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Ravean Heated Hoodie Review: Battery-Operated Heated Hoodie

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Ravean Heated Hoodie Review

Where to Buy Ravean Heated Hoodie: Pre-order at Ravean. The hoodies are currently unavailable, but from now through January 30, 2016, get 25 percent off Ravean jackets’ and vests’ retail prices at IndieGoGo.

In the Box:

  • Hoodie made of 60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester
  • Five volt battery
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Wool pouch for battery and charger

Pros:

  • Thermal interior, lending to the apparel’s warmth
  • Light, no-bulk materials, including the sleek battery
  • Three interior pockets (two Velcro, one zipper), though one interior Velcro pocket is used to plug in the battery
  • Good-quality wool pouch for storing battery
  • Sweater begins to warm immediately after plugging in battery
  • Three levels of heat: high, medium, and low
  • Zipper exterior pockets
  • Water-resistent, and of course washable, materials

Cons:

  • Runs a tad big
  • Short battery life. I was only able to get three hours worth of time on the high-heat setting.

How Ravean Heated Hoodie Rates:

  • Usefulness: 8/10. The hoodie’s heating compartments are centrally located posteriorly in the upper back and anteriorly in the chest area. The only true drawback is the unit’s somewhat short battery life.
  • Portability: 10/10. Heated garments typically run heavy. Not so with the Ravean’s lightweight materials. Packing this hoodie means travelers can pack fewer items in their luggage.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Warmth while on the road is a must, but it’s the final touches like pick-pocket-proof zippered pockets and the ability to control the heat settings from high to low that go the extra length.

Final Verdict: The hoodie starts out with warm, good-quality materials, then in comes the battery for added toastiness. This piece of apparel is a no-brainer for travelers looking to pack fewer items in their bags.

(Photo: Ravean)

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