Keep cosy while you're on the go with heated jackets, whether you're out walking, hunting, or exploring on your motorcycle. Heated jackets include thermal pads that are placed in strategic places inside the jacket, usually the chest and the back, to keep you warm while you're out in low temperatures.
Thermal pads are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, similar to the ones in your mobile phone, so you can recharge them at home or with a cordless battery pack while you're on the go, meaning your heated jacket can keep going for as long as you do.
If you already have a winter jacket that just needs a bit of a boost, a DIY heat pad kit and personalise your heat pad placement so it's perfect for you.Additional Features
You'll want to look out for waterproof jackets to ensure that the heating pads are safe and protected from any moisture. You'll also want to make sure that your heated jacket is well insulated to ensure you stay toasty all day, which also preserves battery power.
Look out for jackets that include a power bank charger, meaning that you don't need a charging port such as a wall plug to recharge it, ideal for keeping your jacket heated while you're on a camping trip or away from home for long periods of time.
When it comes to the heat, you may worry about your temperature level being right throughout the day, whether you'll either be too cold or too hot. If this is a concern, look out for jackets with adjustable heat settings. Some heated jackets have low, medium and high temperatures so you can get your warmth just right.
If you're looking for the best heating source technology, look for carbon fibre heating. Not only is carbon fibre more lightweight than other conductive metals, it also has high thermal conductivity, meaning that it heats up quickly and penetrates into your body faster. Carbon fibre uses infrared rays which are beneficial to health and they distribute heat evenly, preventing any areas being more heated than others.