The updated 2019 Lucent Heated Mitts are waterproof, windproof and breathable mitts with a rechargeable battery powered heating system. This version uses has faster charging batteries, improved durability and dexterity.
Outdoor Research says: Best-selling heated mitts updated with touchscreen-compatible thumb fingertips, safer wire mapping, and more durable fabrics and leather.
The Lucent Heated Sensor Gloves and Mitts were so popular since their debut in 2014 that it took us five years to find a reason to update anything. So here we are, rolling out half a decade worth of innovation to make the Lucent Gloves your new go-to cold weather handwear, in case they weren't already. The first thing you'll notice is an updated contemporary design and more durable fabrics and leather. We've added touchscreen-compatible leather thumb fingertips, and a new power button with brighter, easier-to-see settings to make sure your time out in the cold is a little more comfortable and easier to navigate. As always, a GORE-TEX insert adds waterproof protection and lightweight synthetic EnduraLoft™ insulation adds extra warmth and cold weather protection. Other features include a fleece palm lining, molded EVA foam on the back of the hands, and abrasion-resistant goat leather palms.
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Outdoor Research's 2019 Lucent Gore-Tex Heated Sensor Mitts have been updated but they still provide the top qaulity standards of the original but with a number of small design changes to increase movement and dexterity, further improve durability and make them generally more usable. The mitts by themselves are very capable of keeping your hands warm without the help of the heating system thanks to the high loft insulation. But for days when temperatures drop significantly, the built in ALTIHeat battery heating system will definitely come to your rescue.
ALTIHeat offers three levels of electronic heat, providing comfort across a range of temperatures. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery is supplied with it's own charger and can last for up to 8 hours on the low setting. It's simple to use, you just press the button on the cuff of the mitt and the electricity flows though, warming resistors at the fingers and thumbs. I particularly like the fact the button changes colour to indicate what heating level you've got it on and this has been made brighter and easier to use on this version.
The batteries fit nicely into the little pockets on each mitt and are quite light in weight as far as batteries go. In fact you don't really notice there in once you've got them on. The mitts come with their own carry case to keep the mitts, charger and batteries together. Not the most compact mitts but definitely one of the warmest. Ideal for seriously cold winter skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering or any other activity in which ultra warm mitts are needed.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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