As manufacturers stretch their creativity with gloves and mittens, we see more products relying on heat technology to stand out. Whether it's on-demand heating via inconspicuous battery pack or built-in heat systems, disposable hand warmers may be a thing of the past.

On the mechanical side, we found the level and distribution of heat to vary by manufacturer, and the best choice may depend on whether you get coldest in your fingers, palm or back of your hand. While we can’t weigh in on how long the batteries (some are built-in) will last after seasons of heavy use, manufacturers taking the more traditional route are also impressing us with their quality materials and superb dexterity.

High fives all around for these 15 pairs of great 2015 gloves. Look for on-snow reviews of many of these styles throughout the season.