‘Best In Show’ Gear Awards (part I) From Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Hot Hands — Heated gloves are nothing new, but the Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Glove made us double-take. Not only do they offer a lifetime guarantee (a rare and refreshing thing to see in the outdoor/electronics world) but the gloves have 24 inches of heating element that snakes throughout the hand, ensuring adequate heat.

The battery lasts 2.5 hours on high heat (8 hours on low) and is rechargeable via a wall plug. We tried the glove on while on the show floor. Within seconds our hands started to sweat.

—Editors and reporters Stephen Regenold, Sean McCoy, Jason Magness, Chelsey Magness, Sam Salwei, Yoon Kim, Patrick Murphy, and Amy Oberbroeckling contributed to this report. See part II of our “Best In Show” awards here.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.