A Heated Jacket is by far the best way to fight the cold so I've decided to review and rank my top 10 picks for the best battery heated jackets in 2018.
Basically there are four types of Heated Jackets available.......Construction Work Heated Jackets, Everyday Men's Heated Jackets, Everyday Women's Heated Jackets and Motorcycle Heated Jackets.
This article focuses on Everyday Men's Heated Jackets and does not review any Work Heated Jackets, Women's Heated Jackets or Motorcycle Heated Jackets.
If you're looking for a jacket in one of those other categories then simply click the appropriate button below to see my top picks for those categories.
Otherwise just scroll down and keep reading to see my top picks for Men's Everyday Heated Jackets.
Not sure which to choose? Here's a quick explanation of the four categories.
Construction Work Heated Jackets - These are built with durability and protection in mind for people who are working with hand tools, power tools and heavy duty equipment. These jackets will keep you warm while working in the trades.
Everyday Men's Heated Jackets - These jackets are made for men and you can wear them anytime for just about any occasion. They will be more stylish and comfortable than the construction work jackets so they're great for things like walking the dog, skiing/snowboarding, shoveling snow, running errands or whatever the day throws at you.
Everyday Women's Heated Jackets - These are basically the same as the everyday men's heated jackets except that these ones are cut with the female body in mind. So if you're a women who likes a fitted jacket these will be better for you.
Motorcycle Heated Jackets - These jackets are designed for riding a motorcycle. The main difference is that they don't have a portable battery but instead they plug directly into the motorcycle battery.
So now we can get on with the list. Below are my top 10 picks for the best battery heated jackets in the Men's Everyday category.
Please feel free to use the box at the bottom of the article if you have any questions about any of the products listed.
10.Global Vasion Jacket
This jacket made the list for a number of reasons but basically it just performed well in all the important areas like warmth, comfort, quality and style.
It comes with three heating pads that fit into specialized pockets on the back and one on each side of the chest.
It's lined with polar fleece for a soft and comfy feel.
The exterior is a shell that does really well in wet conditions or wind and it has a detachable hood that will help keep you dry and warm if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
I personally really liked the style of this jacket. It doesn't look too technical which I like. It has a little bit more of an urban look to it which differentiates it from the other jackets on this list.
The battery should last you up to 7 hours on the lowest heat setting but the time will decrease to about 4 hours if you have it on high the whole time.
My only question about this jacket would be the quality. I'm not too familiar with the Global Vasion brand so I can't really say how well this one would do in terms of long term durability.
All in all this is a nice heated jacket.
9. ProSmart 12 Volt Hooded Jacket
Much like the Global Vasion jacket this one also has the heating pads on both sides of the chest and one on the back.
It has three heat settings and with the large 12V battery you should be able to get up to 12 hours of heat time on the lowest setting.
That's a long time to have heat on and you'll have a hard time finding a jacket that lasts any longer than that.
The hood is built in so if you aren't a fan of hoods be aware that this one is not removable.
The material is a polyester blend so it will feel similar to most soft shells. It's flexible and comfy.
It is water resistant but it won't keep you completely dry in a down pour.
It heats up really well and should keep you warm in some pretty extreme conditions and it's soft enough to wear underneath another jacket without being uncomfortable.
A nice everyday jacket.
8. Lacle Hooded Heat Jacket
This one is a little more water resistant than the ProSmart and probably a little bit warmer because of the added insulation.
It's not a soft shell but more of an insulated winter coat that also has heat.
It has 3 heat zones and three heat settings too.
On the highest setting you should be able to get up to 6 hours of heat and as much as 8 hours on the lowest setting.
The battery is a 7.4V so it's not going to last as long as the ProSmart but the benefit is that the battery isn't as bulky or heavy.
The hood is detachable.
7. RioRand Heated Jacket
This jacket is a little more technical than the first three in the sense that it has the water tight zips and it's completely waterproof and wind resistant.
It doesn't come with a hood, just a medium high collar that zips right to the top.
Style wise it's pretty simple looking and it doesn't have any chest pockets, just the two regular pockets on the side.
It has the normal three heat zones as well as three heat settings.
It's advertised to provide up to 9 hours of heat at the highest setting but that wasn't quite my experience.
I was only able to get 6 hours of heat at the high setting and around 8.5 at the lowest setting. These are still really good results just not quite what the company claims.
A really cool feature of this one is the battery pack. It actually doubles as a power bank with a usb port so you can charge your devices on the go.
I really like this jacket.
6. VentureHeat Escape
Now we're getting into the really high end brands. You may not have ever heard of VentureHeat before but they're a big player in the heated gloves world.
This is a brand I know very well from all the heated glove reviews I've done and I've always been extremely impressed with Venture.
The quality of Venture is top notch. You won't have to worry about having any problems with this jacket but if you do, they'll take care of you no questions asked.
Venture is also a big player in the motorcycle gear world so they are used to building their garments tough.
This one has three heat zones and three heat settings with an easy to use button that you won't even have to take your gloves off to use.
It's a polyester material on the outside which makes it good in wet or windy conditions but still soft and flexible.
The interior has some light insulation with a fleece lining to keep the heat in and the comfort level high.
I highly recommend this jacket. I think I'm at the point where I should say that you shouldn't get too wrapped up in where I rank the jackets on this list.
I made sure that I only put GREAT jackets on this list and you don't need to buy the #1 ranked jacket in order to get what you want or need.
This VentureHeat jacket along with any of the other jackets on this list are great.
5. Bosch PSJ120M-102 Soft Shell
You've probably seen this Bosch Jacket on other top 10 lists. I know I have.
This jacket is very highly rated. It's actually made as a work jacket. Meaning it's designed for people who work in the construction industry.
I was trying not to put any "Work" jackets on this list because I have an entire article dedicated to "Heated Work Jacket" but I couldn't resist.
The reason I added this one to the list is because I feel like it's good enough to transcend categories.
It's not only good for tradesmen. Most work jackets lack comfort because they're made with durability and protection in mind.
This Bosch jacket is unique in the sense that it's just as comfortable as the "Everyday Heated Jackets".
So if you want a very durable heated jacket and you like the look of this one then you might want to give it a try.
It is a very high quality coat. Oh ya and the battery doubles as a power bank as well.
4. My Core Soft Shell
My Core isn't a brand that I was familiar with before I reviewed this jacket but I have to say that I'm really impressed and now My Core is on my radar.
Although this jacket looks pretty simple in the pictures I found that it looks a lot better in real life than in photos.
The fit was just perfect for me so I was really happy with it.
Of course the fit wouldn't matter if the rest of the jacket was crap but fortunately it performed well in all areas.
It's a polyester/spandex blend so it's soft, flexible and waterproof.
It has three levels of heat and comes with two 3.7V lithium-ion batteries.
3. Gyde Supply Down Jacket
Gyde is another well known name in the heated clothing space. They're reputation is fantastic much like their gear.
This one made it really high on my list and the main reason for that is the shear warmth of this jacket.
I'm not a huge fan of the look of down jackets but you can't argue with the warmth.
A down jacket will keep you warm better than pretty much any other coat and if you don't like the look of them you can always just wear them underneath you regular jacket.
So this jacket is warm even with the heat turned off.
Once you turn that battery on you'll be toasty warm. In fact I didn't ever need the highest of the three settings because I was just so warm while wearing this coat.
Using the lowest setting was more than enough.
This is the warmest jacket on this list. Highly recommend.
2. Volt Heat Quilted Jacket
Now I'm having a great time trying out their line of jackets.
One of the biggest differences I find with the high end heated clothing brands is that the heat they produce is just hotter.
The battery technology is pretty much the same with all companies and so it's the heating technology combined with the quality of the garments that really make the big brands stand out.
This is where Volt really kicks ass. This jacket provides up to 170 degrees of heat and believe me that is more than enough to keep you warm on an extreme day.
This jacket is similar to the Gyde in the sense that it's basic but it's super warm, comfy and can be worn on it's own or under another jacket.
If you like the look of this jacket then you should buy it because it checks all the other boxes and then some.
1. Ororo Heated Jacket
Maybe you've seen the Ororo heated jacket reviewed on other websites, I know I have.
I was excited to try it out because it does have a good reputation and it's one of the top selling heated jackets on Amazon.
After trying it out I now realize why it sells so well. I liked it so much that I wrote a full review of it here.
It's basically the most well rounded jacket on the market.
It's comfortable, warm, stylish and very high quality. You can tell by the stitching and the zippers that this jacket was built to last.
It just feels tough.
It has a removable hood to suit whatever occasion you need it for and the look of it is nice enough to wear out on the town.
This jacket really does just do it all.
So there you have it. These are my top 10 picks for the best heated jacket and I really hope you found one here that you like.
If you have any questions or comments about any of these jackets please use the field below and I'll be sure to respond ASAP.
Also, I wanted to make it clear that this article is only for everyday men's heated jackets but that doesn't mean that there aren't other types of heated jackets out there.
The other most popular types of heated jackets are Women's Heated Jackets and Work Heated Jackets.
I've reviewed and rated the top heated jackets in both of those categories and you can read about those very soon.
Until then, below are links to the Heated Work Jackets and Heated Women's Jackets that I'm currently testing.
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