Battery-powered warmth for all-day comfort.

Go from being the first one into the lodge for a warm-up session to being the last one on hill in the Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitten. Built with an AltiHeat rechargeable battery-powered heating system, the Lucent mittens turn those ice-cold, white, painful fingers into warm, toasty, nimble ones. Different colors act as heat indicators for the different settings (red for warmest, yellow mid-warm, green low-warm), and they work with one simple button. 

In addition to powered heat, EnduraLoft insulation provides natural warmth and protection while a Gore-Tex insert delivers waterproof protection against wet conditions. A fleece palm lining provides interior comfort, abrasion-resistant goat leather palm strips offer durability, and molded EVA on the back of the hand gives impact protection.

  • Built-in AltiHeat battery-powered heating system
  • Heating system has three settings (high, medium, low)
  • Rechargeable
  • Gore-Tex waterproof inserts
  • Synthetic EnduraLoft insulation
  • Fleece palm lining
  • Molded EVA hand back
  • Abrasion-resistant goat leather palm strips
  • Included carry case
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

My hands are now toasty

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After suffering from 1st and 2nd degree frostbite in my thumb and finger tips
My hands are always cold and painful. Since I got these mittens they are now toasty. Knowing what I know now I would have bought them even if they weren't on sale.

Thank you Randal!!

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Great so far

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

As expected battery life is short. So I bought an extra set of batteries that were hard to find. But my wife loves them. Worth every penny, especially at sale price.

Thank you Brett!

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HEAT IS LEGIT (BUT DON'T LOVE THE FIT)

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have Raynauds (so my fingers are constantly going numb) and these things are lifesavers!! Love them! My only complaint is that since there's no strap at the base of the wrist they tend to slide down. The extra inch at the ends of my fingers made it very hard to strap in my bindings--or do anything with my hands. I ended up exchanging the medium (which is what I measured at) for a small. They feel a little tight but I'm hoping they will won't slide down. That part that goes over the jacket is also a bit small. Overall, a great mitten. Easy to turn off and on and oh so toasty! Customer service was great, very easy exchange.

Thank you for the feedback, Betty!

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Still testing...

    Got these for my wife who freezes when skiing. She hasn’t yet had a chance to use them, so will report back later. First impressions are that the glove has a larger profile than what my wife is used to, but the small fits well. The battery packs are a good size, not too big. Initial charge takes about 7 hours.

    Thank you for the review, Jonathan!

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    very disappointing

      Bought these gloves and on the first day of use, one of the batteries does not work. Called OR on November 25th, 2017, states they will send a battery out on Monday, Call again 2 weeks later, no battery, rep at Customer service assures me he will send a battery out tomorrow. December 26th, still no battery (4 ski weekends at this point with no heated gloves) Call December 26th. "we will ship a battery out asap" . Now 4 weekends skiing with NO HEATED GLOVES.. call January 2nd, "Ben" assures me a battery is being sent out that day, and will expedite shipping. Jan 6th, Skiing in negative 9 degree temps with NO HEATED gloves, only glorified 400$ mittens. Jan 8th......Still. No. Battery. Six weeks into ski season and no heated gloves. I purchased with OR on the "Awesome Customer service I have read about. Well, yeah, they are super nice on the phone but obviously hang up with me and do nothing after we are off the phone. Im fuming and will NEVER purchase or recommend OR products again.

      This is so infuriating to me. I am so sorry and wish I had seen this sooner. I will pass on this feedback to OR because it's important this doesn't happen to someone else.

      Not sure what the battery issues was, but you are right about customer service and that they failed to follow through. My sincerest apologies, Crystal.

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      Pretty bad, not usual OR Quality.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These gloves can keep your hands warm, to a point. But they have some huge flaws I would not have expected in gear that costs this much.
      - I have charged the batteries 5 times now, the right glove only lasts 1 hour, after 5 charges. Which is half of advertised.
      - The wrist gauntlet is too small if you wear a puffy coat or a suunto/garmin watch. It causes a problem when you bend your wrist, you change the heat setting or turn them off.
      - They are the least breathable mitt I own, as in they trap every bit of moisture in. So if you exert any effort you are getting clam hands.
      - The charger is just wacky, seriously blinking red and green quickly if the two battery packs are not evenly charged has you thinking something is wrong.

      I wish I could return these things.

      Pretty bad, not usual OR Quality.

      Joe, You CAN send them back to OR and they will make sure you get a pair that works for you. Just want to make sure that you know there are 3 heat settings. The highest only stays warm for about 2 ish hours. Best to have the batteries fully drained. If there is a battery issue, OR will take care of you. Please reach out to OR warranty and they will take care of you.

      My apologies!
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      Great for girls with cold hands!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I got these for my gf because she always has cold hands. Like dangerously cold hands. When the warming elements kick on in these things they will keep your hands warm all day. They are not going to make your hands sweat and burn up by any means. But they keep your fingers at a good temp so they stay warm while out doing winter activities or just going for a walk when it's really cold. I'd buy them again for sure.

      warm but heaters not working

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I was super excited for these since my digits are ice most of the time. The gloves themselves are warm but the batteries did not work. The square button that turns them on and up also broke out of the glove while riding whistler ...no particular reason no glades...just boom. torn out and wires floating in the wind. I am going to head to OR the store to get these exchanged...not super stoked about having to spend more time dealing with this. but oh well.

      Oh shoot! I am so sorry! I have had mine for 3 years now and they work great! But I am glad you know that OR backs all of their products 100%. We will get you covered!

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      Necessity.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I really love skiing, but my hands are always painfully cold. I've tried mittens with liners, down gloves, hand warmer packs, and anything else I could think of. Nothing seemed to work. So, I finally bit the bullet and forked out the money to give these gloves a try. I instantly fell in love with these gloves. They kept my hands warm all day. I got a size small and they were still a little big, but worth it for a comfortable day on the slopes.

      Thank you so much, McKenzie!

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      Best heated mittens yet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My hands are very cold sensitive, so I've tried multiple gloves and mittens, trying to stay warm.
      Even alpine mittens don't work for me, so the options were heat packs or heated gloves. Unfortunately, no glove that I've found gives adequate heat for the fingers once the temperature dips into the teens.
      These mittens are the best that I've found, they kept my hands functional at below 0 degrees F, plus they are fully waterproof and very well built.
      Things to improve would be to add a snot wipe, ideally removable and to bring some heat to the front of the mitten, not just the back. Even a little heat near the finger tips would be very helpful.
      It is advisable to get a spare set of batteries, as the high setting sucks them dry in a couple of hours. Fortunately the medium setting lasts twice as long at least and is adequate for working in 10-30 degrees F situations.
      They are mittens, inherently somewhat clumsy, but have enough flex in them to focus a scope or binoculars, maybe even a point and shoot camera, definitely no phones. Silk liner gloves are helpful if fine handling is needed in the cold.

      Thank you Wolfgang!

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      Using Outdoor Research Heated Gloves/Mittens

      Game Changer for Me

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Background: Ever since freezing my hands 7-8 years ago I've had trouble keeping my fingers warm. This takes a lot of the fun out of an early morning skin up the mountain (typically -10F to 0F). Even with multiple chemical warmers stuffed in the warmest mitten I could buy. I have to stop every 5 minutes and swing my arms around or stuff my hands in my armpits. And my fingers are useless after the ski run down the mountain. I'm usually above 10,000', so chemical heaters work marginally at best.

      Well ... I've got 3 days with these Lucent mitts now. No stopping. No cold fingers. 2 days started out at -8F. No problem. The 3rd day was 15F and my fingers warmed enough that I actually skinned the rest of the way with just my liners on ... a first for me. Once your capillaries open up and your body is warm, then I've noticed the gloves can be turned off or to the lowest setting.

      Battery life seems great, haven't run out.

      The gloves themselves are nicely done and seem to have great inherent insulation. Also, the whole setup is not as heavy as I thought it would be. I didn't notice the gloves.

      Only cons:

      1. Somewhat easy to bump accidentally the button and change the heat setting.

      2. The battery connector seems very cheap to me. But no problem yet, but maybe down the road.

      Patrick, Thank you for the review. My experience was similar, in that THEY WORKED SO WELL! 5 degrees at Vail, and the medium setting for me was plenty warm. In fact, I dropped it to low a few times. Very good system!

      Enjoy!

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