Keeping my body toasty warm while I’m walking, running and Nordic walking is never a problem. After all there are so many great options when it comes to winter socks, pants, jackets and accessories.
But my hands are almost always ice cold, no matter what kind of gloves or mitts I wear.
Cold hands are a particular problem for Nordic walkers beccuase there’s no option to stick your hands in your pockets or arm pits for a quick warm up.
But this winter I discovered battery-operated mitts. Hurrah!
Like an electric blanket for your hands, the soft fuzzy lining starts heating up as soon as you flip the ‘on’ switch.
Sure the battery packs are a bit big (they each take 3 AA batteries), but they’re really not that noticeable.
I have yet to try them in a deep deep freeze, but at -5C they they have performed beautifully.
Interested in your own pair? I got mine at Canadian Tire for $44.99, and the brand is Outbound Heated Mittens.
(They get a surprisingly low rating from the small number of reviewers on the Canadian Tire website, but don’t let this stop you from trying them for yourself.)