- An incredibly rugged, versatile winter jacket
- Built-in heating zones keep your whole upper body toasty
- Five pockets that allow you to store your tools and gadgets
Bad battery life and short battery lifespan.
Design: For guys who want a durable jacket that will last them for many winters, DeWalt's heated jacket is definitely a top pick. With its water-resistant polyester outer shell, you'll find the jacket can take quite the beating (from outdoor work or sports) without damage. The shell is thick and can handle more wear and tear than any other jacket on our list.
Working men will love the five zippered pockets, which give you plenty of carrying space for all your tools and gadgets. The jacket isn't so bulky that it hinders your freedom of movement, but it is thick enough to keep you warm all winter long, even if the heater is switched off. Great for a working man!
Heating: The jacket comes with four heating zones (chest and back), so it will spread the heat all over your upper body very effectively. The built-in heating element is slim and lightweight so as not to hamper your freedom of movement. For those who want to slip into a warm garment, the pre-heat setting is absolute magic! The jacket's built-in battery can even be used to charge your phone, thanks to the 2 USB charging ports.
Sadly, battery life on this bad boy is below average—you get just 2-4 hours of use on the higher settings, or 6-7 on the highest setting. The lifespan of the battery is also pretty poor, with less than 2 years of regular use before it craps out. However, the jacket is compatible with any 12V and 20V DeWalt battery, so it will be a simple matter to replace when it fails.
Price: Starting at $195 and going as high as $220, this is definitely on the pricier side of things. However, the jacket itself is durable and worth the price, though you may need to prepare yourself to spend a bit more on new batteries down the line.
- Rated #2 in 7 Best Heated Jackets