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14 of the best heated jackets and heated vests for women

14 of the best heated jackets and heated vests for women

Today’s blog post is about finding the best heated jacket to keep you warm this winter. I’m one of those people who is always cold so a heated jacket has been an absolute game changer!

If you’re looking for the best heated jacket or heated vest for this cold weather then I’ve got you covered! And if you’re new to the world of heated jackets then let me fill you in…

Heated jackets have panels within them with a heating element that warms up quickly. It really is like having a tiny radiator inside your jacket. 

Heated jackets and heated vests/gilets have become popular over recent years thanks to the tiny, rechargeable batteries that allow us to heat a whole coat from a battery pack in our pocket. It wasn’t long ago that we didn’t have the technology for this!

Heated jackets are powered by a portable battery which is stowed away in a discreet inside pocket of the coat. The battery is recharged at the plug at home via USB and connects to a cable inside the jacket.

If you’re looking for a heated vest to keep you warm this winter then I know just the one. Today I’m reviewing the iHood Heated Vest, an absolute game-changer when it comes to your winter wardrobe.

Now if you’re searching for the best heated jacket or heated vest then I’m sure you will have come across so many designs with hundreds of conflicting reviews and massive variations in price. The internet is a wonderful beast, but it can make things so confusing when you find SO MUCH information online.

I’m here today to simplify things and share a few options. 

In my opinion, there isn’t a massive variation in the ‘heated’ part of the jacket. Even the cheap ones seem to do just as good a job at heating as the expensive ones. The big decision when choosing the best heated jacket for you really comes down to the design of the jacket.

I’m sharing:

  • The best heated vest
  • The best heated fleece vest
  • Best budget vest
  • Best slimfit jacket
  • Best quality heated coat
  • A more stylish heated coat
  • Best heated hoodie
  • Best heated fleece
  • Colourful options if you’re bored of all this black!

Best heated vest

The Rrtizan heated vest/gilet 

The best advice I've ever been given Monica Stott from The Travel Hack

Wear a heated gilet beneath a nicer coat to get the warmth without an outdoorsy look

You’ve probably noticed that most of the best heated jackets have an outdoorsy style suited to countryside walks and casual settings. If this style isn’t for you then I highly recommend getting a heated vest or gilet to wear beneath a more formal or stylish coat.

This is also a more affordable option so you can save your money for a nicer coat to go on top!

Rrtizan Heated Vest for Mens, Hood Heated Gilet with 3 Temperature Levels and 9 Heat Sheets,...
  • ★【9 Heating Sheets and 3 Temperature Controls】Newly upgraded 2023 Rrtizan Heating Vest has 9 heating pads with the latest carbon fiber design and imported high-quality TPU heating pads, which...
  • ☀【Fashionable Hooded Washable Heated Vest】This sleeveless heated jacket is made of waterproof and windproof fabric on the outer layer, cotton material filling in the middle, plus 9-zone heating...
  • ❃【How to use】- Pull out the USB plug inside the heated gilet, connect the power bank(power bank isnot included),Long press for 3 seconds to start.It has 3 heating levels. Press and hold the...
Rrtizan Heated Vest for Womens, Hood Heated Gilet with 3 Temperature Levels, Sleeveless Electric...
  • ★【5 Heating Sheets and 3 Temperature Controls】-【Power Bank Not Included】The newly released Rrtizan heating vest in 2022 has 5 heating sheets, which are designed with the latest carbon fiber...
  • ☀【Fashionable Hooded Washable Heated Vest】This sleeveless heated jacket is made of waterproof and windproof fabric on the outer layer, cotton material filling in the middle, plus 4-zone heating...
  • ❃【How to use】- Pull out the USB plug inside the heated gilet, connect the power bank (10000mAh 5V/2A power bank is recommended),Long press for 3 seconds to start.It has 3 heating levels. Press...

Best heated fleece vest

Another nice option for indoor wear or to fit snugly underneath an outer coat.

ORORO Women's Heated Fleece Vest with Battery Pack Heated Gilet for Women (Flecking Grey,S)
  • HEAT ON-DEMAND: The ultra-thin and flexible heating elements generate heat across the left and right-hand pockets and mid-back. You can easily switch between 3 heat settings (high, medium, low) with a...
  • QUICK AND LONG-LASTING WARMTH: The 7.38V CE/UL certified battery ensures the vest heats up in seconds. The USB-A port allows you to charge your smartphone or other mobile devices on-the-go.
  • YOUR COOL WEATHER ESSENTIAL ON A BUDGET: With the ultra-soft fleece lining and stand-up collar, this vest is perfect for either wearing alone or bundling up with your jacket for extra warmth while...

Best budget heated vest

So you want to feel the heat without feeling the hit on your bank balance! I hear you. Many of these heated coats are pricy but there are heated gilets and bodywarmers available at a fraction of the cost.

Here’s one I found on Amazon for just £21!

Lyeiaa Heated Vest for Men Women Electric Heated Jacket with USB Charging Heated Vest, Washable Warm...
  • Nano Fabric NO SPECIFIC POWER BANK POWERED - heated clothing powered by any 5V/2.1A power bank, USB plug compatible with most power bank in the market ( BATTERY NOT INCLUDED ); 3 SEC FAST HEAT, 0...
  • HEATING LEVEL ADJUSTABLE - 3 heating level from Preheat to Very High. Perfect for outdoor activities like a snowmobile, motorcycle, mountain, camp, hike, ski, Fish, Hunt or office routine and business...
  • HEALTH CARE HEATED VEST - heated clothing help promotes blood circulation, relief pain of muscles. Best Christmas gift for parents and families. 【𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄: 𝐃𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨...

Best lightweight and slim fit heated jacket 

The 8K Flexwarm Heated Jacket <- click for full review and more photos

8K Flexwarm Heated Jacket review

The 8K Flexwarm Heated Jacket isn’t the warmest I’ve tried but it’s great for chilly days and another good option to wear beneath another coat. 

While you might be thinking, ‘Why would I buy one that isn’t the hottest!?’ I actually wear this one the most. It still gets really toasty and warm and is thin enough to slip nicely beneath a more stylish outer coat. I also like the tighter, fitted design. This means the jacket sits close to your skin so you feel the warmth more. As a smaller person, I don’t really like wearing big puffy coats because I feel like a big round ball with two little legs poking out! So this thin jacket is nice to stop that feeling!

8K Flexwarm Heated Jacket review

Another really nice slim fit option from Amazon is the Ororo slim fit heated jacket. This one has a detachable hood and I love that it’s a flattering shape for a woman’s figure (and doesn’t make you feel like a little round ball!)

ORORO Women's Slim Fit Heated Jacket With Battery Pack And Detachable Hood (Black,L)
  • STYLISH DESIGN WITH BREATHABLE FABRIC: Soft shell fabric exterior with fleece lining ensures you don't lose any excess heat and enjoy comfortable warmth; Detachable hood is specially designed for...
  • 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...
  • QUICK AND LONG-LASTING WARMTH: Heat quickly in seconds with 7.2V CE/UL-certified battery; Up to 10 working hours; USB port for charging smartphones and other mobile devices.

Best quality coat and heated jacket combo

Blazewear Explorer Jacket <- click for full review and more photos

Blaze Wear Explorer Jacket - heated jacket review

This is a more expensive coat but it’s the best heated jacket in terms of heat, quality and design. Everything about it is so well made and it’s the kind of coat you’ll be wearing for years to come. It is an outdoorsy design so best for walking, casual outings or skiing. I’ve actually worn this on two ski trips and it was perfect!

The battery pack for the Blazewear jackets is quite heavy and it isn’t possible to use a smaller one (I’ve tried!)

Blaze Wear Explorer Jacket - heated jacket review

Best stylish coat for women

Kintiwe heated jacket

It’s a shame that almost all heated jackets have a very outdoorsy look to them. This is the best I could find if you’re looking for a stylish heated jacket that doesn’t cost an absolute fortune!

Review of the iHood heated vest

Best heated hoodie

If, like me, you’re probably going to end up wearing this in the house or indoors, you may prefer a heated hoodie. This one is kind of pricey but it comes in 5 colours and would be perfect for a chilly house or office!

BERTSCHAT Heated Vest - Heated Hoodie - Heated Jacket | Women | Dual Heating | Beige | S
  • DUAL HEATING: Ten large heating zones (unbreakable Carbon Fibre)

Best heated fleece

If you’re wearing this indoors or plan to wear it beneath another coat then a fleece may be nicer?

HENNCHEE Women's Heated Fleece Jacket Full Zip with Battery Pack 3 Stalls Adjustable Temperature 3...
  • ✅2022 UPGRADED VERSION HEATED FLEECE JACKET: HENNCHEE's warming heated jacket has 3 heating zones up to 10 working hours: chest & back. Updated carbon fiber heating elements and concentrated heating...
  • ✅USB STANDARD INPUT: Our womens heated jacket has powerful heated system with 12000mAh universal power bank (RoHS, CE, UKCA Certification) can be applied for its energy.
  • ✅SOFT BREATHABLE FABRIC: This weather heated jacket is made of 100% Polyester. Designed for the temperature between 10° F to 54° F. Long-lasting warmth retention and nice breath-ability.

Best colourful heated coat

If you’re a bit fed up with most of these heated coats being black or navy blue then fear not, I’ve found a few colourful heated jackets that will bring some cheer to a dull day…

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Tonfarb Heated Gilet Electric Heating Jacket, Heated Vest for Women, Heated Body Warmer with 3...
  • 【USB Powered Women's Heated Vest】🔥 Electric Heated Jacket is compatible with any power bank with 5V 2A USB output port. A 5000mAH to 10000mAH fully charged power supply can be heated for up to...
  • 【4 Heating Zones】🔥 Women's Heated Gilet including 4 carbon fiber heating elements generating heat across collar, back and abdomen for core-body warmth. Heated clothing help promotes blood...
  • 【3 Heating Levels】🔥 USB Heated Body Warmer has two buttons to control the heating area of the back and belly separately. Adjust 3 heating settings (High, Medium, Low) with just a simple press...

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Heated Body Warmer,Women Men Heated Vest Rechargeable USB Electric Winter Warm Heated...
  • 【WARMTH WITHOUT WOOL WEIGHT】The polyester faux shearling pile texture provides warmth without the bulk of wool with the added bonus of being able to effectively wick away moisture. The combination...
  • 【TWO SIDE POCKETS】Features two zippered outer side pockets for your hands, large capacity inner pockets for your keys, wallet, phone, or other personal items.
  • 【WARM, PROTECTED】This sherpa jacket has elastic hems in the cuffs and around the base of the coat to provided strong heat insulation and keep you at the i temperature. The stand collar is not only...

If you’re in the US, check out my review of the iHoodwarm heated vest with a hood.

Review of the iHood heated vest


Sunday 8th of October 2023

Monica, Great article on heated jackets which we also enjoy. I've also found heated gloves to be the perfect compliment, to get you through the freezing cold winter - Thanks Again! Jay


Friday 13th of January 2023

Can you put your mobile phone in the pocket of a heated Gillette while its on. Thanks


Monday 16th of January 2023

Yes you can! All of these featured have separate pockets that would be like a normal pocket in a coat or jacket. The pockets will get warm but not too warm for your mobile phone. It would be a similar kind of heat to holding it your hand for a long time.