DEWALT® Expands 20V MAX*/12V MAX* Heated Gear line with Four New Jacket Styles
Mississauga,Ontario–August15,2014– DEWALT has expanded its 20V MAX*/12V MAX*heated gear line with four new heated jacket styles.New additions to the line include a khaki heated jacket with a hood (DCHJ064), a woman’s heated jacket with a removable hood(DCHJ066), and two styles of heated hoodies (DCHJ067 and DCHJ068).
DEWALT’s line of heated jackets provide the warmth and comfort demanded by building professionals and outdoor enthusiasts along with enhanced features such as robust metal zippers,reinforced stitching,added wind protection and metal hood snaps instead of Velcro.
“Through our research, we learned that professionals were looking for more cold- weather jacket styles to wear on and off the jobsite,” says Mark Emmerson,Lead Category Manager, DEWALT Canada.“With the expansion of our current heated gear line,we are able to accommodate professionals and have also added women’s jackets for use on the jobsite as well as during outdoor activities. By incorporating the adaptor extension into our new and existing line of heated gear, we now provide two battery placement options for the user–in the battery pocket on the back of the jacket or in the front pocket of the jacket.”
All new and existing SKUs in the line of heated gear are wind-resistant, and two of the four new SKUs are also water-resistant. The 3-in-1 khaki heated jacket and the selection of heated hoodies are all fitted with three core heating zones on the left and right chest and mid back, and a built-in hood with adjustable drawstrings.
The women’s heated jacket comes with removable and adjustable hood and includes 4 core-heating zones on the left and right chest, mid back and collar.
DEWALT incorporated feedback from users in the field to make enhancements to the previously existing SKUs (DCHJ060, DCHJ061 and DCHJ062) in its line of heated gear.Enhancements include a stronger metal zipper closure, reinforced stitching on the cuffs,a built-in wind guard that blocks wind through the zipper, and metal snaps instead of Velcro to attach a hood (for select SKUs). All heated jackets will come with an adaptor extension giving the user the ability to have the battery in the back pocket or move it to the front pocket when sitting.
All kitted units will come with a DCB107 20V MAX* charger, DCB091 20V MAX*/12V MAX*USB power source,and a DCB20 120V MAX*lithium ion battery. All bare units will be sold with the DCB091 USB power source only.
New DEWALT heated gear will retail for between $129.00 and $289.00 each,and will be available in sizes S-3XL †(sizes XS-2XL for the DCHJ066 women’s heated jacket) through distributors in September 2014. All heated gear comes with a one-year limited warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee.
Heated jacket kits include:
- (1)DCB091 20V MAX*/12V MAX*USB Power Source
- (1)DCB201 20V MAX*Lithium Ion Battery
- (1)DCB107 20VMAX* Charger
Bare heated jacket includes:
- (1) heatedjacket
- (1)DCB091 20VMAX*/12VMAX*USBPowerSource
With respect to 20V MAX* -Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18. With respect to 12V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8.
** American NationalStandards Institutedesignationforreflectiveclothing