Comparison of Heated Jacket Models

You wish to acquire a heated jacket and you wish to know the different existing models? In this guide, we will discuss the different designs along with their technical features.

At a time when the outdoor world is attracting more and more enthusiasts in search of adventure, the sector of technical and intelligent clothing is expanding. Offering models with different shapes, here is what you can find as heated clothing.

1. The different models of heated jackets

Nowadays, there are various shapes and types of heated jacket. With long sleeves, sleeveless, with or without a hood, short cut or long cut, the choice is vast and it is sometimes difficult to find the one that meets your needs. We are going to explain to you the specificities of each model to understand their respective interests.

1.1 The coat


Part of the heavyweight jacket classification, a coat will feature the heaviest construction of the models we'll be showcasing. In the world of regular jackets, thickness means warmth. Indeed, the thicker a jacket is, the warmer it will be, theoretically. However, thanks to the integration of heating technology, it is possible to lighten the garment and this while increasing its resistance to the cold.

In different shapes, its design is designed to combine aesthetics and efficiency regardless of the environment you will face. State-of-the-art technical jacket, it will resist winds and bad weather thanks to its hydrophobic finish. In order to maximize comfort, its interior is lined with a down of unequaled softness, which will ensure you enjoyment in all weathers. Made with a comfortable and stretch cut, it will give you freedom of movement to enjoy every moment. For optimal protection against icy winter winds, the front of the garment is designed to accommodate a waterproof zip protected by a storm flap with two press studs . On both sides, pockets are drawn to warm your hands thanks to their integrated heating system.

The heated coat is intended for winter sports enthusiasts looking for a jacket that can follow them on their adventures where temperatures drop below zero degrees.

1.2 The down jacket


Certainly the most widespread type of jacket in the age of street wear fashion and other casual wear, the down jacket is reinvented with a heating system. Lighter than a coat, it is ultra-compressible and made with an envelope structure padded with goose feathers or synthetic down. Used for mountaineering clothing, goose feathers combine lightness and great protection against the cold. Developed with a 100% windproof and water-repellent outer surface , it is highly breathable in order to evacuate internal moisture while retaining heat. Coupled with a state-of-the-art heating system, our customers appreciate it for its unfailing versatility. Of unequaled comfort, the lining is lined with a fine fleece surface to gently rest on your skin. Located at the front, the zipper is juxtaposed with two hand-warmer pockets to protect them from the weather.

The heated down jacket is intended for winter athletes as well as people wishing to face the urban world.

1.3 The vest


Adopting a sleeveless cut, the waistcoat is an essential in a dressing room. Light, easy to carry and now heated, its compressibility will allow you to take it on all your adventures. Adopting an ingenious construction, its nylon or polyester envelopes give it waterproofness and wind resistance. Filled with duck feathers or artificial down, heat loss will be significantly reduced. To maximize comfort inside the garment, the inner wall is lined with fleece for delicate softness. Breathable, the vest evacuates excess moisture from the body, to stay dry, while making sure to keep the heat. In addition, thanks to its heating system, it promulgates its wearer a soft and pleasant warmth in all weathers. Finally, on its front side, two pockets take place to shelter your hands from the wind and winter cold.

A heated vest is intended for people who want a light and easy-to-carry jacket, from Sunday walks to mountain hikes. Outdoor workers, such as postmen and masons will also be interested in this type of clothing which will provide them with a certain comfort.

2. What is the point of a heated jacket?

2.1 Where does the heated jacket come from?

micro-fiber-carbon-textile Using technology discovered some 30 years ago, heated clothing is not a recent innovation.

The technology they house is based on carbon or graphene nanotubes . Made from carbon microfiber itself designed with polyacrylonitrile , they are used to transmit heat.

Being one of the lightest atoms in group 14 of the periodic table of elements, it is an excellent conductor of heat.

Dating back to the 19th century, carbon fiber was first created for its ability to transmit heat. At the time, the objective was not to manufacture heated textiles, but to create light bulb filaments. Incandescent bulbs work on the principle of heating a body to a higher or lower temperature so that it emits light.

In fact, at that time carbon fiber was used to design light bulbs. It was more than 100 years later, at the end of the 20th century, that researchers developed a heating fabric. The principle is simple, we weave a carbon microfiber fabric, then we send an electric current to it, which results in heating the filaments which thus emit heat.

2.2 Is it dangerous?

The question that can then be asked is whether this technical process is dangerous and harmful to health. To answer it, it is necessary to go into the technical details.

A heated jacket emits heat through heated panels. These correspond to pieces of fabric located in certain places of the garment. Made with graphene nanotubes, they have great flexibility and resistance. However, to further protect them and ensure their integrity, a membrane surrounds them.

This innovative fabric technology requires electrical energy supplied by an external battery. With a voltage of 5 V and a low amperage between 0.5 and 2.4, the current emitted by the portable charger cannot harm an individual's health.

Designed for professionals and individuals in any sector, the jacket will not be a danger to your life .

2.3 How does it work?


Taking place in the lining of the jacket, the heating zones designed in carbon microfiber are located in different places. Along the spine, they provide a soft and pleasant warmth that diffuses throughout the garment. On the front, the side pockets are also accompanied by these smart textiles to warm your hands during your winter outings.

2.4 How is a heated jacket used?

In order to control the temperature of the jacket, a button takes place on the front or inside of the garment. Intelligently controlling the heating, it optimizes it in order to obtain a uniform overall temperature.

The overcoat thus lights up by pressing this same button for three seconds. Once engaged, three thermal modes are available.

  • White in colour, the led indicates that the temperature is between 30 and 35°C;
  • When it is blue, the temperature is around 35 to 40°C;
  • Finally, red in colour, the jacket diffuses heat between 40 and 45°C.

Made with different modes, going on an adventure in places with extreme climatic conditions becomes feasible.

Offering similar technology, our heated equipment will also be relevant for your winter outfit. With gloves and insoles, you can keep your extremities warm and prevent hypothermia.

Let us know in the comments which jacket model interests you the most and explain why. We are constantly improving our products and we enjoy working with our customers to offer them suitable products that will follow them on their greatest adventures.

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