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Old 01-03-2022, 04:19 PM
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I have no idea where to post this so I'm putting it here. My son got me an Ororo heated vest for Christmas. It was like he read my mind because I was looking at similar items! Anyway, I figured I'd give it a trial run today as it was 22* when I woke up to go hunting the PA primitive season. I wore my regular cold weather gear which consisted of my ECW undergarments, fleece lined pants, cotton shirt and my Browning thinsulite jacket and boots. I put the vest on under the jacket and was sitting for about an hour and I wasn't the slightest bit chilled - and I didn't even have the vest turned on! Just to see how it worked I turned it on to the first (highest) setting and it got very very warm. This thing would be great for anyone planning a hunt up in the great white north provided you had the ability to charge the battery pack.
I jokingly told my son this evening that next time I wear it I'm going to put a couple hot dogs in my shirt pocket and they'll be cooked by lunch time!
PS: would be great for ice fishing or those cold football games in Dec and Jan.
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Old 01-03-2022, 05:26 PM
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I have gone through three brands now. Just like anything else you pay for what you get.
My 1st was a Milwaukee heated vest
It uses M12 battery packs. It has a USB port. But my main issues, it's sizes by chinese. A 3xl really fits an XL person. I didn't like the bulk and placement of the bulky battery pack.
Even though i couldn't zip the vest its kidney warmers and hand warmers worked very well. But the vest was uncomfortable sitting at times because of battery pack placement.
Next was a light weight nylon vest that i had a seamstress put in a double zipper. The USB heating cable is junk. I had to modify that. But it works. This vest runs off a Mofi type usb rechargeable battery. Fits in an inner chest pocket. And with a dual USB port it also can charge my phone.
Maker was off of Facebook. While very light wt the battery heat as Bronko indicated is awesome. Low, Medium or High. Handwarmer pockets are zippered to help secure items.
My newest one while real pricey uses metal heating fiber. And this one fits me as advertised. Is a canvas vest like carhartt coats
And by far wotks the best. The rechargeable battery is made by Gobi and also has a USB charge port. Lasts 10 hrs on low. And it came with 2 batteries.
The manufacturer is GOBI.

On all my northern Wisconsin deer hunts this yr I wore a long sleeved light wt duluth trading post long john top. DULUTH Chamois shirt. My Gobi heated vest covered by a light wt blaze orange vest
I never needed a full coat. Get a little chilled. Turn on the heat. Chill be gone!
So i didnt need lots of bulky layers.
For me I won't leave home without wearing a heated vest.
A vest you can slip under any hunting coat.

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Facebook heated vests. Be careful. Most are Chinese made and are sized way to small.

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Old 01-03-2022, 05:44 PM
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JW the Ororo vest should be pretty good if based on price! I guess time will tell.
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Old 01-04-2022, 06:37 AM
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Bronko
you'll enjoy it. A vest has been part of my outdoor gear for a long time as i am a layering nut.
To have one heated. Made it better. I have written to vest companies as id like to see a 2 way zipper.
Zippered hand pockets and a zippered outer chest pocket.

But you'll like your vest.
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