Today, you can find several models of heated jackets on the market. But not all are equal. Here are some tips for choosing the right heated jacket for you, as well as our selection.
The best heated jackets: our selection
The heated jacket is ideal for people who like to stay warm during the winter, but also anyone whoworks outside in the cold .
Heated jackets are also very popular with athletes because of their thermal efficiency. They make it possible to work the muscles more easily and more quickly by increasing the internal temperature of the body.
Finally, the heated jacket helps performance for people suffering from respiratory problems , asthma in particular. It warms the thorax and thus allows a better quality of breathing. Raynaud's patients also greatly appreciate the heat released.
Heated jacket: How does it work?
The point of a heated jacket is to allow you to stay warm when the outside temperature is too low. The heated jacket is originally made up of carbon fiber plates , connected by wires and powered by a battery.
Once the battery is on, the heating plates begin to generate heat, and you're toasty warm within minutes .
To adjust the temperature, just press the control button.
Read this article to learn more about how to operate a heated jacket
Our advice for choosing the right heated jacket
This is what you should pay special attention to
1- Ergonomics :
The ideal heated jacket must be able to be used every day and both at work and at home. It must be comfortable, very resistant, intelligent and nicely designed. The heated jacket is a perfect comfort garment for men and women who want to keep their body warm while remaining comfortable. It can be worn under a thicker jacket or a jacket.
2- The size :
The second thing to do to have a heated jacket is of course to choose the right size . Indeed, a heated jacket must be fitted to the body. The majority of heated clothing is made in Asia, think what you want, but that's the way it is. It is therefore necessary to take into account the correspondence of sizes with Asian standards. To put it simply, choose 2 sizes above your usual size to fit just right.
If you normally wear a European L, then choose an Asian 2XL to have an equivalent size.
3- The heating system: number of heated zones and heat released.
The heated jackets are made up of carbon fiber plates, they are light , and efficient because they are an excellent conductor of electricity .
In addition, carbon fiber is flexible , perfect for clothing of all kinds and stainless , therefore water resistant and machine washable.
Originally, heated jackets had only 2 heated zones in the neck and back. Today some jackets have no less than 17 heated zones , from the sleeves to the collar, front and back.
Some models offer heating up to 55°C. Note that the heat felt is diffuse, you do not risk burning yourself in contact with a hot plate.
4- Exterior compositions
It is often the material used for technical or high-end heated clothing. The softshell is flexible, and provides maximum comfort. This type of heated jacket is perfect for sliding sports and snowshoeing.
This type of heated jacket is more used in everyday life , both indoors and outdoors. Fleece is warmer and lighter than softshell. The interest of the fleece is to be easily washable by hand or machine.
It is a material used for heated ski and hiking type jackets. Nylon has the advantage of being more resistant than softshell and fleece, and it is machine washable.
It is the most used type of heated jacket for indoor sports , due to its ease of machine washing.
These materials are very resistant , but do not have the flexibility of softshell, fleece or nylon.
5- Filling the heated jackets
There are several filling systems used in heated jackets, each of which has its pros and cons.
The down is a filling consisting of goose feathers. It is very resistant and, because it is a natural material, its heat retains well. The down has the disadvantage of not being regular. It is therefore necessary to choose heated jackets that are wide enough so that the heat can be distributed over a larger network of muscles.
In winter, the down loses its heat quickly; it must therefore be replaced by a more stable filling at the time of heavy snowfall.
This filling is an excellent compromise between down and fleece. It is made of a mixture of feathers and down. It has a very good resistance to humidity and its heat retains quite well.
Thermolactyl insulation is more expensive than down and fleece.
This material is very resistant and its heat retains well. It is less expensive than Thermolactyl insulation.
Fleece is a natural filler. It is not as resistant as down or down, but it has an advantage: it retains heat when wet.
It is also more expensive than other fillings.
What types of activities are heated jackets best suited for?
Heated jackets are particularly suitable for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking and other cold weather sports.
They are also ideal for camping, cold weather errands and everyday use. The heating fabric converts electricity into heat which is then transmitted to the body.
This type of jacket can be used in any environment, however it is most effective in extremely cold temperatures. To ensure maximum warmth, be sure to choose a jacket that has adjustable heat.
Also, look for features like windproof and waterproof fabric that will help keep you warm and dry during your outdoor activities.
What is the difference between a heated jacket and other jackets?
The heated jacket is a jacket with or without long sleeves which has an adjustable electric heating system and an energy reservoir stored in an external battery . It is suitable for all winter sports and can be used outside the mountains.
It is not necessarily more expensive than other types of jackets. Its quality depends on the manufacturer and model, but above all on the electrical system. It is important to read the characteristics of the jacket carefully, because the choice of a heated jacket is a question of impermeability , comfort and safety .
is the most widespread. It does not require maintenance, recharges quickly and is very resistant to shocks.
The nickel-cadmium battery is less expensive but more fragile. It needs to be recharged often and is heavier than the lithium-ion battery.
It is essential for optimal and comfortable use of the heated jacket. It is important to choose the heat necessary for the conditions of use.
- There are different heating systems
wire heating, electric heating, forced air heating, convection heating and infrared heating. These systems differ in terms of comfort, thermal impression, energy consumption, service life, weight and price.
Which external battery to choose for a heated jacket?
External batteries for heated jacket 7 or 5 volts?
The power of the battery will play a role on the power of the heat released.
In both cases, it is low voltage , which means no risk of overheating, burns, electrocution or irradiation.
However, the majority of heated garments operate on a 5v basis, thanks to universal use batteries, that is to say they are no longer specific to garments.
For example, you can also charge your devices while you warm up. Be careful though, because your battery will discharge more quickly.
External batteries for heated jacket 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 mAh?
The battery power will be calibrated in mAh . The higher the number, the longer the heating time.
As an indication, it will take between 1 and 2 hours for a 5,000 mAh garment and up to 10 hours for a 20,000 mAh garment.
What will decide you is how much time you want to be able to spend with your new heated jacket.
The weight and charging time of the external battery are also to be taken into account. The more powerful your battery, the heavier and longer it will take to charge.
We recommend for normal use, a 10,000 mAh battery, with a good weight/power ratio.
We have written a special article on the choice of its external battery for heated jacket.
Here is the instructions for use of a battery for heated clothing in image:
Your questions about heated jackets, heated jackets or heated down jackets
HOW DO PASSION COAST HEATED CLOTHES WORK? DO I NEED A BATTERY?
Passion Coast heated suits work with Lihtium batteries. We offer 2 different powers (10000 or 20000 mAh) which will determine your autonomy. With a 10000 mAh battery count between 4 and 8 hours of heating depending on the selected temperature. With a 20000 mAh, it will be double.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS ALLOW YOU TO WORK AND/OR EVOLVE IN THE COLD FOR A LONG TIME?
Yes, heated clothing allows you to move about in the cold for several hours with unequaled comfort. Our batteries are designed to withstand temperatures down to minus 20 degrees
WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE? THEIR LIFESPAN?
The batteries can be charged and discharged approximately 500 cycles. With a 10000 mAh battery count between 4 and 8 hours of heating depending on the selected temperature. With a 20000 mAh, it will be double.
HOW DO I RECHARGE MY BATTERIES?
You can recharge your batteries with the supplied USB Chargers. These USB chargers are adaptable with all 220V EU charging blocks. Please note: only use 220 V 5W/2A units as indicated in your product instructions.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS ? USAGE PRECAUTIONS?
Our heated clothing being powered by external 5V batteries (low voltage), there is absolutely no risk of electrocution, burns or irradiation.
I AM PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO COLD (RAYNAUD'S DISEASE). ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ADAPTED TO MY NEEDS?
Yes, heated clothing has been designed for people who are particularly sensitive to the cold or affected by pathologies such as Raynaud's disease.
HOW TO WASH A HEATED GARMENT?
The jackets and gloves are machine washable at 30°c, without spinning.
Remove the battery the battery before each wash.
Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Then let it dry on a hanger
WHERE CAN I BUY PASSION COAST PRODUCTS? DO YOU HAVE A SHOP?
We mainly sell on the internet and are in the process of setting up a network of reseller stores. You can also order by phone at 09 80 80 03 73.
CAN CUSTOMIZE HEATED CLOTHES WITH MY NAME OR LOGO?
Yes, with a minimum of parts to order, we can customize each heated garment. We are your OEM/ODM partners for the design of fully personalized heated clothing or created for you. Contact us for more information by email 👉 email@example.com or by phone at 09 80 80 03 73.
I CAN'T GET MY PRODUCT TO WORK. I'M LOOKING FOR THE USER MANUAL FOR MY PRODUCT.
You can find all the instructions for use on the instructions page HERE
WHY BUY YOUR HEATED CLOTHES AT PASSION COAST?
We have many years of experience in the sale of jackets, down jackets, vests, gloves, socks and heated underwear.
We are in direct contact with the factories , and have forged close links with the manufacturers, which allows us to always be at the cutting edge of technology and to offer you the latest innovations .
We offer size equivalences for each item of clothing, which avoids disappointment when receiving your item of clothing.
If, despite everything, the size is not suitable, you have 30 days to return an item to us for an exchange or a refund.
Our clothes work with universal external 5V batteries , which we offer as an option: Convenient for those who don't have one. Economical for those who already have one.
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