Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OnePro Love my Red version jacket, not sure about the high viz...
The build quality of this jacket is excellent, but it has some design issues. I've owned the original red version of Milwaukee's jacket for several years now and bought it when people had no idea what a heated jacket even was, and I've loved it from day one! The high viz version will probably go back to the store. The jacket is cut in a manner that allows the sleeves to fit perfectly as long as your arms are at your sides. The minute you raise your arms up the sleeves begin to rise and when they are parallel with the ground the sleeve is about mid forearm on me. Raise your arms above your head and you might as well be wearing a short sleeve shirt. My original jacket doesn't do this. And as the cuff is elastic, the sleeve does not return to the proper position when you lower your arms, so you constantly need to adjust them back. Very very annoying. This alone is a deal breaker for me, especially when the red version fits and performs perfectly. The other design issue is actually a blessing in disguise in my case, because if it worked, I wouldn't be able to return the jacket. The embroidery pocket in the rear of the jacket is so small that the two embroidery shops I took the jacket to could not fit a standard size embroidery ring in the pocket. The largest ring they could fit would have given me a logo about the size of a dollar bill on the back of the jacket, so if you plan to have it embroidered, have a small logo... As far as I'm concerned, this jacket will be replaced with a Milwaukee heated vest, and another company's High Viz Jacket.
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TGSBOX Good expensive jacket
It's a nice jacket , I purchased an extra battery. Nice high visible.I think it should heat up more. Maybe should have extra heat on arms and full back for that price. Also the battery cable should be a little longer for easy battery change. I like the hood , zip up smooth, fells nice to wear, Overall nice jacket , I'm happy with it.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jonboy Beat Cold Weath
I use this jacket in my job with TDOT and find myself standing outside working most of the day. During cold weather, I can adjust the temperature to keep me warm all day long. I also bought a backup battery just in case the battery that came with jacket runs down. Great for the outdoor worker who must be away from the office and out in the cold all day. Would I recommend - certainly, its a must have.
December 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Marshaller08 Nice looking Jacket but..........
I purchased this Jacket Late Oct and Used in Nov because I do Airplane Marshalling at Denver International Airport and package handling. The Large size fit well. I am 5'10" 190lbs. The Jacket fit is good for a person who is slim to regular size which is how I consider myself. I have a 36" waist and 42" chest and wear a 16 -16.5 34/35 long sleeve shirt.
So the Large M12 Lithium-Ion Cordless High Visibility Heated Jacket Kit (Battery and Charger Included) Model # 203461307 fit well on my body frame.
I needed a warm jacket which allowed me to marshall and handle packages out in the cold. then I wouldn't have to wear many clothing layers. I was excited to purchase this jacket. Hoping it would keep me warm for tempertures ranging from 45 degrees down to negative 20 degrees and occasional wind chill factor of 10 to 20mph. During the time I tried the Jacket in Nov, the lowest temperature was 20 degrees. Underneath I only wore a long sleeve thermal shirt.
Unfortunately once I turned it on, the jacket did heat up, then within 5 maybe 10 minutes the heat diminished or felt like it just turned off and I didn't feel any of the heat. Additionally when I had the jacket on the highest setting the battery supplied only charged the jacket for a little less than 1.5 hours.
If the jacket and battery pack was working properly, it didn't feel like it was heating the jacket. I didn't want to pay for the extra large battery pack M12 XC 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery for $69. The jacket then would have cost me $270 which is higher than what I want to spend on a jacket.
Since the jacket didn't perform the way I had hoped, I returned it. The return process was very easy going to a home depot store near where I live.
December 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lenny can't be beat
There's nothing like a nice warm coat in COLD WEATHER and to have a heated coat is something that can't be beat.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe LOVE THIS JACKET!
I got this M12 coat after my foreman got one and seemed to love it.Now that i have my own im really liking it.it gets so warm you have to turn the heat down and it came with a small m12 battery that was lasting me a max of 6hr's well i just got the M12 XC battery which is bigger and let me tell you the heat gets warm faster and even seems warmer and it runs me a full 8hr work day on a single charge with the xc pack so that is a def must if your using it for work it made such a diffrence with the xc battery.i highly recommend this coat..
January 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa Headed jacket
I bought this for my husband who works night shift in the cold weather. He loves it! The batteries take no time to charge and last his whole shift and some. He is request a second jacket not for work
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayI Great jacket, works as advertised.
The only problem was the sizing. It was a gift for our son, he takes a medium but had to buy an x large to fit and even at that the arms could be a little longer. I even spoke with a Home Depot rep before ordering the first time and she said they didn't have any further information on sizing - just the chart. Over all the jacket is great, Home Depot service was awesome even tho I had to order three times and return twice. The return to local store was perfect, all employees were very helpful.
January 21, 2014