DEWALT Announces New Line of Heated Jackets
DEWALT® Launches New Line of 20V MAX*/12V MAX** Heated Jackets
Today’s announcement by DEWALT wasn’t a surprise to folks in the tool industry. We’ve all been waiting for the other big brands to follow Milwaukee’s extremely popular heated jackets. Bosch also announced a heated jacket today as well so it looks like all you “brand snobs” will have plenty to talk about comparing your new heated jackets. I’m looking forward to trying these new options and comparing them to my collection of Red jackets. We’ll try to get our hands on one as quick as possible to bring you a review before the cold season kicks in!
To learn more about this new jacket check out the press release below from DEWALT.
TOWSON, Md. – July 30, 2013 –DEWALT® announces its new line of heated jackets that can be powered by DEWALT 20V MAX* or 12V MAX** lithium ion batteries. The jackets, when used with a DEWALT 20V MAX* or 12V MAX** battery, are capable of providing hours of core body warmth and continuous heat†. The new line of heated jackets will include 4 different styles: a soft shell work jacket, a hooded work jacket, a True Timber® camouflage jacket, and a True Timber® Blaze Orange camouflage jacket.
Each jacket offers a water- and wind-resistant outer shell, an LED controller with three temperature settings plus pre-heat mode, and three core body heating zones: left and right chest, and back. The soft shell work jacket and camouflage jackets offer a fourth heating zone in the collar.
The heating power is transferred from the batteries to the jacket by a USB power source that is also capable of charging up to two electronic devices that are USB-compatible. “Professional contractors work and play in all weather conditions. In cold weather, DEWALT heated jackets will provide warmth and protection from the elements,” says Sean Templeton, Product Manager, DEWALT.
Jackets can be purchased kitted (jacket, 20V MAX* /12V MAX** USB power source, 20V MAX* battery, and 20V MAX* charger) or bare (jacket and 20V MAX*/12V MAX** USB power source only). The jackets (bare and kitted) will retail for between $149.00 and $229.00 each and will be available in sizes S-3XL†† through distributors in September. The new heated jackets come with a one-year limited warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee.
DEWALT Heated Jackets
- Soft Shell Work Jacket: DCHJ060 – 4 heating zones; 5 total pockets; water-resistant polyester outer shell; adjustable cuffs and waistline. $159 Bare Retail†, $209 Kit Retail.
- Hooded Work Jacket: DCHJ061 – 3 heating zones; 4 total pockets; water-resistant and durable twill outer shell; hood with adjustable drawstring. $149 Bare Retail†, $199 Kit Retail.
- True Timber® Camouflage Jacket: DCHJ062 – 4 heating zones; 7 total pockets; soft noise-limiting camouflage outer shell; removable hood with neck and face guard, $179 Bare Retail†, $229 Kit Retail.
- True Timber® Blaze Orange Camouflage Jacket: DCHJ063 – 4 heating zones; 7 total pockets; soft noise-limiting blaze camouflage outer shell; removable hood with neck and face guard. $179 Bare Retail†, $229 Kit Retail.
Heated jacket kits include:
- (1) heated jacket
- (1) 20V MAX*/12V MAX** USB Power Source
- (1) DCB201 20V MAX* Battery
- (1) DCB101 20V MAX* Charger
The TRUE TIMBER® registered trademark and the Blaze Orange camouflage design are owned by True Timber Outdoors Holding Company, LLC.
* Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
**Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8
†Actual runtime varies depending on battery type and heat setting.
††+$10 Retail for 2XL and 3XL
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