Mobile Warming Classic Softshell Jacket
This jacket leaves alot to be desired
I bought this jacket to replace my older heated vest. Unfortunately, it is not as warm as my previous vest and the quality is not there. The stitching is not very good throughout the jacket and is actually falling apart. For what I paid I am not satisfied. Buyer beware.
May 17, 2014
This 7.2V battery operated jacket delivers heat via two small heating pads on the chest and one on the back. It won't keep you toasty warm like one of those micro wire plug in motorcycle jackets but it will provide enough warmth to take the edge off during those cold morning rides. Fits as expected.
April 23, 2014
I was very happy with my purchase.
I bought this jacket for my son as a Christmas present and am so glad I did! It really made a difference in keeping him warm. I like the fact you can charge the battery anywhere-he used it in the snow on vacation. My only complaint is the same as others I've seen - I wish it had some kind of heating on the arms. Don't use it with short sleeves!
I received the jacket right away so, no problems with getting it in time for Christmas. Overall, a good buy.
March 20, 2014
Just not the QUALITY I was looking for
Ordering was great and easy, it shipped fast, I am sure this is a great product, my issue with it is the Velcro closures around the wrist area is very weak, returned only for that reason.
I went with a similar jacket with gathered wrist closures.
December 20, 2013
The jacket gets hot in two areas: around your heart and in the same position on the back. You definitely will feel the heat if the jacket is pressed up against your body. However in the riding position, these hot spots don't really touch you, especially if your position is more aggressive.
I was hoping I could wear this under a summer jacket and be ok in 50 degree weather. The problem is that this jacket can really only do it's magic if its behind insulation. Without a windshield, the wind was just cutting right through it and negating any of the heat it was generating.
So overall it was OK. I wanted it so I could negate some of the layers I was wearing, but it didn't end up working out that way. If you don't have a windshield or more layers, this jacket won't work wonders by itself.
June 10, 2013
Wish battery lasted longer.
Overall a great product. l wish the battery lasted a bit longer. But, I can't really complain because it's one of the few choices that offers battery operation.
March 18, 2013
I bought this jacket for winter riding. I choose this one for a few reasons. The first is I didn't want to have to wire a different things to my bike for heated gear. (though I know it would have been easy to do.) Secondly it's mobile I can go anywhere and bring the heat with me, and it looks good enough to wear just as a regular jacket when I'm not riding but want something a little more warmer.
They jacket to me fits exactly like the sizing chart. I'm 6'1 235lbs and I ordered the XL and it fit just like an XL should. I thought about getting the tall version but I'm glad I didn't. It's a comfortable jacket. I've worn it on the bike several times and just a normal jacket even more.
At first when I got the jacket it didn't seem to get too hot on the highest setting. I was a little disappointed because I thought it would get hotter than it did. Though I was still happy with my purchase. Then after having it for a few days wearing it multiple times it seems to have broken in and the highest setting feels a lot hotter.
The first time I took it out on the bike it was roughly 5am before the sun came up and it was 38 degrees outside. I wore it under one of my textile jackets. I put it on the highest setting and after the jacket and bike were warmed up I got on and rode. It felt really nice when I first started going, but I knew the real test was going to be when I got on the freeway. When I got on the freeway I was doing roughly 65-70mph. While on the freeway I was never "hot" cause of the jacket. I was actually pleasantly surprised on how I felt. I was expecting to be still someone cold because I wasn't wearing a leather jacket with it and wearing a textile one. I never got cold. I was actually comfortable the entire ride. The only part of me that was cold was my arms because there is no heat pads there and I was wearing a t-shirt underneath. My arms never got uncomfortable though.
The jacket is really nice when you get in a car and wait for it to warm up the jacket is already nice and warm so you're not cold while you wait for your car to warm up or any other out door activities. I've had lots of compliments on how nice the jacket looks and even surprise some people when I tell them it's heated to. I would definitely recommend this jacket to anyone.
I didn't give the jacket a high rating on airflow because it's a winter jacket. You don't want a lot of airflow, though it gives you enough so you don't over heat.
January 29, 2013
Good warm jacket liner
Bought this as a winter liner for my leather jacket. 6'1", 180 lbs, ordered medium and it fits great. At full power its pretty warm, too warm to wear directly on your skin. Zip it up and it works great as a winter liner under a regular jacket. Battery holds charge for about 3 hours at maximum heat. Only complaint is that the heating elements are actually a pretty small part of the jacket, just two on your chest about the size of your hand, and one on your back. That being said it heats your core very well and I've found it keeps the rest of my upper body warm because the warm blood circulates around. Also it's pretty expensive, only reason i gave it 4/5. But the quality is very nice.
January 28, 2013