Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves Review
Winter in Wisconsin is cold. It’s barely December and we’ve already had several days under 10 degrees and I know that it’s only going to get worse for the next three months. Bitter cold temperatures make living uncomfortable, so the people here do everything we can to stay warm. Hats, gloves, scarves and the like are all welcome necessities for Wisconsinites. Having cold hands can make a simple chore like driving suck, so when I got these new Outdoor Research Stormtracker heated gloves, I was really excited to try them out. Check out the full Outdoor Research Stormtracker heated gloves review and see if these are the next (and last) pair of gloves that you’ll need to stay warm. You can purchase the Stormtracker heated glove on their website.
Storm tracker Heated Gloves
How are they Different?
Heated gloves are not a new idea, but they are something that not a lot of companies have gotten right. Heated gloves have traditionally been bulky, die quickly or break when wet. These Stormtracker gloves from Outdoor Research are different. The Stormtracker gloves are capable of handling the toughest weather and still keeping your hands warm and dry. They come with the breathable, windproof GORE WINDSTOPPER and AlTIHeat battery-powered heating technology, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The material is very sturdy and the leather palms are a nice touch and look like they’ll last a lot of years. I like to think that gripping ski poles, pulling sticks or logs and snagging a branch while hiking would not be an issue for these gloves.
Outdoor Research ALTIHeat Technology
The new ALTIHeat line from Outdoor Research includes three pairs of gloves, the Lucent, Lucent mitt and of course, the Stormtracker. The ALTIHeat technology features more powerful batteries than other brands and touts “61% more power output than any other heated glove” with twice as much heating surface. The batteries charge quickly and last up to 2.5 hours on high, 5 hours on medium and up to 8 hours on low.
Heated Gloves for Ice Fishing and Hunting
One of my favorite parts of the Outdoor Research Stormtracker gloves was where the battery was housed. I expected a bulky battery, but the thin design is slim and not bulky at all. It stays on the wrist gauntlet area and when tucked into your jacket, you don’t even notice it.
Stormtracker Heated Glove Review
The gloves heat up rather quickly, but if you start out on low at the beginning of your day, you won’t ever get cold. They come with a mesh bag for storage and carrying them, which is a really nice touch and still allows them to dry out.
Heated Hunting Gloves
I used the gloves hunting last weekend when it was 20 degrees out. I was out for about 3 hours and had the settings on medium. My hands were never cold. I plan on keeping these as my go to for skiing, hiking, hunting and maybe even bow hunting next fall if the temps get too low.
Outdoor Research Heated Gloves
These were really impressive and I’m glad that I won’t have to waste money on heat packs any more.
Stormtracker Heated Gloves Specs
The gloves weigh in at 10.4 ounces, come in sizes XS-XL and cost $235. You can purchase your own pair of Outdoor Research Stormtracker heated gloves here on their website. You can also buy them on Amazon here.
Outdoor Research Stormtracker Glove Video
Check out the video below from Outdoor Research on the Stormtracker Heated Gloves.