Winter is about to arrive and staying warm is the only way to enjoy being outside in the icy snow. We have all had that moment when the cold weather sets in and you find yourself thinking, why wasn’t I better prepared for this, and instead of having fun all you can think about is how much warmer you’d like to be.
At A Glance: Our Top 3 Heated Jackets
Staying warm is all about having the right gear and something to add to your collection is a heated jacket. Heated jackets come in a variety of styles from hoodies to soft shells and run on battery power. Don’t worry, you aren’t going to combust or get electrocuted using one of these, heated jackets are designed to keep you safe and exceptionally warm.
Heated jackets are a great way to minimize layering, especially if you’re going to be active or working in the cold (cold weather workers, you know what I mean!).
But, not all heated jackets are the same, and that’s what we are here to find out. Below, we take a look at some of the best heated jackets out there to make sure you find the right one for you.
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The Bosch Soft Shell Heated Jacket is made from polyester and is pretty good at handling both rain and wind. It’s a great choice for working outdoors and can handle a scrape or two.
This electric heated jacket has three heat zones that warm up very quickly. You’ll find two on the chest and one on the back to give you warmth from all directions. You can pick from three heating levels, high, medium, and low. All are color-coordinated ion the controller and you can get up to 6 hours of heating on low.
You find a USB port in the pocket that connects to the Bosch battery so you can charge things on the go like your phone. The battery also works with other Bosch tools which can come in handy. You can also use the battery/controller independently of the jacket to charge things outside of winter.
The battery sits in the front of the heated jacket, which is really helpful if you’re doing physical work as it won’t rub on your back the whole time.
Unfortunately, the battery only lasts for 2 hours on the max setting, and people have experienced some technical difficulties with charing their phone and heating the elements.
The Venustas Heated Jacket surpasses most of the others while being the most affordable.
These heated jackets are made from nylon with a silver mylar lining for incredible insulation. The nylon outer shell is windproof and water-resistant while being light and breathable. it keeps you really warm no matter the weather.
There are three zones with three settings: low, medium, and high. You can switch between them with the click of a button. The battery life on this heated jacket is one of the best. You can get up to 12-hours of heat when using the lowest setting. The battery also comes with a USB port for charging your phone and any other USB device on the go.
The heated jacket comes in a waterproof bag that is great for ensuring it stays dry and safe. It’s machine washable too that makes life a lot easier. the only downside is that it runs small, so check the size charts and order up from your usual size.
Overall this is one of the best heated jackets. It’s affordable, warmer than most, durable, and has the longest battery life in the review.
The ORORO Soft Shell Heated Jacket is one of the best heated jackets you can find. It’s stylish, durable, warm, weather-resistant, and has excellent battery life.
It’s made from polyester with a fleece lining that handles the weather and holds on to warmth well. It comes with three zones, two on the chest, and one on the back. You can pick from three settings, low, medium, and high. Just click a button to switch between them.
The battery lasts up to 10 hours on the lowest setting, longer than most others out there. The heated jacket also comes with a USB port for charging things like your phone on the go,
The ORORO Soft Shell Heated Jacket is comfy to wear, but you’ll need to find the right fit. The soft shell heated jackets tend to run small and you’ll find you need to order at least one or two sizes up.
Overall this is an excellent and affordable Ororo heated jacket that is built with amazing quality.
The Milwaukee Jacket will really keep you warm. Its outer shell is great at blocking cold weather – wind and rain while the internal fleece lining stops heat from escaping. it also features FreeFlex mobility gussets to ensure you get maximum freedom of movement for any outdoor activities.
This heated jacket comes with three heating elements, and like the others, there are two on the chest and one on the back. There are three heat settings, low, medium, and high, and it’s simple to switch between them.
You can also change the temperature of the chest and back element independently to direct heat to where you want or need it most.
You can expect to get 8-hours of battery on the lowest setting but, the battery isn’t included and you’ll have to buy it separately. You don’t get a USB port with this gated jacket either, so there are no charging options.
These heated jackets do run small, so check the size chart and make sure you’re ordering above your normal size. Overall, the Milwaukee Jacket is a little overpriced for not coming with a battery no USB port, but as a simple heated jacket, it does a good job.
The ORORO Heated Hoodie is not an outer layer but more of a mid-layer. It’s made from cotton and polyester for durability and comfort. The hoodie has a relaxed baggy fit, as all hoodies should, and comes with a high-quality YKK zipper.
It features 3 heating zones, two on the chest, and one on the back. You can switch between three heat settings with the click of a button and expect to get up to 10 hours of battery life on the lowest setting. You’ll find a USB port connected to the rechargeable battery so you can charge your USB devices on the move too.
The hoodie heats you up quickly and is great for working in cold weather or cold indoor areas like a warehouse. If you venture into the wind and rain, you’ll want to add wind & water-resistant layer to keep you dry and the heat in. There is a soft fleece lining on the inside that traps heat very effectively but it is breathable, hence the need for a jacket.
You can happily put this heated jacket in a washer and dryer but it does say 50+ cycles, so it may deteriorate after a while.
Overall the ORORO Heated Hoodie is a great option to keep you warm inside and out but you’ll need to add a layer in serious weather.
The ITIEBO Heated Jacket Soft Shell is made from a breathable polyester outer shell with a fleece lining. It’s stylish, fits well, is both wind and water-resistant and, the fleece keeps you well insulated.
The heated jacket comes with a foldable hood and you can machine wash it, so cleaning it won’t be a hassle. It’s advised to wash it in a mesh bag to preserve the heating elements though.
It comes with 3 heating zones, two on the chest, and one on the back. You can pick between low, medium, and high heat settings. They are easy to switch between but the LED that lets you know which setting you’re on is on the outside, so everyone can see it.
The battery life is great, giving you 10 hours on low, 7 hours on medium, and up to 4 hours on max. The battery also has a USB port for charging any USB device on the go.
Overall this heated jacket ticks all the boxes, but you’ll have to be ok with the LED light being on the outside for everyone to see.
The PTAHDUS Heated Soft Shell Jacket takes things up a notch by providing 5 heating zones.
You get the normal 3; 2 on the chest, and 1 on the back. But, you also get 2 pocket warmers for your hands, which are often the most chilly. Also, you can independently control the body or hand heating elements to tailor the jacket’s warmth to your needs.
The heated jacket is made with a weather-resistant outer layer and comes with a cotton insulation layer that does an amazing job of trapping heat, so you won’t have to waste the battery to stay warm.
You can choose from three heat settings: high, medium, and low. In terms of battery life, the jacket will give you 8 hours of heat on the lowest setting which is pretty solid. The jacket is also machine washable and comes with a 6-month warranty in case anything goes wrong.
It does come with a charging port but it’s USB-C, and while this does charge things faster, it’s a bit redundant when pretty much all phones use USB 2.o/3.o.
Overall it’s a great heated jacket, but you’ll probably have to sacrifice the charging option.
The Smarkey Heated Jacket is the lightest jacket in the review while still being great in bad weather. It’s made of Rayon which is both water and wind-resistant, and a great insulator. So, despite being thin, this heated jacket does a great job keeping the heat in and bad weather out.
It features three heating zones that have 3 heat settings: low, medium, and high. You can switch between them with ease and they do a great job of keeping you toasty.
As well as being able to keep you warm, these heated jackets are also pretty stylish. You can wear it anywhere, on the trail or at the bar. It also comes with a USB charging port for topping up your phone or any other USB device.
The only drawbacks of this heated jacket are that it is a little thin for cold weather days and the battery is a little bulkier than on the others, which may get annoying.
Overall, this quality heated jacket that’s well made and affordable. You may need to add a layer on those colder days though.
If you are after a heated vested instead of a heated jacket, this option from our friends at Ororo is one worth considering.
it has the usual suspects in terms of four carbon fiber heating elements located around the collar, mid-back, and underneath two pockets.
Another surprising thing about this heated vest is that it is machine washable. They claim it can endure 50 washes. So, don’t throw it in once a week.
All the heated jackets in the review use similar batteries but they don’t all have the same battery life. The battery life of the heated jackets in the review range from 6-12 hours on the lowest setting. It’s always better to go for one with longer battery life, as getting caught short in cold weather isn’t an option.
All the heated jackets come with a minimum of 3 heating zones: two on the chest and one on the back. There is one in the review that has 5 and includes one in each hand pocket to keep your digits toasty. Some of the jackets allow you to control different zones independently so you can customize your heat needs.
Every jacket in the review comes with 3 heat settings: low, medium, and high. They are all easily controlled at the push of a button and come with an LED indicator to let you know which setting you’re on.
Having a heated jacket that lets wind and rain into it is a little pointless. You’ll lose all your heat pretty quickly. It’s best to make sure that the jacket you choose is either wind and waterproof or both wind and water-resistant. This way you’ll maintain your warmth and won’t have to waste your battery on upping the heat.
The jacket lining pretty much dictates how well insulated the jacket is. If you’re looking for superior warmth then you’ll want to opt for a fleece or mylar lining. These materials really do keep warmth in exceptionally well and will save you a lot of battery too.
Most of the jackets in the review come with a USB port for charging your phone or another device. Usually, you’ll have to stop heating to charge though, so pick your moment. Plus, it’ll drain your battery pack, so use it wisely.
Not all of the heated jackets in the review are machine washable but a lot of them are. But, by machine washing, you do risk affecting the heating elements on the inside, so it’s best to wash them as infrequently as possible. And, always remember to remove the battery pack before you wash them.
The all-round best heated jacket is the ORORO Heated Hoodie. It’s cozy, warm, durable, and has great battery life. You can use it inside or outside with an extra layer and charge your phone with it. Plus it’s comfortable and stylish too.
The best heated jacket is the ORORO Soft Shell Heated Jacket. They thought of everything when they made this jacket. It’s stylish, weather-resistant, warm, has great battery life and you can machine wash it. There is a USB port for charging your phone and the fleece lining is great at keeping the heat in.
The best-heated jacket if you’re on a budget is the Venustas Heated Jacket. This is one of the warmest heated jackets in the review while having the longest battery life and being the most affordable. It’s an absolute steal for the price and you’re not missing out on any extra features either.