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DEWBU Softshell

The DEWBU Softshell heated jacket (available in Men’s and Women’s cuts) is one of Amazon’s bestsellers for a reason. Between $150-180, it’s priced in the middle of the road for heated jackets, but offers more special features than many, more established brands. 

Its design tailors to utility and adaptation. Most impressive are its pockets and the billed, collapsible hood, which provides an impressive waterproof cover. It also rolls tightly under a velcro strap when unwanted, becoming a soft, discreet collar. This adaptation avoids the need to carry or store a detachable hood, and guarantees ready coverage in a surprise storm. Ideal for extended time outdoors or away from civilization.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    Collapsible hood
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    3-year warranty registration on Jacket; 1-year warranty registration on battery
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    Ample pockets
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    Digital display for level indicator
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    Two-way zipper
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    Oversized chest pockets
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    Solid wind-breaking and waterproofing.
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    Optional car-port adapter cord available for purchase
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    Above-average heat coverage

Things we don't like:

  • check-markUSB-C Port not as versatile for device charging as USB-A
  • check-markColors that indicate heat-settings not as obvious as other coats on market
  • check-markBattery comparably bigger to others of same capacity

Where to buy:

Dewbu Softshell Product

DEWBU Softshell

Specs & Features

  • Design: Men’s midweight, softshell; full-zip
  • Shell: 95.5% Polyester 4.5% Spandex
  • Lining : Polyester
  • Battery: 12v, DC output; USB-C input/output for devices; 3-settings + Pre-Heat
  • Battery-life: 3.5 hours on high, 10 hours on low; digital display
  • Heat-Pad Locations: Right and left Ribs, Upper back, Arms at elbows
  • Machine Washable: Yes
  • Extras: Collapsible hood; 6-8 pockets total–two extra large front, one pull-through in back; optional DC plug adapter

Depending on your math, there are six to eight pockets (slightly fewer on the Women’s cut–sorry ladies, we stand with you against fashion injustice):

  • One on the inside, bottom left for the battery.
  • Three on the arms with zip-closures–two upper, one lower left.
  • Two zip-closure, jumbo chest pockets.
  • One larger, pull-through pocket in back with two zip closures on the right and left.

The soft, outer shell comes in a variety of colors (including two types of camo) and is reminiscent of Ororo’s flexibility and weatherproof protection. Not quite as heavy, but it gets the job done in extended rain and has received high praise from motorcyclists for wind-resistance.

For its price, DEWBU’s heat-pads actually offer more coverage than the industry average. They’re located at the mid-torso on the right and left ribs; at the right and left mid-arms; and across the upper back. There are three heat settings, controlled at the chest with a button that glows red for high, blue for medium, and green for low.

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Dewbu Softshell

The battery is a 15000mAH, 12v–about the size and weight of two large smartphones stacked together. The jacket plugs into its DC port, and it lasts roughly 3.5 hours on high.

For motorcycling, ATV riding, or other off-roading, DEWBU offers a DC adaptor cord that allows the jacket to be plugged into a car lighter–providing a sustained heat source that saves battery while riding.

Just don’t forget to unplug yourself before walking away from your vehicle. Easier said than done, but DEWBU makes this easier with their two-way zipper. You only have to zip a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the coat to handle the jacket plug and battery.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Collapsible hood
  • check-mark
    3-year warranty registration on Jacket; 1-year warranty registration on battery
  • check-mark
    Ample pockets
  • check-mark
    Digital display for level indicator
  • check-mark
    Two-way zipper
  • check-mark
    Oversized chest pockets
  • check-mark
    Solid wind-breaking and waterproofing.
  • check-mark
    Optional car-port adapter cord available for purchase
  • check-mark
    Above-average heat coverage

Things we don't like:

  • check-markUSB-C Port not as versatile for device charging as USB-A
  • check-markColors that indicate heat-settings not as obvious as other coats on market
  • check-markBattery comparably bigger to others of same capacity

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