Forget wearing multiple layers of hoodies and jackets, grab one of the best heated jackets this winter.
You know the feeling of putting on a hoodie that just came out of the dryer? Well, you can experience that for an entire evening outdoors with a heated jacket. These jackets are equipped with battery-powered heating areas to keep your body warm.
If you're someone who hates bundling up and just wants to wear one jacket in cold weather, you can't go wrong with these nifty jackets. We rounded up options for men and women, so find the best pick for your budget and stay warm all winter long. (Don't forget your hand warmers.)
Best Heated Jackets for Men & Women
Best Overall for Men
ORORO's heated coat is a fantastic option if you're looking for a jacket made of a soft-shell fabric. The $150 jacket features three carbon fiber heating elements to generate heat across your chest (left and ride side) and mid-back.
So, how do you charge this jacket? You'll need to charge it with a USB port (just as you'd charge your phone). With a full charge, there's a battery life of 10 hours.
ORORO says the power source and jacket are TSA-friendly. This is a big seller if you plan on traveling for outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Since it's water-resistant, wind-resistant, and has a detachable hood, it'll make for the perfect winter sports jacket.
The outer shell is breathable, so even on the highest temperature setting, you won't feel uncomfortable. This winter jacket is machine washable, it can endure up to 50 machine wash cycles before wear begins to show.
Best for Job Sites
If DeWalt is your go-to brand for power tools, you'll be drawn to this high-quality jacket. Similar to the option above, this jacket also has a soft-shell outer layer and has three heating zones. You'll control the heating settings with the LED controller.
The battery pocket is compatible with 20V MAX* XR lithium-ion batteries, which improves run time by up to 25%.
This jacket includes a power source, a Lithium-Ion battery, and a charger.
Best ToughShell Jacket
3. Milwaukee Jacket KIT M12 12V Lithium-Ion Heated Front and Back Heat Zones All Sizes and Colors - Battery and Charger Included
Milwaukee's jacket also has three heat levels and three heat zones. It's compatible with all M12 REDLITHIUM batteries and all M18 REDLITHIUM batteries.
Their heavy-duty jacket is a bit pricey compared to the others ($265), but you're paying for quality. The chest and back zone can be adjusted independently of the front hand pocket zone. The ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life for the elements. (It's windproof and water-resistant.) And yes, you can put this game-changing jacket in the washer and dryer.
Stay warm and toasty with eight hours of runtime.
There's a one-year limited warranty included.
Best Overall for Women
Here's a slim-fit women's version of the ORORO jacket above. The jacket has three heating levels and provides up to 10 hours of heat on a full charge. Feel free to use the USB charging port to charge phones and other compatible devices.
I love that these jackets use fleece lining, meaning even if you have this on a low setting, you won't lose any excess heat.
The durability of this jacket is top-notch. Wash it up to 50 times in the washer.
Venture Heat is a major brand for heated apparel. This stylish jacket offers up to five hours of heat and has customizable temperature control.
Ladies, if you hate layering up, you'll love this slim jacket.
Best Budget-Friendly Option
The only dealbreaker about this jacket for me is that it's dry-clean only. Yikes. At this point in my life, taking clothes to the dry cleaners is a chore. Don't get me wrong, it's still a jacket worth considering.
There are five heating zones with a hand warmer. Yep, the hand warmer might be worth it. This jacket can last up to eight hours on the lowest setting. Since it's DWR (durable water repellent), it's a great pick for the elements. (Talking to you, Washington natives.)
Be sure that you're buying compatible rechargeable batteries if you lose the power source.
If we come across a camo jacket, we'll be sure to add it to this list. It'll be the perfect hunting jacket.
For unisex heated shirts and heated vests, visit Amazon.
Editor's Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.