Best Hiking Gloves for Winter 2021

Monday, 16 November 2020  |  Amy

Hiking is a fantastic pastime and great for keeping fit, but if you don't have the right gear for winter hiking then the journey can become painful. View our top picks for the Best Hiking Gloves for Winter to ensure your hands are kept snug and warm when hiking in cold weather.

To help you to discover the perfect type of hiking gloves for winter walking, we've identified our best waterproof and thermal gloves to keep your hands feeling comfortable and dry while enjoying a winter hike.


Best Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Thinsulate lining to trap body heat for warmth
 Fully waterproof to keep your hands dry
 Fleece-like lining for ongoing comfort

Ideal For...

 Hiking in cold weather conditions
 Walks in the rain
 Wearing over longer periods of time

Not the Best For...

 Extended wrist protection (our solution)

Editor's Review: The Ejendals Tegera 295 Gloves combine waterproof and insulating properties for optimal protection against the elements. They're ideal for keeping your hands feeling snug and warm when hiking, even if it's raining! (You can see our waterproof test in the product listing!)


Best Waterproof Gloves with Good Dexterity

Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Dexterous design for more free hand movement
 Protection against cold temperatures as low as -10°C
 Waterproof and thermal for more comfortable handling

Ideal For...

 Handling equipment or hiking sticks on hiking trips
 Keeping hands warm in sub-zero temperatures (to -10°C)
 Protecting against wind and when when out walking

Editor's Review: Whether embarking on a long hike or taking a short walk, Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof Gloves will keep your hands warm and dry while also offering good dexterity. Not only does this make it easier to hold onto hiking equipment or walking sticks, but it also means you can use the gloves on a daily basis, such as when walking the dog or even taking out the bins.


Best Handling Gloves for Icy Temperatures

Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Designed to keep hands warm in temperatures as low as -50°C
 Good grip for securely handling equipment or hiking poles
 Waterproof design ideal for rainy or snowy conditions

Ideal For...

 Winter hikes in chilly weather conditions
 Handling hiking tools in rainy or frosty conditions

Editor's Review: The Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves are designed to keep hands warm in temperatures as low as -50°C, making them ideal for keeping hands snug during chilly winter hikes. The good grip makes it easier to hold onto hiking poles, essential if conditions turn unexpectedly frosty. They''ll keep your hands dry and warm right throughout winter.


Best Heated Hand Warmer

Hotrox Double-Sided Hand Warmer

Hotrox Double-Sided Electronic Hand Warmer

Why We Love It...

 Heat on both sides for optimal warmth
 Provides up to six hours of constant heat
 Pocked sized to easy to carry on a hike
 Doubles as a powerbank for on-the-go power

Ideal For...

 Warming your hands up before putting gloves on
 Storing in your pocket while you walk
 Charging your phone - essential when on a long hike

Editor's Review: If you already have a favourite pair of gloves, or are looking for a way to warm up your hands before putting on your hiking gloves, then the Hotrox Double-Sided Electronic Hand Warmer is the perfect choice. Not only does it provide up to six hours of heat on both sides, but it also doubles as a powerbank, an essential hiking accessory to ensure your phone doesn't run out of power in a potential emergency.


Best Hand Warmer for Inside Gloves

Hotteeze Hand Warmer

Hotteeze Hand Warmer

Why We Love It...

 Fast acting and easy to use
 Up to 10 hours of heat
 Thin heat pad doesn't take up any room

Ideal For...

 Tucking into gloves for on-the-go warmth
 Storing in a hiking rucksack without using much space

Editor's Review: As the Hotteeze Hand Warmer is incredibly thin, it's ideal for storing in your pocket or rucksack while hiking. It can be quickly activated when you feel the need to boost the warmth of your gloves, and provides up to 10 hours of heat. It's an incredibly cost-effective way of providing instant heat when you need it most!



Still Not Sure Which Gloves to Choose?

We know that hiking in cold weather calls for the best protection possible, and this extends to the gloves you choose for your hands. If you're still not sure about which gloves to go for, or if you'd like any further recommendations, you can reach our dedicated Customer Care team at helpdesk@safetygloves.co.uk.

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