Everything You Need to Know About Heated Jackets

Gear up for the winter work season with a Heated Jacket

Are you ready for winter? The Midwest is notorious for horrible winters; whether you work inside or outside, you always feel the chill. You try your best to stay warm, layer up, and wear a thick jacket or coat before you leave. Then, when you step out that door, you immediately regret not having a thicker one. But does having a thicker coat help at all in keeping you warm?

Winter jackets and coats can keep you warm but do not produce heat. The jackets and coats only keep heat from escaping your body, but your core is still trying its hardest to create more. Why the science lessons, you might ask? Since your body is working so hard to keep you warm, it is taking blood and energy away from other parts of your body to keep you going. Your body trying to keep you warm is why you are always tired during the winter. It is not only the sun setting earlier or the cozy heat but also your body, exhausted from trying to sustain you in the cold.

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Give your body a rest

How can you solve this issue? Getting a thicker coat will not help, and neither will more layers. All this will do is cause discomfort when you finally get into a warm building and shed the layers as fast as possible.

What about getting a jacket that does not keep heat in but makes it instead? Heated jackets and vests are nothing new in the world, but having one that can manage heavy-duty work while looking good is almost impossible until now. Acme Tools has a few options for any construction worker or office worker during a frosty winter.

What is a heated jacket?

These jackets produce heat from installed heating pads powered by a battery. Most of them have a way of choosing your desired heat setting, so you can have an oven in your jacket or something like a gentle, warm hug from a friend. You select your comfort level, allowing you to work at your best in any winter condition. Other brands exist, but if you need something heavy-duty, durable, and can last hours on constant use, these are the ones you would want to look at for their functionality and style.

Is a heated jacket worth the money?

Here is a hot tip: it is worth the money. This jacket is for people who work outdoors or construction workers but is not exclusively reserved for them. A heated jacket could be the perfect gift for anyone you know, and they would appreciate the thought. It does not matter if you are outside for 8 hours or 10 minutes; this handy jacket will be valued on those cold walks.

A jacket is okay, but as mentioned earlier, it only keeps heat instead of making heat. But you can also layer your favorite coat on top of it or your favorite sweater or hoodie underneath. It is a great replacement and addition to your winter gear.

How to pick the right heated jacket for you:

Picking anything is based on preference, but a few things need addressing before you continue. Style, Versatility, Heating pad locations, and weather resistance are necessary considerations when shopping.

Design and style

Style matters when shopping for work clothes. We all have that one piece of clothing that someone got us that we do not wear because we did not like it. If you do not want the way it looks or how it makes you look, you are not going to wear it. Style can also go into color choices; whether you prefer black, camo, or another color, you decide which would make you happy with the purchase. Another style option that might come up is whether you choose a hoodie, a jacket, a vest, or a combo set.


Coupled with style, how else can you use the jacket outside of work? Versatility can be a deal breaker for some people as having a piece of clothing has to serve more than one purpose. It is like a tool. It is an excellent piece of equipment if it can work in multiple situations. The same concept applies to the jacket you want to buy. Can you use it for tailgating? Can you wear it out into town? Does it work for camping trips? If you can verify more than one other use, that jacket could be the choice.

Heating Pad Locations

This one can eliminate a lot of options right off the bat. If the jacket you want does not heat where you want it to go, you will not buy that model—all the heated jackets warm up the chest and the back, which is a standard feature. What matters is whether you want pocket warmers or collar warmers. Heated pockets are helpful when you must continually work with your barefoot firsthand at a job site. Heated collars are appreciated during intense windy days or working above ground. Those can be niche areas, but that is something to pay close attention to for those who need it.

Weather resistance

A heated jacket must oversee not only wind but also rain and snow. Chilly days are not just exclusive to winter and can happen year-round, so the coat should be able to manage many situations. Working in wet conditions already stinks, but having wet clothes as you are working makes your difficult day worse. So, if your jacket can keep you warm and dry, I would not see a reason not to step up and buy one.

Don’t be left out in the cold!

After learning some specs on heated jackets, do you want to buy one?

Acme Tools has various brands and sizes for both men and women. If you have a brand that you are loyal to, you can pick up one of their bare jackets—no need to worry about the batteries. If you are a first-timer, use this as an opportunity to pick the jacket that would fit your needs. Pick the kit you like, and now you are an established member of the many tool brands. (Milwaukee, DeWalt, Bosch, or Makita)

Heated jacket options at AcmeTools.com

Milwaukee Heated Jacket

These jackets can come in either a kit or just the jacket themselves. This buying option can be handy for someone with Milwaukee tools who needs only the coat. Or buy the kit and have everything you need in one go. Milwaukee claims this jacket can reach optimal heat three times faster than its competitors. In only 2.5 minutes, your coat will be producing maximum heat. But get this either as a jacket, a hoodie, a vest, or a 3-in-1 if you cannot choose which one you will need.

Style: Jacket, Hoodie, Vest, and 3-In-1Warranty: 1 Year
Water Resistant: YesVoltage: 12V
Water Proof: NoKit Available: Yes
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DeWalt Heated Jacket

Able to hold either a DeWalt 20V MAX XR or 12V MAX battery, this jacket is very friendly to any user who already owns DeWalt tools. But for those who do not own any, you can pick up a kit and have one of the warmest jackets on the market. Charge your phone while generating heat with the 2 USB ports on the battery adapter. Be able to stand out in the coldest winters without ever shivering.

Style: Jacket and HoodieWarranty: 1 Year
Water Resistant: YesVoltage: 12V
Water Proof: YesKit Available: Yes
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Bosch Heated Jacket

Running on Bosch’s 12V Max battery (sold separately), it can run up to 6 hours on the lowest setting without needing to charge. It has five multi-use pockets for outdoor worksites to hold anything from documents to electronics. Keep them dry in cold and wet weather on the job site. Carry bits and keys in your outer pockets for easy access, so you do not have to slow down at work. Charge your phone in your jacket pocket with a secure access port to run a cable through to keep your phone safe and dry.

Style: JacketWarranty: 1 Limited Year
Water Resistant: YesVoltage: 12V
Water Proof: NoKit Available: No (Jacket Only)
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Makita Heated Jacket

These jackets can transform to fit how you work during the fall and winter seasons. All the heated jackets in Makita’s line come with removable sleeves for ample maneuverability and comfort. Knitting around the cuffs and waist will prevent heat loss while you work and generate heat, keeping you warm and allowing your body to work at its best.

Style: Jacket (3-In-1) and VestWarranty: 3 Years on the heating element and electronics only
Water Resistant: YesVoltage: 12V
Water Proof: NoKit Available: No (Jacket Only)
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Final Thoughts

Winter can be long and everlasting, so you might as well be comfortable throughout the season. A professional working outside a heated jacket must stay on task and finish the job. For your friends who are not, they would appreciate a coat like this. Any amount of time below freezing can be hazardous to your health. With all this information and learning why you should get one, are you ready for winter?

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