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New Bosch Heated Jacket Product Reviews

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  • #48162
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    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    As many of you are aware, Bosch just released a brand new heated jacket. We gave five forum members free jackets, and in return asked them to give an honest review of the jacket. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have about the heated jacket on this forum topic.

    Bosch is one of the sponsors of BTP and periodically asks us to select BTP members to test new (and existing) products. If you haven’t joined the forum yet, register today and you may be selected as a future product tester for products from any of our sponsors.

    Aaron

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #47999
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    The heated jacket finally arrived today. I will go through some first impressions I have.

    1.) Love the look and cut of the jacket. It is a performance cut so that there is nothing baggy hanging off the jacket. I am a stocky 6′ 1 1/2″ tall and the XL fits me slightly snug but just the way I would want it.

    #48001
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    2.) The 12V battery system is as small as they could possible make it. Just larger than the battery itself.

    I have tested the USB and it does charge an Iphone.

    #48007
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    3.) The power button is really slick. You actually press the flame button/logo on the left chest. When you select the setting it glows that color.

    Red – High
    Green – Medium
    Blue – Low

    #48012
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I will get in to much more detail with the jacket once I am able to give it a run in the cold. As I promised I will also be taking temp readings at each level.

    #48020

    Jason — that is awesome!!! Really looking forward to your review. The power switch and lights are cool. This is a really nice looking jacket too.

    Orange County, CA

    #48155
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    FLAUER
    Pro
    MENOMONEE FALLS, WI

    That glowing logo looks pretty sweet!

    #48181

    Great review so far Jason! I would love to know your thoughts on what temps you find the jacket ideal for…!

    John S

    #48198
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    John, my initial observation about the operating temp is that you would be plenty warm on a midwest fall day with no heat on. The jacket seems to have a good deal of insulation built right in.

    #48226

    That is good to know. Jason – can you elaborate a little on the wiring — is it well padded and does it just feel like a normal jacket or can you feel any wiring while wearing?

    Orange County, CA

    #48230
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    FLAUER
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    MENOMONEE FALLS, WI

    Jason, I have a newer North Face fleece. Would you compare the shell of the Bosch to that at all?

    #48239
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    The shell on the Bosch seems to be a solid material that would repel water and wind. It reminds me of a wind-stopper northface coat.

    #48241
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    That is good to know. Jason – can you elaborate a little on the wiring — is it well padded and does it just feel like a normal jacket or can you feel any wiring while wearing?

    The wiring is very discrete, it is in the upper chest and shoulders. When you have the coat on you can’t really tell that it has heating coils in it at all. I don’t think anyone else could tell either if it weren’t for the really sweet illuminated power button 🙂

    The power supply goes in a pocket that is on the inside of the coat by the waist. The power cord is a bit longer so if you wanted to put the battery on your belt it would allow for that too.

    #48242

    Very cool…I do like that lighted switch…that is a pretty cool looking feature.

    Orange County, CA

    #48248
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    FLAUER
    Pro
    MENOMONEE FALLS, WI

    Jason, It has a USB charger?

    #48252

    Brendan – I am pretty sure it does, which is sweet.

    Jason – thanks for the comparison to a TNF wind-stopper. Very helpful

    John S

    #48263
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    Dabbs
    Moderator

    Wow, Very cool jacket. I can’t wait to hear more. Like how long does the battery last and how warm is it. Love the on-off switch, I think I want one already

    #48265
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Jason, It has a USB charger?

    Why yes indeed it does Brendan. When you really look at all the features this baby packs in you wonder why anyone would wear a normal jacket.

    #48267
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    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I will do some real life battery longevity tests as soon as it gets a bit colder out. I wish I would have wore it today since its raining. Have to test the waterproofness.

    I am leaving for a trip this weekend and I am wondering if I should bring my charger? You just never know if a cold spell is approaching.

    #48376

    The USB charger is a great idea. Why not? You are already carying around a high capacity battery pack!

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