Searching for the best heated jacket? Today we are reviewing the Ororo Heated Jackets for Men and Women.
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The time has come again where the leaves are falling off the trees, and the temperatures have started to dip. Ready or not winter is on its way.
I personally have spent many years chasing the sun trying to avoid winter at all costs. Growing up in Australia the lowest temperatures where I lived were about 5 degrees celsius (41 f), so when I actually encountered a real European winter I was so full of “NOPE” I went on a path of visiting Thailand, Mexico, Morocco, and other warm destinations every time the seasons started to cool. Fast forward to 2019 and Tommo and decided to move permanently to Tbilisi, Georgia, where staying put meant we would have to endure our first winter in 7 years. I knew that If I was to ever go outside during the winter months I’d have to harden up fast…..or find a way to beat the cold.
This is how I discovered heated jackets exist. YES, that’s right! Modern technology has done right but us once again and there is such a thing as a heated jacket. Ororo (pronounced Oh ROAR oh) offers a range of the best heated jackets and gloves for men and women that are heated using Lithium-ion Battery Power. The heat is provided throughout the jacket by using Safe Carbon Fiber Heating Elements, which literally make you feel like you are wearing an electric blanket all day long. And once you are done frolicking in the great outdoors all you need to do is plug in the small battery pack at night, charge it up, and you are ready to take on another chilly winter day. The battery gives you 3 hours on high, 6 hours on medium, and 10 hours on a low heat setting with a single battery charge. So far I’ve never had it run out on me!
These jackets were total game changers for Tommo and me as we took our heated jackets for a test run on our last trip back in 2019 to Lithuania, Sweden, and Belarus – we knew these destinations in winter would certainly be a challenge for these jackets. We encountered icy temps, snow, and looooong cold days….and stayed cozy and warm wrapped in our Ororo heated jackets.
The way the heating elements are placed ensures your most important parts are kept warm i.e. your back and chest so this does leave your arms to fend for themselves a bit….make sure you can keep them warm as this is where we felt the cold the most. The Ororo heated jackets give you an option of 3 different heat levels so you can adjust the warmth depending on how cold it is or your level of physical activity. You might start off first thing in the morning with the jacket on it’s highest level, but as you walk around a bit and (hopefully) get a bit of sunshine, you might want to drop the temperature down to a lower setting or off completely. In fact, on their own, these jackets are incredibly warm and comfortable to wear.
You might be wondering as foodies who, let’s admit it, often drop food on themselves (well I do at least) how can you keep a heated jacket clean? You can’t just throw something like that in the washing machine, right?
YES YOU CAN!
I couldn’t believe it when I read that these heated jackets and the elements are completely machine washable! You have to take the battery pack out first of course, but other than that you can just throw them in the wash. So I don’t have to worry about being a messy eater when wearing my heated jacket. Wine and food stains – begone!
I am planning on giving my jacket a lot of use even this year in 2020 – sure we haven’t been travelling as much….ok we haven’t been travelling at all, but it is so important in the upcoming winter months to get outside and get some fresh air to keep sane while in lockdown. I plan to take my heated jacket out when I go for a walk, when I need to run to the shops, and for any outdoor activity we are permitted to do in the coming months. As I’m writing this Tbilisi is very heavily restricted on what we can and can’t do due to covid-19 so staying healthy and getting outside in a safe way will be so important both mentally and physically, and I’ll be taking my Ororo Heated Jacket with me to stay toasty and warm!
Specs (for those that love the details):
HEATED JACKET FOR WOMEN– FULL-ZIP FLEECE JACKET – FLECKING GRAY
- comes in size Small to 3XL (I have a Large heated jacket for women)
- material – cotton/polyester fleece
- Fit – Fitted
- battery – not only heats the jacket but has a USB port for charging smartphones and other mobile devices and is rechargeable up to 800 times.
- Heating elements are backed by a 3-year warranty
- comes with USB-C Charger (input voltage: 100-240V) with UK & EU travel adapters
- is UL certified (The UL Listed seal means that the product has been tested by UL to nationally recognized safety and sustainability standards. Additionally, it has been found to be free from a reasonably foreseeable risk of fire, electric shock in a Division 2 environment.)
UNISEX HEATED FLEECE HOODIE – BLACK (HEATED JACKET FOR MEN & WOMEN)
- comes in size XS to 2XL (Tommo wears a Medium heated jacket for men)
- Shell 43.6% Cotton, 56.4% Polyester
- Fill & Lining – 100% Polyester
- Fit – Relaxed
- Upgraded with even better quality cotton fabric exterior with fleece lining ensures you don’t lose any excess heat and enjoy comfortable warmth
- Heating and battery specs same as above
These jackets have been game-changers for us. Where previously we’d avoid anything to do with winter, I now feel confident to brave the great outdoors as I know I will be kept completely toasty and warm in my heated jacket. They are also a great way to meet new people (something we all might want to do again once this stupid virus is gone) as the on light on the jacket is quite noticeable and people can’t help but ask about it, and once you tell them you are wearing a heated jacket get ready for the awe, wonder, and a million and one questions as you instantly become the coolest person they’ve met that day. They are a great conversation starter….and we secretly love the attention LOL.
Disclaimer: we did receive these jackets in return for an honest review. All opinions in this post are our own.