The 10 Best Heated Vests
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2019. If you've ever seen someone walking in freezing temperatures with a smile on their face, he or she was likely wearing a heated vest. There's no need to layer up 12 sweaters when you have one of these electric garments that circulate warmth around the torso. Our selections allow you to control the climate of your trunk, so you can comfortably enjoy those winter activities for longer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 24, 2020:
While it would be easy to find a bunch of heated vests that work reasonably well and just compile a list of them, we realize that people generally don't want to completely sacrifice style for the sake of comfort. Because of this, we did our best to also identify fashionable options, so you can stay cozy while looking your best.
The Ororo 18650, Venture Heat Roam 2.0, and Volt Resistance Zero Layer have the puffer look that is in vogue these days, as well as enough insulation to keep you warm on moderately cold days even without the heater turned on. All feature a high collar, and the Ororo 18650 and Venture Heat Roam 2.0 boast a heating zone in said collar. We think women will also appreciate the various colors the latter comes in, so you aren't stuck with a boring old black. Another option that will probably appeal to women's fashion sense is the Mobile Warming Cascade, which has a cinched waist for a fitted look.
Men looking for something to wear while working outdoors will be well served by the Venture Heat Roam 8709M. Its exterior is crafted from a heavy-duty duck canvas, so it can stand up to plenty of wear and tear, and it doesn't add much bulk, so you can layer it if needed. Coming from a company well known for their riding gear, the Milwaukee Leather MLM3523 is an ideal option for motorcyclists. It is made with the same tough hide of all the rest of the company's gear, yet boasts large heating panels on the front and back that you don't get with their standard riding jackets.
If you prefer a soft and cozy material like fleece in your winter garments, you'll probably like the Prosmart Polar and Arris Camping. Both feature a side-entry chest pocket and two standard pockets for the hands near the waist.
We'll be the first to admit that the Vinmori Nano and Arris 5V Adjustable may be lacking in the style department, however, we feel they make up for that with their versatility. Both are size adjustable, so you could easily lend them to a friend or significant other who is chilly.
January 21, 2019:
We made sure we only chose models that heat up rapidly to ensure you don't have to wait to venture out into the cold. We didn't want the style-conscious buyer to make a sacrifice either, so we included well-tailored, modern designs, too. As for the wilderness photographer or tourist, we added some vests with lots of pockets for a camera, a wallet, and other daily essentials.
Snowwolf Male Flame II The Snowwolf Male Flame II is reasonably priced and quite fashionable. It has a puffer style, but rather than the horizontal, quilted squares or rectangles you see in many others, it has angular stitching that makes it look very sleek. It has heating zones in the back, neck, and abdomen, and is equipped with a hood to keep your head warm. snowwolfwear.com