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Prevail Heated GORE-TEX Glove

2.966666666666667 out of 5 stars
30 Reviews
Current price: $169.48 Original price: $338.95
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Why We Like The Prevail Heated GORE-TEX Glove

Maybe it's low circulation or absolutely finger-numbing temps, but no matter the situation, we can rely on the Prevail Heated GORE-TEX Glove to warm our digits. It features a temperature adjustable battery-powered heater to evenly warm our hands at the resort or in the backcountry. And while a heater keeps us warm, the GORE-TEX membrane keeps us protected from piercing gales and biting snowmelt.


  • Reliable gloves feature battery-powered heat
  • ALTIheat electric heater lets you choose the level of warmth
  • Wind and waterproof GORE-TEX membrane for elemental protection
  • Breathable insulation manages moisture while keeping you warm
  • Touchscreen compatibility makes it easy to return texts
  • Leather palm for durability and enhanced grip
  • Lithium ion battery included
  • Item #ODRZ8R4
synthetic, leather
GORE-TEX membrane
ALTIheat electric heater, synthetic
slip-on, cinch
Palm Grip
Touchscreen Compatible
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

3 based on 30 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 7 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 7 reviews
5 Stars - 6 reviews

Fits Small

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4 out of 5 stars

May 21, 2024

Why didn't I buy these sooner

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 7"

After all the gloves I've bought to keep trying to find the warmest pair, I probably could have bought these twice. I do wish they were a little warmer for those extra cold days. Over all I was pretty happy with them last winter. I saw a few reviews that said they run small. so I went with one size up and that seemed to be just about right for me.

steve h
2 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024

Like the Gloves But They Don't Last

Backcountry gets an A+ for its service, the gloves get a D-. My first pair worked for about a month. The on/off switch on one glove quit working. Backcountry immediately sent out a second pair. After using that pair four times, when I connected a recharged battery, the red light flashed, went off, and the glove would never come on. I had purchased a second set of batteries tried all of them and got the same result. I am awaiting shipment for the third pair. Perhaps this is not the best idea, but when the gloves do work they are great.

Bruce D
5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2024


Keeps hands nice and warm!!!


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2 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

2nd defective pair

I returned this product before using it

When I opened the box it appeared it was a used item. The charger box was ripped, the batteries were folded and half packed, and various plastic packing materials were strewn about the box. Looking beyond that I attempted to insert the batteries into the gloves and discovered one of the battery pockets was too small and I could not insert the batteries with the zipper closed as intended. I really wanted to like this product. Very disappointed in Backcountry as this is the second pair they shipped with a defect (first one had seams pulling apart within a few weeks). Returning them as they were shipped to me for a refund. Guess I have to expand my search for a product and supplier with effective quality control standards.

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Curtis W
2 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

OR Prevail Heated Gore-Tex Gloves

I returned this product before using it

I ordered the ones on sale, after checking with OR about features that had changed, and being told that only the finger lengths had been reduced. I ordered the size recommended in OR's size chart, since my measurements for palm size and hand length both fell in the bottom half of the medium size range. The gloves were extremely tight around the hand (painful to put on), but the fingers were extremely long. I had to return them. It is a shame, since I have enjoyed owning OR's quality products. HAND RUNS TOO SMALL, FINGERS RUN TOO LONG.

David Y
2 out of 5 stars

December 11, 2023

Bad design in terms of sizing

I just got the gloves after ordering a pair for myself and my girlfriend, I ordered a medium et she ordered a small, after carefully taking our measures to make sure it would be a good fit. I was fairly confident with medium as I already have a pair of Lucent Heated gloves from OR which I like, but I bought the Prevail for the improved dexterity. The fit is way too tight around the palm yet my fingers barely reach the top of the glove. Same goes for my girlfriend where she has a hard time fitting her hand in and she the gloves are almost too long for her fingers. I'm afraid I won't be able to wear these at all they are way too tight and badly designed. I've asked other people to try them on and the same conclusions were reached... very unfortunate because these do look like a good pair of gloves built to withstand long and cold winters.


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4 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2023

Great but runs extremely small

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 9"

So, I will start with I am the queen of layers-whether it be my hands, jackets or pants. I am the girl that can wear a light down coat on a cool summer evening and be okay (hey, the birds wear their feathers all year long)! I first ordered this glove in a medium based on the size chart. When they arrived, I could not even get my hands into the gloves, so sent back for the large. The large arrived and they are still a bit snug, but manageable. I was a bit concerned based on other reviews regarding their warmth. Although I ultimately ordered these for skiing this winter, because the season has not started yet, I tested them another way. I run my dogs every morning (not sled dogs-jog dogs). I tested these gloves in temperatures from a cool 13 degrees Fahrenheit to a balmy 29 degrees. I started with the temperature on the highest setting and it was too much, even for my usually cold hands-I was extremely sweaty, which is not good. I bumped it down to the medium setting and still too warm. I put it on the low setting and it was just right for finishing out my run, though the gloves were already a bit moist with sweat. This sequence was used on 29 and 15 degree days. I decided to go the other direction on a 13 degree day. I started on the low setting and I never had to bump the temperature up as my hands stayed warm and I was not getting the sweaty response. I suspect these will perform similarly when I start skiing. I would recommend starting at the low setting first to avoid the wet and sweaty result. Now for the cons, which is why I rated these at only 4 stars. As I mentioned previously, these run small so be aware of that when purchasing. As a result, they fit kind of funny. I imagine some of that is due to the wires running in the gloves that provide the heat. My biggest frustration with these gloves is that the liners are not secure, so when you pull your hands out the insides start to follow, which makes getting them back on a bit of a challenge as you work the liner back into its proper place on each finger. My work around for keeping the liner in place better was to hold onto the ends of the fingertips firmly and pull my hands out. Once I start skiing, if anything changes, I will update this rating. At the price point I was able to purchase these makes them a great deal. I am not sure if I'd feel the same way if I had paid $300+ for them. However, if my hands stay warm this winter without having to keep track of multiple layers, I'd likely pay more for the convenience and comfort. I think these gloves are well worth purchasing, just be sure you pay attention to the sizing, and I recommend going from low to high on heat settings until you figure out what works best for you.

Selena D
5 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2023

Prevail has prevailed!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 2"

Amazing product.great service .lowest setting and I'm toasty.and the quality and stitching are tight!

Russell R
5 out of 5 stars

July 16, 2023

Great for how I use them

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These gloves, because of how long they stay hot, can't compete with other brands for staying warmer longer. However, for someone with Reynaud's, for recovery after hand surgery, for cold hands around the house and on the Oregon Coast, they are perfect. OR does a fine job adding small but wonderful details other gloves don't have like a pull loop. I wish they gave more heat over the course of the day at the higher settings but they heat up fast, and do a fine job as promised. For that, they deserve five stars


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1 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2023

So narrow not wearable

I read the reviews and even the description says these run really narrow so size up--well sizing up does not help because the length of the fingers is so long. I thought these could work for my 9 year old, but even the XS width fits great, but fingers are way too long. I also bought a size larger than normal for myself and they are unwearable--they are so tight, but fingers are way too long. I would not recommend at all unless you have extremely long slender hands.


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