How to Wash Your Heated Jacket

Keeping your heated jacket clean and well-maintained is essential for prolonging its lifespan and ensuring optimal performance. Whether you use your heated jacket for outdoor activities, work in chilly environments, or simply enjoy the cozy warmth it provides, proper cleaning is crucial. However, washing a heated jacket requires some special considerations to avoid damaging the electrical components and maintaining its functionality. In this guide, we will explore the necessary steps and precautions to effectively clean your heated jacket while safeguarding its heating elements. By following these instructions, you will learn how to clean your Venture Heat heated jacket:

*Please note that the following instructions are for how to wash your Venture Heat heated jacket. If you own a heated jacket or garment from a different company, we recommend you follow your manufacturer's instructions.

Before Washing

Step 1: Remove the Battery

To prevent any potential damage, start by removing the battery from your heated jacket. Locate the battery compartment, usually found in a discreet pocket or pouch. Carefully disconnect the battery from the jacket. After disconnecting the battery, make sure to put the battery connector back inside the pocket (zipped up) to ensure the battery cord is protected during the wash cycle. 

Battery Being Removed from Jacket

Step 2: Spot Clean

Inspect your heated jacket for any noticeable stains or spots. Use a mild detergent or stain remover and a clean cloth or sponge to gently spot clean the affected areas. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbing, as these can damage the fabric and heating elements. If no spots or stains are detected, you may skip this step.

Spot Cleaning a Jacket

Step 3: Prepare the Washing Machine

Set your washing machine to a delicate cycle with cold water. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the fabric and the heating elements.

Image of person preparing washing machine

Step 4: Place the Jacket in a Mesh Bag

To further protect your heated jacket during the wash, place it inside a mesh laundry bag. This will prevent any straps, zippers, or other components from snagging or tangling in the machine.

Image of a jacket in a mesh bag


Step 1: Use a Mild Detergent

Add a small amount of mild detergent specifically formulated for delicate fabrics to the washing machine. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, as they can be harsh on the fabric and compromise the jacket's functionality.

Image of a mild detergent being poured into wash machine

Step 2: Wash the Jacket

Place the mesh bag containing your heated jacket into the washing machine. Start the wash cycle and let it run according to the machine's settings. Once the cycle is complete, promptly remove the jacket from the washing machine.

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Step 1: Tumble Dry or Air Dry

Machine tumble dry on low. Alternatively, if you want to be precautious, you may lay the jacket flat on a clean towel or hang it on a drying rack in a well-ventilated area. Allow it to air dry completely before reattaching the battery.

Image of a heated jacket laid out flat to dry

Step 2: Reattach the Battery

Once the jacket is fully dry, you may connect the battery again. Make sure the connection is secure and the battery is properly positioned in the designated pocket or pouch. 

Image reattaching the battery to heated jacket

Video Instructions

Wash & Care Instructions start at 1:24 time stamp.


Can you wash a heated jacket?

Yes, in most cases, you can wash a heated jacket. If you own a Venture Heated Jacket, you definitely can. However, it's crucial to check the manufacturer's instructions specific to your jacket model, as different brands may have different care requirements. Some heated jackets can be safely washed in a washing machine like ours, while others may require hand washing. It's important to follow the recommended cleaning method to avoid damaging the fabric or the heating elements.

How to store your heated clothing?

Proper storage of heated clothing is important to maintain its performance and longevity. Here are some tips on how to store your heated clothing:

  1. Clean the Clothing: Before storing your heated clothing, make sure it's clean and dry. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for washing and drying.

  2. Remove the Battery: Always remove the battery from your heated clothing before storing it. This helps to prevent any potential damage to the battery or the clothing during storage.

  3. Fold or Hang Properly: Fold your heated clothing neatly to avoid excessive creasing or wrinkling. Alternatively, if the clothing is suitable for hanging, use a padded hanger to help it retain its shape. Avoid hanging it near heat sources or in direct sunlight.

  4. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Find a cool and dry location for storing your heated clothing. Moisture can damage the fabric and electrical components, so avoid storing it in damp areas like basements or attics. Ideally, use a clean, airtight container or garment bag to protect the clothing from dust and humidity.

  5. Check Periodically: Occasionally check on your stored heated clothing to ensure it remains in good condition. Inspect the fabric, seams, and electrical connections for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any issues, contact the manufacturer for assistance.

By following these guidelines, you can properly store your heated clothing, ensuring it stays in good condition and is ready for use when needed. 

*Bonus Tip for Battery Care: If you are storing your heated clothing away for the summer or for an extended period of time, we recommend that you set a reminder to re-charge your battery every 6 months during this time period to ensure you extend the life of your battery. Batteries left uncharged for prolonged periods of time may lose functionality. 

Can I follow these same wash instructions for any of my Venture Heat heated apparel?

Yes! You can use these same wash instructions for any of your Venture Heat heated apparel with the exception of our dive garments and vests. For our Dive Heated Vests, please follow the instructions that come with your heated vest or you may watch our instructions video here

Final Thoughts

That's it! You did it! By following these step-by-step instructions, you have effectively washed your heated jacket, keeping it clean, fresh, and ready to provide cozy warmth whenever you need it. We hope you found this article useful and are now ready to wash your heated jacket as needed and that it will last for many more years to come. 

For further help or any questions on washing your Venture Heat clothing, you may contact us here.

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