This Heated Vest Will Keep You Riding Outside All Winter Long

Katie Fogel
·2 mins read
Photo credit: ORORO
Photo credit: ORORO

From Bicycling

Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to prepare for those freezing cold rides where you just can’t seem to warm up. Don’t start prepping your indoor trainer setup just yet, though. This ORORO soft-shell heated jacket will keep your core warm so you can ride comfortably on those blustery, chilly days.

The jacket features three carbon-fiber heating elements, and a battery that lasts up to ten hours, which is perfect for those long days in the saddle. You can drop the jacket’s temperature—or turn it off completely—if you warm up on a climb, and then adjust it if you start to cool down on descents. This jacket can even be worn under another layer for extra-frigid days. Being too cold to go for a ride is no longer an excuse!

There’s also a vest option for even more layering options. We appreciate that the vest has a heated collar to warm the back of your neck. ORORO claims both the vest and jacket are water resistant for those cold, misty days.

Both the vest and jacket options have zip pockets on the front to stash any ride essentials and an inner pocket that secures the rechargeable battery. In terms of durability, ORORO claims the jacket and vest are designed to endure more than 50 machine washes. Just remember remove the battery before tossing it in the wash!

Both the jacket and vest come in men’s and women’s sizes, and have more than 1,600 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.5 stars. Reviewers complimented the jacket’s great design and fit, one review even raved about how it kept them warm and cozy during a trip to Alaska.

The jacket costs $139 for the women’s version and $149 for the men’s fit. The vest is $129 for both the men’s and women’s styles with free shipping and return on Amazon. It’s available in sizes small through XX-large. We think this could become a winter essential for anyone, whether you need to warm up on rides or just walking to your favorite coffee shop.

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