Makita has come out with a new 18V heated blanket, model DCB200A. You heard that right – it’s a heated blanket.
It features 3 heat settings, up to 35 hrs of runtime (on the low setting with a 6.0Ah battery), and the included power port can also charge your USB-compatible portable electronic devices.
There are snap buttons and a strap, allowing you to securely wear it over your shoulders.
Or, wrap it around your waist to keep your upper legs warm and toasty.
From the product photos, the inner lining looks to be a warm and fuzzy blue fleece-like material. The outer layer is made from polyester for wind and water resistance.
The battery and power adapter are stowed away in a zippered compartment. The blanket has on/off controls with an LED indicator light.
It can be washed in a household washer and dryer.
Makita bundles their 18V heated blanket with a storage bag for convenient carrying and storage.
Dimensions: 27-1/2″ x 55″
Price: $100 for the bare tool
In writing this post, I accidentally substituted “heated jacket” for “heated blanket” in almost every instance of the word. A heated blanket? Surely that’s an odd idea, right? In the product photos, the expression on the model’s face says it all.
Wrapped around shoulders? Fashioned into a skirt-like waist and leg wrap?
But boy the new Makita heated blanket sure does look comfortable.
You could wrap a cold body part with a heated jacket, but unless you’re wearing it as a jacket, it’s going to be awkward and inefficient.
Will something like this get used on the jobsite? I think it might definitely be used in recreational settings, at the least.
The concept seems a little strange at first, but it makes sense, and more heated gear options are good.
Will you be buying a warm and fuzzy Makita heated blanket? If you bought into a different brand’s cordless power tool system, would you want that brand to come out with something similar?