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TideWe Men’s Heated 3-in-1

The TideWe Men’s 3-in-1 Heated Jacket ranges from $95 to $120 and includes a multi-port battery; charger; and a midweight, heated coat that can be divided into a weatherproof, lightweight windbreaker/rain jacket; or a stylish, insulated puffer.

For style and comfort, the 3-in-1 gives you options. Each of the jacket’s layers has pockets in front for your hands and each is wearable on its own, depending on the time of year. While the outer shell is more utilitarian, the puffer looks slick for any occasion. It won’t be as reliable in bad weather, but its fleece insulation and silky interior lining are soft on the skin.

Not as heavy as the Ororo or Milwaukee, or quite as cozy as the Volt Cracow–but on a budget–the TideWe 3-in-1 is as good as any heated jacket out there.

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Things we like:

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    Great bang for your buck
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    Quick to heat–about a minute
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    3-in-1 versatility
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    Detachable hood
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    Multiple input and output battery ports
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    Digital display for level indicator
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    Pockets on inner and outer layers in front for hands
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    Puffer is simple and stylish
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    Wind-breaker offers solid protection and waterproofing.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markNot as heavily insulted as more established Ororo or Milwaukee models
  • check-markBare-minimum heat-pad location
  • check-markSo many ports on battery can make set-up tricky–have the user guide handy
  • check-markHeat control button on inner layer forces you to unzip outer shell in the rain
  • check-markOnly 20 left in-stock on TideWe’s website at time of publishing

Where to buy:

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TideWe Men’s Heated 3-in-1

Specs & Features

  • Design: Men’s 3-in-1; full-zip; weatherproof outer shell, inner puffer
  • Shell: Polyester with DWR Coating
  • Lining: Polyester Fleece
  • Battery: 5V, 10,000mAh; 2-port USB-A Output, 1 USB-C input, 1 Micro-USB input; 3-settings
  • Battery-life: 3 hours on high, 10 hours on low; digital display
  • Heat-Pad Locations: Right and left chest, Upper back
  • Machine washable: Yes
  • Extras: Detachable outer-shell and inner-puffer; Detachable hood; multi-port battery
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The inner and outer layers attach with buttons at the sleeve cuffs and at the top of the collar, then zip together on both sides at the front opening. The YKK zippers–something many of these companies boast but that don’t always impress–are smooth.

The process of separating the two coats, or making them one again, is never “quick.” But it isn’t complicated, either.

TideWe’s technology is also built to impress. Though the coverage of its heat pads at the chest and upper back doesn’t stand out–they heat quickly, under a minute.

The heat control knob is located on the chest of the puffer, and glows a red (hot), white (medium), and blue (low)–making each heat setting easy to interpret. Opening the outer shell to adjust the heat setting is annoying in the rain, but done tactfully–perhaps under the outer jacket’s waterproof, detachable hood–you shouldn’t end up very wet.

The battery has fantastic adaptability–with backup ports for everything. It can be a bit confusing at first. But ultimately, these features are a good thing. There are two USB-A outputs–one for the jacket, and one to charge extra devices. To charge it, there are two power inputs–one USB-C, and one Micro-USB. If any one of these ports were to fail, each has a back-up ready. This multi-port system can also be really convenient if you need to buy charging cords on a whim.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Great bang for your buck
  • check-mark
    Quick to heat–about a minute
  • check-mark
    3-in-1 versatility
  • check-mark
    Detachable hood
  • check-mark
    Multiple input and output battery ports
  • check-mark
    Digital display for level indicator
  • check-mark
    Pockets on inner and outer layers in front for hands
  • check-mark
    Puffer is simple and stylish
  • check-mark
    Wind-breaker offers solid protection and waterproofing.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markNot as heavily insulted as more established Ororo or Milwaukee models
  • check-markBare-minimum heat-pad location
  • check-markSo many ports on battery can make set-up tricky–have the user guide handy
  • check-markHeat control button on inner layer forces you to unzip outer shell in the rain
  • check-markOnly 20 left in-stock on TideWe’s website at time of publishing

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