Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodie Review
Milwaukee M12 Cordless Heated Hoodies
M12™ Cordless Gray Heated Hoodie Kit
Model number: 2373
Power source: 12V Lithium Ion
Milwaukee continues to expand their popular heated gear lineup with an obvious choice, heated hoodies! You’d be hard pressed to visit a jobsite in cold regions of this country without seeing a large percentage of laborers wearing some type of hoodie sweatshirt. This is a brilliant move by Milwaukee and one that will likely get adopted by other tool companies. We got our hands on a few of the heated hoodies and tried them out, below is my review, let me spoil it and say these are awesome!
Product Features & Specifications
- Durable carbon fiber heating elements: Distribute dependable heat to the core body area
- 3 Heat settings: Adjustable by zone to provide the right amount of heat for any weather
- Durable cotton blend: Built to withstand the toughest jobsite wear and tear
- Waffle-weave thermal liner and rib-knit cuffs for maximum comfort and heat retention
- Powered by the M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery: Up to 6 hours of continuous heat on a single charge
- Washer and dryer safe
- Voltage: 12V
- Heat Elements: Core Zone: R Chest, L Chest, Back
- Heat Settings: 3 Heat Settings Per Zone (High, Medium, Low)
- Pockets: 2 Lower Hand Pockets
- Gear Material: Cotton Blend
- Battery Type: M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Rechargeable
Functional, Comfortable and Quality
When I saw the new heated hoodies earlier this summer at the Milwaukee Media Event I was really excited. Anyone that works in cold regions of the country knows that keeping warm in the winter can be a real challenge. Keeping warm and being comfortable is even harder! So having an option like a heated sweatshirt is really exciting.
The new line of heated hoodies from Milwaukee includes 4 different styles in sizes from S to XXXL (gotta love that they actually offer large sizes, as many tradesmen are big dudes including myself!). The styles include: classic Milwaukee Red, Gray, Brown, and a high visibility yellow/black (the lower portion is black to help prevent stains). The sweatshirts are made of a heavy, soft cotton blend that’s very comfortable. The inside has a cotton liner similar to insulated “long johns” that creates a very warm double layer.
The heated hoodies work just like the Milwaukee heated jackets with a control button on the front left chest area. The button turns the heated sweatshirt on and off, and also controls the amount of heat with three settings. Each heat setting is represented by a different color; Red = Hottest, White = Middle Setting, and Blue = Lowest Setting.
The sweatshirt is powered by a M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery. The battery is held in a inside pocket sewn into the left back of the sweatshirt. The battery and it’s controller can be removed so you can wash and dry it.
One of the features that I like best is you can throw it in the washer and dryer with the rest of your clothes! Being able to care for it in a similar fashion to other work clothing is a huge benefit.
The Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodies are awesome! They are perfect for keeping warm on the job site from early in the Fall or later in the winter under another jacket. The material is a really good quality that’s soft and durable. The great selection of sizes and colors gives just about everyone an option to choose from. Priced at $99 (sweatshirt only, $149 with battery) I think it’s a great value. If you work, play, or spend lots of time outside in cold regions then these are a must have!
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