Best Heated Work Jacket 2022
A heated work jacket can make all of the difference if your job requires you to be outside in cold temps all day or if you work in a freezer or cooler, basically any job where you spend most of the work day in cold conditions. These heated work jackets are much more durable and heavy duty than the other heated jackets we have reviewed.
The big names in heated work jackets are DeWalt and Milwaukee, both major manufacturers of power tools and the batteries that power your Dewalt cordless drill will also power your heated work jacket. This means that it is super easy to get a spare battery and due to their size, the heat lasts a long time. While the majority of the heated jackets we looked at were DeWalt or Milwaukee we threw in one additonal brand, a high visbility coat from Pioneer, but for this one you have to supply your own battery.
In addition to long battery life, the Dewalt and Milwaukee heated work jackets are both designed to be very durable and hold up to the extremes of construction and other outdoor work. These heated coats also have plenty of pockets so you will never have to worry about storage. The battery has a USB port so you can charge your phone while out and about. All of the coats we looked at, with the exception of the Pioneer all come with one battery as well as a quick charger and adapter. If you currently own DeWalt or Milwaukee batteries you can buy the coat on it's own.
In addition to being ideal for work they are also a great choice for hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and any other outdoor activity you wann to pursue on a cold day. Many of these heated jackets come with a hood which is fantastic for those particularly wet or windy days.
The big downside to heated work jackets is the battery size. While the larger battery keeps the heat pumping for longer, they can be a bit bulky. The Milwaukee heated work jacket puts the battery in the back and some users found it uncomfortable when sitting or driving. If you spend alot of time sitting or behind the wheel, you may want to consider the Dewalt.
If you work in cold or cool conditions on a regular basis and need the durability of work jacket, any of these coats will get the job done. We looked a a wide variety of both men's and women's heated work jacket and these are the ones we whole heartedly recommend:
DeWalt Heated Soft Shell Jacket
This heated work jacket is a soft-shell coat that is perfect for the job site, a hike, hunting or just about any other outdoor activity. It has a wind and water-resistant outer shell with a fleece lining which is both warm and comfortable.
Like all DeWalt heated coats, the heat is generated by a DEWALT 20V MAX which comes with the coat. The kit also includes a fast charger and adapter that plugs the battery into the coat. The adapter has a USB port so you can charge your phone while wearing the coat. There are 3 heat zones, two on the chest and a larger one across the back. The battery can keep the heat flowing for hours.
There are plenty of pockets for tools and other gear with multiple outer pockets, an inner and an outer zippered chest pocket, a sleeve pocket, and two lower zipper welt pockets. The reviews for this heated jacket are fantastic with most reviewers raving about the heat it produces and the ease of switching out batteries if necessary. As with almost every heated work jacket we looked at, there were a few complaints about the battery size.
If you feel the battery size may be an issue for you, consider other heated jackets that use a smaller battery. We have rounded up the top six men’s heated jackets as well as the top women’s heated jackets so you can find the perfect heated coat for you.
DEWALT Women's Heated Jacket
DEWALT is one of the major heated work jacket manufacturers, Milwaukee is the other. These jackets use the batteries for their cordless tools to power their heated jackets. This women’s coat is a huge hit, providing plenty of heat while also keeping out the wind and water.
It has a durable cotton twill outer shell that is water and wind resistant as well as a removable, adjustable hood. It features re-enforced stitching on the cuffs, a metal zipper and a gust guard that blocks the wind, this jacket is well built and should last for years. There are 4 heating zones, two on the chest, one mid-back and a heated collar which is an absolute game changer when the temps really dip.
This heated jacket can be powered by DEWALT 20v Max or 12V Max batteries. The coat comes with a 30Wh 20V Max Lithium battery as well as a charger, and an adapter for the jacket. The adapter has USB port so you can charge your phone or other electronics when out and about. This coat is loaded with pockets and the fleece interior is super comfy.
This heated coat not only stays warm but is good looking as well. It’s fitted shape is perfect for a day at work, at your favorite sporting event or just for a night out. It gets fantastic reviews with just about everyone who reviewed it loving the heat it puts out. The majority of reviewers managed to get about 5 hours of heat on a higher setting, but it is easy to buy additional batteries if you need extra time out in the cold. The pocket that the battery sits in can be a bit bulky, but most people said it was not a big deal.
The only complaints involved defective jackets and sizing issues. Check a sizing chart before ordering to make sure you get the right size. DEWALT is a reputable brand that stands behind their products. You can buy this one with confidence.
DeWalt Heated Work Coat Kit
DEWALT makes a variety of heated work coats and this is the heavy duty one. It is made from duck fabric (think Carhartt coats) which is extremely durable as well as wind and water resistant. The fleece lining is both warm and comfy while the flannel lined hood is perfect for cold or rainy days.
Like all of the other heated work jackets we looked at, this one uses DeWalt batteries to power the heat zones. There are 5 heat zones in this jacket, two on the chest, a large one on the back as well as heated arms. It uses a 20V MAX* battery which comes with the coat as well as a charger and adapter. The adapter has a USB port so you can charge your phone while wearing the jacket.
There are tons of pockets in this coat so you have plenty of places to store thing when you are on the job. It has two large fleece-lined front pouch pockets, two exterior stacked tool pockets along with one internal pocket with a hook-and-loop closure, and one external and one internal accessory pocket with zipper closure.
This jacket gets absolutely fantastic reviews. Numerous reviewers mentioned they work a job that requires them to be in a cooler or freezer for large parts of the day and that this is their go to jacket for work. It is comfortable, warm and is just an all around great heated work jacket. There were almost zero bad reviews and the major issue was a missing battery. This is our favorite DeWalt heated jacket so do not hesitate to pull the trigger on this one.
DeWalt Women's Heated Jacket
This DeWalt heated women’s jacket is not quite as heavy duty as some of the other options on our list. It is a lightweight quilted jacket that is perfect for working in the cold, heading out for a hike or for just keeping warm on a chilly day.
This coat is made from a polyester blend outer shell which is both wind and water resistant. The quilted polyfil insulation fleece lining makes this jacket warm and comfortable. This heated jacket has three heat zones, two on the chest and one across the back. It is powered by a DEWALT 20 V battery which comes with the jacket along with a fast charger and adapter which has a USB port for charging your phone.
The DeWALT women’s heated jacket has contoured seaming which gives it a fitted feel and a great look. There are 5 multi-function pockets to keep your tools close by and ready for work. The reviews for this jacket are great but there are some issues. This jacket produces great heat and looks fantastic, but a few reviewers felt the battery was a bit heavy and the sizing ran small. Always check a sizing guide before ordering to make sure you get the correct size.
Milwaukee Heated Hoodie M12
This is Milwaukee’s heated hoodie. It works on the same batteries as the M12 heated coat and provides amazing heat without the bulk of a jacket. This hoodie has a cotton and polyester exterior with a waffle weave thermal lining which makes it warm and comfortable. It is wind resistant, has plenty of reinforced pockets and the hood is designed to easily fit over a hard hat making it ideal at any jobsite.
Just like the jacket, this hoodie runs on M12 REDLITHIUM batteries which can keep the heat going for up to six hours. The jacket comes with a battery, charger and adapter. Additional batteries are easy to purchase if you need a longer runtime.
It has three carbon fiber heat zones, two on the chest and one across the back, the new quick heat function can get the heat flowing 3 times faster than their previous hoodies. It can be machine washed and dried.
This Milwaukee heated hoodie gets excellent reviews with just about everyone loving the heat it put out as well as the fact that it is very comfortable and heavy duty. The battery placement was the big issue though, it is located in the back area and can be uncomfortable when sitting down. All in all, this is an excellent choice for a heated hoodie and Milwaukee is a quality brand that can absolutely be trusted.
Milwaukee Heated Jacket KIT
Milwaukee is another power tool maker that branched out into the heated jacket market. They offer a variety of heated coats and hoodies for both men and women. This particular Milwaukee heated jacket is one of their best sellers, providing plenty of heat as well as a stylish look. It is available in 4 different colors (grey, red, black and camo) as well as a variety of sizes.
The jacket is made from tough stretch polyester packed with high loft insulation which traps the heat inside, it is also wind and water resistant. This coat can hold just about anything you need to carry with 3 outer zip pockets, an inner zip pocket, as well as a low-profile battery pocket.
Just like the DEWALT jackets, this heated coat is powered by a Milwaukee power tool battery. It can use M12 Red lithium batteries and all Red lithium batteries. The jacket comes with a battery, charger and adapter for the coat. The adapter has a USB port so you can charge your phone out on the road.
This coat has 5 carbon fiber heat zones, two on the chest, a large back zone and two front pocket heaters. The battery will keep the heat flowing for about 8 hours but it is easy to purchase additional batteries if necessary (Home Depot and Lowes both carry them). The hand warming pockets can be turned on and off independently of the other heating elements so you can customize your heat.
Overall, this jacket gets great reviews. The heat is fantastic (a roofer in Minnesota said it keeps him warm all day) and it is very well constructed and durable. Some people had an issue with the battery placement, it is in the back and can be uncomfortable when sitting so if you are going to be driving a lot you may want to consider one of the DEWALT heated jackets.
PIONEER Heated Safety Jacket
If safety (and visibility) comes first at your job, this is an excellent choice for a heated work jacket. The big disadvantage with this one is the lack of a power bank, you have to supply your own.
This heated jacket is 100% waterproof and windproof with a removable hood. It also features a conceal pouch and ups the visibility with plenty of silver StarTech reflective tape. It is made from 300 denier oxford polyester and 120 GSM insulated material which makes it warm and comfortable even without the heating elements.
The Pioneer heated jacket has 3 heat panels with 4 heat settings that keep this jacket nice and warm. Unfortunately, you have to provide your own power bank as this jacket does not come with one. It has a USB port to connect your power bank.
This coat is not only warm and weatherproof, it also has plenty of pockets to store your gear. There are 2 zipper pockets, a cell phone pocket, an inside chest pocket as well as radiophone clip straps. Elastic ribbed wrist cuffs and waist makes sure it keeps the heat in and the cold out.
This heated work jacket is available in a wide range of sizes, going from men's sizes small to 4XL. The reviews for this one are a bit mixed. Many reviewers loved the heat with one construction worker raving about the heat, and the fact that they can get 10 hours of heat out of their power bank. Others felt it was a bit overpriced since it doesn’t include the power bank. This is by far the most visible heated work jacket we looked at so if you need high visibility and don’t mind supplying your own power, this one could be a winner.