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Venustas Heated Gloves – Test and Review

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Updated May 8th, 2024

venustas heated gloves review

If you live in a cold climate, or if you enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, then you know how important it is to have a good pair of gloves that will keep your hands warm. Venustas makes a lot of battery heated outdoor clothing including gloves. We got a couple of sets of their latest heated gloves to try out this winter to see how they perform on the mountain. We were impressed by how warm they got and how well they worked. Keep reading for all the details on the Venustas Heated Gloves.

What we liked:

  • They are really warm on high setting
  • Medium heat setting is strong enough for 25F temperature or higher days.
  • Heating elements surround all 10 fingers and cover the front and back of palms
  • Gloves have a large cuff to go over your jacket sleeves to keep snow out
  • Quality construction and materials throughout
  • Easy to use controls for turning on/off and setting power level
  • Ski pole straps don’t interfere with button
  • Waterproof compartment for the batteries
  • Extra batteries are readily available

What we didn’t like:

  • They don’t have a chamois surface on the thumbs for wiping off goggles
  • There isn’t much to dislike about these gloves

Bottom Line

Good quality gloves that would be good without heat but are even better with battery powered heat. High power setting is very warm and better than any chemical hand warmer you can put in your regular gloves.

Venustas Heated Gloves 2.0 product image

Specifications

  • Battery Life – 3.5 hour high, 8.5 hour low
  • Touchscreen compatible – yes
  • Waterproofing – HIPORA waterproof layer
  • Insulation – 141g Thinsulate
  • Heating element area – 10 Fingers and back of hand

Venustas Heated Gloves Review and Test

We previously got a chance to try out the Venustas heated vest. It works really well under a ski jacket for giving you some extra warmth. The heat isn’t just a gimmick or after thought. We were really excited to get our hands on some Venustas heated gloves to try out this ski season. You can see our review of the Venustas heated vest to learn more.

As with all our reviews, we’ll give you all the good and bad whether we bought the items ourselves or they were supplied to us. We won’t recommend items that we wouldn’t use ourselves.

Venustas heated gloves on mountain

Price

The Venustas heated gloves retail for $169.99. You can use discount code ERO15 for 15% off at VenustasOfficial.com. That makes them $100-$200 less than the Outdoor Research Prevail and Black Diamond Solana heated gloves. They are not much more expensive than some of the generic cheap options on Amazon.

Extra battery sets are available from VenustasOfficial.com for $50 if you want an extra set to take with you.

Venustas gloves what is included

First impressions

When I first saw these gloves, I was impressed by the overall design. They are black with red accents and silver reflective stripes. They use Thinsulate insulation with a HIPORA waterproof shell. The glove is soft and flexible enough to be comfortable to wear. The palm of the glove uses sheepskin leather that is textured so that you can grip things easily.

The gloves are a gauntlet design with longer cuffs. The cuffs have an adjustable elastic closure so you can get a good seal around your sleeves. The wrists also have a velcro adjustable band.

The fingers are touchscreen compatible so that you can use your smartphone or other touchscreen devices without taking the gloves off. The gloves let you keep enough dexterity that you can do most tasks while still wearing them.

Materials

The Venustas heated gloves use quality materials. All the stitching and construction look well made. No sloppy seam lines or other imperfections. They use 141 gram 3M Thinsulate for insulation which is on the heavier end of available Thinsulate thicknesses. They use a HIPORA waterproof membrane to keep the water out. They also use PrimaLoft insulation as well. The gloves use lambskin on the palms and fingers for extra grip and dexterity. Venustas checked off all the boxes for what a good set of ski gloves should have that aren’t heated. Then they added heating feature to them to top it off.

Venustas heated gloves construction
image courtesy of VenustasOfficial

Heating elements

These gloves have a heating element that covers the back of the hand and goes up all 4 fingers and the thumbs. The heating elements wrap onto both the top and bottom sides of your palm and wrist. The finger elements run around the outside edge of each fingers. They are powered by 7.4 volt 2100 mah batteries that go into zipper compartments in the cuffs. The battery compartments use waterproof zippers so the electronics will stay dry on snowy and wet days.

The heating elements have 3 power settings. You can set the heat setting and turn the gloves on and off with the one bottom on the back of each glove. When you first turn the glove on it goes into a warming cycle on high power and automatically switches to medium after 5 minutes. It is very easy to cycle between the settings and turn the gloves on and off while wearing them.

Venustas gives the following info for how long the batteries will last. 3-4 hours on high. 5-6 hours on medium. 8-9 hours on low.

We tried them out and got around 3.5 hours of power on the high setting. 4.5 hours on medium setting. We got 8 hrs on low setting. We were able to get close to the low end of the published numbers while trying them out.

HighMediumLow
Spec3-4 hrs5-6 hrs8-9 hrs
Actual3.5 hrs4.5 hrs8 hrs

Recharging the batteries

A battery charger is included that can recharge both batteries at the same time. It takes 3-4 hours to recharge the batteries from fully dead. The charger has a red and green light to let you know when it is finished charging.

Venustas gloves battery connection

Performance on the mountain

These are warm gloves without the heat turned on. On high they get really warm. I was expecting to feel warm but not hot. These gloves feel hot inside after a few minutes with the heat turned on. Almost too warm to wear. If you get cold hands and need a quick dose of heat the highest setting is a good way to go.

On a 30F day, the medium setting is enough to keep your hands warm. On a 20F day, the high power setting is the only one that makes any noticeable difference. I tried leaving a glove turned off and one on low and then on medium. I switched hands a few times. Hig will heat the gloves up quickly on cold days. Medium and low are not strong enough once the outdoor temperature is below around 25F. We found this to be true with almost every set of heated gloves we have tried so far. If you ski in colder temperatures in the 10F-20F range a lot, get a second battery so you can run the gloves on hot most of the time.

The button is far enough forward on the gloves that it doesn’t interact with ski pole straps. There is no chance the pole strap will accidentally hit the button while you are doing down the mountain. The velcro wrist strap can stick to some ski pole straps.

Venustas heated gloves on the mountain
venustas glove with ski pole

How do they compare to hand warmers stuffed in your gloves?

You can buy a lot of hand warmers to stuff in your gloves for the cost of these or any heated ski gloves. How does the heat level compare? We activated a hand warmer and stuffed it inside one of our Venustas heated gloves with no battery to find out.

No comparison. The hand warmers give you some extra heat on the palm of your hand but do not do much of anything for your fingers. The heated gloves on high heat make your palm and back of your hand feel really warm. They make your fingers and thumbs hot also.

HotHands Hand Warmers

Hothands handwarmers product image

Venustas discount code

Use our discount code ERO15 to get 15% off at VenustasOfficial.com


Venustas Heated Gloves
Venustas Heated Gloves 2.0 product image

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Use our discount code ERO15 to get 15% off at VenustasOfficial.com

The Verdict

The Venustas Heated Gloves are very good performers. They generate much more heat than expected and are a noticeable improvement over using chemical hand warmers. The gloves use quality materials and construction. If you want to try out heated ski gloves this winter, check out the Venustas Heated Gloves.

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Ryan Craig
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days, I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible. Visit our About Us page and learn more.

ryan@lowbudgetadventurer.com


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