With Winter on the way and living in Canada, it’s just a matter of time until I’ll be out shoveling snow in the morning and cleaning my car before I get started with my day.
In the package, you get the heated vest, a generous 10,000 mAh power bank and a USB Type-C charging cable for the power bank.
Fit & Comfort
The overall quality of the heated vest is excellent. The material found on both the inside and outside is soft to touch and feels lovely against the skin. I ordered a large, and it fits comfortably on me. I ordered a large one because I knew I would wear it with a sweater underneath, and there is enough room to wear the vest over a sweater. Because of the sleeveless design, I can easily move around without restrictions, even with a sweater worn under. For context, I’m 5’11 or 180 cm and around 175 lbs or 80 kgs.
Pockets & Storage
In terms of pockets, there are two outer pockets for your hands, which come in handy because two of the four heating elements are located where the right and left hand sits in the pockets.
The inside of the vest has two inside pockets. One pocket has a velcro closure, which can be used to store a phone. There is a second inside pocket located near the bottom front jacket behind where the left-hand pocket is. This is a zippered pocket, which has a cable that is used to plug in the power bank. Once the power bank is plugged in, it can be stored securely by zipping the pocket up.
Set Up & Heating Performance
There are a total of 4 heating zones. Two heating zones are located in the right and left-hand pockets. The third heating zone is located in the upper back area, and the last heating zone is in the collar / neck area.
The vest can be set up by simply connecting the power bank to the cable in the inside pocket that is connected to three heating elements in the vest. Once connected, a simple press of the power button on the front left breast of the vest starts the warming up process. Once the vest reaches the preset warming level, the temperature can be changed by pressing the same button to cycle through heating modes.
Here are the temperature increments:
- Blue Light – 104 °F / 40 °C
- Green Light – 122 °F / 50 °C
- Red Light – 140 °F / 60 °C
Is It Worth It?
If you’re constantly feeling cold, whether indoors or outdoors, this is a great option. I’ve actually worn it indoors in the early morning, too, because it’s so comfortable that I don’t really notice it. It’s warm enough that I wear it with just a t-shirt indoors. It’s worth the price and comfort. It’s great having the option to cycle through modes and can come in handy if your car has no heated seats or heated backrest.
Another bonus is that you can use the power bank to charge your phone in a pinch. The small form factor of the power bank isn’t really noticeable. While the weight of the power bank is a good weight, it doesn’t weigh the vest down disproportionately on the side pocket where it sits.
It makes a great gift, too, if you have a friend or family member who is constantly complaining that it’s cold.
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