"With winter among us, the Ridgid Heated Jacket and Firm Grip Pro-Fit Flex Gloves are the perfect combination for the shop"
I don't know about you, but I always dread the winter months when it comes to building. It seems like I always experience a loss in motivation during winter because it's just so darn cold out in my shop. Fortunately, if you're experiencing the same, I've got a solution for you.
I really like the idea of having a heated jacket on during winter time. I was hoping for a little more heat in the jacket, but it was still nice to have some kind of warmth rather than nothing.
I did notice that you feel the heat a lot more when the jacket is zipped up, most likely because the heating zones are in the upper frontal parts of the jacket. So make sure you zip up to get the best use out of the heated jacket.
There are three heat settings, but I imagine that my setting would always be set to high, based interest he amount of heat that’s provided.
One feature I really liked, was being able to plug up a USB device to the power source. In my opinion, this elevates the jacket. Even if you aren't wearing the jacket, you can used this power source around the shop to plug up your phone or other electronics. KUDOS RIDGID.
The jacket also features a cell phone pocket and cell phone cord slots that allows you the option to plug your phone up in various places in the jacket.
The jacket also features a hood that is removable. I like that fact that we have the option to either have a hood or not because I can see how it could get in the way, especially with hair like mine, but also nice to have it when raining.
With the heated jacket, it's only right to have a good pair of gloves to keep those hands warm. These firm grip gloves have a tough textile outer layer that's very flexible for regular movement with impact protection.
The part I really like is the touchscreen compatibility. You do have to press extra hard to operate a screen but if I'm wearing gloves in the shop they have to be touchscreen compatible.
They feature a lightweight EVA foam in a cool pattern and the PRO-FIT flex impact is great for jobs like demolition, operating power tools, roofing and more.
I hope you enjoy my review on the RIDGID Heated Jacket and come to a closer decision on whether or not it's the perfect jacket for you.