Milwaukee Black High Visibility Heated Jackets
The Milwaukee Black High Visibility Heated Jacket (HVHH) is a new product from Milwaukee based company, MICHELIN®. The HVHH was developed with the intention of offering a high quality insulated jacket for men that will keep them warm when they are outside in cold weather conditions.
The HVHH is made out of 100% polyester fabric which provides excellent warmth and breathability. The hood is adjustable so it can fit most heads comfortably. There are two chest pockets on the front and one pocket at the back. A zippered hand warmer pocket is located at the left sleeve. An elastic drawstring closure allows you to wear your jacket over your head or pull it down around your waist for extra insulation if needed. The hood is lined with fleece lining and features a snap button flap closure. The inside of the jacket is lined with a lightweight cotton/polyester blend material which insulates well.
MICHELIN® claims that their new HVHH will keep you warm enough to go outside in temperatures as low as -10°F (-24°C). However, the actual temperature may vary depending on how much clothing you have on underneath your coat.
The body of the HVHH is designed primarily to be a protective outerwear garment and not an insulating mid-layer. To keep warm you will need at least one layer of clothing beneath the jacket. If you are planning on wearing only this jacket, then it is recommended that you wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt beneath it.
The jacket is available in black as well as in orange and yellow high visibility colors. The jacket comes with a detachable fleece collar that can be worn up around your face for extra warmth.
It is important to consider that the HVHH is designed for general cold weather outdoor activities such as hiking, wood-gathering, and biking. It is not recommended for use in extremely low temperatures (i.e. subzero). For these types of activities you should wear either a down jacket or a full body insulated suit.
The HVHH should be washed by hand and hung to dry. Washing it in a washing machine may lead to the shrinking of the jacket and it may also cause the jacket’s shell fabric to deteriorate.
The MICHELIN® HVHH comes in sizes S-3XL. The sizes run slightly larger than usual so you may want to order a size smaller than what you normally wear.
For example, if you normally wear a large then you may want to try the medium instead.
The HVHH is made in Pakistan.
Does The MICHELIN® HVHH Really Work?
The MICHELIN® HVHH will keep you warm when the temperature is at or below freezing. The jacket is thicker and warmer than a normal winter coat. In addition to being warm it’s also very comfortable to wear especially because it comes with a detachable fleece collar. The HVHH is also wind resistant so you will stay warm even on windy days.
Some reviewers were disappointed with the HVHH because they expected it to keep them warm on even the coldest of days. It is important to remember that the jacket is primarily designed to be an outerwear garment and not an insulating mid-layer.
If you are looking for a heavy duty down jacket then you may want to consider a different product.
Besides being a great winter jacket, the HVHH can be worn as an everyday coat. The MICHELIN HVHH is available in three stylish colors (black, orange, and yellow) so you can choose the one that suits you best.
While this is a high visibility high-visibility garment, it’s not mandatory to wear it when it’s dark outside. Some people prefer to wear the jacket during the day and take it with them in the car when they go out at night.
If you are looking for a warm high-visibility jacket then you should consider getting the MICHELIN HVHH (high visibility hooded jacket). This is an excellent jacket that is designed to provide warmth and protection from wind.
This is an quality garment that will last you for many years.
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