I’m not sure how this came up, but I was out on a hike with my wife for my 30th birthday, and we started talking about the new heated jackets that will soon be hitting the market. Seriously.
We talked about Milwaukee’s women’s jacket in the past, and more recently my wife shared her feelings about Dewalt’s heated jacket. After she called it a butt ugly design, we debated about whether Dewalt simply added heating elements to a plain off-the-shelf work jacket, or if they designed it from the ground up. The debate continues, but we decided it might be fun to share her thoughts about all the new designs in a post.
Unrelated, my wife’s favorite power tool color is Makita Teal.
Milwaukee’s Women’s Heated Jacket & Hoodie
As discussed in our Milwaukee 2013 new product post, Milwaukee is coming out with a few new heated outerwear products this year, including a women’s jacket and hoodies sweatshirts.
All in all, looks good, but the pink breast cancer ribbon is a little patronizing. The men’s jackets don’t have blue ribbons for prostrate cancer awareness. It’s a great cause that has unfortunately been twisted into an overdone commercial marketing ploy.
Nice! I like the classic styling and that it has a drawstring hood, especially since most of the heated jackets don’t have one. I’d wear this in a women’s size, BUT NOT IN PINK!
Bosch Heated Jacket
Bosch’s heated jacket will be available this Fall.
The best looking of the bunch, but not to say it looks feminine. It has modernized sports styling, but is not over the top. Love the attention to detail! Wish this was made in women’s sizing.
Dewalt Heated Jacket
Dewalt’s heated jackets will be available this Fall as well. There will be a whole line of products, but we’ve only see this one style thus far.
Snore. Looks butt-ugly. It looks like this was rushed into production, with a lot of thought given to function and nothing to form.
[Ed. Note: a lot of tradesmen might see this as a plus.]