Review: Venustas Heated Jacket

This heated jacket from Venustas features six graphene heat panels and is powered by a portable battery pack… ideal for staying cozy on cold weather outdoor adventures.

  • Venustas heated jacket review

 

How it works

The graphene panels (inserted between the fill and lining of the jacket) connect to the battery pack via a cord in the interior pocket. Make sure the battery pack is fully charged before using, then connect it to the cord and zip the pocket shut to secure the battery pack.

Venustas Heated Jacket

To turn on the heat panels: Press and hold the buttons on the front of the jacket for 3 seconds. The button light will blink red while preheating the jacket, then adjust to medium heat, indicated by white lights. Press the button again for low heat (blue). To turn it on high, press the button again (solid red). To turn off the heat panels, press and hold the buttons until the lights turn off.

Venustas Heated Jacket

Features

Materials: This jacket is thick and puffy, with 100% synthetic polyester fill in the horizontal baffles. The outer material is made of nylon, while the lining is a combination of 97% polyester with 3% graphene material added to maintain extra warmth.

Pockets: Two large hand pockets are lined with thick fleece and are backed with heat panels.

Venustas Heated Jacket

Fit: I’m wearing a size small (I’m 5’1″, 115 lbs) and the fit is roomy. To help prevent heat loss, elastic bands on the cuffs and hemline keep the jacket snug against your body. The removable hood also has an elastic band, but the hood is too large on me and doesn’t include ways to adjust the sizing.

Heating elements: This jacket contains six graphene carbon fiber heating panels: one panel in the collar, one mid-back panel, two chest panels, and two hand pocket panels. The panels are divided into two zones controlled by buttons on the front of the jacket: one for the collar and mid-back panels, and one for chest and pocket panels.

What I like about this jacket

I’ve worn this on multiple winter camping trips at the Oregon Coast, and having the extra warmth made the evenings and mornings much more enjoyable. It dipped into the mid-30s on one of my trips, so I used the high heat setting and stayed toasty warm. Most of the time, I use the low setting and find that it’s plenty to prevent getting chilled. Even without the heat panels, this jacket is quite warm due to the generous amount synthetic fill in the baffles. Overall, I am surprised at how much I like this jacket… it seemed a bit gimmicky to me at first, but now that I’ve used it for winter camping, I’ll be taking it on all of my cold weather trips.

Venustas Heated Jacket

Specs

Battery pack: 5K Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (4800 mAh, 7.4V)

Battery capacity: Depending on which zones are used (front and/or back), the battery will last anywhere from 2.5 hours to 16 hours. To conserve battery life, use the lowest setting (indicated with blue lights on the buttons).

  • collar & back zone – high: 6 hours; medium: 9 hours, low: 16 hours
  • chest & pocket zone – high: 5 hours; medium: 8 hours; low: 13 hours
  • both zones – high: 2.5 hours; medium: 4 hours, low: 8 hours

Sizes available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

Weight: 1 lb 13 oz (with the battery pack)

Includes: heated jacket, 5K rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, user manual

Price: $179.99 (use code “IHEARTPNW” for 15% off)

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Venustas Heated Jacket

 

My review policy

Venustas sent me this product to test and review. Regardless, I’m under no obligation to give it a favorable review. As an independent gear reviewer, my policy is to review only items that I have used on multiple backpacking or camping trips and that I feel are quality products worthy of recommending. If I don’t like a product, I send it back and don’t review or recommend it.

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