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The Best Hand Warmers and Heat Packs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of’ ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written extensively about the products that make winter that much warmer — like electric blankets, space heaters, towel warmers, gloves for men and women, and even some great boot liners — here we’re rounding up the best hand warmers and heat packs on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best disposable hand warmers

HotHands Hand Warmer Value Pack, 10-Count

“I LOVE THESE!!!! I shake them when I open them in my hand; then I put them in my pockets, and they get super hot. They help me stay warm on cold days and mostly warm on super-cold days! I love carrying an extra pack with me so I can share them with other people who are cold …. They also help keep your tushy warm when you sit on them, though you can put them under your legs or on your neck when it hurts. You can throw them away easily after a few hours when the heat wears off; package says eco-friendly!!”

Best rechargeable hand warmer

EnergyFlux Ellipse Rechargeable Hand Warmer

“This hand warmer kept me toasty all winter. This is about the size of a deck of playing cards. Plug it into a USB port, and it charges. Once charged, it is available as either a spare battery to recharge devices, or throwing a switch and it becomes a hand warmer. There are two levels of heat; I find using the high setting gets it hot quick and then I can switch to the low setting and keep my hand warm for hours. It makes no noise, and, yes, it is a brushed metal case — no cheap plastic here!”

Best reusable gel hand warmers

Hand Warmers—HotSnapZ Reusable Round & Pocket Warmers

“I use these all the time. The small red warmers are perfect for cold days. They are easy to carry around, heat up after snapping the silver metal button (Amazing!) in seconds, stay warm for 45 minutes or up to an hour!! AND they are reusable. I stick them all in a pot of boiling water, and they are ready to reuse within 15 minutes. This has made my winters bearable and something to look forward to.”

Best heated gloves

Savior Heated Gloves with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

“I am a female with frequently cold hands and I used to use mittens with chemical warmers for cold days, especially mornings. The combination kept my hands warm, but were awkward for shifting and braking. These gloves are a game changer, with excellent dexterity and grip, more even heat, and they’re rechargeable. These are perfect for cycling. For my rides, I use the highest setting and my fingers are toasty. For temps in the 30s, I am pretty sure a lower setting would provide plenty of heat.”

Best microwaveable heat pack

My Heating Pad — Hot Therapy Pack

“By far the best heating pad I have ever owned. The flexibility alone makes it great but then you add the ease of heating it and applying it around an injured area and it is a win-win! We purchased this in advance of our dog’s orthopedic surgery and I am extremely happy with how we are able to fit this around her knee without causing her any pain or discomfort. There is an easy ‘reheat’ option, but we haven’t had to use it yet because it retains heat for quite some time.”

Best electric heating pad

My Heating Pad- Hot Therapy Pack Microwavable Natural Heat Therapy

“This has become one of my all-time favorite Amazon purchases!! When it arrived, it was more narrow than I had expected, but now that I’ve been using it I feel the size is perfect!! I also like that it is so flexible! I can wrap it around my leg and it covers the whole thing. I’m not kidding, this little heating pad is one of my favorite things!! And yes, it has six settings that get really hot, fast!!”

Best hot water bottle

Attmu Classic Rubber Transparent Hot Water Bottle 2-Liter with Knit Cover—Red

“I introduced my American girlfriend to the awesomeness that is a hot water bottle on cold winter nights. She looooves it, always asking to heat up the ‘hot water thing.’ This product is actually a lot better than others I’m used to. Some will sometimes spurt hot water out when you’re trying to fill them up, often burning your hand. But this one somehow doesn’t do that. I might have to buy another one ‘cause my girlfriend keeps hogging it!!”

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The Best Hand Warmers on Amazon, According to Reviewers