Warmed-up Wearables: Used and Abused

Milwaukee's heated hoodie and Vanson's Revolver vest

M12 Heated Hoodie

M12 Heated Hoodie

As abused by Jeff G. Holt

Milwaukee Tool

M12 Heated Hoodie

The M12 Cordless Heated Hoodie integrates lightweight carbon-fiber heating elements between a cotton exterior and a thermal liner to heat up that cold carcass of yours. Powering this hoodie is the same M12 battery technology that powers 60-plus other Milwaukee tools, making this a very versatile addition to both your closet and toolbox. The heat is adjustable via an easy-to-access button on the chest that lights up. The supplied battery will give you six hours of heat per battery charge, and more than one can be carried in the jacket’s rear charging pocket. I have been using this garment on many of my morning rides and can attest to it being a good-fitting, comfortable sweatshirt that can and will aid in keeping you warm.

$149 // milwaukeetool.com

Vanson

Revolver Vest

The Revolver is yet another awesome article of outerwear from the likes of Vanson. The 100-percent made-in-the-USA vest is constructed to last forever and is styled in the currently popular “club vest” sort, which is both functional as well as good looking. Made from Vanson’s mid-weight Firenze leather with a thickness of 1mm, the vest offers up some protection from road rash. I like that the Revolver has a zipper front unlike most of the other club vests. It also has zippered external hand pockets and two chest pockets with D-rings. The Revolver also has a pass-through port for headphones that works great. The interior is lined in black fabric, and the vest has a left-side gun pocket and a right-side organizer pocket. The Revolver vest fits like a glove because is made to order at Vanson’s mill in the Fall River, Massachusetts, factory one at a time.

After riding with this vest daily I have found the Revolver’s quality and craftsmanship to be the pinnacle of all leather vests made to date. Yes, it is just that good.

$429 // vansonleathers.com

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Revolver Vest

Revolver Vest

As abused by Jeff G. Holt