Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 106
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sara Super warm!
I bought this for my boyfriend who works maintenance and is often outside during the colder months. I originally thought it was going to be cheap and thin, but it is pretty heavy and makes a nice jacket just as is. But then it heats up in under 5 minutes and is super toasty! We bought another battery so when the first one dies (which it has lasted 6 hours on high), he wont be cold at the end of his shift.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Excellent product, runs a bit small
The coat appears very well made. Controls are easy to understand and use. Only complaint is that I had to return the original purchase for a different size because the sizing chart is misleading. Order at least one size larger than the chart indicates you might need (or just stick with the size you normally wear in any other line).
I especially like the separately controlled hand warmers. Should be very nice for cold mornings.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alti4 Nice and warm.
I would recommend this jacket, very nice and warm. Heat when you need it most. I have had this jacket for a few weeks now and I really enjoy it. I have used it twice when I went snow showing, it kept me dry and warm. If I need heat I just push a button. It has three setting, High, Medium and Low. It heats up immediately. The pocket warmer is nice, it does keep your hands warm. The jacket is water and wind resistant. I used it up on the ski hill the other day and I stayed dry and warm. I think this jacket is perfect for work or play. The heat is distributed evenly over your back and chest. 6 hours of battery life, depending on how high you run the heat. It has a USB port for charging portable electrical devices. It comes with a large M12 lithium ION battery and charger. Easy clean and washable. Enjoy and stay warm.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Excellent for Medical conditions where your upper back requires heat!
Out of the box, I had One 12V Battery, One 12v Battery Charger, One Jacket, A Battery holder that attached to the Jacket and Directions. The battery charges quickly.
Cold in my upper back in the early morning cripples me. This heated Jacket has a few zones that heat in front. The one that interested me most is the area between the shoulder blades in back.
I live in Florida. Freezing cold does not last long. At the highest setting the jacket is not hot, it worked like a heating pad to enable me to be mobile.
It's a poly washable Jacket that fits true to size and is finished nicely, top stitched inside and out.
The directions about the heat settings could have been more specific and written bigger.
The LCD screen in my camera is broken, I can't change setting, I put together a slide show
describing the best features of the Jacket. OK! Exactly what I wanted for Christmas.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarmDude If you hate the cold you have to buy this.
I have lived in New England long enough that I hate the cold weather. I love to ski and be outside but sometimes it's just too much when it's 10 below zero for a whole week. This jacket does a great job of making me less miserable. I also love that I can charge my phone with the battery pack.
The only issue is that you should try it on first if you can, I'm normally an XL but the sleeves were short so I exchanged mine for a XXL. The sleeves are good now but it is just a bit big, if it fit a bit tighter along my back it would be even warmer. Aside from that it's still the best jacket I've found so I give it 5 stars.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Great jacket, truly delivers
I never thought that my top preference for winter jacket will be coming out a hardware store rather than a clothing store. I am highly satisfied with its style, quality and capability. It in fact looks more stylish than some of the jackets I’ve purchased from specialized clothing stores. But what differentiates this jacket from the rest is its heating capability in addition to convenience of charging my cell phone if need be.
Its feel and appearance is high-end and either gender can wear it. Being wind and water resistant and with thermal fleece lining, you simply cannot go wrong with it. It certainly delivers what it claims and keeps my core warm in brutal cold weather.
There are total of five pockets, 3 outside and 2 inside, so plenty of room to carry my belongings. Front pockets have separate heating control and chest & back has separate. I can wash it with my regular clothes on gentle cycle. The battery charge is quick, in less than an hour it’s ready for another 6 hours.
I love it.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Best Heated Jacket Out There
The Milwaukee 3-in-1 camo jacket is definitely the top of the line when it comes to heated jackets. Having a removable vest that contains the heating elements is a huge plus. It gives you the option of wearing the vest with other coats, by itself or even wearing it underneath another layer with this jacket. In extreme cold conditions, you could easily wear a midweight, somewhat fitted sweatshirt over the vest and still fit it under this jacket, trapping even more heat near your skin (you would need to have set the heat level ahead of time though, as accessing the inside of vest would be nearly impossible). I’ve worn regular all-in-one Milwaukee heated jackets before and the downside was that the more layers you wore underneath the jacket, the less noticeable the heat was – this gives you the option of overcoming that issue when need be.
This jacket has two heat zones - chest/back and pockets and three heat settings – low, medium and high. You can expect about 3 hours of heat with both zones on high. The battery pack could stand to be a little smaller, but despite it’s size, they’ve done a good job of locating it in the position where it’s least likely to be bothersome. I also appreciate the functionality of being able to charge a USB device off the battery pack & it has an indicator light that shows you how much charge you have left on the battery.
Other pros – this jacket comes with a warm, removable hood. Both the jacket and the hood have bungee cords to provide a tighter fit and keep wind out when needed. The inside of the jacket is fleece lined and very soft, as is the vest. The chest pocket on the outer shell is handy, as are the front pockets on the vest. The outer material of this jacket is great – it’s soft, quiet, waterproof & in general, just feels like it’s high quality.
As for sizing, this coat runs true to size.
Now, for the two areas where I feel improvements could be made:
1. The shell has two pocket openings (where your hands would go), but they’re not actual pockets. The reason for this is so your hands can pass through to the heated pockets of the vest – and it’s worth noting that the pockets of the vest and jacket line up perfectly, so when you’re wearing both, you never even notice it. However, while I understand the thinking behind that decision, I would have preferred the pockets of the shell to have a very thin lining instead of nothing at all. That would have given you the option of pushing the lining into the pockets of the vest when the heating elements were in use, but also the functionality of having pockets if you decided to wear the shell by itself. As it stands now, if you choose to wear only the shell (which I foresee happening a lot in warmer weather), your only accessible pocket will be the chest pocket. Now, that’s not a huge deal, but I hope it’s something they’ll consider if this product has another redesign.
2. I was expecting the vest to have the option of zipping into the shell, like the lining of a ski jacket does, but it does not. Since the control for the heating elements is on the inside of the vest, allowing it to zip into the shell would let you access the control by simply unzipping the jacket and not having to then unzip the vest as well. Since the vest already zips, adding this feature would be as simple as adding a second interior zipper to the jacket, so hopefully that’s something they’ll consider in the future.
Overall though, it doesn’t get much better than this heated jacket. It’s warm, it’s comfortable and being a 3-in-1, it’s very versatile. If you’re in the market for a new hunting jacket, I definitely recommend this one – you won’t be disappointed!
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Really Nice Coat
This is a really nice looking jacket. It’s definitely attractive enough to wear as your primary coat even when you don’t intend to use the heat feature.
As far as sizing goes, I do think it runs a little small. I have a North Face coat in XL & this coat is almost exactly the same size as that coat (see photos). Assuming you want the option of wearing a layer underneath this coat, I would definitely go a size up.
When in use, the jacket heats up quickly. Obviously the more layers you have on underneath the jacket, the longer it takes to notice since you’re more insulated, but even with layers it makes a difference relatively quickly. The pockets are also heated, which is great, especially if you’re doing something that doesn’t allow you to wear gloves. It’s really nice to instantly warm your hands by just putting them in your pocket.
The jacket has 3 temperature settings – low, medium and high. In my opinion, you’re probably not going to use low that often, simply because at least for me, it’s a low enough setting that just wearing a long sleeve tshirt underneath would be just as effective as using the battery. Medium and high both make a noticeable difference though, and the way you simply push buttons on the breast of the coat to change the setting is very convenient. I also like that you have the option of heating one or both areas of the coat.
The design of this jacket is really nice as well – lots of pockets, which is always a plus, and the battery is well positioned. It’s still a little awkward, but I feel like they’ve put it in the best possible location. I like the option of charging a phone via a USB connection on the battery, but I probably wouldn’t use it while also using the heat feature of the coat simply because I wouldn’t want to detract from battery life.
While this is a great jacket and I really don’t see how it could be improved upon, I will mention that if you’re purchasing this exclusively for prolonged use in extreme conditions, you might want to think about purchasing one of Milwaukee’s heated hoodies instead to wear underneath a coat. I feel like that would hold in more heat. Again, that’s nothing against this jacket, I’ve just noticed that if I’m wearing layers underneath this coat, the heat is less noticeable, which is understandable since it has more material to go through to get to your skin. For me, this jacket is perfect because I don’t plan on spending lengthy amounts of time out in temps below freezing, but if you do, that’s just something to consider.
Overall, this coat does exactly what it says it will do. It’s well designed and attractive & you won’t be disappointed.
October 22, 2014