This winter has been one of the roughest we’ve had for a while. It made us all take out our thickest coats in the closet just so we can compete with the weather. The layering during the winter is one of the worst things about getting dressed, and the best way to eliminate the need for excessive layering when it’s below zero out is to wear heated jackets. Heated jackets do just what their name implies; they’ll warm you up as you wear them through a built-in heating mechanism. We’ve compiled a short list of the top 3 best heated jackets you can buy for your budget.
1. Bosch PSJ120M-102
The Bosch tops this list because of its overall quality. If you’re dressing up in something that has a heating mechanism, you’ll want to make sure you have the highest quality material that won’t burn through or get damaged by rain and wind. This jacket happens to be resistant to both. It’s easy to use with just a 3-button setting of low, medium, or high, so you can adjust the temperature as needed. It uses a 12V power system and is the perfect lightweight jacket. It has several compartments that can hold your belongings, and it even has back up power. You surely don’t want to run out of power when you’ve only got this jacket on in the dead cold of winter.
2. DEWALT DCHJ060C1
This Dewalt heated jacket will probably last you the longest, therefore saving you money in the long run. It’s the most durable heated jacket you’ll find out there, and it’ll give you roughly 7.5 hours of warmth. It has four heating zones located in the perfect spots—left and right chest, mid back, and the collar—and has a preheat function in addition to 3 temperature settings. It uses a 20V power system that can be recharged or switched up anytime even if you were on the go. It has a built in USB cable port, so you can charge your cell phone while you’re on the go. It is water-resistant and incredibly lightweight as well. This heated jacket is durable and affordable at the same time.
3. Makita DCJ200ZXL 18V LXT
Makita is starting to build its own following because of the quality of the products they manufacture. These Makita jackets will probably give you the most out of your money. It’s the most affordable on this list, and if features most of the typical features of a heated jacket. This jacket can give you an unbelievable 28 hours of heating. You can use any type of 18V lithium batteries to power this cordless heated jacket up. It is stylish and comfortable and even features a fleece-lined collar for that extra something. This Makita jacket also features 3 different heat settings to suit the weather conditions you’ll be in. It features several pockets that are easily accessible and will provide you with all the space you could ever need for your belongings.