|Item Weight||4.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 16.4 x 13.5 inches|
|Item model number||PSJ120XXL|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Bosch PSJ120XXL 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Softshell Heated Jacket
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- Three Quick Warming Core Heat Zones: Two chest zones and one back zone start warming in a matter of minutes
- Three Level Heat Controller: High (Red), Medium (Green) and Low (Blue) heat options for quick warm up and maximum comfort
- Up to 6 Hours Heated Runtime On Low: Maximum runtime with Bosch 12V max 2.0-Ah battery, doubles with 4.0-Ah battery (11+)
- Water & Wind Resistant High Quality Jacket w/Reflective Features: Jobsite ready design for warmth and flexibility
- Adjustable fitting for maximum comfort and warmth: High collar, adjustable sleeves and waist
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INCLUDES: PSJ120 12V Max Heated Jacket BHB120 Battery Holster/Controller FEATURES: Three Quick Warming Heat Zones - Two chest zones and one back zone start warming in a matter of minutes Three-Level Heat Controller - High (Red), Medium (Green) and Low (Blue) for Maximum Control and Comfort Up to 6 Hours Heated Runtime - Maximum runtime with Bosch 12V Max batteries on low setting USB Charging Option for Most Personal Electronics - While in Jacket Pocket (5V/1A Max Output) High Quality Water and Wind Resistant Design with Adjustable Sleeves and Waist - Maximum Comfort While Working All metal Holster/Backup Belt Clip - For Convenient Storage Outside Jacket Five Convenient Internal and External Pockets - More Storage; Also for Documents SPECIFICATIONS: Battery Chemistry: Lithium Ion Battery Voltage: 12 Chest Size: 29.1 in. Color: Black Hand Washable: Yes Heat Settings: 3 - High, Medium, Low Heat Zones 3 Total - 2 in the chest, 1 in the back Height: 13.5 Jacket Length: 31.4 Inch Length: 16.37 Machine Washable: No Material: 100% Polyester - Wind and rain resistant Pocket Quantity: 5 Resistant to Water: Yes Size: XXL Sleeve Length: 34.9 Inch Warranty: Jacket - Standard 1-Year Warranty, BHB120 - PROVantage Weight: 3.4 lb Wind Resistant: Yes
The Bosch PSJ120 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Soft-shell Heated Jacket
The PSJ120 12-volt max heated jacket is a high quality rain and wind resistant work jacket powered by the Bosch 12-bolt max power tool battery system. Featuring three simple push-button heat settings—high, medium and low—the PSJ120 starts warming quickly and is a perfect jobsite solution for the cold weather. Five (5) pockets, including a cell phone, large document, battery holster/controller, and two hand pockets, make storage on the go quick and easy. With the included BHB120 and a Bosch 12-volt max battery (purchased separately), you can power most USB port compatible personal electronics, such as cell phones, at the same time. During the warm months, the BHB120 offers a convenient belt clip for use without your jacket simply as a power boost or back-up, anytime and anywhere with a Bosch 12-volt max battery.
Two front heating zones heat up in minutes.view larger
The three level heat controller lights up showing high (red), medium (green), and low (blue) heat options for maximum comfort.
Bosch’s 12-volt heated jacket is wind and water resistant. Its outer shell is designed to provide warmth in rough jobsite conditions and flexibility with adjustable sleeves and a fitted waist. There are five large convenient pockets: two hand pockets, one cell phone chest pocket, one large document pocket, and one battery (BHB120) holster/controller storage pocket. Power electronic devices with the USB battery backup power access on the battery.
Quick Warming Heat Zones
It is designed with three quick warming core heat zones composed of two chest zones and one back zone. The zones start warming in a matter of minutes to keep you warm quickly.
Up to Six Hours Heated Runtime
This jacket provides up to six hours of heated runtime on low with the Bosch 12-volt max 2.0Ah battery and increases the runtime with a 4.0Ah battery.
Charge electronic devices with USB port.
What's in the Box
(1) Bosch PSJ120 12-volt max lithium-ion softshell heated jacket
(1) BHB120 battery holster/controller
At a Glance:
- Bosch 12-volt max heated jacket with three quick warming core heat zones
- Five large convenient pockets
- Cell phone charging ability
- Up to six hours heated runtime on low
- Three level heat controller indicating three different temperature levels
Top customer reviews
General: The biggest obvious difference between the jackets is the placement of the battery. The Milwaukee stores its battery in a small pocket along the back-left side of the jacket. This does take a bit getting used to and you're always going to feel it while sitting down (some chairs more than others), but it's not bad. I found myself getting used to it after a few days and it hasn't been an issue. The Bosch on the other hand keeps the battery in an inside left pocket, which actually does feel more natural. In all honesty, there's nothing to be said about it...It feels exactly as it sounds (as if there's a substantial round battery pack in your pocket).
Style: Without a doubt, the Bosch is a better looking jacket for casual use. While the Milwaukee is by no means bad looking, it screams utility, while the accents on the Bosch really make it look more of an everyday jacket. While both of the exteriors are water resistant to similar degrees, the exterior layer of the Bosch is "shiny metallic black" while the Milwaukee is "matte black". Obviously preference of this sort of stuff is in the eyes of the beholder (and there's plenty of pictures on the internet if you care to take a look at both), but the Bosch has the edge here.
Lining: The linings of both jackets are both polyester, but that's where the similarities end. The Bosch has a slippery/smooth polyester lining, sort of reminiscent of the inside of a sports jacket. This layer is very thin. I wouldn't say it's super delicate, but I'd be fairly careful of sharp objects. An "issue" that I found is that since the lining is so thin, it's so close to the heating elements and it tends to create hot spots. As a result, the Bosch does get "hotter" faster, but the hot spots do get uncomfortable at times. The Milwaukee, on the other hand, went with a fleece-like polyester lining. This makes the jacket warmer without the heating elements on and in my opinion does spread the warmth more evenly. One major issue that I found with the Milwaukee is that there tends to be a buildup of static in the lining (only with the battery plugged in). I'm unsure if this is just a defect with my jacket, but I usually expect a minor electrical shock whenever I put it on.
Also, probably due to the lining, I would say that the Bosch is somewhat lighter.
Heating: Honestly, besides the lining differences causing the heat to feel a bit different, both jackets work similarly and I wouldn't rate one higher than the other in this regard. The Milwaukee does have separate heated jacket pockets but I usually don't use them since I usually keep my phone and other metallic objects in there. Plus, why run down the battery faster? I'll probably update this at a later date as I get a better feel for the differences, but both will keep your core warm when it's cold out.
EDIT (11/28/2013): I'm not sure if it's just my jacket, but I found that the heating element on the left side of the jacket (where the battery is) ends up being warmer than the right. It probably won't matter once you warm up enough to keep your core warm, but it was definitely noticeable.
Battery life: I'll need to come back to this at a later date. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do a timed run of both jackets (since it's fairly rare for me to be outside more than few hours), but off-hand, my mother did complain that the Bosch didn't last for 6 hours...more like 4. I wouldn't put stock in this though, so the jury's still out if they truly do last the full advertised duration. One thing that I nearly forgot about is that Milwaukee's battery holster has a built in push-button battery life indicator while the Bosch does not. It may not be that important if you charge your battery regularly anyway, but I can see the uses of it.
Other differences: There are a few other differences design-wise between the jackets, but nothing I would consider a deal breaker. The Bosch has a smaller outside breast pocket. Both jackets have a inner headphone channel in left pocket. The sleeve openings of the Milwaukee are smaller and elastic with the Bosch are larger and can be made smaller with Velcro. As stated, none of these things are really something that you'd really care all too much about...except for one thing:
The Dealbreaker: The zipper. Oh man...this is where Bosch, in my opinion, dropped the ball. Both jackets have substandard zippers (WHY?!), but Bosch is much worse. Having done and seen a bit of textile work, this is the type of zipper that will split early on you and then repeatedly do so again and again. If you do get the Bosch, be very careful, since once it starts splitting, it's not going to get better until you replace it. I'm not sure why neither company went with a more heavy-duty zipper, but this is definitely a black mark against both jackets (the Bosch more than the Milwaukee).
Overall: The Bosch Heated Jacket strikes a pretty good balance between utility and style. While Milwaukee's version screams "simple" utility, this jacket has just enough pizzazz to look good no matter the situation. If you don't really prioritize this though, the lining of both jackets actually causes the heat to diffuse differently, which may be a key point if you're worried about hot spots.
THE GOOD: 3 levels of heating. Cool LED button on the chest makes you feel like a Star Trek crew member, pressing it to change levels of heating. People notice in the dark, so I got plenty of questions. Kids were amazed. Great battery pack, let's you charge your phone too as there's a USB port in it as well.
OVERALL: I only use this jacket if I know I'll be spending extended periods of time outdoors in the late Fall. It's not a winter jacket replacement, but if the temp is in the high 30s or low 40s, this will get you through.
The jacket itself is styling and looks to be very durable. When I first got it the zipper appeared to be the weak point. Rather small and flimsy looking compared to my other jacket but has held up with no issues. Funny thing about the slider is it is on the opposite side of the zipper than all my other jackets which takes a bit getting use to. I really like the style and have gotten several compliments by friends and strangers alike. I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone who lives in a moderate to very cold climate and likes to spend time outdoors.
I like the fact that the 12V batteries are usable in Bosch's other hand tools which also get high marks in reviews. I just bought the 12V drill and driver combo which come with their own batteries so now I have four sets. Never owned any Bosch tools before this but I'm on my way to being a fan of their well thought out design of cordless "tools". I wish they'd make a heated blanket that runs off their 12V battery for use at football games and kids sporting events. That would be good for keeping kids wrapped up/warm an d my wife would use it to keep her legs warm.
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