Wife is an outdoors woman, hunting, snowmobiling, just about anything outside. She loves the vest and wears it most of the time. When it is really cold she evens wears it at work in a large department store. We did have to purchase another battery so she always keep it warm. Very nice and a great product, no regrets purchasing this.
I have Back Pain Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis and keeping my back continuously warm helps me do my job... As I am a paratransit bus driver; Assisting Seniors/Elder passengers come on board, I have to get in and out of the bus and this crazy Bay Area cold weather is no fun... The Heated Vest has become my best friend, I just love it because even though I dress in layers I keep the vest on and stays WARM!..
Came complete with battery pack and charger. I"m using it while bow hunting. Used it twice now. The first time, I put it over a hoodie and underneath a light hunting jacket. It was breezy and 38°. I had it on high and used up most of the battery in an afternoon sitting. Today, same elements, I put it on top of my base layer, then the hoodie and jacket. Worked much better, had it on low and it kept me warm all morning. Much more battery life left as well. They run small in size. I ordered the size by my weight which is 2 sizes larger than what I normally wear and it fits just right.
Ordered a pair of these for my wife and I to stay warm during the winter riding months here in TX. While they didn't get as warm as I had thought they would, layering up with this under a wind-breaker jacket and topped with a leather vest, I can say we were both quite pleased with how warm it ended up keeping us, even at 28 degree temps when I go camping. On top of that, they are light and soft enough to wear around without the added heat. Overall very pleased with these!
I purchased this vest for my Father-n-law who always complains of being cold. He loves it and wears it all the time. What is nice is that the vest is heavy enough to wear in the house, but yet thin enough to layer under coats. It does run small. Be sure to use the size chart when ordering. In addition to the vest keeping him warm, the heat also provides comfort to soar muscles or an achy back. Win win!