With the recent trend of Heated Jackets emerging, finding the right one to suit one’s needs will be a very daunting task. And with so many choices floating ’round and about the internet, one has to be sure of the heated jacket one chooses before eventually purchasing it and using it for the rest of the winter season, or even longer.
In this article, a short but detailed summary of what to look for in a heated jacket will be discussed to help anyone who wishes to retain an active lifestyle even during winter.
Material or Fabrics
Knowing what materials are used in the construction of a heated jacket will ensure two things. First, how long the jacket will last. Second, how long the heat generated within the jacket will last. Some materials like cotton may seem truly comfortable but may not be as durable as others. It is recommended that one seeks out a heated jacket that is made of Softshell, which is a unique blend of polyester and spandex. The softshell material ensures the jacket is not only comfortable but also very durable.
As this is a search for finding the perfect heated jacket, it is essential that one knows what heating system is used within the jacket itself. Is the heating system durable? Is it waterproof? Is it bulky or is it lightweight? Will there be a way to control the heat generated within the jacket? Is it possible to experience any side effects or dangers caused by the heating system? Basically, one should be an inquisitive buyer, reading all information available and asking away if there are still questions to be answered.
Ultimately, it will be both for the sake of performance and safety of the heated jacket. Upon research, using heated jackets with micro alloy heating elements, preferably with no coils, is recommended for on-the-go individuals who need maximum all-day performance from their heated clothing.
Power or Energy Source
If one expects portability and mobility from a heated jacket, learning about the power source is crucial. Battery life will always be an issue with gadgets and it is no different with heated jackets. The lifespan of a battery is essential. How long will the battery last on a single full charge? How many charges can be expected from the battery before it peters out? A rechargeable lithium-ion battery will usually do the trick for active individuals.
Lastly, one of the most crucial things to consider before purchasing a heated jacket is style. Because of the many choices one has with heated jackets, it also important to find out what styles are available and what style suites one’s personality. From winter sports buffs to motorcyclists who enjoy going on the road all year, there are plenty of styles to choose from. Ultimately though, it will all depend on tastes and preferences. Looking for the heated jacket which will suit all your needs depends on what you want and what you may need.