As we head into winter’s most blustery and frigid time of year, many of us are sick of being indoors so much, but snow, winds, and sub-freezing temps work to keep us from enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Luckily for us, we live in an era of heated clothing — an option that wasn’t available even a few years ago. From head to toe and literally everywhere in between, here are Cheapism’s picks for heated layers and outerwear that can get you out into the elements while staying toasty and comfortable this winter season.
Prices and availability are subject to change.
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$199 from Home Depot
In the realm of heated apparel, the Milwaukee brand is one of the gold standards, and this men’s jacket is a brand bestseller. It comes with a lithium-ion battery and charger, has up to 12 hours of run-time on one charge, and is available in sizes small through 3XL and five colors. It also comes in a quilted jacket style and quilted vest version (both available in black only).
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$199 from Home Depot
The Milwaukee brand also has heated jackets for women, though with fewer size and color variations. This jacket features three heat zones — the back, around the collar, and the front pockets — has three heat settings, and includes details like adjustable cuffs and waist and thumb-hole cuffs. There are also quilted jacket and quilted vest versions available for women.
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$150 and up from Amazon
Another option for a heated jacket — and one that’s cheaper than the Milwaukee brand — is from the Ororo brand, which has earned a “best overall heated jacket” designation for both men and women from TripSavvy and Wide Open Spaces. This women’s version comes in three colors, is machine-washable, features a detachable hood, a slim fit, and has three heat settings via three carbon fiber heating elements.
$150 from Amazon
Ororo sells a men’s jacket, too, that has many of the same features of the women’s version and also earns excellent reviews from buyers, who give it an average of 4.6 stars. This one also comes in three colors.
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$190 from Amazon
If the thought of enveloping yourself in a heated coat makes you feel a little too toasty, there is this hoodie option from Ororo. Fleece-lined and “ultra-soft,” this piece of heated clothing comes with three heat zones, three heat settings, up to 10 hours of warmth on a single charge, and is machine-washable. Even better? Its battery even has a USB-A port for charging a cell phone. Available in red and black and sizes small through XXL.
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$190 from Amazon
Yes, you can stay warm while looking like a burly lumberjack type, and no one has to know you’re getting a warmth assist via heating elements on your back and chest. This plaid flannel button-down, available in red or blue, offers three temperature settings.
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$139 from Amazon
For women who want added warmth without a voluminous extra layer, there’s this long-sleeved shirt that comes in three colors — mauve, charcoal, and black — and sizes XS through XL. It promises to provide heat without bulk, has three heat settings, and targets the shoulders, back, and abdomen via its three heat zones.
$250 from Amazon
Walking around in sub-freezing temps is, of course, chilly, but going any faster than walking speed — whether that’s on a motorcycle, bike, snowmobile, or snowboard or skis — can get downright frosty. This well-rated jacket liner includes seven heating zones in the chest, back, arms, and neck area, can be controlled via Bluetooth, and is available in both men’s and women’s styles.
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$80 from Amazon
This vest has eight heating zones — more than most — including one on the neck, where a lot of body heat is lost in cold temps. Like other heated clothing, it has three heat settings, and it’s filled with cotton wool and lined with a mylar material for heat-retaining insulation. Note that this vest doesn’t come with its own power bank, but there are plenty available on Amazon, including this one which is reasonably priced and gets good reviews.
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$160 from Amazon
Why replace a warm (and already paid for) winter coat when you can just wear some heated thermal underwear under it? This style from Sun Will — which comes in men’s and women’s styles — has heating elements on the back, waist, and knees, and its battery packs last between two and five hours, depending on which of the three heat settings are used.
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$60 from Amazon
A full 40-45% of body heat is lost through the head and neck, so it makes sense to keep a lid on that noggin. Even better if that lid is heated, and this option from Sun Will heats up in around 30 seconds, has three temperature settings, and an easy-to-use controller. It’s perfect for cold, windy dog walks or chilly winter hikes.
$80 from Amazon
If cold feet are a problem you’d like to avoid, these socks contain three heating levels and have a battery life of up to 10 hours, which is more than long enough for winter hikes, hunting trips, football games, and more. These come in orange, gray, and black, and are machine washable (after removing the battery).
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$39 from Amazon
If pricey heated coats and other clothing are out of your budget, you can at least keep your neck and face warm with this gaiter. It is rechargeable, has three heat settings, lasts between four and 10 hours on a single charge, and comes in black and burgundy.
$140 from Amazon
Nearly 90% of buyers give these gloves between four and five stars. Made of lambskin and polyester, these heat up quickly, have an easy-access control right on the back of the hand, and are water-resistant and windproof. With three heat settings, reflective strips, and buckles and pull-strings that enable a snug fit, these are perfect for wintertime adventures, whether that’s shoveling, snowmobiling, or skiing. Available in extra small through 3XL sizes.
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$119 from Amazon
For gloves with a little less bulk, we love these heated and fleece-lined glove liners, which have low, medium, or high heat settings that activate within 30 seconds and provide warmth to the entire hand — palms and fingers. These also have user-friendly features like touch-control for using cellphones, a gel pad on the palm for a secure grip, a long cuff with a pull-string closure for added warmth. Available in sizes XXS through XXL.
$33 from Amazon
If cold hands are all you’re trying to avoid, these hand warmers are a reasonably inexpensive option. Each has three temperature levels, heats in seconds, and is dual-sided for total warmth. These come in a few fun colors and can be used on a single charge for eight to 15 hours, depending on preferred temperature. In other words, they’re perfect for a full day of skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing.
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$150 and up from Amazon
Fleece-lined with an adjustable strap, this heated water- and wind-resistant pouch is perfect for heating up chilly hands whether outdoors or inside the house. With three heat settings, it can last up to 14 hours and includes two utility pockets for carrying valuables and keeping them secure.
$89 from Ororo
If you spend a lot of time outdoors at sporting events in the winter, this well-rated heated stadium bleacher seat will help keep you toasty and comfy between rousing cheers. Features include a memory foam cushion and six heating elements for total coverage. Like other heated products, this seat cushion has three heat settings.