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Ororo Heated Jacket
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Ororo Heated Jacket Review
This Ororo Heated Jacket review took me a long time to write mainly because there are just so many little details in a jacket that need to be addressed.
I first want to say that I really like this jacket. So much so that it made my list of Top 10 Heated Jackets for 2018.
Even as a regular jacket it's a great garment but then you add the fact that it heats up and it becomes an exceptional garment.
There are a lot of factors that I assess when reviewing heated gear whether it be gloves, vests pants or jackets but with jackets there are even more things to consider.
With gloves, fit and style are factors but not nearly as much as with a jacket.
In my opinion you should really love the way a jacket looks and if you don't, then you shouldn't buy it.
But the look is only one of many factors. Below are all the factors that I look into when reviewing a heated jacket.
- Water Resistance
- Wind Resistance
- Battery Life
- Customer Service
So I tested out this jacket and then I gave it a score out of 10 for each of these categories. Then I added up those scores and gave it a final score out of 100.
Below are my results and below that are all the details about this jacket.
As I said before, style is pretty high on my priority list when it comes to a jacket.
Yes of course I want a jacket to be comfortable and functional but I feel like it's important for it to look good too and if I can find a jacket that's both fashionable and functional then I'm a happy camper.
The Ororo heated jacket is visually appealing in my opinion. It come in the Black/Blue version like you see in the photo above but it also comes in a Blue/Red option and Black/Yellow like you see below.
I think these three color options look good but I prefer the black/blue option personally.
The fit is what I would call a straight cut, meaning the jacket isn't meant to fit too snug so it won't hug your body or give you an hourglass shape like you see on some jackets.
I fit the large and I'm 6'2" and 205 Lbs.
It goes down about 2 inches past my belt line so it's not a full length jacket that covers your whole butt. Just about half of the butt in fact.
The sleeves have a standard cuff with a slight stretch to it so you can pull it over gloves if you want to but doesn't look too loose when you aren't wearing gloves.
It has a chest pocket on the front left side with a colored zipper that looks nice and gives it a bit of extra color so that it's not too plain.
The hood flaps kind of hang to the side when it's not in use which give it that "Hoodie" look which I like but if you don't like it you can always just remove it with a quick zipper.
The only thing I don't really love about the look of this jacket is the little red light on the power button that turns on when the heat is on.
I just feel like it attracts weird looks and I'm the type of person who would rather people not know I'm wearing a heated jacket.
All in all I think this jacket looks great. I would wear it just about anywhere except for maybe a dressy occasion.
For this category I'm giving it a 9/10.
Quality was actually a big question mark for me coming into this review because I had never reviewed an Ororo product before.
I've seen these jackets quite a bit in my research but until I tried it out my only knowledge was from my research online.
The online reputation of Ororo is very good. I had a hard time finding any negative comments about the quality itself.
I did read about some people not liking the look which is subjective and I read some reviews stating that the batteries were heavy but that is also a matter of opinion.
In terms of quality there is nothing negative out there.
Because I've reviewed so many heated clothing products I can figure out if something is high or low quality with a close inspection.
I look closely at things like zippers, buttons, velcro, stitching, wiring and heating elements.
After using this jacket for a few days and inspecting it closely I have to say that I'm impressed.
I can tell that Ororo is here to stay.
There are quite a few heated clothing companies that pop up and make low end stuff and sell it off quick and then move on to something else. Ororo is not that.
You can buy an Ororo Jacket with confidence knowing that it's built to last and it does come with a 1 year warranty for that extra peace of mind.
In this category I'm giving this Ororo Heated Jacket a 10/10.
Warmth is obviously important when buying a heated jacket. Anyone who's interested in one clearly needs something warmer than a regular jacket.
The beauty of a heated jacket is that you can get extra warmth without the added bulk.
This jacket can be worn on it's own or as a base layer underneath another jacket.
It's essentially a soft shell jacket. If you're not sure what that means it's basically more wind and water resistant than a fleece but less than a hard shell.
It's also slightly thicker and more comfortable than a hard shell but not quite as water/wind resistant as a hard shell.
Without the heating elements on this jacket is OK until about 45°F but any cooler and you would need to turn the heat on.
Turning the heat on changes everything.
There are three heat settings controlled by one button.
I can't be sure exactly what temperatures the elements heat up to because Ororo doesn't tell us on their website.
What I can tell you is what my experience was when wearing the jacket.
I wore the jacket on a day where the temperature was 5°F or -15C and I was basically sitting around outside not exerting myself.
I was wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath the jacket, gloves, a hat and jeans.
Without the heat I was really cold so I turn it onto high right away and I could feel the heat almost immediately.
At the temperature I needed the heat on high to stay warm. I was warm enough but just barely and I wasn't even considering turning down the heat.
The heat comes from three elements. One on the back and one on each chest.
The heat felt very nice and quite hot but my arms were a little cold but thanks to the heat I was able to put up with cold arms.
I feel like I would have been a lot warmer if I would have been moving around more, even just walking casually would have made a big difference.
All in all I was happy with the heat and without the use of the heat I would have had to have a much thicker, heavier jacket in order to endure that temperature.
A few days later I wore the jacket on a day where I was doing some very light work outside and the temperature was around 23°F or -5°C.
This was just the right jacket for that day. Just to make it clear, I was dressed exactly the same as the other test day when the temperature was 5°F.
I found myself using a combination of the low setting and the medium setting and I was very comfortable and absolutely loving the heat.
So that's about as detailed as I can describe the warmth of this jacket. I think it does a really good job especially when you consider that it's not very thick .
In the warmth category I'm going to give it an 8/10.
The comfort category is important because you don't want to buy a jacket that doesn't feel good when you're wearing it.
This jacket fits a little loose and I think that's the way it's meant to be. I wouldn't call it a fitted jacket by any means.
It's definitely built more for function than fashion but with that being said it still looks good too.
The sleeves are long enough for me which is sometimes a problem I have because of my long arms.
The material is a soft shell polyester blend which makes for a nice feel even if all you have underneath is a T-shirt.
The collar is only about 2 inches high so when it's zipped up it just sort of touches the bottom of my chin which can start to rub after some time but not the end of the world.
All in all this is a comfortable jacket but be sure to get the correct size. Here's a chart in case you're unsure.
For this category I'm giving this jacket a 7/10.
Water & Wind Resistance
Ororo claims that this jacket is waterproof and windproof which is sort of true.
The reason I say "sort of true" is because it's not a full on shell that will keep you dry in a torrential down pour......but it does alright.
The exterior is polyester and the water beads up on it and rolls off to an extent. The zips aren't completely waterproof but they do pretty well at keeping out moisture.
I wouldn't call this a rain jacket and that's by no means what they're marketing it as but it's going to keep you dry in snowy weather or light rain.
Besides, it's not Gore-Tex and it's not rubber so you can only expect so much.
As for wind, well it does good in that category. It will keep the majority of the air on the outside of the jacket where it belongs. Even in a really windy day.
For water resistance I'm giving it a 7/10 and for wind resistance I'm giving it a 9/10.
Everybody wants good value, no matter what they're buying so here's my opinion on this Ororo heated jacket.
The problem is that since I have Amazon affiliate links on this website I'm not actually allowed to state the price of anything.
I think that's because their prices often change and they don't want people misrepresenting them.
With that being said it's pretty easy for any of you to find out the current price but if you don't know it yet.......Click Here For Current Price.
When assessing value I first like to compare it to similar jackets and see how it stacks up in terms of price.
When you look at other heated jackets on the market you'll see that the Ororo is right in the middle in terms of cost.
That's really good considering that it's one of the best heated jackets on the market.
There are plenty of other heated jackets that cost more and are far inferior.
In fact there are actually a lot of non-heated jackets that are far more expensive and aren't even better quality.
So I would say that this jacket is great value and I'm giving it a 9/10 in this category.
The Ororo website posts the following times for battery life with this jacket.
Low 10-12 Hours
Med 6-7 Hours
High 3-4 Hours
If you read my section on warmth you'll remember that I wore this jacket on a day where the temperature was about 5°F or -15°C.
That was a pretty cold day so I kept the heat on the high setting the entire time.
The Ororo website claims that the battery will last 3-4 hours on the high setting which was pretty accurate in my experience.
I was out for about 3.5 hours and the battery dies right around the 3 hours mark so I guess it's on the low end of what the website says.
What you have to remember with heated clothing is that the colder it is outside the harder the battery has to work to keep the elements hot. So on a really cold day the battery will die sooner.
Then I tested the jacket on a day where it was 23°F or -5°C and that day I was using a combination of the low and medium settings.
This day I wore the jacket for a long period of time and the battery ran out around the 11 hour mark which I was really impressed with.
These are some pretty good times especially when compared with other heated jacket times, you really can't expect much more in this day and age.
For this category I'm giving this jacket a 8/10.
There are two ways to get in touch with Ororo's customer service. One way is through Amazon if you've purchased it through Amazon and the other way is through the Ororo Website.
On the Ororo website they have a live chat feature where you can send them a direct message during regular business hours.
This works really well and they always respond and are very helpful.
There is also an email address posted on the website that you can email with enquiries.
Both of these methods work great and the team there is extremely helpful so you can have peace of mind knowing that they will be there for you if you have a problem.
If you purchase through Amazon you can respond via email to your order confirmation and it will be directed to an Ororo staff member who will then communicate with you through that email.
The customer service is great so I'm giving it a 9/10.
I'm a big proponent versatility when it comes to a jacket because then you don't have to own a whole bunch of different jackets for every occasion.
Considering this jacket is fairly technical and built for warmth I would say that it's surprisingly versatile.
One cool aspect of it is that the battery pack doubles as a charger. It has a usb port so you can plug in your devices anytime to charge them up. Even while the heat is on.
Another thing that makes it relatively versatile is the simple look of it.
It's not too technical looking so you can wear it just about anywhere as long as it's not a "dress up" occasion.
The hood can be removed which I think gives it a little more of a clean look for going out in the evenings maybe.
With all that being said this isn't a high fashion jacket so you probably won't wear it with a suit on underneath going to the office.
For my purposes it's pretty versatile so I'm giving it a 7/10 in this category.
So the total combined score I gave this jacket is 83/100 which I think is a great score because I'm a pretty harsh critic when it comes to heated gear.
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