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    23 Products To Make Dealing With Snow Less Of A Nightmare

    Unfortunately, snow is a (horrible) part of winter. These things can make it less of a nuisance.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A smooth snow broom that won't scratch the paint on your car. It expands to 49 inches, which is perfect for you and your short arms. Snow be gone!


    Promising review: "I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and with how much snow we tend to get where I live, this is a must. Had one that I kept in my garage to help me clear off my Jeep after a snow storm, but when I am at work, I was stuck using my regular snow brush. So I ordered a second one to make it easy for me at work too. This works great, holds up well and makes it so much easier to push the snow off my roof!" —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    2. A snow shovel with an extra spring handle so you don't have to hurt your back from the constant strain of clearing your driveway, sidewalk, and whatever else is in your way of a clear path.


    Promising review: "It saves me from bending over for snow. The shovel tosses snow easily (6' or more, I couldn't do that with the old shovel). I'm over 6' and only have to bend down slightly with the short handle on the Snow Joe, which is much less than the older shovel. The metal piece on the bottom helps scrape the patio and solid walkways. Also, the shovel pushes into wind-packed snow pretty well. It's lightweight. The wiggly second handle takes some getting used to. Snow didn't stick to this shovel and it worked fine for light fluffy snow, powdery wind packed snow, and frozen brick-like snow. Whether it was -10 F or 20 F, snow didn't stick and slid off easily." —Goof Ball

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A pair of heat-locking long Johns, because layers are super important when you have to shovel your body weight in solidified water.


    Promising review: "These are amazing. I primarily wear them under my jeans for warmth and comfort throughout a cold day. They keep me warm, they keep me comfortable, and there's nothing better than that. I wore them while shoveling after this recent snowstorm and they kept me warm the entire time." —Michael

    Get them from Amazon for $13.16+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    4. A couple of investment-worthy tire traction mats that'll help you get your car out of your icy driveway, or even in the springtime with excess mud or sand!


    Promising review: "I bought these for my sister, she lives in the mountains of North Carolina. She said these literally saved her life one night when she was stuck in the snow on a back road by herself with no cellphone reception. It's a great gift for anyone who drives virtually anywhere, especially in the snow, mud or sand." —Kenneth V.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (for a pack of two).

    5. A pair of wool gloves with touchscreen technology so you can text your bestie about how much you can't stand snow storms.


    When exactly will spring be on the horizon?

    They come with grippy palms so you won't drop your coffee in the morning, and two different styles (a looser urban fit so you can text, or a snug winter knit that'll keep you nice and warm).

    Promising review: "The gloves are comfortable, the material is soft, the grip is grippy, and they keep my hands relatively warm while still letting me use a touchscreen without issue." —Mas

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    6. A pair of insulated, sturdy blaster gloves for anyone who spends all freaking day outdoors and would prefer if their hands didn't get frostbite — without sacrificing precious flexibility.


    These gloves are made of premium goatskin leather, are insulated, and have a triple snow seal to make them wind and water-resistant.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my husband for Christmas. We live in the UP of Michigan about an hour from Canada. Our winters sometimes hover in the -40 range. He uses these to snow blow our 700-foot driveway, feed horses, and do all kinds of winter-work. So far these have been wonderful for keeping his hands warm and dry." —Rose

    Get them from The Grommet for $100 (available in sizes S–XL), or a cheaper pair from Amazon for $66.50+ (available in sizes S–4XL).

    7. A pair of ice cleats that'll stretch to fit your boots (and can fold up and pack in your bag), so you won't have to slip and slide over black ice while you're walking the dog.


    Promising review: "We get more ice than snow in Portland, and walking the dog has been a frightening experience. Not anymore. These things bite into the ice and make me feel almost invincible. I'm passing people on the sidewalk. My dog wishes he had some for his paws. I'm telling everyone I know to get them." —J. Duncan

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    8. A set of doggie boots for your bougie pup who can't stand to get her paws wet because she's a queen, dammit!

    All dogs are queens!

    Promising review: "My small black lab has never worn shoes successfully before, and these stay on her!!! All of them! Which is super important when you walk your dog in the winter in Minnesota and she wants to run in the park where the snow is two feet deep. Haven't lost a shoe yet. and I love that they are waterproof, so I don't have to worry about her walking through puddles and getting frozen feet." —Sarah Semlak

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 4–8).

    9. And a container of paw protection wax to keep your pup's feet from the burning of ice melt. Poor babies.


    Promising review: "This really works! I wanted to try this this for a protectant during the winter so my golden retriever Tammy can go on her walks comfortably in snow and cold. Not only does it make that possible, as she seems to have no sensitivity to the snow, salt and cold, but it is softening her very rough paw pads! Her pads are so rough they can cause terrible scratches on human skin, but that is improving greatly with daily use." —Carla G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.53.

    10. A windshield cover with magnetic edges, because wiping snow off your car with a broom is so 2018.


    We're in the future, baby!

    Promising review: "We live in New England, so I recently purchased this windshield cover for the coming winter months because scraping ice off the windshield is no fun. So far, I've used it once in preparation for a frosty morning. It was easy to install (provided instructions are pretty thorough) and it did the job. The built-in magnets and straps will be helpful in keeping the cover in place should the wind decide to start blowing during the night." —WAB

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    11. A lightweight down coat to cover your thighs and butt, because even your lower extremities deserve protection when you're making snow angels.


    It can also pack down into a little tiny ball easy for packing on those trips to Aspen.

    Promising review: "Great coat; the ultra light down really minimizes bulk while providing warmth." —teeks

    Get it from Uniqlo for $49.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL, four colors).

    12. Or a micro puff hoodie featuring a waterproof and windproof synthetic insulated shell that'll give you so much warmth without feeling weighed down or extra bulky.

    @patagonia / Via

    Promising review: "This is a superb jacket and the weight to warmth ratio is exceptional. I used this jacket across Europe through the months of November and December. Even in the occasional snow, sleet and sideways rain it kept me warm and dried very quickly." —JHDR

    Get it from Patagonia for $299 (available in sizes XS–XXL, four colors).

    13. A North Face chunky tube scarf and cable scarf with heat-trapping and quick-drying technology. You can layer them to use as an actual barrier between you and the snow blowing in your face.

    The North Face

    Get the chunky scarf from Eastern Mountain Sports for $40 and the cable scarf from REI for $35 (available in two colors).

    14. A fuzzy pair of insulated Smartwool socks so your whole calf will be able to have another layer of warm and toasty instead of damp and dreary.

    Eastern Mountain Sports

    They regulate your body temperature so your feet can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter!

    Promising review: "I purchased these Smartwool Mountaineer socks mainly to wear when I am outside for extended periods of time, whether it be shoveling snow or walking the dog in the 30 degree temperatures. These socks are very cushioned and extra thick, and my feet stay completely warm when I'm outside in the cold. The length is longer than other Smartwool socks, going up to at least my mid-calf and I am 5'5". The wool keeps my feet warm and dry. All in all, Smartwool socks are the warmest socks I have found and these Mountaineering socks are as warm and cushy as you can get." —CMB

    Get them from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    15. A pair of L.L. Bean duck boots with felt and fleece lining, as well as slip traction, because the days of cold feet and tripping over mounds of snow are over. We're leaving that negativity in 2018.

    LL Bean

    Promising review: "These boots are very warm and comfortable. This winter has been very snowy and extremely cold and these boots have been fantastic at keeping my feet warm and toasty!" —dvelliott

    Get them from L.L. Bean for $139+ (available in sizes 6–11 and two colors).

    16. A couple packs of hand warmers and foot warmers that'll provide up to nine hours of much-needed heat to the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands.


    Use 'em to avoid actual icicle fingers while throwing snowballs at bae just for the joy of it. They're air activated, so just open the package and you're good to go!

    Promising review (for the hand warmers): "The HotHand warmers are just great. They are easy to use, lasts for up to eight hours, and works as designed. We use it to warm hands when we walk the dog in the snow. We also add these warmers to our emergency kit. They work well when the power goes out." —Jennifer

    Get the hand warmers from Amazon for $5.49+, and the foot warmers from Amazon for $11.93.

    17. A pair of toasty sheepskin Ugg headphone earmuffs to keep the cute tips of your ears warm while blasting Kodak Black.


    Music is the only thing getting you through the slip-slide of sludge. You can also remove the wire to use as regular earmuffs!

    Promising review: "This is hands down, the BEST purchase I have made this winter season! I don't much like wearing hats, but my ears always get cold, so earmuffs are the logical accessory to turn to. I love listening to music on my commute though, and earbuds under earmuffs sound like a very uncomfortable idea! This is the PERFECT solution! I definitely recommend; they're so soft!" —Laura

    Get them from Amazon for $81.91+ (available in five colors).

    18. Or a wireless headphone beanie that'll keep your head warm AF when you're on your morning run.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $59 (available in two colors).

    19. A pair of fleece-lined leggings and Patagonia water-repellant alpine pants so your legs can be warm and protected from the elements for long periods of time.


    Get the leggings from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, also available in pink) and alpine pants from Patagonia for $139 (available in sizes 0–14, two colors).

    20. A heated ice scraper that'll heat up to 392 degrees and break all the frozen water off your car with sharp teeth without you having to use that good ol' elbow grease.

    Sharper Image

    Just plug it into your cigarette lighter and watch it go!

    Promising review: "I normally have a hard time when ice forms on my car window. But with this gadget, it made it easier for me to do the task without wasting any time." —Nicolas

    Get it from Sharper Image for $49.99.

    21. An electric snowblower with two LED lights and dual blades because you really don't want to have any sore muscles from shoveling six feet of snow just to get to your car.


    Includes extra battery and charger.

    Promising review: "I waited until I could use the snow blower and today with the blizzard that hit NY I have to say this item surpassed my expectation. Not only was the assembly a breeze (it took 10 minutes to put it together) when I finally tested this baby on the snow boy was it just amazing. I was able to clear out my parking space and around my vehicle in about 20 minutes. It was super fast. I highly recommend this product! Best part it also comes with the battery and charger unlike others that you have to buy those separately." —Jen A.

    Get it from Amazon for $124.59.

    22. An emergency car shovel to fit in your trunk just in case your car gets buried in tons of plow snow while you were at work and you've gotta dig it out.


    Promising review: "I bought one of these shovels a while back as a precaution and got the chance to use it several times this past winter. It's a pretty good little shovel. Got me out of a few jams this winter, actually had to shovel myself out at work and again to get into my driveway once I got home. Folds up smaller than I expected, so it doesn't take up a ton of trunk space." —inkstainedheart

    Get it from Amazon for $14.68.

    23. A set of cable tire chains that'll keep you and your car safe from slipping and sliding on super snowy and icy roads.


    Compatible with passenger cars, pickups, and SUVs.

    Promising review: "I was surprised how well these clip-on tube chains worked and how easy they were to put on and take off. At first, I had my doubts of these little tube chains to work, since the chains we used in Colorado where heavy-duty metal links, these seemed to pale in comparison. But the proof of these lightweight tube chains was in my ability to safely traverse my hilly neighborhood. I was the only one in my neighborhood who was able to get out and about. As a small woman, I was amazed at how lightweight and easy these chains were to put on and take off. I'm not sure how well they would do in the mountains passes of Colorado or Alaska, but in North Alabama & Georgia they work well." —T YoYo

    Get it from Amazon for $101.54 (available in 15 sizes).

    Stay warm out there, winter babes!


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