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Review: Zippo HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer

The Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer is a handy item that everyone should carry with them when the temps drop!

By: Chris Engelsman + Save to a List

As the days get shorter and the temps drop, chlorophyll breaks down in the leaves, and they begin to transition from green to the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows. The changing leaf color should be your signal to start carrying your Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer. 

The Zippo HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and carry while you are on a hike, cooking food at the campsite, mountain biking, or skiing/snowboarding. This little device comes in handy all-the-time. The first time was at the top of the Wasatch Crest trail in Park City, Utah, before descending Pinecone Trail on my mountain bike. The winds and temps on top of the ridge were downright cold as we waited for the rest of the crew to reach us at the top. 

Another time was on a hike to Bloods Lake. The day started sunny and warm, but by the time we got to the lake, the winds had kicked in, and snow began falling as we hiked back to the trailhead. My wife was especially stoked that we had the hand warmer on the hike. 

The Zippo Hand Warmer is a battery bank that fits in the palm of your hand with a heating element with six heat settings. Zippo says the hand warmer can last up to 9-hours at the lowest temp setting (single green light). I haven’t timed it to confirm the accuracy of that statement, but I can say the charge is more than plenty to warm my hands and charge my phone to check my GPS. 

To recharge the hand warmer, plug it in via the USB connection. It will charge within a couple of hours when it’s completely dead. Since it’s rechargeable, you don’t have the waste of disposable warmers, and it can be used hundreds of times, along with the bonus of being able to charge your phone, headlamp, or any other electronic device. The additional benefit of the Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer is that you can use it if your hands are wet. You can’t do that with disposable warmers!

As we transition from fall to winter, I’ll be keeping it with me while I snowboard. Nothing is worse than cold hands on the chairlift or in the backcountry. For only $49.95, the Zippo HeatBank 9s is a hand warmer that everyone should have. 

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