1. What is heated clothing?
Heated Clothing is the perfect blend between function and fashion and utilises newer rechargeable battery technology. Depending on what the weather conditions are, you can adjust the heat settings between low, medium and high. This also determines how long the battery lasts but normally between 4-10 hours. A lot of jackets are powered by USB power banks that also allows you to charge portable devices as well.
2. How does heated clothing work?
Built into the design and construction of the garment are small carbon fibre or stainless steel wires. These are made into larger sections and are extremely lightweight, unnoticeable and durable. These elements heat up and warm your body through the material. Depending on the clothing item, there will be multiple heating sections throughout. e.g. jackets have 5 heat zones - 4 on the front and 1 on the back.
3. Is heated clothing safe and could I get shocked?
Because of increased safety standards and better battery quality, there are no risks for electrical shock, burns or hot spots (as long as you buy quality, known brands). Even if you did touch the wires there is safe because of the very low voltage on the batteries. There are also built in safeties within the battery to cut off power if there is any short circuit or overheating detected.