Conquer the cold with these hand warmers

No more blue nail beds.

pouring coffee into a mug outdoors
Keep your digits warm.Annie Spratt via Unsplash

There are a lot of reasons to keep hand warmers within reach: skiing, camping, chilly football games, and ice skating, to name a few. Warmers can help you enjoy outdoor activities longer, and can provide some relief for muscle aches. Here are a few of our favorite options.

Heatmax Hothands Warmers
Slip a couple of these inside your gloves on a frigid day.Amazon

Hothands is the hand warmer your mom probably sent you to practice with during high school. These disposable warmers are the least environmentally friendly option, but they’re automatically ready for use without charging or refilling—just shake to activate the handheld pouch and you’ll have warmth within 30 minutes. For what it's worth, these hand warmers last for up to 10 hours. Similar options, like those from Heatmax, only last for eight hours.

Zippo Refillable Hand Warmers
The Zippo refillable hand warmer is odorless and made of durable metal.Amazon

The makers of your favorite lighter also make reusable hand warmers. Fueled by hand warmer fluid, this 3.9-inch warmer can easily fit inside most pockets or inside your gloves. Once you fill the warmer using the fill cup, light it, place the hand warmer top back on and it’ll smolder warmth for up to 12 hours.

Ocoopa Electric Hand Warmer
The Ocoopa hand warmer has been treated with silicone oil to create an extra smooth and warm feeling in your hands.Amazon

This hand warmer claims that it can warm up within just three seconds at the press of a button. The Ocoopa has one of the most varied temperature options, with the choice of three heating settings ranging from 95 degrees to 131 degrees. This rechargeable warmer is one of the most durable options, made of aircraft-grade aluminum. It also features an anti-skid texture on one side, so you’re less likely to drop it.