The lowest heat setting ranges from 100 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The middle setting runs from 122 to 131 degrees. 

For the coldest conditions, the highest heat setting goes from 140 to a maximum of 150 degrees. The waterproof, breathable, windproof outer layer is 60% lambskin and 40% polyester; the inner layer is soft and cozy. There are seven sizes available. Be sure to measure your hand and use the chart provided in the listing to pick your size. The gloves have a one-year warranty.

Bottom line

Which one you pick depends on which features are the most important to you. For a straight-up hand warmer, my recommendation is The Outdoors Way Electric Hand Warmer for its 7800mAh capacity battery, which will keep your hands warm for up to seven hours on a single charge. Two heat settings allow you to choose your warmth level. Two-sided evenly dispersed heating will enable you to warm both hands at once. As a bonus, it can both charge your smartphone and act as a flashlight. No matter which hand warmer choose, stay warm this winter!