There’s nothing worse than working outside during the cold winter months and having your hands so cold and stiff that you can’t do your work properly. Maybe you don’t work outside in the cold but maybe you ski or hunt. Either way, when your hands are cold it’s hard to think of anything else but how and when to get them warmed up.
ThermaCELL Hand Warmers may be just the thing you need to warm your hands and best of all, these heat packs are rechargeable so you can plug them into your power source anywhere you are to keep them charged. The ThermaCELL Heat Packs come with a USB cable and wall charge. As long as you have a USB connection, you can plug them in and keep them charged. That means you can keep them charged in your car, truck, or while camping or hunting (if you have a portable charging bank).
ThermaCELL Hand Warmers have a soft mesh on one side and are enclosed in a hard plastic case. They have three different temperature settings – low, medium, high – which are indicated by how many lights are flashing when you press the button on the end. The slip inside of your glove, hat, or you can even hold them in your hand inside of your pockets. These hand warmers fit in the palm of your hand. ThermaCELL also sells pockets warmers which are slightly larger.
It does help to have a pair of gloves that have a pocket inside. ThermaCELL Heat Packs are thin, lightweight lithium-ion polymer battery-operated warmers that are rechargeable, durable and will last over 500 charges. They are shock resistant, water resistant, and easy to move from pockets or gloves with 3 temperature settings reaching up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Each ThermaCELL hand warmer lasts up to 6 hours of constant heat per charge and can recharge in approximately 4 hours.
Our Opinion of the ThermaCELL Rechargeable Hand Warmers
The ThermaCELL hand warmers kept our hands warm but not sweating, which is important. If you have a hand warmer that is too hot it can get annoying and you will be taking them in and out of your gloves too much. We didn’t find too much difference (15 degrees) between each heat level, which is fine. To switch between the different levels you have to press the button and depending on how many lights are blinking, that will be the level you are at. The only issue we had with the lights is when you pressed them to figure out if you turned them off, you were never given an indicator that the unit actually was off until you waited to see if no lights appeared or the unit went cold. This also wasn’t a big issue. We found the ThermaCELL hand warmers to be slightly bulky but we attributed this to the plastic unit which houses the electronics. This is unavoidable if you are going to have electronics and the plus side is that they are rechargeable and reusable unlike other “disposable heat packs”. The reason you purchase ThermaCELL hand warmers is that fact that they are reusable. They will cost more but you only have to buy them once and they will last a very long time. While they do sell larger pocker warmers, we are not sure they are necessary because they will be too big and add more bulk. These are fine and suit our purpose for keeping our hands warms both in our gloves and in our pockets.
These heat packs are slightly pricey at around $50 to $120 but as mentioned above, they are reusable so they replace the need to purchse disposable heat packs and probably end up being less money in the long run. The benefit of them is that they are rechargeable. The higher priced bundle also includes a car charger. The lowest price is for one heat pack. The two-pack includes two hand warmers, a micro USB wall charger, and two USB cords, one for each hand warmer.