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!
We’re just delving into the cold weather here in the UK so it’s time to dig out the winter woollies and invest in a proper coat that will beat the winter chill!
If you’re looking for the best heated jacket 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 and heated vests/gilets have become popular over the past few years because we now have such tiny batteries. Technology has developed and given us incredibly powerful, rechargeable batteries we can keep in our pockets, meaning we can heat our coats with just a tiny device.
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.
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.
Now if you’re searching for the best heated jacket 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.
Best heated gilet for putting a stylish coat on top
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!
- ★【Safety & Intelligent】Rrtizan heated vest designed with the latest carbon fiber and imported high-quality TPU heating sheet for quick heat up. If up, it would stop running until the heat returns to the standard operating temperature. Help to promote blood circulation and relieves muscle pain in winter, ideal for people who always suffer from bone pain on cold or rainy days
- ☀【Heated Coats with 3 Temperature Control】Fast heating within 1-3 seconds, 5 Heating pads will warm you up to 60-65℃/149℉ across core body areas (left waist, right waist, left flank, right flank, and mid-back) to make you feel warm in 360°. 3 Available settings can be adjusted temperature levels by the button LED lights, red- (60-65℃/149℉), white (50-55℃/131℉), blue- (40-45℃/113℉)
- ❃【Free Size & Unisex Style】Freedom of waist-size, adjustable as needed, a simple electrically heated jacket suitable for men and women, which is great for all kinds of winter sports or outdoor activities, like hunting, hiking, skiing , cycling, fishing, office
- ✌【Compatible USB Powered】USB plug is compatible with most power banks in the market with output of 5V/2.1A, which enables quick smooth electric warmth without radiation, no harm to the human body. A 10000mAH fully charged power supply can keep heating for up to 12 hours and minimum 6 hours (BATTERY NOT INCLUDED)
- ❤【Skin-Friendly & Lightweight】This Heating Vest made of lightweight Carbon fibre, windproof and waterproof, support hand/ machine/ dry wash. Comfortable and smooth to touch, warmth to last all winter without the bulk of heavy coat. It is a good gift for the elderly, families or friends. Support 30-day money back guarantee, order it Now with No Risk
Here’s another one in white which I really like!
- [ATTENTION]: As this heated vest is small than usual vest, we recommend that you buy a larger size. If you have any questions when you buy or receive the heated vest, please contact us in time, we hope to give you a satisfactory shopping experience.
- [5 heating Zones and 3 Heating Levels]: Heated vest has 5 heating zones (center back, left right stomach, left right waist) with 3 heating levels (red light high = 60 ° C; white light medium = 55 ℃; blue light low = 50 ℃) . Carbon fiber heats up very quickly and you just need to long-press the button for 2-3 seconds then will get you warm within three minutes. You can adjust to the temp according to your needs.
- [12000mAh High Battery Capacity ]: With the 12000mAh power bank, the runtime up to 10 hours, it will give you a strong support in cold weather.(Low-temperature: 10 hours; medium-temperature: 6.5 hours; high-temperature : 4 hours). Note: It is recommended that remove the battery without use.
- [Lightweight and Adjustable Side Zipper ]: The zippers in the side are adjustable to fit you better. The women's heated body warmer jacket with battery is embellished with a red edge, it adds more vitality for you in chill weather. The stand neck can keep your neck warmer. There is an invisible pocket in the side warming vest that can hold the power bank.
- [Multifunctional Vest]:Our womens heated clothing not only provide you with warmth, but also help you promote the blood circulation, consume excess heat, increase blood oxygen and fluidity. Besides, this heated vest for women rechargeable is a nice choice for fishing ,camping, hiking, hunting and so on. And it is convenient in your life such as walking the dog, cycling and running.
Best lightweight and slim fit heated jacket
The 8K Flexwarm Heated Jacket <- click for full review and more photos
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!
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!)
- 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 chilly mornings and extra protection on windy days; Slim-fit design relieves you of worrying about bulkiness.
- 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 button.
- 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.
- FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ADVENTURES: Ideal and warm choice for you, family members, friends, employees, to enjoy outdoor activities.
- NO WORRIES AT ALL: Machine washable. The carbon fiber heating elements and jacket construction are designed to endure 50+ machine wash cycles.
Best quality coat and heated jacket combo
Blazewear Explorer Jacket <- click for full review and more photos
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!)
Best stylish coat for women
This one is only available to the North American’s out there as shipping is only available in the US and Canada.
I haven’t tried this one myself but it’s the only heated jacket I can find that is actually a really nice coat too. It’s a long puffer jacket with a faux fur hood and looks stylish, cosy and warm! If you don’t like the option of wearing a heated gilet or lighter heated jacket beneath your nice coat then this could be the option for you.
If you’re not in North America then there’s another gorgeous one available on Amazon UK which I love!
- 3 heating cell locating on back and abdomen, speeding up heat for reaching the highest temp (60°C). Powered by a 5V portable charger (if you want more warm, also could accept use a 7.4V USB power supply). With USB plug-in to fit mostly power bank.
- Smart chip, dual-control temperature control, only 3-5 seconds to bring you warm! There is 3 modes of adjustment: providing temp from 25~55°C.
- Brand new heating tech, not only intelligent temperature control, also brings hyper safety with 5V ultra-low voltage.Could be easily block cold and wind, effectively maintain the body temperature and promote blood circulation.
- This jacket is suitable for outdoor activities, skiing, motorcycles, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting or in the office, all can withstand the cold winter wind. In addition, it can also relieve the symptoms of dysmenorrhea and back pain.
- This heated vest is made of 95% duck down, can be washed in a washing machine. It is highly recommended that you use a laundry net and put the silicone sleeve on the interface when washing in the washing machine.
And this one is lovely too. It doesn’t look like a heated coat and even has a heated hood which must be amazing!
- [Lightweight, waterproof and windproof]- Women's winter warm long jacket is made of waterproof nylon fabric, filled with 90% high-quality white duck down, ultra-light and breathable, with excellent windproof and warmth quality.
- [3 levels of heating and dual control]- Our down heated jacket can be adjusted to 3 heating settings (25°C-50°C/77°F-122°F) as required, and the front and rear heating components can be individually controlled as required.
- [Fast and long-lasting warmth]- Women's hooded long down jacket adopts Portable USB power supply, 5V 10000mAh certified battery can guarantee long-term heating. Insulate for up to 7 hours at low level, 5 hours at medium level, and 3 hours at high level.
- [Easy to maintain]- The durable fabric and carbon fiber heating elements of the winter down parka puffer jacket can be machine washed safely. To prolong the service life, please wash by hand or machine wash in a mesh laundry bag.
- [Casual occasions and outdoor sports]- Lightweight parka coat suitable for daily wear such as business, dating and travel. It is also very suitable for snowboarding, hiking, fishing, biking, climbing, and camping. Very suitable for matching sweaters, polo shirts , hoodies.
Best coat with heated pockets
If you don’t want to go for a full on heated jacket then there are coats available with heated pockets. Dreamy, right!?
Here’s a nice, stylish option..
- [Lightweight down jacket]: This Oversized heated jacket is filled with 90% down, which not only keeps warm, but also makes you fashionable and stylish. The thick down jacket can accompany you through cold days.
- [Built-in heat source]: This women's heating jacket includes a built-in heating plate, which can generate heat on the back. Use a standard 10000 mA power bank (not included) to quickly heat up.
- [3 temperature settings]: Puffer Jacket Short Coat adopts a one-button button design and has 3 heating settings (high, medium, and low). You can adjust the temperature to suit your needs.
- [Easy dress up]: Just match basic T-shirts, sweaters, tight dresses, tight pants, tight jeans, casual pants, boots to create a charming look. Casual and oversized styles are very suitable for daily wear, dating, dinner, work, sports, etc.
- [Machine washable]: Oversized thick coat adopts stand-up collar neckline, long sleeves with elastic ribbed cuffs, front zipper opening and closing, and loose fit. Hand wash or machine wash, easy to take care of.
And another mid length coat in black or pink with heated pockets…
- Insulation: The battery-heated jacket has a three-zone heating system, which includes 3 ultra-fine carbon fiber heating plates placed along the chest and upper back to increase the core body temperature. Battery heating clothing adopts far-infrared heating to provide several hours of heating performance.
- Lasting warmth: The winter hooded jacket is equipped with a 5V 1000mAh power bank. This power bank can quickly charge and heat clothes. Four LED power indicators show the battery life of the mobile power supply.
- Temperature settings: The long heated jacket uses a one-button design with three heating settings-high (red): 150°F, medium (white): 130°F, low (blue): 110°F.
- Length knee - This long down jacket is convenient for storing and traveling. Suitable for varies occasions such as business work, school, climbing, hiking, camping, skating, skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sport activities in winter or cold weather.
- Care Instructions: machine wash cold separately on gentle cycle in large capacity washer, and tumble dry low, do not bleach.
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…
- ☁ Health Heated Jackets: The heated jackets can help promote blood circulation, relief pain of muscles. Perfect for outdoor activities like snowmobile, motorcycling, mountain climbing, camping, hiking, skiing, Fishing, Hunting or office routine and business use during fall and winter months.
- ☁ 8 Heating Zone and Temperature Control: The built-in 8 heaters, the intelligent three-gear temperature control which is suitable for adapting the vest heating temperature according to the environment temperature, specially fit for winter. heated jackets not only warm for your body, moreover,enhances blood circulation,but also activate various functions between skin to promote metabolism.
- ☁ Did't Come with Battery: No specific battery required.You can use your own power bank to charge the heated jackets, powered by any 5v portable charger (low and safe voltage),the usb plug is compatible with most power bank in the market.
- ☁ Soft Skin-Friendly and Washable: Made of soft skin-friendly chemical fiber blendedmaterial which ensures smooth and comfortable touch feeling, it already reached a high quality of the product function, furthermore, even it’s washed, the washing machine would not affect the heating system inside the heated jackets, safe and durable.
- ☁ Attention: Our Tag on the heated jackets is Asian size, Please check sizing info in the product description below to make sure the item measurement before ordering.
- [Outdoor Sportswear]Windproof, breathable, warm and wear-resistant. Suitable for skateboarding, skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, mountaineering, traveling, outing, hunting, cycling, self-driving, ice sports, outdoor sports, etc.
- [Heating jacket] 3 heating zones, warm your abdomen and back. The carbon fiber heats up quickly, has high efficiency, is washable, and is resistant to bending; the constant temperature protection switch prevents the temperature from being too high and is safer.
- [Intelligent temperature control] 3 levels of temperature, abdomen/back dual control, long press for 3 seconds to turn on/off. Red: ≈45-50°C, white: ≈35-45°C, blue: ≈25-35°C. The heating device can be turned off when the body temperature rises after exercise.
- [Easy to clean]-Gentle machine wash or hand wash, do not wring out forcefully, just dry. Do not connect the mobile power when cleaning. A warm jacket is the best gift for mothers, wives, girlfriends, relatives and friends in winter.
- [USB power supply]Built-in USB interface, free 10000 mA mobile power supply, also suitable for all 5V mobile power supplies. 5V safety voltage, no need to worry about leakage, no harmful radiation.
- 【5V/2A USB Charging & Keep Warm For A Long Time】🔥🎁 Heating 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 16 hours with single control opens and up to 8 hours with dual control opens. (POWER BANK NOT INCLUDED)
- 【4 Heating Zones】🔥🎁 Electric heated vest including 4 carbon fiber heating elements generating heat across collar, back and abdomen for core-body warmth. Heated clothing help promotes blood circulation, warm the your body, consumes excess heat, increases blood oxygen and fluidity in the process of heating. It is a new type of outdoor clothing.
- 【3 Heating Levels】🔥🎁 WANFEI Heat 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 of the button: Red Light (50℃-55℃/122℉-131℉); White Light (40℃-45℃/113℉-122℉); Blue Light (35℃-40℃/104℉-113℉).
- 【Lasting Warmth & Overheat Protection】🔥🎁 Heated Gilet are made of carbon fiber, and the internal heating parts are made of spandex, very soft and no radiation.It is very easy to pull and is not prone to breakage. Built-in thermal protection module, when you power on the heating function, it will automatically lower the temperature to WHITE light to avoid the high heat.
- 【Surpport Machine Washable】🔥🎁 Premium Heating waistcoat are completely safe for hand and machine washing. Please remove the power bank and removable connectted usb cable, zip of pocket up before washing, then put the vest into a laundry bag for machine wash.
Best budget heated bodywarmer
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 £27.29!