The Best Heated Vest
Thanks to patented heat technology, this vest heated to 29.4º F above the ambient temperature on its highest setting, nearly 4X as warm as lesser garments. Panelists preferred this vest’s three heating elements—strategically placed in the chest and back—for evenly distributing heat. Lesser models were criticized for concentrating too much heat on specific areas or using bulky batteries that felt heavy and awkward. The compact, 4-oz. lithium ion battery pack generates heat for 2 1/2 hours on its high setting and 8 1/2 hours on low. The battery pack has four power settings and recharges in three hours.