Best Electric/Battery Powered Heated Jackets

For most people who live in frigid environments, shivering is a way of life. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you know the literal pain of being in freezing or sub-zero temperatures.

Electric jackets have come a long way since their initial development. The technology has advanced to a point where it actually is a feasible solution if you're spending a lot of time outdoors in the cold.

Here's the bottom line:

Whether you're a snow-sport athlete, commute on a motorcycle, or have a job that requires you to be outdoors, a heated jacket can help make life more comfortable.

We are passionate outdoor enthusiasts, and we hate to see people stay inside because of cold weather, so we created this list of the best heated jackets to help our readers find comfort and keep exploring.

Here is a quick summary of the jackets that were good enough to make our list. If you want more details on a specific product, click on "Jump To More Details" to skip ahead to the section about that product.

Product

Summary

CLIMIX Mens Heated Jacket ​Soft Shell

Overall Rating - 4/5

A sleek ​soft shell heated jacket that is designed to be simple and functional. This jacket ​warms up within one to two minutes and can stay warm for up to 12 hours. A good choice for motorcycle commuters.


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Editor's Choice - Ravean Down

Ravean Down Heated Jacket

Overall Rating - 5/5

Our editor's pick. This is an all-around excellent jacket. The design is simple but functional. Ravean created this jacket based on analysis of what their customer base said they wanted in a heated jacket. 


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ororo Men's Soft Shell

ororo Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket

Overall Rating - 4/5

Premium heated jacked that has a looser fit. Extremely durable, best for people who will be doing vigorous activities and value the durable materials. Water resistant but not waterproof.


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OUTCOOL Heated Jacket for Men

OUTCOOL Heated Jacket for Men

Overall Rating - 3.5/5

This slim fitting heated jacket is great for people who frequently spend short periods of time in very cold weather (under 1 hour). Fits like a hoodie, great for wind blocking.


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OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Hoodie

OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Heated Hoodie

Overall Rating - 4/5

A more casual look that is best for runners/casual athletes. It is thin and breathable, best for people who want an extra warmth without all the extra bulk.


Venustas Soft Heated Jacket

Venustas Soft Heated Jacket

Overall Rating - 4/5

This padded, lightweight warm and breathable jacket is great for long stays in cold, potentially windy weather. It is water and wind resistant with intelligent temperature control.


Choosing the right Heated/Electric Jacket

Choosing a heated jacket can seem like a daunting task. Some options are expensive, but just not worth the price. Others are cheap and won't stand the test of time. The following are our top picks for the best heated jackets currently on the market. 

  • 1
    OUTCOOL Heated Jacket
  • 2
    ororo Men's Soft Shell 
  • 3
    Ravean Down Heated Jacket
  • 4
    OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Heated Hoodie
  • 5
    CLIMIX Mens PU Leather Heated Jacket
  • 6
    Venustas Soft Heated Jacket

Now, let's dig into the details of each of these jackets so you know which one is the best for you.

OUTCOOL Heated Jacket for Men

The OUTCOOL Heated Jacket for Men is an excellent heated jacket if you're looking for something that will keep you warm but isn't too bulky. The design of this jacket lends itself to be most useful to people who spend short periods (under 1 hour) out in the cold. While the jacket itself is very warm, it lacks some of the core functionality you'd expect to find in a jacket meant for extended use such as internal pockets and a removable hood.

Without the heat, you can go outside in temperatures just above freezing and still be cozy. If you turn the settings on low, you'll have enough heat to stay out even longer without getting cold. The medium and high settings are very, very warm. If you use these settings, you'll probably be sweating.

The OUTCOOL Heated Jacket for Men has a few neat design features that make it stand out. First, it has a form-fitting hood, which means if you're wearing it, you won't have that puffy Eskimo look. The fit of the hood is more like a hoodie. Additionally, there is velcro on the wrist and a drawstring around the waist so you can customize the fit. This is also great if you plan on going somewhere windy. You'll be able to throw on your jacket and tighten it down to block out the breeze.

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ororo Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket

The ororo Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket is a premium quality heated jacket meant for people who will be spending a lot of time outdoors.

This jacket comes in a variety of colors and has a loose fit. While it is a great looking jacket, the style is only an afterthought. Where this jacket shines is its quality and durability.

The ororo Men's Soft Shell Heated Jacket offers you 3 levels of heat, with the lowest setting lasting up to 10 hours. This lifespan is excellent if you spend long periods of time outdoors. This jacket was created for people who need warmth and mobility.

One complaint that we had about this heated jacket was that it water resistant, but only just so. It will keep you dry in a drizzle, but is by no means a rain jacket. It isn't marketed that way either, but some competitors offer a more robust defense against moisture. The fabric is hydrophobic, so water will fall off of it rather than be absorbed. However, this is only really effective if you aren't in a downpour. If there is enough water to saturate the material, you may get some moisture inside.

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3. Ravean Down Heated Jacket (Editor's Choice)

Ravean Down Heated Jacket

A relatively new player in this arena, the Ravean Men's Down Heated Jacket really, really impressed us. It is by far the best all-around option for a heated jacket. It only comes in 2 styles; a men's cut and a woman's cut. They are both a basic black design, but the look is very sleek.

The thing that makes this heated jacket shine is the versatility and attention to detail. Ravean listened to consumers and provided a product that appeals to their needs.

The Ravean Down Heated Jacket has different heat sections to disperse the heat evenly where you need it. It also has heated pockets, so your hands stay toasty as well. It is warm enough to keep you toasty, but the three levels of heat are such that you won't have to choose between a low that is to low and a medium or high that will make you sweat.

It uses premium materials and pays attention to even the smallest details, such as using high-quality YKK zippers. There are internal pockets, as well as zippered outer pockets, so you have plenty of space to store everything. If you are looking for a great all-around heated jacket, this one is the best option hands down.

On Sale: 16th June 2019

OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Heated Hoodie

If you're looking for a more casual look, the OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Heated Hoodie is an excellent choice for an everyday casual look.

As the second pick from OUTCOOL on this list, the Men's Cordless Heated Hoodie solidifies them as a company synonymous with quality and versatility.

The OUTCOOL Men’s Cordless Heated Hoodie has 3 heat settings, but like the OUTCOOL Heated jacket for men, the medium and high options are very hot. To use them, you want to make sure you have a thick layer underneath so the heat can disperse rather than be isolated to a single area.

This jacket is not waterproof or water resistant but is great for casual everyday wear. If you commute outside or have to walk outside from building to building at school or work, this is a very comfy option. This is also a top choice for runners because it is the most lightweight, breathable option on this list.

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This ​heated jacket is a waterproof and wind resistant work wear. ​It's fleece lining helps to keep you warm and is suitable for ​outdoor ​activities​ like hiking, skiing or hunting.

​Though its design may look simple, ​it serves ​its purpose of helping you endure the freezing winter.

​Like other heated jackets, it has three heating zones: Left chest, right chest and the back. It also come​s with three-level temperature setting: high, medium and low.

If style is a top priority, the CLIMIX Mens Heated Jacket ​Soft Shell is an excellent choice for those ​who are into simple ​and classic outfit styles. It offers a ​good-quality ​exterior that does everything you expect a heated jacket to do.

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6. Venustas Soft Heated Jacket

Venustas Soft Heated Jacket

This super soft, nylon fabric jacket is one of the most lightweight jackets on our list that isn't a hoodie. This jacket is great if you need high mobility, but don't want to sacrifice the amount of warmth your jacket provides. 

The Venustas soft heated jacket features an upgraded design of the heating system from previous versions of the jacket. This time around, the heating element is stronger and safer. The heat comes from a large area carbon fiver wire heater. This helps keep you warm and the heat stays insulated. 

The actual heating element is designed to provide even heating across your entire torso, neck, and back area. This all around heating is something that many other jackets lack. With the Venustas, after connected the power bank (which is not included!), the 4 carbon fiber heating elements spread the heat around all areas of the jacket. 

As with most electric jackets, you can choose between 3 temperature settings, high, medium, and low. The jacket heats quickly and can keep you warm for upwards of 8 hours. 

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What To Consider When Buying a Heated Jacket


A heated jacket is a considerably more significant investment than a traditional jacket, so before you buy, make sure you know what to look for in a good heated jacket.

  • Heat Output
  • Materials Used
  • Fit
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    Price vs. Value

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Heat Output:

Obviously, a heated jackets ability to keep you warm is an essential feature. In our testing, we found that many lower quality heated jackets only function well on the low or medium setting. They are not insulated enough to be put on high without being uncomfortable. A good heated jacket will be comfortable on all settings, and the setting you choose should be based on the outside temperatures.

Material:

There are a handful of materials you'll find a heated jacket in, ranging from 100% cotton to polyester and leather. The material you choose is ultimately up to your style preference and budget. Higher quality materials will cost you more, but that doesn't mean they do a better job all the time. Depending on the specific jacket, a hydrophobically treated polyester material may be better at keeping out water than a cheap leather material.

Fit:

If you're planning on buying your heated jacket online because there are more options than in a store, make sure you always always always check the size charts. Different brands can have drastically different sizes that are marked the same. If you want something that fits a bit looser, it might be a good idea to get a size up. Similarly, if you want something with a more snug fit, you may want to go a size down. Also, pay attention to sleeve length.

Price/Value:

The average price for a heated jacket is around $150-$200. This being said, there are outliers above and below that price. Be wary of anything under $100 unless it is a hoodie-style jacket. The cost of suitable materials are not cheap, and you don't want to skimp on anything that involves electricity coursing around your torso. If you're buying from somewhere like Amazon, read other customer reviews to see what the price to value ratio is. You could overpay for something you think is high quality only to find that there is a product that's just as good for half of the price.

Now it's your turn! Which heated jacket are you going to get and why? Let us know in the comments section below.

FAQs About Heated Jackets

If this is your first heated jacket, you probably still have a few questions before you're ready to dive into a purchase. From our experience, here are the most common questions about heated electric jackets.

Q. How High Quality Are the Batteries?

A. All of the jackets on this list are top of the line. Since batteries are the bread and butter of what makes a heated jacket special, you can rest easy knowing that your jacket battery is top of the line. Most batteries has a multi-year lifespan, and will last all day with heavy use.

Q. Should I Be Worried About Getting Shocked?

A. While we are not directly associated with any of the companies listed on this review, we can safely say, no one on our team has been zapped by an electric jacket yet. These jackets are generally made from high quality materials, with safety at the forefront. Even if you rip/tear the jacket, you shouldn't have to worry about electric shock. However, be sure to read the manual of the specific jacket you decide on so you're aware of any potential safety concerns. 

Q. Can I Use The Battery To Charge My Phone?

A. This will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most of the time the answer is yes. However, if you use your jackets battery to charge your phone, this will obviously impact how long it will be able to stay heated.

Q. Can I Wash It?

A. Traditionally, heated jackets are just as easy to wash as any other jacket. The heating elements are generally designed to be removed, making washing them as easy and throwing the in with the rest of your clothes.

Q. Can My Jacket Catch Fire?

A. No. If they could, the heated jacket industry wouldn't be as popular as it is. There is a lot of care that goes into create a heated jacket to prevent safety issues such as this. Almost all heat elements are non-conductive, and uses infrared heat so it does not heat the air around it. 

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