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Milwaukee Heated Gear: Embrace Winter Workdays with Warmth and Efficiency

Do you remember the younger brother Randy from the classic movie A Christmas Story, bundled up in so many layers to face the snow that he couldn't even move his arms?

While the scene was comical, it does highlight a common challenge faced during the cold months: staying warm without sacrificing mobility.

Screen cap of Randy from A Christmas Story bundled up for winter weather

Fortunately, a solution to overcoming the chill of autumn and winter while ensuring comfort during outdoor work comes from Milwaukee heated gear.

Just as Randy's struggle reminds us of the importance of the right gear, Milwaukee's innovative heated jackets, hoodies, and vests are designed to keep you warm, agile, and ready to tackle any task, even in the harshest weather conditions.

What is Milwaukee Heated Gear?

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Milwaukee Heated Gear is a line of apparel designed to provide professionals with a solution for staying warm and productive in cold and challenging work environments.

The secret lies in carbon fiber heating elements strategically placed across the chest, back, and sometimes even in the pockets, delivering steady, adjustable warmth to your liking. And no need to worry about bulkiness – the heating elements are integrated seamlessly, so you can still move around freely.

These jackets are designed to withstand rugged job site conditions, with durable materials that can take a beating. The battery power is reliable and long-lasting, ensuring you stay warm throughout the day.

Milwaukee Heated Gear Technology & Features

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Key Features and Technology for all Heated Gear:

  • Heat Zones: Milwaukee Heated Gear incorporates strategically placed heat zones that target critical areas such as the chest, back, and pockets. These zones ensure that warmth is effectively delivered to the parts of the body that need it most.
  • Adjustable Heat Settings: One of the standout features is the ability to adjust the heat using the one-touch LED indicator for low, medium, and high settings.
  • Battery-Powered Heating: The heating elements in Milwaukee Heated Gear are powered by compact and rechargeable M12 REDLITHIUM CP3.0 batteries. This ensures that workers can enjoy continuous warmth without being tethered to a power source, allowing unrestricted movement and flexibility.
    • All Day Run-Time: Powered by the upgraded M12 REDLITHIUM 3.0 Compact Battery Pack, this jacket provides up to 12 hours of run-time on the low setting, keeping you warm throughout your entire workday.

Milwaukee Tool Territory Sales Representative Mike Aiello said that “Customers appreciate the battery compatibility with over 100 tools and gear from our M12 system,” and he emphasized that the “heated gear allows users to wear fewer layers on the job site and keep warm in cold weather. We also have neon options for job sites that require high visibility.” 

  • One-Touch LED Controller: With three heat settings per zone (High, Medium, Low), adjusting your comfort level is as simple as a single touch.
  • Battery Pass-Thru: The innovative battery pass-thru pocket design allows for flexible placement in either the front or back pocket, enhancing comfort based on your preference.
  • Machine Washable: All Milwaukee jackets and vests are washer and dryer-safe, making maintenance hassle-free.
  • Wind and Water Resistant: The vest features a DWR coating, offering resistance to wind and water and providing extra protection against the elements.

Milwaukee Heated ToughShell Jackets

Gray Milwaukee Heated ToughShell Jacket

When the chill sets in, and the work doesn't stop, Milwaukee Heated Toughshell Jackets become your reliable companion. These jackets are more than just outerwear – they're a shield against the cold, designed for those who face the elements head-on.

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The Milwaukee 204B-20 M12 Heated TOUGHSHELL Jacket is proper workwear that keeps you warm and comfortable during the most demanding job site challenges. This jacket is packed with features that prioritize both mobility and endurance. Let's break down what makes the Toughshell jackets stand out:

Key Features for Milwaukee Heated Toughshell Jackets:

  • FREEFLEX Mobility: Crafted with dropped shoulder seams and under-arm gussets, this jacket offers an improved range of motion, ensuring you can move freely without restrictions.
  • Optimized Heat Transfer: The jacket's interior lining has been specially optimized to efficiently transfer heat to your chest, ensuring consistent and comfortable warmth.
  • 3 Heat Zones: Stay warm where it matters most – this jacket features heat zones on the chest, back, and front pockets.
  • Practical Design: The extended waistline and drop-tail back prevent the jacket from riding up while you work, ensuring your comfort and coverage.
  • High Loft Insulation: The high loft insulation traps heat inside, offering a cozy barrier against the cold.
  • Ample Storage: With 5 pockets, including zip front pockets, an exterior chest zip pocket, an interior chest zip pocket, and a low-profile back battery zip pocket, you'll have ample space to keep your essentials close at hand.

Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 TOUGHSHELL Heated Jackets are equipped with an Advanced Heat Technology System. This includes lightweight and durable carbon fiber heating elements, Quick-Heat functionality, enhanced fabric construction, and optimized interior liners – all combining to deliver enduring warmth.

Black Milwaukee Heated Jacket with an M12 Battery and Battery Holder

One reviewer said, “I work outside in all kinds of weather. The TOUGHSHELL jacket has been a game-changer. From a cool chill to below freezing, this heated jacket gives you warmth and comfort for any job”

The TOUGHSHELL Stretch Polyester material is rugged and flexible, moving with you as you work. Available in black, gray, navy blue, and red and spanning sizes small through 3XL, this jacket becomes your reliable shield against the elements on the job site. 

Milwaukee Heated AXIS Jackets

Milwaukee M12 Heated AXIS Jackets with sizes S through 3X

MILWAUKEE M12 Heated AXIS Jacket is a perfect blend of lightweight comfort and durability built to withstand the demands of the job site.

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Key Features for Milwaukee Heated AXIS Jackets:

  • 3 Heat Zones: Heat is distributed across the chest, back, and shoulders for comprehensive warmth where it matters most.
  • Maximized Storage: With 5 pockets, including hand pockets, right and left chest zip pockets, and a low-profile battery pass-thru pocket, you can easily keep your essentials within reach.
  • Re-engineered AXIS Ripstop Fabric: This fabric offers durability and protection from abrasion, reinforced by high-wear zone reinforcement to prevent tears from spreading.
  • 100% Polyester Insulation: The insulation offers comfortable warmth and is designed to keep heat in without adding bulk.
  • Adjustable: Adjustable waist with a drop tail extended back.

Milwaukee stated, "Each user-driven, ground-up design utilizes an advanced heat technology system with carbon fiber heating elements providing warmth no matter the situation.”

MILWAUKEE M12 Heated AXIS Jackets, available in gray or black, are expertly designed to meet the needs of hardworking individuals in various sizes. They're an essential choice for demanding outdoor work or activities.

Compared to outdoor apparel brands like REI, which provide versatile garments for various outdoor adventures, Milwaukee focuses on functionality and comfort specifically tailored for construction workers. Milwaukee heated AXIS jackets prioritize durability, flexibility, and unrestricted movement to withstand physically demanding tasks.

In contrast, brands like REI emphasize moisture-wicking, insulation, and waterproofing features designed to enhance the outdoor recreational experience for activities like snowboarding or skiing.

Contents of Heated AXIS Jacket: Jacket, Heavy Duty Cord, Battery, and Charger

Milwaukee Heated AXIS Jackets offer a dynamic approach to staying warm on the job. If you tend to be navigating tight spaces or working on tasks that demand constant motion, AXIS jackets can give you that flexibility.

Milwaukee Heated Hoodies

Milwaukee Heated Hoodie and technology call out

When looking for warmth and casual style seamlessly combined, Milwaukee Heated Hoodies enter the spotlight. These hoodies bring a unique blend of comfort, convenience, and warmth, offering a different approach than traditional heated jackets.

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The MILWAUKEE 306B-21 M12 Heated Hoodie Kit in Black perfectly blends comfort and warmth for demanding work environments. This heated hoodie is equipped with features that ensure fast heating, durability, and practicality, making it a reliable choice for workers:

Key Features for Milwaukee Heated Hoodies:

  • 2 Heating Zones: Heat zones are thoughtfully positioned on the chest and back, focusing warmth where it's needed most.
  • Durable Utility Pockets: The exterior pockets are reinforced at the edges, offering protection against abrasion and enhancing the hoodie's longevity.
  • Maximized Storage: With 4 practical pockets, including large exterior pockets, a right-side integrated device pocket, and a low-profile battery pass-thru pocket, you can carry your essentials effortlessly.
  • Durable Fleece and Warm Jersey Lining: The combination of cotton/polyester fleece and a cozy jersey lining guarantees comfort on the job site without adding unnecessary bulk.
  • Raglan Sleeves: The raglan sleeves provide a comfortable fit for easy movement and layering.
  • Fitted Hood: The hood is designed to fit comfortably under a hard hat without restricting vision, ensuring functionality and safety.
  • 53% Cotton / 47% Polyester: The outer shell is a durable and comfortable blend of cotton and polyester.

Designed in a classic black color, this hoodie is built to withstand tough conditions while providing extra warmth during colder months.

Milwaukee Heated Hoodies offer a unique approach to staying warm on the job and beyond. With their casual appeal, strategic warmth, and battery-powered convenience, they cater to those who value comfort without sacrificing style.

Whether navigating the work site or embracing downtime, a heated hoodie becomes your reliable companion for enduring warmth and casual comfort.

Milwaukee Heated Vests

Milwaukee Heated Vest and technology layer call out

When you need focused warmth without the heaviness of a full jacket, turn to Milwaukee Heated Vests. Whether it's a chilly day where a full jacket feels overkill or your job demands added warmth without the bulk of a heated jacket, Milwaukee Heated Vests have you covered. They revolutionize winter workwear by providing comfortable and customizable warmth as a practical layer beneath your work jacket, offering clear advantages distinguishing them from conventional jackets.

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Key Features:

  • 2 Heating Zones: The heating zones are strategically located on the chest and back, focusing heat precisely where needed.
  • Maximized Storage: The vest has 4 practical pockets, including front snap pockets, an interior zip pocket, and a low-profile battery pass-thru pocket, ensuring essentials are within reach.
  • Re-engineered AXIS Ripstop Fabric: The fabric has been re-engineered to prevent tears from spreading and is reinforced in high-wear zones, contributing to the vest's durability.
  • 100% Polyester Insulation: Designed to retain heat without adding bulk, the polyester insulation ensures comfortable warmth.
  • Compressible Design: The vest's lightweight and compressible nature makes it suitable as an outer shell or a mid-layer vest, adapting to different work scenarios.
  • 100% Polyester: The outer shell material is 100% polyester for durability and comfort

Pro Tip: Professionals found that vests were a better alternative to jackets if your job requires frequent bending, giving you more flexibility to move and lift items.

Whether you need an outer shell or a mid-layer vest, this heated option keeps you comfortable in chilly conditions, making it a go-to for outdoor work or activities.

Pair of construction workers in MIlwaukee heated jackets in the snow

Milwaukee Heated Vests offer targeted warmth and flexibility tailored to working outside. Their core-focused design and mobility make them a standout choice for those who value efficient warmth without compromising movement.

Like the hoodies and jackets, the vests also have a convenient pocket for the battery to pass through seamlessly.

Whether navigating outdoor tasks or working in environments with fluctuating temperatures, Milwaukee heated vests are a dependable solution for staying comfortably warm.

Gear Up for the Elements

A man in a Milwaukee Heated jacket walking in the snow

Embrace winter workdays with Milwaukee Heated Gear, the comfortable line of functional apparel designed to keep you warm and productive. Milwaukee has redefined winter dressing from heated jackets that blend style and warmth to rugged Tough Shell jackets and flexible AXIS jackets for movement.

Transition seamlessly with the casual appeal of heated hoodies, or opt for the targeted warmth of heated vests. These battery-powered garments offer strategic heat zones, adjustable settings, and the freedom to move without cords, ensuring comfort and efficiency. Conquer the cold with Milwaukee Heated Gear and say goodbye to bulk while welcoming warmth and mobility.

Milwaukee Heated Gear Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wash Milwaukee Heated Gear?

  • Yes, many Milwaukee Heated Gear products are machine washable. However, following the manufacturer's guidelines and removing the batteries before washing is essential. Always refer to the care instructions provided with your specific gear.

How do I control the heat settings in Milwaukee Heated Gear?

  • The Milwaukee heated gear has a One-touch LED controller with (3) heat settings per zone (High, Medium, and Low).

Does the Milwaukee Heated Jackets come with a battery?

  • They are available with or without batteries. If you don’t already have M12 batteries and a charger, choose the version that does.

Can I wear my Milwaukee heated jacket in the rain?

  • Yes, Milwaukee has your back with its dedicated line of heated gear and apparel that's purpose-built to endure challenging weather elements, shielding you from wind, rain, and snow.

Are heated jackets worth it?

  • Heated jackets prove their value if you spend significant time working outdoors throughout the year. These jackets go beyond mere insulation; they can elevate and maintain your body temperature.