January is usually a pretty chilly time for a lot of places in the world. So we’re going to look into a product that was built specifically to keep you warm during this type of weather. Personally, I’m not a fan of being cold, so if you’re like me and love to be comfortably warm in chilly/cold weather, then the Ororo Heated Jacket is a must have piece of heated wearable clothing.
How Does the Ororo Heated Jacket Work?
The Ororo Heated jack is powered by a lithium ion battery pack. On the front of the jacket, is the Ororo logo. To turn the jacket on, press the logo. You will know the jacket was turned on properly when the logo symbol begins to light up. There are 3 heat zones in the jacket, which are located in the left and right chest area, and in the mid-back. That is where you’ll begin feeling the heat shortly after turning on the jacket. The jacket can be turned off by pressing and holding the logo button. You’ll know the jacket has been turned off when the logo is no longer lit up.
Battery Usage & Life
Before turning on the Ororo Heated jacket for the first time, it’s important to make sure the battery pack is sufficiently charged. To check if the battery is charged, all you have to do is shake it and check the indicator lights. If all of them light up, then that means it is fully charged. Then, you can plug it into the power cable in the interior pocket of the jacket. Once the battery is charged, it can also be used to charge your cell phone or other electronic devices using a USB chord.
The battery usage hours vary based on what temperature level the battery is set to.
• Low Level – Up to 10 hours
• Medium – Up to 6 hours
• High – Up to 3 hours
Adjustable Temperature Levels
There are 3 heating level settings for the Ororo Jacket. The light on the logo will represent which heating set it is currently set to.
1. Blue Light = Low Heat
2. White Light (default) = Medium Heat
3. Red Light = High Heat
Low heat is set to the temperature level of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Medium is 120 degrees, and high is 130 degrees. To change the temperature setting, just continue hitting the logo button until you see the color that represents what level of heat you want. However, keep in mind that the higher the heat setting, the quicker your battery uses power. But you can always order an extra battery pack if you know for a fact you plan to use the battery to charge electronic devices, or use a higher heat level.
Water & Wind Resistance
The Ororo jacket consists of water resistance fabric. It should not be used in replace of a rain jacket, because it will not keep you completely dry if you were getting drenched in rain. However, it is made of polyester which causes water to roll off of it. So it is beneficial in light rain. It is also built to keep wind from blowing through the jacket and ensuring excess heat isn’t lost.
The Ororo jacket has been designed to endure over 50 machine wash cycles. However, before washing the jacket, there are a few simple steps you need to do.
1. Remove battery pack from interior jacket pocket on the left side
2. Put the power cable back inside and close that zipper pocket.
Those 2 steps are essential before washing the jacket to ensure no damage. It is also highly recommended to only use cold water for the wash cycle. And when washing the jacket, DO NOT use bleach. Bleach is too strong and could destroy the heating insulation of the jacket. Last but not least, once the jacket is done washing, it is best recommended to hang dry your jacket. Any other method of drying may cause some type of damage.
This brand of heated jacket has several styles for customers to choose from. The style we focused on in this article was the Ororo heated jacket with polyester material, which is available in men and women. There are also jackets available that are made with fleece instead. The main difference between the materials is that the fleece heated jacket would not be water resistant. However, the thicker fleece filling would help with retaining the warmth, and all the other features described still apply.
Ororo has also catered to those who would prefer to go sleeveless with the Ororo Heated Vest. Unlike the jackets, the vests only come designed with polyester. And they also do not come with detachable hoods. As for the polyester jackets, you could choose one that comes with a detachable hood or one that doesn’t. To sum that up more simply, I listed the style options below:
• Polyester jacket ( with or w/o detachable hood)
• Fleece jacket ( with or w/o detachable hood)
• Polyester vest
• Fleece vest
As far as the color schemes, it looks like the choices are between grey, black, and blue. Even though there aren’t many colors to choose from, I was impressed with the variety of styles Ororo provided.
Any drawbacks to the Ororo Heated Jack?
My goal is to always give a complete review of a product. So after doing my own research I looked into complaints that people may have had after using the Ororo Heated Jacket. I didn’t find many re-occurring issues that constantly showed up in reviews. It seemed the most common were issues where the jackets didn’t fit as expected. Also, I’ve seen multiple complaints about the price of buying an extra or replacement battery. Since I’m an amazon affiliate, I’m not allowed to state prices in my articles because they may change and that would leave me with sharing inaccurate information. However, you can check the price of the Ororo battery on amazon. There were also some individual cases where they received defected batteries out of the box, fortunately Ororo has a process to handle those type of situations.
After researching the drawbacks, my final thoughts are that the advantages of the Ororo Heated jack outweigh the drawbacks I was able to find. This jacket is very beneficial and can make a big difference for those working, exploring, and traveling in cold weather. I also believe they are reasonably priced and well-designed.
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If you have any questions or thoughts/opinions you would like to share about the Ororo Heated Jacket, don’t hesitate to comment below.