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Hand Warmer Guide

If you are finding it hard to choose a hand warmer then this guide may be able to help you decide. We have listed the hand warmers we stock and their duration, type of heat and other features which may help you to decide. Some people find buying different ones for different reasons or 2-3 of the same for example the HeatInAClick range so they can activate one at a time when one runs out.

If you suffer from Reynaud's disease, arthritis in your hands or fingers, wrist pain or just generally have cold hands then one or more of these hand warmers are recommended for use at home or outdoors.

View our hand warmers

 

Ceramic/Thermoskin/ Self heating/Miracle Gloves

Hand Wheat Bag

UltraSelf heating gloves

HotRox

Battery Gloves

HeatBands

Heatinaclick hand warmer

 

Peacock Hand Warmer

Cherry Stone Hand Warmer

                   
Price Range £19.99 £3-4-£9.95 £7.95 £29.99 £26-£35  £6.95 From £4-£7 £22.99 Under £10
Scent No Scent Lavender No Scent No scent No scent No scent No scent No scent Natural fragrance/can be scented

Energy source

 

Self heating and IR ceramic

Microwave

Self heating and IR

Lithium battery rechargeable

Battery and rechargeable None Boiling in a Pan Lighter fuel

Microwave/Oven

Washability Washable Wipe outer cover Wipe outer cover N/A Outer cover wipe Replace daily Boiled in water each time used N/A Fully washable

Portability

Portable

Portable

Portable

Easy to transport

Outdoors use Easy to transport Easy to transport Easy to transport

Portable

Type of Heat

Radiant IR

Conductive

Conductive

Conductive

Conductive Radiant Conductive Conductive

Conductive

Risk of burns

 

Low

Low

Low

Low

Very Low N/A Low Low

Low

Convenience of Use

Very convenient

Easy to use where there is a microwave

Very convenient

Easy to use after charging

Batteries 3AAA or charge up with mains charger Very convenient Where there is a cooker Easy to usewhen you fill with fuel

Easy to use where there is a microwave

Type of Heat

Insulates body no heat, uses bodies heat

Gets hot then gradually cools down

Insulates body no heat, uses bodies heat

2 Heat settings warm and quite hot

Stays warm for a few hours before charge needed Insulates body no heat, uses bodies heat Gets hot then gradually cools down Gets hot stays hot for several hours then cools dwn

Gets hot then gradually cools down

Duration of use

Lasts all day keeping hands warm

Use for 30 minutes then needs reheating

Lasts all day keeping hands warm

4-6 hours, then requires recharging

A few hours Lasts all day keeping hands warm 40 mins then gradually cools down. 8-11 hours then gradually cools down

40 mins then gradually cools down

In car use

Yes

Short journey

Yes

Yes & Car charger available if required

Car charger available Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Points to note Useful for deep heat therapy for arthritis suffers or Reynaud's sufferers Gets rather hot then gradually cools down after 30 mins or so, great if you are at home near a microwave. Useful for deep heat therapy for arthritis suffers or Reynaud's sufferers 2 heat settings, gets pretty hot, long lasting, compact and lightweight, rechargeable via mains, USB or car. Warms to approx 20 degrees, more expensive ones give better heat and they last longer than alkaline batteries so worth getting the Li battery pack Useful for deep heat therapy for arthritis suffers or Reynaud's sufferers Gets rather hot then gradually cools down after 30 mins or so, great if you have a few when going out for the day Gets nicely hot for a very long time so good heat output but preferred outdoor use as it smalls a bit of fuel Gets rather hot then gradually cools down after 30 mins or so, great if you are at home near a microwave.