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Editor's Notepad

Editor's Notepad


New Jacket Has Heating Element

comments (2) December 9th, 2010 in Blogs
patrick_mccombe Patrick McCombe, Associate editor

The M12 jacket from Milwaukee uses the companys compact 12-volt battery to power the jackets three heated zones. The maker claims the jacket is water resistant and wind blocking as well.Click To Enlarge

The M12 jacket from Milwaukee uses the company's compact 12-volt battery to power the jackets three heated zones. The maker claims the jacket is water resistant and wind blocking as well.


Winter is definitely here in New England, as it is in much of the country, so I got pretty excited when this cool new jacket from Milwaukee came across my desk. I haven't actually checked it out, but an astute coworker brought it to my attention. The new jacket is powered by the company's M12 compact lithium battery. They claim it can keep the coat warm for up to six hours. The jacket's three heat settings are controlled by a button on the lapel.

I'm betting it's only available in red.

 

 



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AbrahamsonServices AbrahamsonServices writes: I have had one for a couple of weeks now. It is a comfortable heat like a heated seat in a car. They made a new battery for this that can start at 0 rather than 20 above. It is marked red lithium. I will say with my standard batteries I am getting about 3-4 hours per charge. The little emblem that shows the heat setting does garner a lot of conversation. I like it,but not quite ready to roll in the mud like I do with my carhartt or blaklader jackets.
Posted: 4:11 pm on December 13th

DanMorrison DanMorrison writes: Why didn't they have this when I was framing houses in winter in western Montana?

I just forwarded this article to my wife.
Posted: 12:43 pm on December 9th

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