Greetings from Albany, New York, where the forecast predicts a wind chill of 15 degrees below zero and the sun has vanished entirely. It's going to be a long winter.\nThankfully, my husband recently gifted me with a pair of ORORO "Twin Cities" 3-in-1 Heated Gloves. He's been using his pair for a couple of years now and swears by them, so I was excited to try them myself.\nAccording to the ORORO website, the company launched in 2015 with the mission "to empower everyone to challenge the climate with functional yet fashionable apparel." They make heated clothing - jackets, vests, hoodies, sweaters, socks, scarfs - and accessories for men and women.\u00a0\nWhen my husband first told me about the brand, I was skeptical. Do heated gloves really work? I mean, they're battery-powered gloves. They sound so uncomfortable. And they probably die after, like, 30 minutes.\u00a0\nBut I have to admit: I've been using them for nearly a month now, and I'm hooked.\nHow to Use Heated Gloves\nThe gloves come in a carrying case, which includes a pair of heated liners, a pair of outer shell gloves, two lithium-ion batteries, one U.S. battery charger, one EU travel adapter, and the user manual.\nTo use, just charge the glove's batteries using the enclosed charger. When ready, insert each battery into the water-resistant heated liners. Click the button on the outside of the glove and it will begin to warm immediately. You can choose from high, medium, or low heat. On high, the heat lasts roughly 3 hours. On medium, it lasts for 5 hours and on low, it lasts for 7 hours.\nAs the name implies, the gloves can be worn three ways:\n\n\nYou can wear just the heated liners, which provide a more sleek look. I found this to be my favorite option. The liners are warm even without the heat turned on, but if I need a bit of extra warmth, the low or medium setting is perfect.\u00a0\n\nYou can wear just the outer shell gloves. You won't have the battery-charged warmth, but the shells are highly durable and water-resistant, and also lined with 3M Thinsulate insulation. These gloves are bulky but work great if you spend a lot of time out in the snow.\n\nOr, for the most warmth, you can wear the two together. The outer shell gloves slide over the liners, and with the heat on, they provide significant warmth. My husband swears by the combined pair when he shovels our driveway.\n\nAnd if you'd rather not have so many options, ORORO offers a heated version of just the outer shell, as well as heated mittens.\nPros and Cons of Heated Gloves\u00a0\nThere are definitely a few things I'm not a fan of about this product.\u00a0\nFirst, the price. The gloves run for about $160 on Amazon. That said, I own a lot of gloves from various stores - all of them costing far less - and none have provided the level of warmth that the ORORO pair have provided. So, though they're expensive, I'm hoping the return on investment will be worth it.\nSecond, the batteries can be a bit on the uncomfortable side. They don't hurt, but the battery in the left liner lands right where I wear my watch, so I usually have to slide the watch further up my arm or take it off before putting on the heated liner.\u00a0\nAnd third, I have to remember to charge the batteries before wearing the gloves. Not a major concern, but something I definitely have to get used to.\nAll that said, I definitely plan on wearing these gloves regularly. I like that I have the option to wear them three ways. And they are definitely the warmest gloves I've ever worn. Now that I'm a fan, I may even look into other ORORO products. Those heated socks are looking mighty good right about now.