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Keeping warm when you are hunting is very important. If you’ve ever spent a day shivering and wishing you had a heater or heated blanket, this is the vest for you. I tested this vest on duck hunting and walking the dog, I was kept toasty warm with and without layers. On a 28 degree morning duck hunting the lowest level heat was enough heat to keep me warm paired with my Gerbing Sock Liners. I had a warm jacket and only glove liners to conceal my hands. Keeping my core warm kept my hands warm enough not to need bulky gloves. I have poor circulation so this is a fantastic way to keep warm without bulking up.
I was very impressed by the quality of this vest, it’s soft and form fitting without being too tight. Cut with a woman in mind the vest keeps the heat pads close to you where they work the best.
There was a lot of thought put into this vest from the protective tab on the top of the zipper to the easy accessed heat level selection button on the outside of the vest.
There are 3 heat pads, one on the back between the shoulder blades and two over the chest.
The battery has it’s own pocket inside of the zippered pocket to keep it securely plugged in even if your pocket is open. The button next to the zipper lets you select your heat level even if you are layered up.
The vest comes in Cabela’s ZONZ Woodlands and is split between polyester/fleece on the bottom and slick polyester/spandex on the top and side accents. Cabela’s has added the signature women’s teal logo on the front and back.
Although there are wires connecting each heating pad to the battery, I didn’t feel any of them while wearing the vest both alone and as a mid layer.
The vest performs best as a layer so the heat is retained, although you can still feel the heat without outer layers. The heat level selection button is bright so keep that in mind when you are hunting and make sure it’s covered.
7.4-Volt Lithium Battery 2600MAH
Setting Heat Output Duration
High 100% 135°F 2 hours
Medium 66% 115°F 4 hours
Low 33% 90°F 6 hours
Hours are calculated at 1.0-amp draw rate
Photos by Michelle Harmes
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