Dewalt Heated Jackets Review

Another heated jacket?  Why, yes it is.  We did the Bosch and the Milwaukee so we thought why not try out the Dewalt Jacket?  One thing I can say is we did time this one right.  Usually we do our winter things in summer and our summer things in winter.  So you have to give us some credit for finally figuring out what month it is.

Dewalt is the late comer to the heated jacket game, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Currently Dewalt offers a couple different versions of the heated jacket.  For us we tried out both camo jackets.  The first thing I can say is Dewalt probably has the more accurate fit of all the jackets.  While the others are still good, I feel like my XL jacket fits more comfortable and runs closer to a true XL.  When I compare all three jackets styles, I have to say the Dewalt resembles more of a workers jacket.  The Bosch is my favorite, but seems more stylish and something I don’t want to get dirty.  All three jackets require you to wash by hands which is a huge downside to these types of jackets.

One great thing about this jacket is it will run off either the 20V or 18V battery, so you can get a long run time with this jacket.   They use 4 core heating zones which is located upper left and right chest, mid-back, and collar.  As with the other jackets, turning the jacket on and off is the same.  There is a button on the top left chest that will control on/off and the different temps.

Out of all three jackets, Dewalt has the best adapter.  Milwaukee and Bosch offer one USB, while Dewalt has two.  Not that I really need two, but it’s nice to have.  One thing to note is Dan was having problems with his power cord staying attached to his battery pack. For some reason it would always disconnect.  With mine I haven’t experienced this problem, so not sure what happened with his.  The one downside is their battery is located in the same spot as Milwaukee, on the outside side, towards the back.  So it can get in the way and be a pain to change the battery without taking the jacket off.  The best position is the Bosch which is located in the front, on the inside of the jacket.  While Milwaukee uses Realtree, Dewalt uses True Timber for their camo design.  The jacket has a soft noise limiting and water/wind resistant outer shell.  One item I like about the Dewalt is the ability to remove the hood.  I tend to only use my hood a couple times a year, the rest of the time they seem to get in the way.

Is this the best jacket on the market?  Well it comes down to preference.  Personally, I like the Bosch the best.  However I am not going to do any really work in the Bosch as it just seems too nice.  If you own Dewalt batteries this is a great addition and you can’t go wrong. The fit is great and the four zones really warms you up.  With the ability to change the settings, it’s hard not to find the perfect temperature with this jacket.

 

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve really been on the fence with this heating jacket trend. Don’t get me wrong I think they are awesome, but I can’t justify the cost when I don’t work outside. If I worked outside I would have gotten one a long time ago.

    If I do pull the trigger I will take your advise. We can’t go wrong with either of the brands, it will come down more to the type of battery system you have the most. I like the look of the Bosch, because its more of a casual looking jacket, but I really don’t own any Bosch cordless tools (have a few cord tools). Maybe the DeWalt, no wait, I do like the Milwaukee sweaters, maybe those DeWalt (Carhart looking one) jacket look mighty nice, no, the classic red Milwaukee jacket is nice, as well. I can’t decide. Now you see why I can’t decide? One would be nice this week. Chicagoland area will be in the negatives the next couple of days.

    Great review as always & thanks for the additional confusion. Laters TIA

  2. Why can’t someone design a flatter battery for those jackets. The bulk & weight of the jacket
    battery is a hazard to you health. Like carrying your wallet in your back pocket after a while it
    will cause you back problems. I would think the large battery would catch on the seat belt &
    other things. A flatter battery would be better.

  3. Hi guys, me again. Guess what I saw at HD? Ridgid heated jackets. Say what!!! Yes, they are very reasonably priced ($145 with battery) as well I thought. Thought I let you guys know, maybe you can score a couple to test from Ridgid. Very similar to the DeWalt I thought with a high collar, only saw black at the store. This adds to my dilema. Laters TIA

  4. I bought this for my dad but he is concerned because he is a welder. Do you think he will damage it? I know its made for the hard and tough working but its still a concern.

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