Best Heated Jackets for Women: Buying Guide & Reviews

By Andy Stone | Review

May 24

If you’re looking to take your winter warm up a notch, with a cozy, heated jacket, you’ve come to the right place. 

There are lots of considerations when choosing your perfect heated jacket, including fit, style and features, type of activity you plan on engaging in and how long you’ll be outside in the cold. Some jackets are better insulated, others have longer battery lives. Whether you’re going for a long hike, or playing with the kids in the yard in the dead of winter, we’re here to help you make the best purchase decision that will change the way you enjoy winter. 

Once you start shopping, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of heated jacket types to choose from, with varying weights and styles, which we’ve outlined below. We’ve included a list of considerations as well as a list of the highest rated heated jackets for women on the market.

Overview of Heated Jackets for Women

Types

Weatherproof 

Weatherproof heated jackets have a water resistant outer shell, with a heavy layer of insulation on the inside. You can find weatherproof options that are looser fitting to allow you to layer up, or ones that have a more tailored fit but still do the job of keeping you warm without the bulkiness. 

Softshell

Softshell polyester jacket options are lightweight and water resistant, with a thin, but effective layer of insulation. They are often worn as a protective outer layer, or when you simply prefer a lighter jacket. 

Warmth & Insulation

Beyond jackets, you can also purchase other layers for warmth, including hoodies and vests. You can wear these underneath heavier layers, to either up your cold weather fashion game, or go for a more casual look. This post specifically focuses on jackets vs hoodies and vests. 

Heated Jacket Features

There are an abundance of features that come with heated jackets are are cool and practical, but you’ll want to spend time understanding what those are so you know what you’re paying for. 

Battery

The battery is probably the most important feature of a heated jacket. You’ll need to consider the battery type, how easy it is to access, and how quickly it can be recharged. Some heated chargers require you to buy a battery pack separately, which is important to account for in your purchase decision. There are two battery types for heated jackets: lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer (also called lithium polymer):

  • Lithium-ion batteries: these tend to be weaker, and more delicate, and get used up more quickly. These are also considered less safe than lithium polymer batteries.
  • Lithium polymer batteries: these hold a longer charge, which makes them preferable. They often include an overcharge protection which is built into the battery pack and not the battery charger itself. This prevents the battery from overcharging if it gets plugged into the wrong charger.

 Battery Running Time

Your heated jacket battery will allow you to set your desired temperature, with voltage ranging from 5 to 12 volts. Depending on the heat setting, as well as weather conditions, the battery can last from 3 to 12 hours. A simple rule to keep in mind is that the higher the heat level, the faster you’ll use up the battery. Heated jacket batteries require charging every two to three month so that they can continue to hold a charge.

Heat levels and controls

While you do want control and optionality when it comes to heat levels for your jacket, too many setting options can be too complicated. 3 options or under seems to suffice for most people. Controls for your jacket should also be easily accessible, and you should be able to avoid taking off your jacket to adjust your heat level. The most easily accessible are controls in the outer pocket.

Ventilation

If you want to keep your jacket from getting sweaty and smelly, you’ll want to ensure that it’s properly ventilated. Proper ventilation allows the moisture to evaporate, and prevents you from feeling colder because of the sweat, so you’ll want to keep this in mind while you shop around.

Now that you have a good sense of what to look for while you shop, check out some options we’ve included below, of the highest rated women’s heated jackets available, including pros and cons of each. We hope you found this post helpful and that you have a delightful winter outdoors!

Women’s Heated Jacket Reviews




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Featuring three quick-warming heat zones including two chest zones and one back zone, start warming in a matter of seconds. The three-level heat controller offers high heat (Red), medium (Green) and Low (Blue) for maximum control and comfort. EXTENDED RUNTIME: With up to 6 hours of heated maximum runtime with Bosch 12-Volt Max batteries on low setting, users can stay warmer for longer without needing to recharge. USB COMPATIBLE: The PSJ120M-102W heated jacket includes a USB charging option for most personal electronics such as cell phones while in the jacket pocket (5V/1A Max Output). CONVENIENT: For the warmer months, The included BHB120 battery holster/controller offers a convenient belt clip for use without your jacket as a power boost or backup with a Bosch 12V Max battery.
  • Quality - 89
  • Versatility - 76
  • Style - 89
  • Battery - 67

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The Bosch PSJ120 12-Volt Max Heated Jacket is a high quality rain and wind resistant work jacket conveniently powered by the Bosch 12-Volt Max power tool battery system.

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  • Quality - 59
  • Versatility - 78
  • Style - 89
  • Battery - 78

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