Keeping warm on the jobsite often means bulky coats or multiple layers, which can impede movement and create safety issues or make it difficult to complete the job efficiently. Several companies have taken this problem into account and have created products that help solve issues with bulky cold-weather gear while still keeping the wearer warm enough to perform needed tasks when the temperature dips.
- Milwaukee Tool’s M12™ Heated Gear features several options for keeping warm on the jobsite. Heated jackets, hooded sweatshirts, flexible outer shells and hand-warmer kits are equipped with carbon-fiber elements and M12™ REDLITHIUM™ rechargeable batteries that allow up to 8 hours of active heating. Flexible, lightweight fabrics are built for use, including tear-resistant GRIDIRON™ Ripstop and weather-resistant TOUGHShell™ Stretch Polyester.
- DeWalt heated hoodies, vests and jackets, powered by either the DeWalt 20V or 12V MAX™ lithium ion batteries, are available in a variety of colors, including high-visibility yellow with reflective striping, standard camouflage pattern and TIMBER™Blaze high-visibility camouflage.
- Ravean’s heated down jackets are geared toward the outdoor adventurer or for outdoor jobs, and still provide the warmth and flexibility needed for extended time in the cold. With high, medium and low temperature settings, as well as zone settings to heat specific areas, users can adjust to meet their own comfort levels. Compatible touch-screen-sensitive gloves are also available. The gloves plug into the jacket’s heating system, providing active warmth to the wearer’s hands while allowing the wearer to also use their smart technology. Speaking of smart technology, the jacket also has the ability to charge devices on the go.