This past summer, Tool Skool attended the 2013 Milwaukee New Product Symposium where they announced that they would be coming out with a special edition version of the heated jacket for women.  I immediately knew this would be a hit and as I tweeted the pictures of the sample for us to look at, the buzz started very quickly.
And it’s made from the wind and water resistant fabric.  It has a softer fleece lining that makes it really comfortable to wear, and it’s pretty warm even when not turned on. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Stay warm and comfy in even the coldest conditions with this M12 Cordless Special Edition Women's Heated Jacket Kit, Small (2339-S).
At first blush, it looks just like a regular jacket – perhaps slightly less bulky and more attractively cut than most.
The jacket hits low enough on the hip to protect your back from icy blasts coming up the back (even if you prefer low-rise pants) and has a stylish, high collar to protect your neck. Not only was I warm, I managed to completely avoid the painful shoulder tension I usually get after a night of shivering!
But since I’m more of a yard-raker and sideline-stander than power-tool user, I would be willing to trade that functionality for a flatter, smaller battery. Winner’s Choice: You pick the heated gear item to keep you warm this fall and winter! The contractor favorite heated hoodie is back with new colors.  In addition to the already available red, gray, and khaki, you can also get both Realtree Xtra® Camo and Realtree Max-1® Camo, and High Visibility Neon. Milwaukee is going to set you up by including a battery and charger, no matter the option you select. Tool Skool is your reliable source for unbiased, professional reviews of tools and building industry products. Season 6 Milwaukee Heated Gear is here and brings some exciting new products to the lineup to improve on what has already the most popular heated gear line up.
By Trade Articles and reviews that are trade-specific or suited particularly for a specific trade. Fasteners Hardware and fasteners, including all types of screws, nails, hinges, springs, and other devices you may find in the hardware aisle of your local retailer or supplier. The Milwaukee heated jacket line debuted a few years ago and, like the impatient ungrateful pugs we are, we immediately started whining for more colors and options. Another great feature of the heated hoodie is that, once you remove the battery, it’s actually machine washer and dryer safe.
Pressing the button again will cycle the jacket’s carbon fiber heating elements through Medium and Low settings, and then back again to High. With the women’s jacket, the special cut aligns the carbon fiber heating elements closer to the body, something that really helped to allow it to more consistently provide heat and (according to Milwaukee) stimulate blood circulation. Turning on the jacket is very simple and I could easily press the button against my chest whether I had gloves on my hands or not.
I explained the run-times above and I felt that the M12 platform is a good one for casual wearers of the hoodie or jacket.
The Milwaukee Special Edition Women's Heated Jacket and Hoodie are two new products that I think really hold a very valuable place in the market. When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father and avid reader. The jacket integrates (4) carbon fiber heating elements and advanced fabric-layering technology to distribute and maintain heat across the back, collar, and pockets. Made of thick cotton blend, it's designed with tailor fit features, and is powered by the M12 REDLITHIUM battery for up to 6 hours of warmth while you work. The lead times vary by manufacturer and are indicated on the product page, for example "Ships in 7-10 business days". Our family being a tight-knit one, my husband and I like to catch as many games as we can, even when it’s November and the temperatures dip down below freezing. You charge up the battery (with the provided cord and charger) and put it in a pocket in the back of the jacket, where it plugs into a cord.

It was much less bulky and easier to move around in that the jackets I usually wear for these activities, and warmer too (with the heat on). I tried the jacket first as an outer layer and then, at a subsequent game, as a mid-layer, wearing my big wool coat over the top of it. And when my sister-in-law’s phone died after the game, we were able to use the USB port on the jacket’s battery to recharge it. Seeing me looking so warm, the other women on the sidelines were full of curiosity and questions about it too – and I recommended it without reservation. But overall, that is a tiny quibble, since most of the time I’m using the jacket I’m not doing anything that involves leaning against a seat-back.
It has made it possible for me to keep enjoying the long walks I love much later in the season, and stand comfortably on the sidelines for hours without getting cold and cranky.
Milwaukee has re-designed the jackets from top to bottom, and introduced the Realtree Xtra® Camo  jacket or 3-in-1 heated jacket.  The 3-in-1 heated jacket is goes from jacket to heated vest just by removing the sleeves, making it a very versatile choice! Our goal is to find new tools, accessories, and best possible solutions that will help improve the effectiveness of professionals in their daily jobs. The authors are sharing personal opinions based on products and field testing, and are not necessarily the views of the Ohio Power Tool company.
It didn’t take them long to appease us, and for that we are grateful, if not a tad bit humbled. That is remarkable, and indeed only the high visibility jacket has some caveats, largely due to requirements for the visibility of the jacket (which is guaranteed for up to 25 launderings before fading too far out of spec). These jackets are essentially battery-powered thermal blankets, but they use the latest carbon-fiber heating elements. To turn it on, you press and hold the soft button located on the left side (near your collar bone) for two seconds (press it again for two seconds to turn it off).
While the Women’s Heated Jacket is only available in Black, the new M12 Heated Hoodies can be purchased in Red, Gray, Khaki (the color we reviewed), and High Visibility. That means that wearing the jacket overtop a T-shirt is likely to warm you more (from the elements, at least) than if you wear it overtop several layers of clothing. While the jacket has the same Low, Medium and High settings as the hoodie, it’s also made with water- and wind-resistant polyester and a thermal fleece inner lining to make it a nice insulating jacket regardless of whether or not the battery-powered heating elements are activated.
The hoodie is meeting the need of guys like me that desire a jacket for colder days, but who may not need to deal with a lengthy season of super-cold weather conditions. Wind and water resistant, the versatile soft shell construction keeps weather out while high-loft insulation and a brushed thermal lining hold heat in to maximize warmth and reduce the number of layers needed in cold weather conditions. If the lead time lists an exclusion for your state, these items will take 7 - 10 business days to arrive at our facility before shipping to that state.
There’s only been one challenge: I’m a big wuss when it comes to standing around in the cold. I read some online reviews to try and get the sizing right; women’s sizing always varies so much from brand-to-brand.
If you’re cold, you simply turn on the heat by pressing a button on the left lapel – you should see the button glow red. The jacket was actually too warm for jogging; while it definitely eased my transition from my warm house to the frosty outdoors, within about 5 minutes I had totally overheated.
Not only was I finally warm enough, but the placement of the carbon fiber heating coils in the jacket was perfect – the front coils helped keep my core warm, and the back coils heated the exact part of my back (that area between the shoulder blades) that always tenses up when I get cold. My sister-in-law’s team made the playoffs this year, which means more games late in the season – and I’m glad this jacket will let me cheer warmly for her from the sidelines. You can now get jackets in Red, Black, Black Women’s Cut, Camo, or High Visibility Neon. The grey hoodie gets a more stylish darker shade of gray (should hide wear a little better) and the women’s jacket also gets an upgrade for a better fit and hand warmers. This year the company expanded their line of M12 heated gear by introducing several new products.

For the hoodie, perhaps even more than the jackets, you also really need to get a size that isn’t baggy. I never wondered what mode it would be in if I pressed that button for 2-3 seconds and let go—it would be in High, and that’s typically where I wanted it. Realize, however, that these hoodies (unlike the heated jackets) don’t really have a pocket designed for the larger M18 power source and its bigger battery.
And the women's jacket is simply a great nod to all those female contractors, inspectors and trades who are currently being "stiffed" by every other tool manufacturer's line of products.
I don’t mind cold weather—in fact, I even enjoy it—when I’m doing something active, like skiing or hiking, but put me on a wintry sideline for 2-3 hours and tell me to stand still and I wither faster than a dahlia at first frost.
I’m usually between a small and a medium, and in this case, I went with the medium – it fit perfectly.
This means the jacket is on “high.” Press the button again to turn the jacket to medium (the button will glow white) or low (blue).
If there were one thing I would like Milwaukee to change, it might be the shape of the battery. These are all in-stock now and as we’ve seen each year prior we’d expect to see popular models and sizes sell out well before the holidays.
I was fortunate enough to review two of them, but I probably can’t help but talk about the others along the way. I can’t think of anything that represents a great power draw on a battery than heat-generation, and Milwaukee had to really spec out these jackets to get them to run long enough to be practical. On the hoodie (or nearly any other Milwaukee heated jacket for that matter) that means a nice red light. If the jacket or hoodie has a loose fit, the effects of the warming elements will be lessened significantly. In either case, try on this hoodie for yourself and make sure you size it to fit a tad on the snug side. That also meant that when I rode my motorcycle and had my helmet on (which made it impossible to crane my neck to see the state of the indicator light), it didn’t really matter. Kudos, Milwaukee, for providing a solution that works just as well but is tailored specifically for the female form.
He hopes his efforts at PTR will provide builders and contractors with reliable and engaging tool reviews to help them make better tool purchasing decisions. As it is, the battery is cylindrical and if you’re wearing the jacket in the car, you’ll find it digging into your lower back.
On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. We received both a khaki M12 heated hoodie and a special edition Milwaukee women’s heated jacket. On the Women’s Heated Jacket, however, the light glows pink instead—a nice touch given that the jacket has pink accents elsewhere (and given that Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp is a proud sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation). I understand that it’s the same battery that comes with all their power tools, which has some important benefits – if you own a line of Milwaukee products, you can charge up several batteries and have days upon days of interchangeable jacket power (or, if the battery on your drill dies at a bad moment, you can simply whip out the battery from your jacket). Both of these tools (yes, they are most decidedly tools) caught my eye because they represent solutions to two common problems I saw with the original line. We tested it with the standard RedLithium battery as well and got around 110 minutes on High.
The fact that existing M12 tool owners can pick up a bare hoodie for just $99 or a jacket for around $169 (with premiums for both hi-viz and Realtree) makes them a real bargain. On low we ran the jacket for just over 6 hours on the RedLithium 2.0 battery and around 5 hours on the standard M12 battery.

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