Today’s blog post is about finding the best heated jacket to keep you warm this winter. I’m a cold person all the time, so the heated jacket has been an absolute game changer!
As we take a closer look at the cold weather here in the UK, it’s time to dig out your winter wool and invest in a suitable coat to beat the winter chill!
If you’re looking for the perfect heated jacket for this cold climate, I’m here to help! For those of you new to the world of heated jackets, let me explain…
Heated jackets and heated vests/gilets have become popular in recent years due to the introduction of very small batteries. Technology has been developed to provide incredibly powerful rechargeable batteries that can be kept in your pocket. This means you can heat your coat with just a small device.
The heated jacket is powered by a portable battery stored in a discreet inner pocket of the coat. The battery charges at your home plug via USB and connects to the cable inside the jacket.
Heated jackets have a built-in panel with a heating element that heats up quickly. It’s just like having a little radiator inside your jacket.
Now, if you’re looking for the best heated jacket, you’ve probably come across so many designs with hundreds of conflicting reviews and huge fluctuations in price. The internet is a wonderful creature, but finding so much information online can make things very confusing.
I’m here today to simplify things and share some options.
In my opinion, there is not much difference in the “heating” part of the jacket. Cheap ones seem to be just as effective at heating as expensive ones. The big decision when choosing the best heated jacket for you ultimately comes down to the design of the jacket.
Best heated gilet for putting a stylish coat on top
Rrtizan heated vest/gilet
Wear a heated gilet under a better coat to get warmth without looking outdoorsy
You’ve probably noticed that most of the best heated jackets have an outdoor style, suitable for country walks and casual environments. If this style doesn’t suit you, we highly recommend purchasing a heated vest or gilet to wear under a more formal or stylish coat.
This is a more affordable option so you can save money to buy a better coat to wear over it!
This is another one in white that I really like!
Best lightweight and slim fit heated jacket
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 cold days and great for wearing under another coat.
You may be thinking, “Why should I buy the least popular item?”, but this is actually the one I wear the most. It’s still really nice and warm and thin enough to slip nicely under more stylish outer coats. I also like the tight, fitted design. This means that the jacket clings closely to your skin, giving you more warmth. As a petite person, I don’t really like wearing big, fluffy coats. Because it feels like his two little feet are sticking out of a big round ball. This thin jacket will eliminate that feeling!
Another really great slim-fit option on Amazon is the Ororo Slim-Fit Heated Jacket. I love that this has a removable hood and is shaped to fit a woman’s body shape (not make you feel like a little round ball!)
Best quality coat and heated jacket combo
Blazewear Explorer Jacket <- Click for full review and more photos
This is an expensive coat, but the best heated jacket in terms of warmth, quality and design. Everything is very well made and this is a coat that will last for years to come. The outdoor style design makes it perfect for walking, short outings, skiing, etc. I actually wore this on two ski trips and it was perfect!
The Blazewear jacket’s battery pack is quite heavy, so you can’t use a smaller battery pack (I tried!)
Best stylish coat for women
ActionHeat 5V Heated Long Puffer Jacket
Shipping is only available in the US and Canada, so this is only available to people in North America.
I haven’t tried this myself, but it’s the only heated jacket I can find that is actually a really nice coat. A long puffer jacket with a faux fur hood that looks stylish, comfortable and warm. If you don’t like the option of wearing a heated gilet or lightweight heated jacket under a nice coat, this could be the perfect option for you.
If you don’t live in North America, you can get another gorgeous one on Amazon UK. I love this!
And this is also nice. It must be amazing that it even comes with a heated hood, which is hard to believe is a coat with a heater!
Best coat with heated pockets
If you don’t want to go for a full-fledged heated jacket, there are also coats with heated pockets. Sounds like a dream, right!?
Here are some great and stylish options..
And a black or pink mid-length coat with heated pockets…
Best colourful heated coat
If you’re a little fed up that most of these heated coats are black or navy blue, don’t worry. We found some colorful heated jackets that will cheer you up on a boring day…
Best budget heated bodywarmer
You want to feel the heat without feeling the impact on your bank balance. I hear you. Many of these heated coats are expensive, but heated gilets and body warmers are available at a fraction of the cost.
We found this on Amazon for just £27.29!