If you're someone who dreads the brisk, cold weather that comes with fall and winter, you're not alone. No matter how many layers of clothing, scarves, or coats we pile on, the chill can be unforgiving — but that was before we discovered the best heated vest on the market: Meet ORORO's Lightweight Heated Vest ($129.99, Amazon).
Founded in 2015, ORORO describes itself as a "heated apparel company for everybody and everyday life." What began with the idea of creating a simple jacket that could keep you warm and cozy on frigid days resulted in its best-selling Heated Jacket ($139.99, Amazon). From there, the company further developed the line, adding heated sweaters, gloves, and of course, ever-versatile vests, to the mix.
Designed to provide the long-lasting warmth you're craving, this vest heats up quickly thanks to a battery in the side pocket that turns on its carbon fiber heating — i.e the heating coils found inside the vest — to keep you nice and toasty.
Featuring three easily-adjusted temperature levels and four heat zones across your core body areas (underneath each hand pocket, inside the collar, and along the back), this vest works up to 10 hours on one battery charge.
As for its aesthetic, this vest is as stylish as they come. On par with top designer vests, this ORORO option is tailored to be flattering to a woman's shape and is made to keep your most sensitive areas (i.e. your neck, chest, and abdomen) protected from the blustery winds of winter. It comes in every size from small to XXL and is made from a breathable, lightweight, water-resistant nylon fabric.
Despite its interior heating elements, this vest is also machine washable thanks to ORORO's superior insulated design, which protects the coils while you wash — just be sure its on the gentle cycle.
With an almost five-star rating and hundreds of glowing reviews, it's clear that this vest isn't all talk. "I bought this for my wife and she absolutely loves it," one buyer shared. "She likes it so much that she immediately bought one for her sister. I looked at several competitors and chose this one — I'm really glad I did. Highly recommend."
Another customer said it even worked like heat therapy, calling it, "a lifesaver for arthritis and nerve pain." "I have neck and shoulder nerve pain issues that make it very difficult for me to stay outside in the cooler spring, fall and winter months," the purchaser wrote. "This vest is an absolute lifesaver. I place it under my hoodie and it lasts for the full day!"
We don't know about you, but this is one vest we'll be wearing cozying up in all season long!
Where to buy: $129.99, Amazon
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