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Stay Super Warm and Look Super Cool With Our Top 3 Heated Jackets

With winters getting colder and wetter, it can be hard to know what to wear to keep the chill at bay. Whilst layering clothing is a good idea, it can bulk up, restricting movement, and making slips and trips more likely. But imagine how cozy, and let’s face it, smug you’d feel with your own warm-as-toast jacket. The cold air couldn’t touch you, rain wouldn’t be a problem, and you could still look stylishly non-bulked.

A battery powered heated jacket can do just that – whatever the weather outside, you’ll remain warm and fully functioning. They all offer heating pads across the chest and back areas, but optional extras include heated pockets, sleeves and collars, ideal for that icy blast. Most have several adjustable temperature settings for the various areas, allowing for a fully personalized experience, and weather resistance comes as standard.

The heating elements are either segmented steel plates or, more usually, carbon fiber elements, and most jackets can be machine washed on a gentle cycle, but it’s best to avoid tumble drying. The battery pack tends to be discreetly small, and fully rechargeable via a USB cable, either from a portable, pocket-size charger, or from the usual power socket.

We’ve fully tested these jackets, and these are our top three:

1) DEWBU Heated Jacket with 7.4V Battery Pack

DEWBU Heated Jacket Outdoor Soft Shell Heating Clothing with 7.4V Battery Pack

Overview
This super stylish women’s heated jacket from Dewbu is well designed, and finished to a high quality. The soft shell fabric is fully weather and scratch resistant, yet offers flexibility, comfort and breathability. With a variety of large, accommodating pockets, and a decently fitting hood, it’s looking good so far.

What We Like
The stylish good looks of this jacket are matched by its excellent performance. On one single charge, it kept us warm and extremely comfortable all day – approximately 10 hours. The fully adjustable heat settings are a nice touch, but we actually found the highest setting too warm, which meant the battery lasted longer than if we’d had it on full power for hours, and with Dewbu’s intelligent heating system, you can set the perfect temperature, and it will remain constant. The carbon fiber heat pads stretch across the chest and around the back, and once switched on, power up to full temperature within a minute.

Using lotus leaf bionic technology, the rain just runs off without managing to penetrate the fabric, making it wind, snow and waterproof.

What Needs Improving
The sizing comes in a little small, so we would recommend going for a size up. But once we’d done that, the fit was perfect.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re after a heated jacket that has it all, this is a winner. Stylishly comfortable, fully waterproof, and with an efficient heating system, Dewbu’s heated jacket is an easy recommend.

$169.99
$149.99
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as of June 27, 2022 3:10 pm

Features

  • 12V 5 Heating Zones: The Heated jackets are equipped with 5 carbon fiber heating zones (two on front, one on back, and one on each arm). It can heat up your entire core body area and keeps you warm, there are two heating zones near the front pockets that can keep your hands warm at the same time. You can adjust 3 heating modes by short-pressing the power button (Red, Blue, and Green).
  • 12V Battery/Intelligent Led Display: The equipped 12V CE/FCC certified battery can heat the heating elements up to 140℉ within a few seconds. Our heated jackets can keep warm up to 4 hours at the high level, 8 hours at the low level. The USB Type-C port can be used to charge smartphones and other mobile devices.
  • Durable/Easy Care: DEWBU heated coats are built with high-quality and professional water resistant soft shell materials with excellent breathability. They also have good tensile strength, scratch resistance and wind resistance. Heating elements and overall jacket structure are designed to endure routine hand or machine wash.
  • Foldable Hat & Multiple Pockets: The heated hoodie offers you great flexibility by having a foldable hat. They also offer you excellent utility by having 2 large zipper chest pockets and 2 back pockets.
  • What's Included: DEWBU Heated Jacket*1, 12V Power Bank*1, Charging Cable*1, Quick Start Guide*1.

2) Venustas 2020 Upgrade Heated Hoodie with Battery Pack (Unisex)

Overview
This durable fleece-lined jacket is soft enough to allow full movement, has well placed, good sized pockets, and contains carbon fiber heating elements across the chest and mid back areas. Venustas’s upgraded hoodie also comes with a 2-port battery charger, a waterproof bag, and a budget friendly price tag.

What We Like
This lightweight jacket has a high quality feel and look, and would be warm even without the heating elements. These heat in seconds, have three settings and when set to the middle one, can keep going for a whopping 12 hours. The 2-port charger means you can charge your phone at the same time, and full charge is achieved within 4-5 hours. With the LCD screen notifying you of the remaining battery time left, we like this jacket.

What Needs Improving
The only thing we’d improve with this hoodie is the sizing. As with the previous jacket, it’s worth ordering a size up just to be sure it’ll fit.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Venustas have designed a good looking, responsive and super efficient heated hoodie that’s not only warm and cozy, but machine washable. What more do you want!

$129.99  in stock
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Features

  • LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE FABRIC-Breathable ultra light material, water-resistant coating, comfortable nylon fabric and hem seal in warmth. It has excellent windproof and warm-keeping quality, ensure you be able to enjoy exceptional warmth while still maintaining your peak performance in many ways with unrestricted movement!
  • SMART HEAT ACROSS BODY- Heat quickly in seconds, 4 carbon fiber heating elements generate heat across core body areas (left & right abdomen, collar & mid-back); Adjust 3 heating settings (High, medium, low) with just a simple press of the button.
  • UPDATED DESIGN - New SILVER mylar thermal Lining is skin-friendly, best POLY HEAT SYSTEM, ensures you don't lose any excess heat and enjoy more warmth than other heated linings on the market. HEAT UP TO 12 WORKING HOURS with certified Venustas 10000mAh battery, USB port for charging smart phones and other mobile devices.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY- High quality hardware & waterproof YKK zippers, easy access pockets plus a detachable hood is specially designed for chilly mornings and extra protection on windy days. Ideal Christmas gift for family members, friends, employees.
  • MACHINE WASHABLE - Package include 1 * unisex heated apparel, 1* battery pack and 1* WATERPROOF bag. If for any reason, you are unhappy with our Heated clothing, please contact us and we will refund you without any questions.

 

3) ORORO Men’s Heated Jacket with Detachable Hood/Battery Pack

ORORO Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket with Detachable Hood and Battery Pack (Blue,M)

Overview
Upon unpacking this jacket, we were immediately struck by the high quality workmanship and tailoring. The fleece lining and detachable hood are nice additions, and with plenty of pocket options, weather resistance properties and the ability to be machine washed up to 50 degrees, Ororo have produced an efficient jacket for a day spent outdoors.

What We Like
The carbon fiber heat pads cover the chest and mid back areas, offering three adjustable settings, allowinging each pad to produce a different level of heat. Depending on the power output, the battery lasts for an impressive 10-12 hours, and is fully charged within 5 hours. The included battery pack, small and neatly designed, comes with a universal travel adapter.
The full weatherproofing, high quality zippers and stylish design aside, it has to be said – and you all know what we’re like with things that light up, the illuminated button on the chest is a really neat touch.

What Needs Improving
What is is with heated jacket manufacturers, we’re not all built like svelte willow trees, so our advice, again, is to order a size up and then it fits perfectly.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Ororo have thought of everything - style, efficient heating all day, plenty of useful pockets and a button that lights up! Seriously impressive.

$259.99
$149.99
 in stock
2 new from $149.99
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 27, 2022 3:10 pm

Features

  • NEAT AND TAILORED DESIGN WITH DURABLE FABRIC: Softshell fabric exterior with breathable linning ensures you don't lose any excess heat and enjoy comfortable warmth; Detachable hood is specially designed for chilly mornings and extra protection on windy days; Water and wind resistance for your unrestricted movement towards outdoor
  • HEAT ACROSS BODY: 3 carbon fiber heating elements generate heat across core body areas (left & right chest, mid-back); Adjust 3 heating settings (High, medium, low) with just a simple press of the button
  • QUICK AND LONG-LASTING WARMTH: Heat quickly in seconds with 7.4V UL/CE-certified battery; Up to 10 working hours; USB port for charging smartphones and other mobile devices
  • FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ADVENTURES: Ideal and warm choice for you, family members, friends, employees, to enjoy outdoor activities
  • Easy care: Machine washable; The heating elements and jacket construction are designed to endure 50+ machine wash cycles
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