Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MATT MUST HAVE FOR PROLONGED OUTDOOR WORK OR PLAY
PURCHASED FOR MY SON FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT..HE LOVES IT. THE BATTERY LIFE IS JUST AS DESCRIBED..IT'S COMFORTABLE AND WARM.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Victor Functional heated jacket that looks Awesome too
The jacket and the sweatshirt are made up of excellent quality material. The sweatshirt is the one that has the heating element in it. To use the heating function all you have to do is put the battery in the supplied adapter and connect it to the wire in the battery pocket. There is a button on the chest area which you need to press to activate the heating. The M12 logo glows up when on and looks pretty neat. The battery holder has a gauge to see the amount of battery left. A nice feature that I liked about the holder is that you can attach a USB cable to it for charging your phone or tablet. The outer ripstop shell looks pretty sturdy and can withstand a lot of abrasion. The heated sweatshirt hoodie can be worn with or without the shell or with your other winter jackets as well. Overall definitely recommended. Gear up guys winter is coming.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Nice and toasty
This 3-1 kit includes a hooded zip up sweatshirt, a ripstop jacket (which can be worn over the sweatshirt), battery, charger and battery connector. First impression of the sweatshirt was that it was well constructed, rugged yet comfortable. The fit was also good for a large (I'm 6 ft tall). The jacket is also rugged and well constructed but it is sort of stiff and, because it can be worn over the sweatshirt, appeared to be slightly too big and the shoulders boxy for my thin frame. Only the sweatshirt is heated.
After charging the battery, you slip it into the battery connector, which secures via an elastic loop in a pouch on the back left of the hoodie and connects via a wire/jack to the heating elements which are sewn into the fabric. You know the battery is there, behind your left kidney, but it isn't too bulky. To start the heating process, you touch the logo on the left chest of the hoodie. It lights red to indicate it is heating on full blast. Touch it again and it turns white to indicate medium heat, and touch it again for the low setting, which makes the logo turn blue.
It heats up very quickly, (less than 5 mins). There are 3 heat zones on the hoodie, the upper back, and both left and right chest. I ran it on high for a full hour and half the battery was used. The battery connector also has a usb port which you can use to charge a cell phone, although the manual states the heating should be turned off when the battery is used to charge a device. Throwing the hoodie in the laundry, I washed it on warm gentle cycle and dried on low setting, per the instructions. There were no issues with the fit or the heating after washing/drying.
The battery connector has a battery level indicator on it so you can check to see how much juice you have left. If you wear both the hoodie and the jacket and turn the heat on, you will be most definitely toasty! This is handy if you will be out in the freezing cold for a while, not just doing work, but this will also be nice for outdoor ball games in the late fall and winter. My only gripe is the fit of the ripstop jacket. I know it has to be slightly bigger to fit over the hoodie, but whether I wear the hoodie or not, my torso looks huge when I wear it. It is polyester, however, so maybe some more breaking it in will soften it up so it lays better on the body. It is also very warm when worn on its own. This is really a cool, useful product and the folks I've showed it to were jealous and talking about getting their own.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sal38 Best Winter & Work Jacket for Cold Weather!!!
This jacket is awesome. It comes with the battery, battery holder, heavy sweatshirt & external shell. Fit is very true. I always wear a XL and this fits perfect. Plenty of room for working & maneuverability. Having other Milwaukee products in the same battery line make this a great fit to my work wear & tool bag. I am unsure of the exact length of battery life & but know for sure that it will not be a problem. Great Product!!!
September 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike Wish i got this years ago
I plow snow in a skid steer with no heat for about 14 hours a push. The past few winters without this jacket were horrible. I bought the camo jacket and vest option, the vest has the heating elements in it, not the coat. It works great at keeping your body warm and is definitely worth the money if you're going to use it. If you don't need the jacket, the hoody or buying the vest alone is a good option also. The smaller battery doesn't last as long as I need to to, so I spent another $100 on two of the larger m12's. The larger batteries barley fit in the pocket that holds them though. The coat and vest are both of good quality and are worth spending money on Bottom line.
Besides the battery pocket being too small on the vest the only other thing is the pockets on the coat don't zip up, they only have a magnet snap.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jluke750 Love It!!!!!!
Great outer coat! Waterproof and wind proof. It has been extremely warm this year so far but no doubt it will be worth the $!!!!
December 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Omicron great product!
Fits well, and so warm. Even just the outer jacket by itself is great. I tested everything together, but it hasn't really been cold enough to justify the heating vest yet. My wife found it toasty!
USB charger is a great feature since my phone battery is on its last leg.
The only thing I would change is an issue with a lot of jackets I find. The lining of the arms is loose. When I slip the jacket on, I end up with about 3/4" of lining scrolled out around my wrist. It just bugs me. I end up reaching up by my arm pit and pulling the extra liner back up my arm. I wish the liner was somehow quilted to the sleeve or just more stiff. My guess is that most people wouldn't even notice.
There are lots of pull string adjustments on the outer jacket and hood. It is easy to make it fit if you don't like the baggy feel/look.
Possesses a plethora of pockets!
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeHandyman Very Warm Jacket
I work outside at times and attend outdoor sporting events through the winter and I am always searching for a warmth, especially from my jacket. This jacket is warm and toasty. It comes in multiple layers that you could wear separately or altogether for full warmth. The hoody jacket is thick but soft and very comfortable. The outer shells is a very durable material yet allows for flexibility and good range of movement. It also helps that it is a multiple layer system rather than one big bulky coat. The jacket is long which I like sine I have a big belly and it easily covers past my belt area. It has Velcro and zippers to keep your coat closed against wind and the elements. Once the heat is turned on it warms quite quickly and efficiently. I kept the setting low and the battery(included) easily lasted 8hours. Very happy with this jacket.
October 21, 2015