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Grabber vs Hothands: What Are The Key Differences? We Ask Chat GPT

As we head into the cold season, we all want to try and find ways to keep warm. One way to do that is to use hand warmers which use chemical reactions to generate heat. There are two well known brands for these products. Grabber and Hothands. Are there any key differences worth noting? We ask Chat GPT, but before we get to that let's as usual take a look at the products in question.

First we have hand warmers by Grabber. Currently on Amazon for $9.99 for a pack of 10 and it has a 4.7 star score on over 4,100 ratings.

Grabber Hand Warmers - Long Lasting Safe Natural Odorless Air Activated Warmers - Up to 7 Hours of Heat - 10 Pairs,

Then we have the hand warmers from Hothands. Currently $6.99 on Amazon for a pack of 10 and it has a 4.8 star rating on over 11,000 ratings.

HotHands Hand Warmer Value Pack( 10 count)

On face the hothands has edges over grabber on both price and feedback. Where it gets interesting is that when we ran both listings through Review Meta, there was a higher percentage of suspect ratings on the hothands than there was on the grabber. Yet the grabber had an alternation in its score while the hothands did not. Either way the feedback is still good on both, with the Hothands still being better. So let's see if Chat GPT has any insight that can help us find anything we might have missed...

"Grabber and Hothands are two popular brands that produce hand warmers. While they serve a similar purpose—providing warmth in cold conditions—there might be some differences in terms of duration of heat, size, and other features. Keep in mind that specific product offerings from these brands may vary, and it's always a good idea to check product specifications. Here are some general considerations:

Duration of Heat:

  • Both Grabber and Hothands hand warmers typically provide heat for a specified duration, which can range from a few hours to more than 10 hours depending on the product and its intended use.


  • Both brands use similar ingredients in their hand warmers, including iron powder, salt, activated charcoal, vermiculite, and water. These ingredients undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen in the air to produce heat.

Sizes and Types:

  • Both Grabber and Hothands offer a variety of hand warmer products, including single-use disposable hand warmers, as well as larger and longer-lasting options like body warmers.

Activation Time:

  • The hand warmers from both brands typically require exposure to air to activate the heating process. Once the packaging is opened, the ingredients react with oxygen to generate heat.


  • These hand warmers are commonly used in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and sports events, as well as in everyday situations where additional warmth is needed.


  • The cost of hand warmers may vary between brands and specific products. Consider factors such as cost per unit and the duration of heat provided when comparing prices.

When choosing between Grabber and Hothands hand warmers, you may want to read product reviews, compare specific models, and consider your individual needs, such as how long you'll be outdoors and the level of warmth required. It's also a good idea to check for any specific features or innovations that each brand may offer."

Looks like Chat GPT can't see much difference between the two brands either. It looks like you can't really go wrong with either option. That being said, Hothands having the edge in both price and feedback make it hard for us to not give Hothands the win in the head to head comparison between the two brands.

NOTE: All price and review info is based on the time of posting. The numbers may have changed since the creation of this article. Don't forget to always research everything yourself before you buy it, don't just take our word for it. All links to Amazon on this page are part of the Associates program which gives us commissions, thanks for your support!


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