Mountain Hardwear Heated Jackets

The men’s Refugium and women’s Radiance jackets come wired to provide heat as well as the ability to power small electronics stashed in pockets. Indeed, add the optional Ardica Technology battery pack to these jackets and a wearer will have three temperature settings and a portable plug-in to charge a phone or camera.

The jackets cost about $450 apiece with the added battery pack and technology converters. www.mountainhardwear.com

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series from a “Winter Gear Roundup” article highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying column on Outside magazine this week. See all the featured products below.

2009/2010 ‘WINTER GEAR ROUNDUPPRODUCTS:

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.