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    Battery-powered warmth for all-day comfort.

    Go from being the first one into the lodge for a warm-up session to being the last one on hill in the Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitten. Built with an AltiHeat rechargeable battery-powered heating system, the Lucent mittens turn those ice-cold, white, painful fingers into warm, toasty, nimble ones. Different colors act as heat indicators for the different settings (red for warmest, yellow mid-warm, green low-warm), and they work with one simple button. 

    In addition to powered heat, EnduraLoft insulation provides natural warmth and protection while a Gore-Tex insert delivers waterproof protection against wet conditions. A fleece palm lining provides interior comfort, abrasion-resistant goat leather palm strips offer durability, and molded EVA on the back of the hand gives impact protection.

    • Built-in AltiHeat battery-powered heating system
    • Heating system has three settings (high, medium, low)
    • Rechargeable
    • Gore-Tex waterproof inserts
    • Synthetic EnduraLoft insulation
    • Fleece palm lining
    • Molded EVA hand back
    • Abrasion-resistant goat leather palm strips
    • Included carry case
    • Item #ODR003Q

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] Gore-Tex nylon, [palm] goat leather
    Gore-Tex insert
    gauntlet, mitten
    elasticized wrist, drawcord
    Palm Grip
    yes, goat leather
    Claimed Weight
    16.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Best Heated Mitten I've Tried so Far!

      I have Raynaud's and need to keep my hands from getting cold while skiing. I've tried several different heated gloves and mittens, and I think I've finally found one that actually works all day. Just returned from a ski trip to Deer Valley/Park City. The temperature was around 18-22 degrees over three days and my hands were never cold with these heated mittens. I started on the highest setting and then switched to the middle setting and never felt cold. My thumbs were noticeably colder than my fingers, but still never felt too cold. I changed the batteries in each mitten mid-day, so don't know how long the batteries would have lasted if I didn't change it. I never lost battery power. Highly recommended!


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The concept is great, but in practice, they work intermittently at best. After realizing that they performed better if I used a specific battery for each mitten, they worked for a couple of weeks, finally giving in this past week.

      They simply do not work, do not heat, nor does the light indicate that they are on...In other words...Dead.

      And they are not breathable, so expect your hands to smell.

      Great concept, poor execution.

      Hey Mikey, first off, I am sorry you had a bad experience with these mitts. Your experience is the exception, not the rule. But it was true for you. I wish I could say that every product out there worked 100%, 100% of the time, but no company can say that about any product. What I would like to tell you is that OR will 100% warranty this defective product because that is what we do. Seems like you got a pair that is not up to our standards and we want to make it right.

      Please go to our warranty page so we can take care of you:

      Thank you for your review.

      OR Rep

      Best Cold Weather Ski Mit

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I ski raced the past few years in Wisconsin using these mittens in between races and during inspections to stay warm. They stand up well to the sub-zero temperatures, no more pre-frostbite from the extreme conditions. Works best if you use the hottest temperature to heat up your hands and then go down to the lower ones once they are warm. Mittens are the way to go over gloves if you are going to be in really cold weather. High quality and no problems from the batteries/heating mechanisms so far.

      My hands are now toasty

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      After suffering from 1st and 2nd degree frostbite in my thumb and finger tips
      My hands are always cold and painful. Since I got these mittens they are now toasty. Knowing what I know now I would have bought them even if they weren't on sale.

      Great so far

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      As expected battery life is short. So I bought an extra set of batteries that were hard to find. But my wife loves them. Worth every penny, especially at sale price.

      I don't see on the Specs what kind of battery is compatible. Is it simply a USB power pack that is interchangeable, or is there a specific pack? I just ordered a couple of pairs and want to be prepared!


      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have Raynauds (so my fingers are constantly going numb) and these things are lifesavers!! Love them! My only complaint is that since there's no strap at the base of the wrist they tend to slide down. The extra inch at the ends of my fingers made it very hard to strap in my bindings--or do anything with my hands. I ended up exchanging the medium (which is what I measured at) for a small. They feel a little tight but I'm hoping they will won't slide down. That part that goes over the jacket is also a bit small. Overall, a great mitten. Easy to turn off and on and oh so toasty! Customer service was great, very easy exchange.

      Still testing...

        Got these for my wife who freezes when skiing. She hasn’t yet had a chance to use them, so will report back later. First impressions are that the glove has a larger profile than what my wife is used to, but the small fits well. The battery packs are a good size, not too big. Initial charge takes about 7 hours.

        very disappointing

          Bought these gloves and on the first day of use, one of the batteries does not work. Called OR on November 25th, 2017, states they will send a battery out on Monday, Call again 2 weeks later, no battery, rep at Customer service assures me he will send a battery out tomorrow. December 26th, still no battery (4 ski weekends at this point with no heated gloves) Call December 26th. "we will ship a battery out asap" . Now 4 weekends skiing with NO HEATED GLOVES.. call January 2nd, "Ben" assures me a battery is being sent out that day, and will expedite shipping. Jan 6th, Skiing in negative 9 degree temps with NO HEATED gloves, only glorified 400$ mittens. Jan 8th......Still. No. Battery. Six weeks into ski season and no heated gloves. I purchased with OR on the "Awesome Customer service I have read about. Well, yeah, they are super nice on the phone but obviously hang up with me and do nothing after we are off the phone. Im fuming and will NEVER purchase or recommend OR products again.

          This is so infuriating to me. I am so sorry and wish I had seen this sooner. I will pass on this feedback to OR because it's important this doesn't happen to someone else.

          Not sure what the battery issues was, but you are right about customer service and that they failed to follow through. My sincerest apologies, Crystal.

          OR Rep

          Pretty bad, not usual OR Quality.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These gloves can keep your hands warm, to a point. But they have some huge flaws I would not have expected in gear that costs this much.
          - I have charged the batteries 5 times now, the right glove only lasts 1 hour, after 5 charges. Which is half of advertised.
          - The wrist gauntlet is too small if you wear a puffy coat or a suunto/garmin watch. It causes a problem when you bend your wrist, you change the heat setting or turn them off.
          - They are the least breathable mitt I own, as in they trap every bit of moisture in. So if you exert any effort you are getting clam hands.
          - The charger is just wacky, seriously blinking red and green quickly if the two battery packs are not evenly charged has you thinking something is wrong.

          I wish I could return these things.

          Pretty bad, not usual OR Quality.

          Joe, You CAN send them back to OR and they will make sure you get a pair that works for you. Just want to make sure that you know there are 3 heat settings. The highest only stays warm for about 2 ish hours. Best to have the batteries fully drained. If there is a battery issue, OR will take care of you. Please reach out to OR warranty and they will take care of you.

          My apologies!
          OR Rep

          Great for girls with cold hands!!!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I got these for my gf because she always has cold hands. Like dangerously cold hands. When the warming elements kick on in these things they will keep your hands warm all day. They are not going to make your hands sweat and burn up by any means. But they keep your fingers at a good temp so they stay warm while out doing winter activities or just going for a walk when it's really cold. I'd buy them again for sure.

          warm but heaters not working

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I was super excited for these since my digits are ice most of the time. The gloves themselves are warm but the batteries did not work. The square button that turns them on and up also broke out of the glove while riding whistler particular reason no glades...just boom. torn out and wires floating in the wind. I am going to head to OR the store to get these exchanged...not super stoked about having to spend more time dealing with this. but oh well.


          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          I really love skiing, but my hands are always painfully cold. I've tried mittens with liners, down gloves, hand warmer packs, and anything else I could think of. Nothing seemed to work. So, I finally bit the bullet and forked out the money to give these gloves a try. I instantly fell in love with these gloves. They kept my hands warm all day. I got a size small and they were still a little big, but worth it for a comfortable day on the slopes.

          Best heated mittens yet

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          My hands are very cold sensitive, so I've tried multiple gloves and mittens, trying to stay warm.
          Even alpine mittens don't work for me, so the options were heat packs or heated gloves. Unfortunately, no glove that I've found gives adequate heat for the fingers once the temperature dips into the teens.
          These mittens are the best that I've found, they kept my hands functional at below 0 degrees F, plus they are fully waterproof and very well built.
          Things to improve would be to add a snot wipe, ideally removable and to bring some heat to the front of the mitten, not just the back. Even a little heat near the finger tips would be very helpful.
          It is advisable to get a spare set of batteries, as the high setting sucks them dry in a couple of hours. Fortunately the medium setting lasts twice as long at least and is adequate for working in 10-30 degrees F situations.
          They are mittens, inherently somewhat clumsy, but have enough flex in them to focus a scope or binoculars, maybe even a point and shoot camera, definitely no phones. Silk liner gloves are helpful if fine handling is needed in the cold.

          Game Changer for Me

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Background: Ever since freezing my hands 7-8 years ago I've had trouble keeping my fingers warm. This takes a lot of the fun out of an early morning skin up the mountain (typically -10F to 0F). Even with multiple chemical warmers stuffed in the warmest mitten I could buy. I have to stop every 5 minutes and swing my arms around or stuff my hands in my armpits. And my fingers are useless after the ski run down the mountain. I'm usually above 10,000', so chemical heaters work marginally at best.

          Well ... I've got 3 days with these Lucent mitts now. No stopping. No cold fingers. 2 days started out at -8F. No problem. The 3rd day was 15F and my fingers warmed enough that I actually skinned the rest of the way with just my liners on ... a first for me. Once your capillaries open up and your body is warm, then I've noticed the gloves can be turned off or to the lowest setting.

          Battery life seems great, haven't run out.

          The gloves themselves are nicely done and seem to have great inherent insulation. Also, the whole setup is not as heavy as I thought it would be. I didn't notice the gloves.

          Only cons:

          1. Somewhat easy to bump accidentally the button and change the heat setting.

          2. The battery connector seems very cheap to me. But no problem yet, but maybe down the road.

          Patrick, Thank you for the review. My experience was similar, in that THEY WORKED SO WELL! 5 degrees at Vail, and the medium setting for me was plenty warm. In fact, I dropped it to low a few times. Very good system!


          OR Rep